MBBO CLASS1 - Gundelach - 1970 Raleigh Chopper Mk1 - FINISHED

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  1. kingfish254

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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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    Always great to have the King on board!
     
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    I don't think I've ever seen a straight restoration from you. There has always been creative flair in what you build. I'll bet money this won't be any different. Can't wait to see it come together!
     
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    Alright Kingfish....you've languished at the bottom of the pile long enough...:D...cool bike!!

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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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    rename the bike "Slackin'!
     
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    Ah, good name for my bike too!
     
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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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    Nice! A lot of progress with a bit of effort!
     
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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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    Looks like a fun one to shine up...:)
     
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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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    Awwwwwyeaaahhhh!
     
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    Got a little more brightwork dine today. I'll post details tonight.

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