Information: Because of all the flaws found in the previous owners so-called restoration i tore the bike down to the frame with the intension of a thorough frame up build using the new parts i have and any i can locate. Depending on how diligent my process goes i could easily end up with the nicest example of a cl360 around with the exception of any that might still be in the shipping crate hidden in someones climate controlled home.
last summer i moved the bike into the garage with the intention to install the new parts i thought would make it near mint but as the disassembly proceeded the crappy restoration job became more apparent. Gloss black was used where semi or flat black was called for and the paint was popping off with every turn of a bolt. I used my fingernail to see if i could remove paint in various places and off it came. The front fork lowers were shot with silver right over polished metal and the frame was chipping badly so i put the new parts i started with on the shelf and began a complete disassembly so i could begin a proper frame up using good quality paint and urethane clearcoat to seal and toughen the paint layer. All parts will be made new if possible or replaced with nos when possible. The restoration is divided into three section with one being "restoration disassembly" and two being "individual parts restoration" and three being restoration assembly. The parts acquisition section will reflect parts as i add them.