This thread is a little treat I look forward to every day. Don't do facebook so well done Dusty for keeping this going.
Love these old Zeds and have got a chance of a 74 Z1B needing a bit of work and these pics are not helping my dilema. 31k has halted for the moment and no room in the garage so something will have to give
It’s a little bit like spray painting, if you’ve ever done it?
The trick (skill) you see here is to get the metal exactly to the temperature front and back to stretch the steel one side without collapse of the tube. He must know exactly what his equipment can do, and the reaction of the metal. I’ve done this on bar successfully, never tube.
Spray painting is a similar art. You have to know how to set up you equipment, and the way the paint reacts. Then coat the areas with enough paint so it flows together without running.
The way he moves his torch reminds me of a paint gun.
I think painting is easier looking at the skill involved here, but none the less similar.
The house they owned on the Gold coast, Queensland, was put up for sale last April, for a cool $9.95 million. Steph was "downsizing" ! Barry's bikes were kept in a display room in the house. You can see some of them in this vid;