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Raising a Master from the grave......

#1 2010-01-26 10:35pm

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Raising a Master from the grave......

So I'm searching craigslist the other day and come across another mid school ad. Just as I'm about to click off I notice it says "Haro Master" at the bottom. Lousy pic but it looked close to a 87/88. I call him up, we agree on a price, and I start on a 2hr each way drive.
When I get there I see this....
http://i576.photobucket.com/albums/ss207/shelloil23/009.jpg

and this...
http://i576.photobucket.com/albums/ss207/shelloil23/013-1.jpg

mad...a busted seat tube plus a hole drilled though the tube, and oh yeah....this
http://i576.photobucket.com/albums/ss207/shelloil23/011.jpg

a siezed brake adjuster that snapped when I tried to remove it...mad
So we settled on a new price and I figured what the hell, I'm pretty good with a bow staff so I'll give it a shot!!

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#2 2010-01-26 10:38pm

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Re: Raising a Master from the grave......

started on the tube.....
http://i576.photobucket.com/albums/ss207/shelloil23/016-1.jpg

http://i576.photobucket.com/albums/ss207/shelloil23/017-1.jpg

Plan is to cut a seat tube off another frame and section it in

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#3 2010-01-26 10:41pm

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Re: Raising a Master from the grave......

Holes are gone....wink

http://i576.photobucket.com/albums/ss207/shelloil23/024.jpg

http://i576.photobucket.com/albums/ss207/shelloil23/021.jpg

http://i576.photobucket.com/albums/ss207/shelloil23/022.jpg

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#4 2010-01-26 10:42pm

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Re: Raising a Master from the grave......

Drilled out and re-tapped the adjuster...

http://i576.photobucket.com/albums/ss207/shelloil23/020-1.jpg

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#5 2010-01-27 12:03am

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Re: Raising a Master from the grave......

wow looks good nice welding


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#6 2010-01-27 12:21pm

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Re: Raising a Master from the grave......

thanks ride, the real test is going to be sectioning that seat tube...still looking for a donor, don't want to cut up any of my current bikes

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#7 2010-01-27 12:37pm

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Re: Raising a Master from the grave......

Nice work. big_smile


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#8 2010-01-27 12:52pm

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Re: Raising a Master from the grave......

Great work, always nice to see a survivor in that kind of shape get te attention it deserves cool

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#9 2010-01-27 12:55pm

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Re: Raising a Master from the grave......

DOMPHIPPSIO wrote:

Great work, always nice to see a survivor in that kind of shape get te attention it deserves cool

Amen..... thats half the fun. Anyone can build a bike from parts. Real resto work is the most fun in my opinion....


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#10 2010-01-27 7:10pm

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Re: Raising a Master from the grave......

A-1 work bro!!! I need to hang out with u a learn some stuff!! Most people would have walked out after seeing that frame the way it was. Way to bring it back from the DEAD!!!! coolcool


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#11 2010-01-27 8:59pm

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Re: Raising a Master from the grave......

Yeah, I had thought about leaving it! I set it down and was leaving but I think the guy needed cash so we came to a agreement that I figured if I have to toss it it wouldn't be too bad. I restore cars as a hobby, and have a 70 Chevelle that I had to do a TON of metalwork on, so I figured if i could fix that I could fix this. I'm having a hard time finding a junk frame that I can cut the seat tube out of to section the top with. Anyone got a junk 4130 chrome frame I can hack up? I plan to keep this thread going until it's complete so stay tuned!!

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#12 2010-01-27 9:03pm

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Re: Raising a Master from the grave......

Amen!  Bringing a bike back that most would think was gone is awesome.  Very nice welding!

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#13 2010-01-27 10:02pm

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Re: Raising a Master from the grave......

looks great!  can't wait to see the progress smile


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#14 2010-01-28 4:02am

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Re: Raising a Master from the grave......

Got some tube finally, hope to get started sectioning the clamp area later today!! Will post pics

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#15 2010-01-28 5:10am

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Re: Raising a Master from the grave......

RADbandit wrote:

looks great!  can't wait to see the progress smile

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#16 2010-01-28 6:22am

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Re: Raising a Master from the grave......

nice work, keep the Haro alive for future kids to see and enjoy!


back in the day was a 1986 Haro sport, fast forward 20+ years and it"s a 1985 Haro Fst. Not much changes!

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#17 2010-01-28 8:19am

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Re: Raising a Master from the grave......

Looks like youre doing a great job so far I'm interested to see how the sectioning goes


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#18 2010-01-28 9:41am

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Re: Raising a Master from the grave......

WOWZA


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#19 2010-01-28 11:34am

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Re: Raising a Master from the grave......

Great work so far..i cant wait to see how the seat tube turns out


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#20 2010-01-28 1:48pm

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Re: Raising a Master from the grave......

Don't forget to ream that sucker after repairs or you won't get a 3/4" seatpost in there, let alone a 7/8". I love this type of thread, keep up the good work.


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#21 2010-01-28 1:54pm

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Re: Raising a Master from the grave......

wow good work so far!!

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#22 2010-01-28 5:19pm

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Re: Raising a Master from the grave......

way cool cant wait to see more pics!


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#23 2010-01-28 5:57pm

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Re: Raising a Master from the grave......

a good way to weld the seat post with out worring about build up on the inside would be get a peice of copper pipe (any hardware store) the same diameter as the seat post and stick in the seat post and the slide your new piece down the pipe and weld, the weld will not stick to the copper pipe, that is how I fill holes when welding on cars at work. Good luck and keep us up to date.


back in the day was a 1986 Haro sport, fast forward 20+ years and it"s a 1985 Haro Fst. Not much changes!

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#24 2010-01-28 6:04pm

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Re: Raising a Master from the grave......

vwsteve1991 wrote:

a good way to weld the seat post with out worring about build up on the inside would be get a peice of copper pipe (any hardware store) the same diameter as the seat post and stick in the seat post and the slide your new piece down the pipe and weld, the weld will not stick to the copper pipe, that is how I fill holes when welding on cars at work. Good luck and keep us up to date.

Thats what I've been doing...you can see it behind the holes I filled..

See the copper pipe?...

http://i576.photobucket.com/albums/ss207/shelloil23/002-1.jpg

beveled the edges to get some fill...

http://i576.photobucket.com/albums/ss207/shelloil23/003-1.jpg

some tacks...

http://i576.photobucket.com/albums/ss207/shelloil23/004.jpg

In place....had to stop here so I could go to work all night

http://i576.photobucket.com/albums/ss207/shelloil23/005-1.jpg

Hopefully will have it ground down and done tomorrow!

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#25 2010-01-28 6:43pm

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good deal, My old, blind self now see the copper pipe, good job, keep up the good work on the master.


back in the day was a 1986 Haro sport, fast forward 20+ years and it"s a 1985 Haro Fst. Not much changes!

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