Re: wheel paint?
Ha! I've got lots of engine paint that I was wondering what I was going to do with! Now I know, build bikes!
On a side note, rather than use the entire bike, couldn't you just mount the wheel in an old front fork? With all the aftermarket springers floating around, I'm sure there's a glut in the "plain ol' two-tube front forks" around here! I know I've got at least one "take-off". A lot easier than holding the whole bike up too!