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I decided a couple days ago to start restoring my ol' 85' atc70. I started on it today about 12pm and wrapped the day up at about 9pm. I am nothing near finished but will keep updating as i make progress. I'm gonna put it back all stock except for black rims. So if anyone has some cheap parts that they are willing to sell. It would help alot. Here are a few pics. the last few are at dark but still show up pretty good. It was a long day but lots of fun and a great learning experience. A work bench of some sort would have been a huge backsaver!! :ride:

this is the bike from the start,

http://bikepics.com/pictures/642435/

http://bikepics.com/pictures/642438/

http://bikepics.com/pictures/642437/

http://bikepics.com/pictures/642441/

http://bikepics.com/pictures/642442/

After a little bit of work, and almost fully disassembled,

http://bikepics.com/pictures/642443/

http://bikepics.com/pictures/642445/

I really need to find a way to seal this tank, it has some rust damage and has caused pin holes. I have tried brazing it, jbweld, and soap. Any comments on this would be appreciated. I ran out of paint on the pics above so i didnt get to paint alot of things, i got 2 back wheels and the frame. Gonna get some clear coat and more black paint tommorrow.

Gas Tank,

http://bikepics.com/pictures/642448/

http://bikepics.com/pictures/642449/

Let me hear what you think about it, if anyone has ever rode this model they know how much fun is packed into this little 70. Any ideas about what i should do or advice on something i may be doing wrong would be great!! :thumbsup::cry:

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Ouch man, that things tiny though. I was at the track the other day and seen a '80 something Yamaha, bigger than that...maybe a 350 or something. Pretty cool, but looked really rough on jumps. Good luck with the project, as for the tank try welding new pieces of sheet metal onto it, then sanding it smooth? Or even make a new one if you're any good at those types of machines.

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get some bars with a little more rise, lighten that pig up as much as possible, and that tank looks good. mabe sand blast the cases if you have access.

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as far as the tank try to seal it with Kreem, thats what it is called. it seals the inside and protects from rust. Thats what i used on my '72 yamaha and it works well.

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I've heard of that Kreem stuff but no one knew the name, thnx the the reply!! :thumbsup:

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Im sure you did it, but be sure to clean all the rust off stuff before you paint it because it will cause the paint to bubble. WD40 and some steel wool does wanders on rust, also some WD and aluminum foil works well. try building up a lot of brazing and then grinding it smoothe.

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i would buy the kreem kit, the first part removes the rust and the second preps the surface for the acutally protector. If it recal it is around $35.

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You have a lot of work ahead of you, but there is something to the old three wheelers. I had a Yamaha 225 with electric start and shaft drive, and I could keep up with all of the guys on the 4 wheelers. I really liked mine, wish I still had it. They got a bad rap when they were first out on the market, but it was because most people didn't know how to ride them right. You have to slide out on the fenders and use the gas around corners. Does anyone remember the Honda 250R three wheeler? That was a fast machine. Here is a link to a few models.

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.angelfire.com/ab7/allterraincycles/82250r.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.angelfire.com/ab7/allterraincycles/Honda.html&h=480&w=640&sz=146&hl=en&start=14&tbnid=vTOrTDWX7cvNAM:&tbnh=101&tbnw=135&prev=/images%3Fq%3D1985%2BHonda%2BATC%2B70%26svnum%3D10%26hl%3Den%26lr%3D%26safe%3Doff%26rls%3DGGLD,GGLD:2004-17,GGLD:en%26sa%3DN

OH MAN!!! Check out the link on ebay, cool machines.

http://search.ebay.com/search/search.dll?sofocus=bs&sbrftog=1&fcl=4&fnu=1&from=R10&satitle=honda+atc+70&sacat=-1%26catref%3DC6&fmmk=&fmmd=&fylo=&fyhi=&mppfqy=honda+atc+70&sargn=-1%26saslc%3D2&sadis=200&fpos=ZIP%2FPostal&ftrt=1&ftrv=1&saprclo=&saprchi=&fsop=1%26fsoo%3D1&fgtp=

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NIce man, I have a friend with a 110 and its a scream! As for the tank, try this: put some masking tape on the outside of the tank, covering the rust holes. Then mix up some fibergalss resin (or anything fuel-proof, might have to do some research on this one) pour it inside the tank, and roll the tank back and forth so the resin covers the holes. Let it set then pull off the masking tape and paint er' up!

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Lead is the king of all tnak repairs. I've seen old Harley guys use lead inside and outside of the tank. Cut it up and drop it in the tank if the hole is in a corner. Heat up the tank with a torch until it starts to ooze out of the hole or if its really a small pinhole heat it up and then start swirling it around in the tank. You can apply it on the outside too and it'ss file down just fine for paint. Good luck

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Today i finally got to work on it some more, i spent most of the day removing rust, dirt, and old paint. Prepping it for a repaint. I am doing this resto on a low budget so i try to keep and clean any parts i can. i got the fork paint stripped and it is ready for red paint. I painted the front rim(sorry no pics yet) and did a little clear coating. There are 3 things mechanically keeping it from running, 1, i need to get a throttle cable, 2, the slide is froze up in carb(any suggestions on this would be appreciated), and 3, i need to either get the Kreem kit or buy a used tank from ebay. I still havent decided. I tried to paint the engine back to what seemed to be its original colors and i am on the look out for some new decals. I think i can save the front plastics but i will have to replace seat and back plastic, also another item i have been searching for on ebay. it is coming along smoothly and i try to get some pics in before night but i always seem to only get a few before its too dark. i managed to snap a few of the engine, http://bikepics.com/pictures/643667/

i live out in the country with no garage or carport so i try to keep everything as clean as possible but please this isnt a high $ resto where everything is new or sent off(if i had the resources i would) , i try to keep as much things OEM as possible. I'm just trying to save a piece of Riding history from being to turned to a pile of rust. i am loving the comments so keep 'em coming. Any suggestions are appreciated. I will try to update as much as time will allow. :thumbsup::ride:

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