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

#26 2010-01-29 3:09pm

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

nice resto job

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#27 2010-01-29 3:22pm

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

Subscribing right now... Can't wait to see the finished product! Keep us posted.  wink


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#28 2010-01-29 3:56pm

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

Tube is Done....found another issue I'll tell about after pics:/

http://i576.photobucket.com/albums/ss207/shelloil23/001-2.jpg

You'd think putting the keyway in would be the easiest part? It just never seemed straight or in the middle when I drew out a line...finally I just nutted up and made the cut!

http://i576.photobucket.com/albums/ss207/shelloil23/002-2.jpg

with the clamp...

http://i576.photobucket.com/albums/ss207/shelloil23/003-2.jpg

http://i576.photobucket.com/albums/ss207/shelloil23/004-1.jpg

top view...

http://i576.photobucket.com/albums/ss207/shelloil23/005-2.jpg

So I'm very happy so far. I did notice two hairline cracks in the welds around that plate that sits below the clamp, where it connects to the seat post tube. (Hey Haro guys, is this the infamous cracks I have heard about?). I'm in deep thought as to what to do here. I thought I could grind it out and take it to a good stick welder ( I don't own a arc and don't think I can duplicate that weld with a MIG), or put a couple small welds from the bottom to stiffen it up and keep the crack from spreading. What do you guys think? I'm in no way planning on hiding all this and selling this as NOS or anything (obviously), but I am anal about small things like the look of the welds etc. I don't want someone to be able to just look at it and say " That was repaired", if thats the case I feel I did a crappy job. Since I'm doing all these repairs, I'm making this a rider so I need it to hold up to my  best Bob Haro impersonation!lolroll

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#29 2010-01-29 6:34pm

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

wow, good work!  What year is that?

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#30 2010-01-29 7:47pm

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

It's a 88 Master originally Mint color

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#31 2010-01-31 5:03am

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

Looking for 87-88 master forks...anyone?hmm

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#32 2010-01-31 6:17am

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

shelloil23 wrote:

Looking for 87-88 master forks...anyone?hmm

WOW ! Thats too bad on the Forks...There was a Pair on here Yesterday for Cheap...Nice Haro...cool

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#33 2010-01-31 6:32am

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

the cracking around the seat tube is the infamous haro crack. the main issue is the fact that the plate is a little too thin for the abuse these frames seen.if you plan to really ride ride it,i would suggest adding another plate to the bottom of the original to strengthen it.yo can make it alittle smaller so it is not noticable unless someone looks under it.

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#34 2010-01-31 1:06pm

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

right on for the info scivic..I'll probably add some weld around the bottom side then

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#35 2010-01-31 1:15pm

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

JUST BE CAREFUL. IT MAY CRACK THE PLATE IN THE FUTURE. MY OLD 87 CRACK 7/8 WAY AROUND THE SEAT TUBE AND A STRAIGHT THROUGH HAIRLINE CRCK STRAIGHT FROM BACK OF THE SEAT TUBE ALL THE WAY TO THE BACK OF THE PLATE. THATS WHY I SUGGESTED THICKENING THE PLATE ALITTLE FROM THE BOTTOM

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#36 2010-01-31 8:51pm

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

yur 1 talented guy, great job on what many ppl would have discarded

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#37 2010-01-31 8:57pm

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

Thanks a lot zex...just wanted people to see that it's possible to save a lot of this stuff with a little elbow grease ( and a lot of tools!)

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#38 2010-02-10 7:34pm

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

Nice job on the Master, I think a plate added to the bottom would be the way to go as that would not upset the factory welds on top. you could drill a hole in the new plate on either side and do a plug weld for supprt to the top plate and then do a weld alone the rails to add support there, a little smoothing out and fresh powder or chrome and it would look nice. keep up the good work.


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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#39 2010-02-10 8:00pm

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

Nice job! Your surgery is almost complete!!!


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#40 2010-02-11 12:02am

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

i completely snapped the plate on my old master, i grinded it off and welded a 8mm plate in there. it held up until i snapped the downtube about a year or 2 later.

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#41 2010-02-11 12:06am

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

great thread, top job  cool

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#42 2010-02-12 12:33am

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

Great Work!!!! Thanks for sharing your progress !big_smile


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#43 2010-02-12 12:54am

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

In a holding pattern right now...waiting on parts so I can send a box to chip!

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#44 2010-02-13 10:53am

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

good thread.. im going to be restoreing the drop outs on a frame soon so will try and get a post and pics for that. a good way to pass on knowlage and keep these old bikes going a little longer and save monny.


are you a mod or a rocker "im a moker" JOHN LENNON 1963!

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#45 2010-02-13 11:30am

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

Holy crap, great resto.  Have fun!


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#46 2010-03-14 1:12pm

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

Any progress?


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#47 2010-03-15 7:54am

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

Impressive.  Can't wait to see it finished.

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#48 2010-03-15 7:13pm

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

got 3 other Haro's in line! We are in a holding pattern right now;)

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#49 2010-03-15 7:57pm

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

Nice work!


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Want to Buy: 84-86 GT seats blue & white, GT Laid back seat posts, Blue GT Tires, Blue GT grips

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#50 2010-03-16 10:55pm

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

Nice, keep up the good work wink


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