Saturday, September 29, 2012


I have been staring at this rear kick up area for a while.  I have been walking past the frame for a few months.  It seems that life  gets in the way and so I have been on a sabbatical.  Now, it's time to put this one to rest.
This is pretty common on the 35-40 frames.  Dirt and water get trapped and unfortunately start the corrosion process. It's worse than it looks.  I will cut this out and replace it after the corrosion is removed on the inside of the frame.
It took about an hour and 2 cutoff wheels, but it is opened up.
75 years of dirt and rust collected in this area, if I can make it last another 50 years, it will probably be yard art by then anyway, everyone will be riding around like George Jetson.
Here's the aftermath just after this one side is opened up.

A little cleanup and it's ready for primer.  I'm not going to worry about repairing the inner gusset , since I will box this area anyway.  I'm not a huge believer in boxing frames, but in this area it makes sense.  
I will use the piece removed to use as a template for my replacement piece.
I'm calling it a day, but I will get back on it tomorrow.

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