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Old 11-16-2016, 03:58 AM
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I started a new build last week that will be a bit more of a challenge, but is off to a good start. It's a panther style frame with a aluim gas tank, 12 gauge spokes,white wall tires, I hope nobody throws up with my color plans of a old fashioned blue green aqua with bright white inserts on tank and tool box. logos will be copper leaf on the tank and then with copper accents thrown in on the engine, headlight, etc for contrast and old vintage feel. All rolling on a harmonizing light pastel aqua Rims. i guess it wont be for everyone but it will be different. I'm doing all the painting and copper details myself this time to save money. I have just been painting small stuff and mocking up the bike and took a few Picts to show my mini progress. Planning on getting all the details done before any assembly. The frame and tank will be painted last. All I've done mechanically so far is pound in the bearing races for the front fork. I just lined the tool box with a synthetic leatherette. Ill post some more Picts this afternoon if I find some time.
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Old 11-16-2016, 04:00 AM
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This is a overview mock up held together with gravity .

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Old 11-16-2016, 07:24 AM
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Going to be KOOL, liking it......................Curt
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Old 11-16-2016, 09:03 AM
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Nice colors!!
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Old 11-16-2016, 10:04 AM
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Going to be KOOL, liking it......................Curt
I like the colors too!
That is the really cool part of starting with a bare frame, you can use colors and textures that no production bicycle have ;-}
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Old 11-16-2016, 11:28 AM
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Thanks KC and Curtis! Good to hear nobody has blown their cookies on my color choice. I am hoping the large white panel on the Gas tank and the Tool Box will offset the Blue Green Aqua. Anyhow here is some more picts of the build details. I just finished clear coating the Tool Box and its ready for details once it hardens. The aqua leatherette liner I made and installed for the tool box is so stuff inside it wont rattle. it was a ton of work but came out decent. I'm worried about painting a entire bike frame though. I will wash the aluim frame with white vinegar to etch the surface. I may paint it today as temps will be 60 so I can open my Garage doors to rid the fumes. Fingers crossed.
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Old 11-16-2016, 11:31 AM
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Here is a few more shots of the build.
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Here is a wide shot and the hair pin spring seat etc.
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Thanks KC and Curtis! Good to hear nobody has blown their cookies on my color choice.
I am hoping the large white panel on the Gas tank and the Tool Box will offset the Blue Green Aqua.
Why? You have a cool unique color choice bud and that is what sets it apart from all the other stock production bike builds!

I really enjoy accenting a bike with a contrasting color, to me it's as close as I'll get to being an artist as I will ever be a real one, but close enough for me to get some satisfaction from it, especially with powder coating and it's ability to add texture to the finish.

For example this is just a stock non-textured finish that is smooth to the touch...



And this a 'hammer tone' finish that not only looks different to the eye, if feels different when you touch it.



Again, just something compleity different from any production bicycle build ;-}
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Old 11-16-2016, 01:57 PM
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ZipTie I like your color choices...copper is great (anytime) & the blue reminds me of the great "Gulf stream" blue which Ford offered in the fifties & I re painted a Cushman Eagle with it as well. Extremely retro & attractive. A valid observation is that I don't use much color in my bike builds though I like color on the builds of others. Your bike is looking great & no apologies required for your choice! I can't wait to see it finished.

K.C.'s bikes rock as well & I'm a big fan of the China 2 strokes also, having built three over the past two years which I ride a lot, though most of my forum posts feature 4 cycle power I've not abandoned the little dolls. Great, economical fun.

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