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    I was pleasantly surprised when I pulled the parts out of the pot.



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    Your parts came out beautifully, Bill. I've used the Caswell electroless kit a number of times and have been quite happy with it. There is no doubt that a professional plater will do a professional job, but I like the convenience of keeping my parts at home, and having control over the amount of plating, and texture.
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    Electroless nickel plating? Why did I not know about this? I'm interested in learning more!




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    These are ABC generator parts I did for my Henderson, using the Caswell kit. Sorry for the detour, Bill.





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    No worries exeric, it's all about sharing info & experiences. I used the Caswell kit too. My first attempt was something of a disaster. I didn't replenish my chemicals properly. Oh well, you live, you learn. Your parts look great. I'm looking forward to doing more hardware and other parts for the engine next.

    Shakey Jake check out Caswell Plating at http://www.caswellplating.com/

    They have all the kits & ingredients for all kinds of plating.

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    Thanks Bill. I've used the Caswell gas tank sealer a couple of times, but I bought it locally or on Amazon, so I never knew they had a website. It looks like they make all kinds of stuff.


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    This isn't too exciting but I'll show it anyway. As many rigid frame Indian owners know the sidestand is a poorly designed afterthought and find one that the arm is not broken off is rare and expensive. So I thought I would make a stab at repairing one. I have a repro that I can use for a pattern for templates




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    Rough cut the pieces out on the bandsaw.




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    After a little shaping & cleanup on the grinding wheel the pieces are ready to tack into place.



    A little heat & bend to get the shape right.


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