MBBO CLASS1 - Gundelach - 1970 Raleigh Chopper Mk1 - FINISHED

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MBBO CLASS1 - Gundelach - 1970 Raleigh Chopper Mk1

Well, this won't be any first class restoration, but I am going to put a little life into this original early 1970 Raleigh Chopper Mk1.

I am prepping it for sale, so the timing works out to do it as part of MBBO.

I got this from the same salvage guy that I got the 53 Firestone that became the parts donor for Rockafella. Here are a couple of pics I took as I was bringing it home

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And here is why I am naming it Gundelach

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LOL!
Realistically, it's still gonna be a couple of weeks before I do anything on this bike.
 
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Finally started cleaning up the bright work on my early 1970 Raleigh Chopper. Only got the front wheel, fender, and brake. Also replaced the tire.

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Looking good! Love the before and after fender shot. Reminds me of those old Nu-Finish commercials where they did half the hood of a junk car. What did you use on that?
 
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Light scraping with WD40, followed by 000 steel wool with WD40
 
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That cleaned up fantastically :heart:
 
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Now i just have to find time for the other 85% of the bike! :21::banana:
 
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Hmmmm, would a Flaming Eyeball look good riding this on Halloween? Of course, the time frame.....you may have to take the next week off! From your real job I mean, never from RRB projects! :21:
 

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It is the right colors for Halloween. But I am going to be riding Rockafella during this years Midnight Garden Ride. Here is the progress so far on my Von Dutch Flying Eyeball helmet

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Another small update. I found time last night to de-rust and clean the rear fender, brake, and wheel. I forgot to take pics of the wheel.

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Got a little more brightwork dine today. I'll post details tonight.

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