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Old New Fender

This is the piece removed. Under the lead were rust pin holes and cracks together with many holes.
The replacement patch piece, cut to fit the hole, came from and old Jap cruiser bike fender that I found by the side of the road.

Welding next!

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FrankenFender

Getting the hang of metal replacement. This is the split side of Zaneida’s hinged rear fender flap.

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Frankenfender 2

The split occurred beside a previous weld repair.
We decided the metal was brittle around the weld. (We also think having two separate fender braces contributed.)
Jim´s solution: cut out metal on both sides of weld. Also, evaluate using a one piece fender brace?

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Welding complete

New steel is in place. The dark spots are the low places.
We have ordered a “no lead” sandable body solder.
This solder is about 10 times stronger than plastic body filler. I will use it to fill the low places before epoxy primer.

This was gas welding with a Henrob torch. The weld stays “soft” and bendable unlike “MIG” which is hard and brittle.

No need to haul fenders to México.

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It´s a little bumpy

I will work a little inside but even with the patch is lighter now.

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Lead will be used to smooth the surface.

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Replacement from the e-bay store?

I complained to the E-Bay store in India.

Regarding the missing indentation for the drive shaft, specially since the indentation is shown in their description of the item.

And mine does not have it.

They offer to send a new one, but I decline since I´m already saving the original fender.
But in exchanged they offer to send a new front fender asked me to supply pictures and meassurements.

Could someone help me with this information, my old front fender is too out of shape and crushed over the years to use as a templet.

Thanks

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Rear fender.

Almost fitted up.  One small fabrication bit remains.  Then, dry day needed for epoxy primer.

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More body work

The three tiny holes per side are now welded.

The two holes that were covered by black tape now have steel welded plugs. Someone installed an "ignition" switch with keys.

The cover over the taillight wire tunnel is drying. We used metal bodywork epoxy.

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Curing

Watching the tunnel cure is as exciting as watching paint dry!!

Just purchased 3M seamsealer to put over cracks on inside that have the old lead on the outside. Will send pictures later.

It has been raining constantly and the humidity is too high to paint.

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Some paint

Sprayed black on Zaneida’s frame this afternoon. I must wait to examine it when dry in order to tell if coverage is satisfactory. I won’t be able to inspect it until Saturday.

The gas tank, fenders and headlight shell are epoxy primed and almost ready for paint.

If the frame and the other already painted parts are ready I´ll begin assembly.

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Low humidity

First coat of black on all inside surfaces of Zaneida’s sheet metal. Wednesday and Thursday were low humidity days favorable for the work. Now during these high humidity, cloudy days I will be wet sanding the top surfaces in preparation for the next warm low humidity days. (And, It is time to clean the paint room before the final coats of paint/clear.)

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Painting

Just finished first coat black base/clear on the sheet metal! Frame remains to be sanded out and painted same as these parts.

Another view.

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Looks awesome

Looking great.

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Thanks waldoverkill

It's been more than 2 years since I had the stupid idea to repaint just the tank, and here I'm, in the middle of a full restoration.
The thing with single cylinders is that they use same and/or similar parts as more collectible and sought after /2s, making them very difficult/expensive to restore and only getting a partial credit of their bigger siblings.

But I love Zenaida and I can't wait to ride it again.

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Frame is looking good

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