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Get these sheet metal butt weld clamps online and a bunch of strong magnets to help you mock stuff up and set your pro welder up nicely.

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Is that all weld , the gray under the surgery?

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Yep, all weld!

There is also a welded panel under the rear area of the tunnel
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Actually, the bend is metal plate then welds below
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I have a slight bump on the right side exactly forward of the cowling area- I need a pic to see if it is damage or i its normal.

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Some updates- Welder gave me marching orders, should be welding next weekend. Here are some pics- I am debating leaving the bottom of the tunnel sides and just shaping them instead of removing... Otherwise should be straightforward. Greasy has a tunnel for me so I *think* we are looking good for a June bodywork finish. (including assembly/fit and finish, then unassemble and paint)

Let me know if I need to pay attention to anything re the tunnel as I prep it for welding. would it be worth it to cut out the bottom and clean/grind the welds afterwards, or should I just leave them?

I plan on pouring rust prevention in the tunnel afterwards to prevent future rust potential as well. I plan on keeping this until my kids inherit it and sell it for a hovering craft.

OH- I DID wash it, before the welding I'll hit it again to clear out any dirt/grime left.
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ALL READY FOR WELDING!

Going to the welder tomorrow- I think I did an OK job on the cutting/fitting for my first time out, there are more gaps than I would have liked, but it will help with rigidity I suppose. The horncast (located in New Zealand NOS) should arrive in the next couple days, was released from Shipping jail today.

Once the tunnel is in, I can start working on the body work in earnest, the tail bottom is really giving me heartburn. Whats the best way to replace the trashed bottom?

I figure by mid- June I will be ready to paint her. Once it is painter, I wil just nee a few bits and bobs and I'll be able to ride, but I am still seeking a motor.... SOMEONE is holding and willing to part with one, where are youuuuuuuuuu?

Pics for update.
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Looks better alreacdy!


I may have a spare SS motor...

No carb though
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Hey Birdsnest!

Lets make a deal!

PM me and we can chat.
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Mr Snyder ROCKIN-OUT on this SS! Great work so far! Patch panel looks good. Pro-welder guy can fill in the gaps. Its truly inspiring to see the passion and work you're putting in already. Keep it up!!

Also, I may still have you covered on some of the parts you need. Nothing solid yet, but deals pending... I'll hit you up in private Nerd emoticon
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Santa Claus delivered today, so I can get nearly ALL my welding done in one shot.
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Oh wow , didn't see the tunnel going down this path. If you were in my city I would weld that up for you lickety split, you did all the work getting the hump to fit for the welding. You know now that the hump is open it might now be a bad idea to fish something through from the steering top down through and out the back of the tunnel for later fishing.
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Once it's all welded, fishing wires through ain't no big deal.

That lower horn cast has a nice distinct pressing, nothing like the reproduction sh#t offered from various big box scooter houses. The upper looks a bit suspect but acceptable, I guess.
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I've got a set of original Ulma trims for the front mudguard if you're interested, not free though.
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The top left corner looks odd.
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Top left corner was not fully cut out so I compensated with the new piece. Also, shadow.
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Looking GOOD so far, now just a talented welder w/ good equipment! You've done your part with the best pieces you could patiently find and going deep to do it right.

In this pic, the word 'seam' means to weld it flush? Then the lower piece spot welded or tacked on top?

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Yes, seam welded side on the top piece and spot weld bottom.
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I am pretty, pretty, pretty happy.

There will need to be some slight tweaking to make it perfect-ish, but overall it came out very well I think.
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looks like a whole new frame! practically Nice work. Impressed for sure. Little buff, little grind and It'll be good to go
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Welder did a nice job, I think it could use a bit more grinding.
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D, quite delighted that it worked out for you.

always hate to cut one up, but to give a substantial piece for your bike means the world to me.

also it was a pleasure to talk scooter and Jag BS for a hot minute! you're a mad man, get after it!!
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Wow. Really well done. Buy that welder a few rounds.
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Ok- now where can I get a cylinder, piston and head?

I am THIS CLOSE to having everything sourced, just a few things left.....

Also, and this is a big ask, does anyone have the HODDED rally indicator that goes on the top of the headset?
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D, quite delighted that it worked out for you.

always hate to cut one up, but to give a substantial piece for your bike means the world to me.

also it was a pleasure to talk scooter and Jag BS for a hot minute! you're a mad man, get after it!!
Major Kudos to you G, for sacrificing the lamb to save the golden calf. I belive it to be a worthy sacrifice.

D, you are a Madman indeed! I've told ya many times, I knew I chose the right guy Love seeing the progress on this, instead of it collecting even more dust in the rafters for too many more years. You are THIS CLOSE
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Yep, this is just the scoot I needed.

Here are some updates after a few hours of grinding, sanding and a touch of primer.

Next is the fine tuning part.
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Thanks Greasy!

Great meeting and talking shop- that part was perfect.

I was afraid I might not cut correctly and the width would be off in front or back, but it turned out ok...measure twice, cut once eh?
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Ok now I understand, welded left the grinding to you, you did a nice job.
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Somebody will be riding around on a factory fresh looking SS180 this summer, but it's been refreshed somehow and no longer original factory in a few places. Good thing we've seen all the pics, I have a feeling that otherwise we'd never know. You got paint lined up?
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I've got a paint supply shop near me, I'll go with original white single stage. Anybody have the code for ppg?

I. Am. So. Stoked.
Need to keep my patience in check so I do good finish work...
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Just a week or so and it should be tight and right!
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I've got a paint supply shop near me, I'll go with original white single stage. Anybody have the code for ppg?
I think its "White 715"
Single stage!
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Just catching up on your adventures. I sold my '65 180SS last night (see link in classifieds for a page with 140-some high resolution photos if interested.)

I'm writing, because I have a folder of digital manuals, parts lists, specs, torques, photos, etc. I'm guessing that you have gathered a lot of the same, but if not, I'd be happy to zip them up and email them to you. If interested, drop me a PM with an email address.

Most of these came from the now deleted GS/SS specific Yahoo group archives.What a loss of knowledge that was!

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Ok- now where can I get a cylinder, piston and head?

I am THIS CLOSE to having everything sourced, just a few things left.....

Also, and this is a big ask, does anyone have the HODDED rally indicator that goes on the top of the headset?
yo man... i'm still digging. i *KNOW* i've got one... just, like, i don't know where it is... gonna hit it again. i got your number so if you get a middle of the night text it's from me.
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Major Kudos to you G, for sacrificing the lamb to save the golden calf. I belive it to be a worthy sacrifice.

D, you are a Madman indeed! I've told ya many times, I knew I chose the right guy Love seeing the progress on this, instead of it collecting even more dust in the rafters for too many more years. You are THIS CLOSE
it weren't no thing. bike had to go anyway. but that it pushes D toward his goal and the ass end goes to lee and the fork goes to... shit... who was it that wanted that for a hose reel? the headset is gonna make a lamp and that motor will go elsewhere and whatever bits might go for somebody's project.

kinda like cutting down an animal, use as much as you can and share the wealth in the community.
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Thanks Greasy!

Great meeting and talking shop- that part was perfect.

I was afraid I might not cut correctly and the width would be off in front or back, but it turned out ok...measure twice, cut once eh?
dude, it was my pleasure. you need anything just holler.
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Do I need a 180SS specific gear selector? Or can I use from other engines?
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