Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 32

Thread: 1960 xlch rustoration

  1. #1

    1960 xlch rustoration

    So this project is for a friend of mine, it came out of moth balls to get a rustoration that I started a few months ago and am now just getting around to sitting in front of the computer. It's pretty much all there and runs and shifts nicely so the motor is going to stay the way it is. I have the correct sheet metal and the goal is to make a nice respectable rider out of it as best I can by just cleaning up what I have.




  2. #2

    Re: 1960 xlch rustoration

    What a better way to start the new year. Watching a restoration by Murph. Nothing better.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Missouri City, Texas
    Posts
    11,050

    Re: 1960 xlch rustoration

    Ditto......

  4. #4

    Re: 1960 xlch rustoration

    I cleaned the motor up, the cylinders were surface rusted more then I liked. The oil bucket is out to be stripped, and now to go over some wrong hardware items. I had a nice set of original seat plungers and t bar too.







    Last edited by murph; 01-19-2020 at 08:40 AM.

  5. #5

    Re: 1960 xlch rustoration

    You da man Murph, Still would like for you to do the same to my 68 xlch, it is all together, just needs your touch

  6. #6

    Re: 1960 xlch rustoration

    This will be awesome
    1938 WLDR
    1940 WL (Race Bike)
    1944 WL
    1948WR
    19545KHK

    http://1944WL.webs.com

  7. Re: 1960 xlch rustoration

    How did you prep the cylinders and heads for paint?

  8. #8

    Re: 1960 xlch rustoration

    The best you can do in this situation is scratch paper on a flat putty knife followed by brake clean on a rag with whatever you can use to get it between the fins to clean up. Blow it all down with compressed air and tape off everything. Hit it with some heat silver and hope for the best. I intentionally didn't cover all of it and if it holds.... fine, if not that's fine too. It's hard to draw the line with a rustoration I'm finding with what you leave as is.
    Last edited by murph; 01-19-2020 at 12:45 PM.

  9. #9

    Re: 1960 xlch rustoration

    Will definitely watch this thread.

  10. #10

    Re: 1960 xlch rustoration

    I found some decent usable stuff in the stash. I pieced together a steering dampner, voltage reg cover, and a two piece primary cover. Horn brackets and a nice patina horn. The brake and clutch cables were removed, they were in some bad shape.



    Last edited by murph; 01-19-2020 at 07:20 PM.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. 1960's XLCH fork tube bushings.
    By mocyman in forum Harley 1965 & Later
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 02-11-2015, 02:07 AM
  2. 1960 Duo Glide
    By Pan in forum Harley 1936-1964
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 09-05-2013, 02:51 PM
  3. 1960 Duo Glide
    By portagepan in forum Local Classified Deals
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 09-20-2010, 03:14 AM
  4. 1960 XLH in February AIM
    By Dave Morrill in forum Caimag.com & American Iron Magazine
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 12-18-2008, 09:45 AM
  5. Restoration vs Rustoration
    By Buzz_Kanter in forum General Motorcycle Discussion
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 09-10-2008, 08:47 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •