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#1 2019-01-28 4:35pm

CHABY
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1979 TEAM MODEL MINIGOOSE RESTORATION

I normally don`t post pics of my projects in progress, but a lot of people have been asking a lot of questions lately. So I am restoring my own 79 Team model Minigoose. It was originally transparent blue over a nickel plated frame. I did not take pics of every stage of the process, but I will share what pics I did take. I had to remove all decals, then strip the transparent blue coating/paint chemically. I then had to reverse strip (chemically/electrically) the old nickel and bring the F/F down to bare metal. I then media blasted the parts with the air pressure turned down because media blasting is not the best surface finish/prep for plating, but this frame has some nooks and crannies that have to be. I then sanded out and smoothed out every imperfection,casting marks and any small dings that were present. I started out  with 180 grit and worked my way up to 800 grit.(this was one of the most difficult frames that I have ever sanded down,most likely because of the steel tubing) I can`t give away every detail of how I got the parts to look like they are stainless steel, but there was another process after the 800 grit.
It is going to be nickel plated in the next week or so and it needs to be done quickly because of any flash rusting. I have decided to go with the original color transparent blue powder coating after it is nickel plated, but with my own twist of metallic in the powder, very subtle, but will bling in the sunlight.
Please try to PM me if you have any questions about the restoration process so this thread does not get flooded with questions.

Thanks
Chaby


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#2 2019-01-28 4:38pm

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Re: 1979 TEAM MODEL MINIGOOSE RESTORATION

http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/31188/img_20180520_150939918_hdr5c4fa0868a.jpg


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WANTED:==:Dia-Compe Tech-7 left (front) brake lever perch,non-locking
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#3 2019-01-28 4:40pm

CHABY
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Re: 1979 TEAM MODEL MINIGOOSE RESTORATION

http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/31188/img_20180520_150005522_hdr5c4fa0dea0.jpg


Chaby`s Coatings: Chrome/Gold Plating/Polishing and Powder coating needs. BMX Restorations. Got a bent seat post? Don`t scrap it,we can straighten it! CHABYS.COM  Find us on Facebook or call us @ 508-728-4590

WANTED:==:Dia-Compe Tech-7 left (front) brake lever perch,non-locking
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#4 2019-01-28 4:43pm

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Re: 1979 TEAM MODEL MINIGOOSE RESTORATION

http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/31188/img_20180520_1500128135c4fa1916f.jpg


Chaby`s Coatings: Chrome/Gold Plating/Polishing and Powder coating needs. BMX Restorations. Got a bent seat post? Don`t scrap it,we can straighten it! CHABYS.COM  Find us on Facebook or call us @ 508-728-4590

WANTED:==:Dia-Compe Tech-7 left (front) brake lever perch,non-locking
=====================================================
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#5 2019-01-28 4:45pm

CHABY
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Re: 1979 TEAM MODEL MINIGOOSE RESTORATION

http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/31188/img_20180520_145954355_hdr5c4fa2107d.jpg


Chaby`s Coatings: Chrome/Gold Plating/Polishing and Powder coating needs. BMX Restorations. Got a bent seat post? Don`t scrap it,we can straighten it! CHABYS.COM  Find us on Facebook or call us @ 508-728-4590

WANTED:==:Dia-Compe Tech-7 left (front) brake lever perch,non-locking
=====================================================
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#6 2019-01-28 4:48pm

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Re: 1979 TEAM MODEL MINIGOOSE RESTORATION

Here is the F/F presently, ready to be nickel plated.http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/31188/img_20190127_104626340_hdr5c4fa2d571.jpg
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/31188/img_20190127_104616878_hdr5c4fa2d82e.jpg
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/31188/img_20190127_1045575405c4fa2ddbf.jpg
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/31188/img_20190127_104550322_hdr5c4fa2d97d.jpg


Chaby`s Coatings: Chrome/Gold Plating/Polishing and Powder coating needs. BMX Restorations. Got a bent seat post? Don`t scrap it,we can straighten it! CHABYS.COM  Find us on Facebook or call us @ 508-728-4590

WANTED:==:Dia-Compe Tech-7 left (front) brake lever perch,non-locking
=====================================================
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#7 2019-01-28 4:50pm

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Re: 1979 TEAM MODEL MINIGOOSE RESTORATION

http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/31188/img_20190127_1047365755c4fa3625e.jpg
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/31188/img_20190127_1047237325c4fa36102.jpg
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/31188/img_20190127_1047012245c4fa35dab.jpg
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/31188/img_20190127_1046415575c4fa35f99.jpg


Chaby`s Coatings: Chrome/Gold Plating/Polishing and Powder coating needs. BMX Restorations. Got a bent seat post? Don`t scrap it,we can straighten it! CHABYS.COM  Find us on Facebook or call us @ 508-728-4590

WANTED:==:Dia-Compe Tech-7 left (front) brake lever perch,non-locking
=====================================================
MEMBERS I WILL NOT DEAL WITH: 2009HDSG~SCRAPLORD~cruesixx69~ovinusy~Doebu~ONE O ONE~Harodave4130<>E-bay loser name>davechap4130~crujones1979~vargas~

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#8 2019-01-28 4:51pm

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Re: 1979 TEAM MODEL MINIGOOSE RESTORATION

The original finish looked pretty good.

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#9 2019-01-28 4:54pm

CHABY
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Re: 1979 TEAM MODEL MINIGOOSE RESTORATION

http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/31188/img_20180821_2022213865c4fa40649.jpg

These are some swatches of the colors I may use. They are hard to capture the real color in pics.


Chaby`s Coatings: Chrome/Gold Plating/Polishing and Powder coating needs. BMX Restorations. Got a bent seat post? Don`t scrap it,we can straighten it! CHABYS.COM  Find us on Facebook or call us @ 508-728-4590

WANTED:==:Dia-Compe Tech-7 left (front) brake lever perch,non-locking
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#10 2019-01-28 4:55pm

CHABY
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Re: 1979 TEAM MODEL MINIGOOSE RESTORATION

http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/31188/img_20190127_141415010_hdr5c4fa47fc5.jpg


Chaby`s Coatings: Chrome/Gold Plating/Polishing and Powder coating needs. BMX Restorations. Got a bent seat post? Don`t scrap it,we can straighten it! CHABYS.COM  Find us on Facebook or call us @ 508-728-4590

WANTED:==:Dia-Compe Tech-7 left (front) brake lever perch,non-locking
=====================================================
MEMBERS I WILL NOT DEAL WITH: 2009HDSG~SCRAPLORD~cruesixx69~ovinusy~Doebu~ONE O ONE~Harodave4130<>E-bay loser name>davechap4130~crujones1979~vargas~

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#11 2019-01-28 4:57pm

jayjay80
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Re: 1979 TEAM MODEL MINIGOOSE RESTORATION

I'm in... can't wait to see  it done!


Everyone is entitled to my opinion!!!

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#12 2019-01-28 4:58pm

CHABY
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Re: 1979 TEAM MODEL MINIGOOSE RESTORATION

BRICKOS2 wrote:

The original finish looked pretty good.

It was not that bad for a survivor type build, but the fork bothered me the most. There were also so many imperfections in the original frame/bare metal that was visible thru the transparent color as well.


Chaby`s Coatings: Chrome/Gold Plating/Polishing and Powder coating needs. BMX Restorations. Got a bent seat post? Don`t scrap it,we can straighten it! CHABYS.COM  Find us on Facebook or call us @ 508-728-4590

WANTED:==:Dia-Compe Tech-7 left (front) brake lever perch,non-locking
=====================================================
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#13 2019-01-28 5:05pm

CHABY
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Re: 1979 TEAM MODEL MINIGOOSE RESTORATION

http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/31188/img_20180826_1833352285c4fa6a0a9.jpg

Most of the components are that are going on it are 24-K gold plated


Chaby`s Coatings: Chrome/Gold Plating/Polishing and Powder coating needs. BMX Restorations. Got a bent seat post? Don`t scrap it,we can straighten it! CHABYS.COM  Find us on Facebook or call us @ 508-728-4590

WANTED:==:Dia-Compe Tech-7 left (front) brake lever perch,non-locking
=====================================================
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#14 2019-01-28 5:08pm

crj1968
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Re: 1979 TEAM MODEL MINIGOOSE RESTORATION

Gonna be sweet- man I haven't seen a minigoose in person for over 30 years.....

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#15 2019-01-28 5:21pm

CHABY
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Re: 1979 TEAM MODEL MINIGOOSE RESTORATION

crj1968 wrote:

Gonna be sweet- man I haven't seen a minigoose in person for over 30 years.....

Thanks, I am really excited about this one to.


Chaby`s Coatings: Chrome/Gold Plating/Polishing and Powder coating needs. BMX Restorations. Got a bent seat post? Don`t scrap it,we can straighten it! CHABYS.COM  Find us on Facebook or call us @ 508-728-4590

WANTED:==:Dia-Compe Tech-7 left (front) brake lever perch,non-locking
=====================================================
MEMBERS I WILL NOT DEAL WITH: 2009HDSG~SCRAPLORD~cruesixx69~ovinusy~Doebu~ONE O ONE~Harodave4130<>E-bay loser name>davechap4130~crujones1979~vargas~

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#16 2019-01-28 5:44pm

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Re: 1979 TEAM MODEL MINIGOOSE RESTORATION

BRICKOS2 wrote:

The original finish looked pretty good.

+1

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#17 2019-01-28 7:15pm

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Re: 1979 TEAM MODEL MINIGOOSE RESTORATION

roll

read the title.....shoulda know what you were in for. Keep posting. That frame is a peach. not a ding to be found.

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#18 2019-01-29 5:46am

itsdug
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Re: 1979 TEAM MODEL MINIGOOSE RESTORATION

No comment.


BMX IS SERIOUS BUSINESS!

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#19 2019-01-29 6:40am

1bad540
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Re: 1979 TEAM MODEL MINIGOOSE RESTORATION

wow..sweet!

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#20 2019-01-29 7:36am

pwh4130
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Re: 1979 TEAM MODEL MINIGOOSE RESTORATION

Thanks for posting!  I love this project!


ride your bike until it breaks.

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#21 2019-01-29 9:13am

1979-4ever
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Re: 1979 TEAM MODEL MINIGOOSE RESTORATION

Subscribed, love your work Chaby.


Needs: 79 or 80 nos/mint Chestnut brown SX-100 or SX-500 Scrambler frame - Single Gusset, smooth brazing, made in Chi-town not Taiwan.

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#22 2019-01-29 9:23am

GTO455
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Re: 1979 TEAM MODEL MINIGOOSE RESTORATION

itsdug wrote:

No comment.

No comment is a comment..lol...im hearing you though

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#23 2019-01-29 11:15am

pkh1974
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Re: 1979 TEAM MODEL MINIGOOSE RESTORATION

Looking great!  I can't wait to see it once complete.

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#24 2019-01-29 11:49am

chromey
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Re: 1979 TEAM MODEL MINIGOOSE RESTORATION

The original finish looked great.
... But still psyched to see your build. those gold parts will look awesome on candy blue.
smile


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#25 2019-01-29 12:30pm

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Re: 1979 TEAM MODEL MINIGOOSE RESTORATION

Subscribed smile

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