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Offline 5port

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Re: Pre A 350 'box of bits' Resto
« Reply #15 on: November 14, 2014, 05:47:49 PM »

I'd like to make it clear at this point that my intention is to attempt to get this pile of shite back to as near original, in terms of appearance and finish, as possible/affordable.  I'm not an OCD bolt counter (there seems to be some good natured 'hostility' to this approach anyway on the forum...) and there'll no doubt be numerous repro items involved in the build, but as I've mentioned in various other posts when challenged why I'm trying source correct parts, is that it costs just as much to restore a wrong part than a correct one ;)

 Yes, there are some strange comments from some folk  ??? but, I think most members would respect your aim.  There should be room for all approaches to RD ownership in this club, IMO! :)

Good luck with your rebuild!

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Re: Pre A 350 'box of bits' Resto
« Reply #16 on: November 14, 2014, 07:09:04 PM »

It's your bike and your rebuild, I think it is bods claiming a "non standard" bike as "standard" that tends to rile the members of this forum

Please do continue to post updates as the Restoration section is my favourite section of the forum  :) I will look forward to your progress of both builds
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Re: Pre A 350 'box of bits' Resto
« Reply #17 on: December 02, 2014, 09:25:46 AM »
Nice bike...good luck with the re-build and nice shed door too!!!

Paul

Got it out of a skip - the door that is.....  ;D
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Re: Pre A 350 'box of bits' Resto
« Reply #18 on: December 02, 2014, 01:06:31 PM »
Nice bike...good luck with the re-build and nice shed door too!!!

Paul

Got it out of a skip - the door that is.....  ;D
Getting an RD out of the skip would have been an even better result  ;D ;D

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Re: Pre A 350 'box of bits' Resto
« Reply #19 on: April 17, 2019, 06:05:06 PM »
OK, game on  8)

It's been a while since I started this post - 5years... were does the time go  :o (building RD racer reps and H2's basically).

I've had the chrome, paint(ish) etc. done over the years as well as trying to source all the parts I need (there'll be more bits I'll need during the build I'm sure), so now the workshop is clear I can start with trying to get this rare little beauty back on the road  :)

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Re: UK Pre A 350 'box of bits' Resto
« Reply #20 on: June 02, 2019, 06:33:37 PM »
Hope you have loads of fun building it I always do