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1959 Model 50 - Tank restoration, final stages.

Posted by mike_haworth at September 13. 2017

I am about to refit the chromium plated side panels back on the petrol tank. I have purchased new black extrusion to fit round the edges of each panel - can anyone recommend a suitable adhesive ?

Mike Haworth

Re: 1959 Model 50 - Tank restoration, final stages.

Posted by Neil Wyatt at September 13. 2017

Mike, I'm doing this with my 57 Model 50 tank. I was urged not to apply any adhesive as the pressure from the knee grip rubbers when tightened and to a lesser extent, the 4BA tank badge screws would hold the edging in place.

I suspect it depends on the fit of the panels to tank for this to work?

Re: 1959 Model 50 - Tank restoration, final stages.

Posted by mike_haworth at September 14. 2017

Previously Neil Wyatt wrote:

Mike, I'm doing this with my 57 Model 50 tank. I was urged not to apply any adhesive as the pressure from the knee grip rubbers when tightened and to a lesser extent, the 4BA tank badge screws would hold the edging in place.

I suspect it depends on the fit of the panels to tank for this to work?

OK well I can try this and resort to adhesive if it doesn't work. Thanks.

Re: 1959 Model 50 - Tank restoration, final stages.

Posted by Neil Wyatt at September 14. 2017

Done one side Mike and that is holding the rubber edging in OK.

If yours is not perfect, try some thicker edging. There are lots of choices out there.

The trick is to fasten the knee grip and badge in loose, apply the edging and then tighten it all up.

 

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