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Finally starting to get the frame apart. Someone tried to “lower” it for the previius wire. Some quality time with the grinder and I got to this also this is the tank I got
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Yikes, is that the best fuel tank you could come up with?
you need to find a better scrap yard. Preference should be given to aluminum fuel tanks, old steel tanks suck. ... a long tank would be super nice.

The stock swingarm bushings were trash back then too, you could really upgrade those.
 

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That was about the only tank at the salvage yard I liked. It's rough as hell, but nothing a good body man can't fix. This is going to be a big project as I'm taking her down to the frame. Good advice on the swing arm bushing. Is there a place that deals in CL350 parts? I'm also going to need cables as mine were cracked and crappy.
 

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On the swingarm you can either turn some out of brass or bronze or replace it with needle bearings if you really want to get fancy. A metal turning lathe is handy for the bushings
and you need a better scrap yard to pick from.

New cables are really nice, also expensive.
 
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