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posted on September 16th, 2009 at 09:41 PM



Looks awesome :tu:



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posted on October 7th, 2009 at 07:02 PM



As from today everything is finished, except for the front / rear seats ,(still at the trimmers) and the soft top...will be on the road soon...
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posted on October 7th, 2009 at 07:59 PM



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posted on October 7th, 2009 at 08:21 PM



John,
How about some new pics???
The more detailed the better.
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When you get the 2009 CB done. what's next on your agenda?
Retirement? ;-) Holiday at the beach? ;-)
Idle hands are the Devil's workshop.
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Great job! Fantastic display of metal crafting skills and dogged determination to create a work of art. Magnificent!
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posted on October 7th, 2009 at 08:44 PM



Thanks Steve, there is still some tidying up to do...but the summer is getting close and I want to enjoy it first...then I'll think of what I'll do next...probably Container van...
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posted on October 9th, 2009 at 07:30 PM



It is a bloody good feeling when the project hits the final stage...

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posted on October 12th, 2009 at 07:45 PM



on the road again...

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posted on October 12th, 2009 at 09:29 PM



Congratulations John. A 2009 CB....woo hoo.

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posted on October 13th, 2009 at 08:14 AM



cb john,

Two words - absolutely outstanding!!!!

Your dedication and motivation should be example to us (me anyway) week-end restorers!

Still keen for the air-cleaner panel; i will pm you soon.

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posted on October 13th, 2009 at 10:20 AM



unbelievable!

Now what you going to do??




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posted on October 13th, 2009 at 07:38 PM



After F Vee Nationals at the end of this month I'll start a Container Van project...
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posted on October 13th, 2009 at 11:18 PM



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After F Vee Nationals at the end of this month I'll start a Container Van project...


Love to see that. Grew up in an area that had one set up as a mobile shop/ice cream truck. Don't know if it was the vendor spec or if that was added in. Some good memories there.

Making one from scratch should be no trouble for you, once you have an Single cab to start with....even more area of flat panels to build but easier than a CB:lol:

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posted on October 14th, 2009 at 06:36 PM



As a matter of fact, I do have one in sorry condition, but genuine Container Van...it's a big task, but I think it would make great race support vehicle...
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posted on October 14th, 2009 at 07:44 PM



CB I know where one is . very sorry state but has all OG hinges etc for the container . very rusty but complete. U2U me if you are interested. Mitchell



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posted on October 17th, 2009 at 07:16 PM



The first 120 km on the clock....drives extremely well, it is a pleasure...
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posted on October 17th, 2009 at 07:44 PM



Great news!
There's nothing quite like a 2009 CB daily driver!
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posted on December 26th, 2009 at 09:34 PM



Soft top on, drives well...


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posted on December 27th, 2009 at 07:22 AM



well done - looks a treat and great workmanship!
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posted on December 30th, 2009 at 08:31 PM



John,
That top looks pretty nice.
Tell us about the details.....
Did you fabricate the top frame? If not, who did?
Who stitched up the top for you?
Did they install it or did you?
How long did it take to fabricate the top frame and top?
How did all that go......fairly smoothly, or was it a pain in the arse?

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posted on December 30th, 2009 at 10:08 PM



Steve, it all went pretty much without any trouble...I did get a good reference on one young trimmer, talked to him, he was keen and I was pressed to have it done quickly. Quoted cca 1500 and did it in a day...
The frame, front and rear brackets I've made myself. I took it to the shop on thursday afternoon and picked up all finished and installed on saturday morning....the side covers are yet to come...thats about all...
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posted on January 12th, 2010 at 10:18 PM



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John, how about a road test performance report on that 2009 CB of yours???
Given your Formula Vee background, something tells me you might be doing some real tearing about in that beauty.
Have you been to the top end yet?
Had the thing wound out yet to really see what she's capable of???
Since your CB is set up for the street, I suspect you have tweaked that stock suspension a bit........not that anyone else would know......until they can't stay with you in a corner.
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Steve, I did not reach the stage of tweaking up and I'm not sure if I will...handles very vell, no difference to IRS / balljoint bug, it seems to be much lighter and 1600 single port moves it fairly quick...I took it up to 140 km briefly / not too many points left :lol: / and I am pleased with handling and performance.What I dislike is a sound of split exhaust system, but it would be caused by the fact, that you hear every sound differently, since the car is open and you really hear everything...
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posted on January 13th, 2010 at 08:57 AM



Wow, it looks great and your just in time to enjoy summer.As for the noise I always found they are great with the roof off as it makes a huge difference.
After seeing all the work you have done on this I can't wait to see you take on the the container van.




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posted on January 13th, 2010 at 04:34 PM



:lol: I drove without the soft top for two days....after three days I would have to change my nick for Crispy john :lol:
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posted on April 28th, 2013 at 10:57 PM



Great work - fantastic work...

Shame it's ton wide five but rivieras are easily my fav 4 stud wheels...




Curiously if I may - how did you go about registering it...? Scratch built so what did the RTA need to see as far as vin no.s tags etc...? Assuming it's now registered...?

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posted on September 5th, 2017 at 04:45 PM



John, are you still fabricating the panels?
Possibly for sale?
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posted on September 5th, 2017 at 07:56 PM



:lol: to some extent..
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