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Tupperware Tabectomy
Written by pc800dork on 2/9/2010 at 09:14 pm

You can EASILY rebuild the tab(s) with Plastex (http://plastex.home.att.net/) or
one of the other similar products that others have posted in the past. You can
even reinforce them with a little piece of fiberglass fabric used with the
Plastex.


--- In ipcrc@yahoogroups.com, "BD Pickett" <bp.ipcrc@...> wrote:
>
> On Leland's PC Annual Tour (P.A.T.) last September, I added to the first day's
excitement by scattering bits of Blue Pacific and myself across the countryside.
I have since recovered, and I am attempting to do the same for BP. I have
collected almost everything I need to begin restoration, however one piece has
been elusive: the left front upper cowl set, or fairing. I've been trolling eBay
for months, and an undamaged left fairing has not yet surfaced, although I
continue to look daily.
>
> If I cannot find an intact fairing (anybody have one that they would part
with?), then one alternative would be to repair Blue's damaged one. Her's isn't
in that bad of condition, except that the enter lower rear mounting tab was
sheared away and is now nothing but shards of shattered Tupperware strewn about
the northern California Lost Coast. Rather than try to completely rebuild this
tab completely from scratch (which I could do, but it would be tedious), I'd
like to try to locate a replacement tab. If anybody has a broken left front
upper cowl set just cluttering up their garage or attic that they don't need,
and if its lower rear tab is intact, perhaps we could make a deal and that piece
could be used as an organ donor for a tab transplant for Blue Pacific.
>
> So here's my request; if anybody has an intact cowl set, or a broken one with
a salvageable lower rear tab, please contact me offline.
>
> Thanks!
>
> Be seeing you,
> Bruce Pickett
> Federal Way, WA
> '90 PC800 "Blue Pacific"
> '93 ST1100 "STimulus"
> '05 GL1800A "Blue's Brother"
> http://bluepc.home.comcast.net
>

Message Thread for message #90573

bdpickett
2/9/2010, 08:37 pm
Tupperware Tabectomy
On Leland's PC Annual Tour (P.A.T.) last September, I added to the first day's excitement by scattering bits of Blue Pacific and myself across the countryside. I have since recovered, and I am attempting to do the same for BP. I have collecte

    pc800dork
    2/9/2010, 09:14 pm
    Tupperware Tabectomy
    You can EASILY rebuild the tab(s) with Plastex (http://plastex.home.att.net/) or one of the other similar products that others have posted in the past. You can even reinforce them with a little piece of

    swiftly1...
    2/9/2010, 10:10 pm
    Tupperware Tabectomy
    Looks like $55 and change from Service Honda if all else fails. Dick MacInnes

      bdpickett
      2/10/2010, 04:19 am
      Tupperware Tabectomy
      Actually, MSRP for the "COWL SET, L. FR. (UPPER)", p/n 64214-MR5-870, is $358.53, and the Service Honda price is $244.52 + s/h. And yes, I can build up a brand new tab with Plastex, or PlastiFix, or even with my plastic welder a

        pc800dork
        2/10/2010, 04:43 am
        Tupperware Tabectomy
        Not here to argue - curious how it would be easier to attach a tab? What method would you use? > ...And yes, I can build up a brand new tab with Plastex, or PlastiFix, or even with my plastic welder and supply of ABS stock, however, it

          bdpickett
          2/10/2010, 04:08 pm
          Tupperware Tabectomy
          How would I attach a new tab to the broken fairing? Once the tab and fairing are shaped to fit together as seamlessly as possible, they can be connected together in a couple of ways: 1. thermal welding 2. solvent welding The fir

            pc800dork
            2/10/2010, 04:53 pm
            Tupperware Tabectomy
            Thanks for the informative post - I will bookmark it for later reference! --- In ipcrc@yahoogroups.com, &q

            matt_groups
            7/22/2010, 09:19 am
            Tupperware Tabectomy
            Wish I'd known about this a couple years ago! Could have saved myself a ton of JB Weld madness (which all subsequently cracked anyway). 4 oz. of 100% Acetone for 97 cents at Wally World next to the nail polish remover! A syringe or even a