from Old English White to green moss and rust

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the very reason to wear workshop PPE, I always wear a mask, goggles ear defenders and a baseball cap, Ears, eyes, nose and hair. this cutting disc shatters and the missing piece struck my mask and bounced off into a corner of the workshop. The cut was in a tight space and put uneven pressure on the disc.
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Very sensible.
I often use a Dremel cutting disk for my models. I wear eye protection whenever I use it for that reason.
 
first weld, take regular breaks to cool down and ease up, and it's good for the weld area to.
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Slime

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Very sensible.
I often use a Dremel cutting disk for my models. I wear eye protection whenever I use it for that reason.
I bought one of these a while ago. Quite a useful gadget.

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removed the front suspension, unbolting it from the frame head, just four m10 bolts hold it on. That can wait to be stripped down after the frame head is welded up.
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the end plate of the frame head. After a clean off with a wire wheel we'll see what we have.
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the bottom edge looks rough, but the rest is good.
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the frame head box can be cleaned off a lot easier when you have it exposed like this.
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after a good wire wheeling it exposes clean strong steel
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spent the morning finishing welded in the frame head to the base and napoleon hat.
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rust treated, panel wiped and painted black, now to strip down the front suspension unit.
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starting with the Hubs, lock nut, roller bearing and it's lockwasher, the brake backing plate complete with shoes and springs.
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all comes off in order though the bearings do tend to jump out unexpectedly as you tap off the brake drums. Easily damaged.
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today was spent removing some of the longer steering linkages, shock- absorbers and steering damper. The 4 steering ball joints need renewal, they come in a set.
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the shocks look like they'll clean up ok,, but the tops are a bit rugged, they do a parts kit for that. I'm looking at them wondering how they refill?
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the steering damper cleaned up ok too. The more I can re use, the less I have to shell out for.
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the anti roll bar is ok, they do a refurb kit for the clips and rubber bushes.
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