Roper revival....

Mini Bike & Go-Kart Parts

#1
So I got this roper, I believe it was marketed as a trail tamer....all the bells and whistles etc....but it had been sitting for 20+ years and is rusted on half and not so on the other...so here we go....last guy said it just quit or they couldn’t get it started so they tried a new battery and gave up...turns out had a blown fuse in the rectifier.... 0F9A4497-A39B-4C62-9A97-0EE724FC4BC0.jpeg
So I tore apart the motor new piston rod valves springs etc....decided to purchase a new Tecumseh carb.... E0B401C5-F6F5-453E-8DFA-0096BDCA5B78.jpeg
Had frame sandblasted and took tank and rest of paintables to work and blasted them, waiting on painter to return from vacation.... 6D0FF187-A158-48FE-9E80-C809255AB100.jpeg
Finished up its set of pitiful sebac today... A62B4721-0B34-4651-8092-77940E66B8AF.jpeg B97511EC-F332-4CF0-A99A-C28C89694F7B.jpeg
So now just waiting on paint.....still working on wheels as they are the worst part....may not be able to save them....updates to follow
 
#4
Now these wheels took me 3 rounds of days off to get them apart...

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Now that they’re apart I think too pitiful to rechrome, bought a powder coater just for these...we will see how they turn out...that’ll be next update.... F6F83864-B139-42D1-820C-3D51885B7CAA.jpeg 428E26F4-5C0D-4AE0-9F0E-66C2B9A7987A.jpeg
 
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#5
Well a slight update on those awful wheels...normally I would have just tossed those things as they are shit pitted mess with metal just gone....BUUUTTT, I purchased a powder coater....now I have a polished turd.... 36165BF7-DE9C-44E3-A181-C2B8A6B637D0.jpeg
From sandblasted to..... 3BDEC122-F4F5-4F2A-9092-8C5714012E64.jpeg
To chrome powder in less than an hour.....
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wife says they still look like shit....
 
#8
Went and saw painter today and picked up the roper....
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Just a peek....a few small black accents...not a bumble bee...it actually is a pretty heavy metal flake....assembled pics will be better...hope to get together soon..
 

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