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1965 Honda CB72 restoration..chrome plating needed #1010506
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Hi all...I'm in the middle of restoring a 51 year old Honda. I will need a few parts re-chroming and wonder if anyone could recommend someone near or far?? Thanks Gerry

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Re: 1965 Honda CB72 restoration..chrome plating needed [Re: gerrymoore] #1010536
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Used these back in the day.

Quality results

http://www.chromefix.co.uk/index.php

Get some pics up, love to see an early Honda.

Kamikazi

Re: 1965 Honda CB72 restoration..chrome plating needed [Re: gerrymoore] #1010549
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Thanks for the link..Ill give them a call...here's the before picture (as it is now) and what I hope it will be like after :-))




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Re: 1965 Honda CB72 restoration..chrome plating needed [Re: gerrymoore] #1010588
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This was the first Jap bike I rode, after sitting outside Len Turner's shop in Borough Road on my 500cc AJS, looking at these Hondas and thinking "they'll never catch on". I rode one, WOW what a revelation, every time I stopped at the lights I thought the engine had stopped. Good luck with the restoration, at least it appears to be complete.

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Thanks loco... I had one when I was 17 and loved it to bits!! This one has got a few engine bits missing and the chainguard (hens teeth) but I'm determined to get it back 'as new' if at all possible :-))

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Nice!

Good luck with the restoration.

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Re: 1965 Honda CB72 restoration..chrome plating needed [Re: kamikazi] #1010614
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Best of luck with the restoration. thumbsup

Loco,,,,Len Turners,now theres a blast from the past,bought a racing,tank and seat for my Ariel Arrow,back in the day

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Just thought I'd update this thread...I gave up on the restoration as the engine was unusable and replacement extremely expensive and hard to find.
So ...I bought this - 1964 CB77 305cc absolutely pristine like it just came out of the showroom in 1964 - oh and 2 owners in 53 years....well pleased !!!


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Re: 1965 Honda CB72 restoration..chrome plating needed [Re: gerrymoore] #1033082
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Nice job Gerry thumbsup
I wish I had the patience to do something like that.

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absolutely beautiful, this was the first Jap bike I ever rode (wasn't mine) every time I stopped at the traffic lights I thought the engine had stopped, superb, (it would also out accelerate my 350 cc Gold Star)very sad.


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