after many hard weeks here she is.

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle Welding, Fabrication and Paintin' started by vballspen, Sep 15, 2009.

  1. vballspen

    vballspen New Member

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    this is my build. i bought the bike for 20 on cl. The story is it went to art camp. i figured i could strip off a couple layers of kids paint in no time and have myself a sweet bike with springer front forks for cheap and in no time. well turns out it had several trips to art camp. i found spots with 6 to 7 layers of different color. sandblasting, sanding, and finally paint stripper. i got the job done. it took two full days but i like how it turned out. not as cheap as originally anticipated but thats not why i am in this hobby.
    now i need suggestions for color on my slant head. i don't want to do to much but then again i know i need to color it a little at least so it dosnt look like i just slapped on the motor and was on my way.
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  2. NEAT TIMES

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    Vball, Looking Good. You May Know This All Ready, You Can Make A Very Easy Front Caliper Brake Install. Take A Caliper Brake Off Another Bike And Use The Hole In The Bottom Of Head Tube. I Think It Has To Go On The Front. I Can Take A Pic Of Mine Tomorrow If You Would Like A Pic. Ron ,cvlt1
     
  3. vballspen

    vballspen New Member

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    yea i have seen that before and will probably do that soon i stripped a couple of old bikes months ago and have the parts. never a bad idea to back up the coaster brakes with a alternative form of stopping. any ideas for engine color? i have a set of fenders for it and would like to use them but i cant quite figure out how it works with a springer fork. the fender rubs on the tire when the forks move. any ideas?
     
  4. REG1951

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    theres a hole on the very bottom of some springer you can screw the fender onto...maybe you can tighten or adjust the springer at the top spring so its a little tighter..color for the engine ...how about just painting the outside edges of the side fins on the head red
     
  5. omegaunderground

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    That is an awesome bike, very good job on the rebuild. The black rims set that thing off right!
     
  6. BarelyAWake

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    Nice! I've not seen a two tone quite like that before, I really like how it accents the bike's curves - making the cruiser frame look quite unique!

    Can't wait to see it w/a motor stuck in there - ya figure out what color to paint the engine yet?
     
  7. vballspen

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    i think i am going to paint the covers on the sides red along with the engine head. and i know how the fenders mount i just cant figure it out because where the fender mounts dose not move when the suspension dose. thanks for the great comments it took some drawing and designing to come up with this. i wanted to be different.
     
  8. RedB66

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    Where the fender mounts will be a "fixed" position on the springer. The pivot point so to speak. It won't be on the arms, it will be on the part that enters the head tube.
     
  9. weekend-fun

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    NIce man!
    I like how the Red thingy is well Red :)
    M
     
  10. Deadend

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    you have way more patience with a springer then i do - nice paint job too !
     
  11. noco

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    dont forget to hook up that brake!!!
     
  12. freewheeling frank

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    nice bike! hey neat times post the pics of the brake setup my cranbrook could use a bunch more stop.
     
  13. jcchappy

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    I used black stove paint to paint the whole engine without the three covers. I painted the clutch, magneto, and sprocket covers red to match my cherry red frame. In the plans is to polish the fils of the cylinder. Great looking bike man.
     
  14. vballspen

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    sorry to dig up such an old thread but i have been out of the mb for a little while now and am actually selling all three of mine so i can have a new soft top for the jeep and a new project. any ideas for new colors. i think i am going to paint the same scheme but change up the colors a little
     
  15. 2door

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    Vball, Nice work, sir. Keep us informed on your progress. You have a great start and it will be a sweet looking ride when you're done. Fuel tank? Red and white too?
    I like the idea of carrying the red and white colors through on the engine. Maybe some swoopy curvy lines on the clutch and clutch actuator cover. Is there a chain guard? Match it to whatever you do on the engine or visa versa...Good work.


    Wow, didn't realize this thread was so old. My comments remain however. I'd like to see that bike now that its finished.

    Tom
     
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  16. vballspen

    vballspen New Member

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    yes it now has a slant head engine on it. i never set an exact plan on what i wanted to do with the engine and other pieces so everything els is just stock i will snap some pics and load them. i just got excited and wanted nothing more than to ride it. i am now setting plans to go back and repaint the motor and gas tank.
     

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