Re: my first build-cranbrook
I picked up the paint at my local auto parts store, just eyeballed it. Just make sure to sand everything your gonna paint real good and prime everything with a self etching primer.
the cheapest way, as far as Im concerned, was to just grind down the dust cap until it fit inside the sprocket hole. There is a post on here explaining how, and the poster said that he checked his bearings after 500 miles with his ground down dust cap and the bearings looked fine.
The rag joint was fairly easy, and once everthing is tightened down it fit together pretty easy. It was a little trickey with the front engine mount, but with a little inginuity you will figure it out. I just finished this build and plan on tightening down the finish so everything looks clean. Good luck!