I have the least direction on this bike than the other 2.
However some things need doing whatever the final decisions.
The sidestand bracket had obviously unattached itself from the frame at one point, and it had been 'welded' back on with the worst pockets of air voids and spatter I've seen for some time. Not only that it was at the wrong angle!
After cutting it off, dressing both parts, and checking the angle on my mate Geoff's frame we tack welded it on. I later welded it on fully at home.
Next step was some tie bar mounts as this was an 1980 frame.
Then welding on:
I've been contemplating what's involved with spreading this frame, and will make an internal skeleton which bolts on a few mounting points this weekend to keep everything in line before cutting the frame to spread it.
Tobyjugs, so far I have spread it cold. Once the two cross members are out it's quite unsupported and easy to bend out with a bottle jack.
At first it sprung back to standard width after putting a little force on the jack. You have to over jack it wider than you want and then it springs partially back.
I will try a little heat if needed with it under pressure when I go for the finished width, but to be fair it probably doesn't need it from the feel of it.
Once I put the jig back in to check for even spread either side, if one side is bent more than the other I may apply heat to the stronger side to get it to bend before the other. However at present it's bending evenly.