repaint and group pic

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle Welding, Fabrication and Paintin' started by camlifter, Aug 25, 2009.

  1. camlifter

    camlifter Active Member

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    this is the blue bike repainted and with a springer fork. sean, our crash test dummy beat it down prety bad, had to fix it back up so i went with a red paint job.
     

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    Lookin' good, Cam. Nice stable of bikes. Makes me want to do a group shot but I'll wait until I've painted the new Jaguar. It's pretty rough right now.
    Tom
     
  3. mechanickid

    mechanickid New Member

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    man.. im jealous
     
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    What procedure did you use to fashion the tank ? Are there any pics of that, or is it top secret ? That is is one of the best bikes I have seen .
     
  5. camlifter

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    it's hand formed, made from 3 pieces, 2 sides and the bottom, metal is beat out on a shot bag to the basic shape, then put through an english wheel, the frame is a huffy cranebrook but any cruiser frame will do. the 3 parts are then welded to the frame, then we cut out the filler neck from a stock kit peanut tank and weld it into the tank. grind down all the welds, do a little body work to it, then paint. it's a lot of work, i'm working on a fiberglass bolt on tank that will look the same. should have some pics of one on a bike in about a month.
     
  6. Venice Motor Bikes

    Venice Motor Bikes Custom Builder / Dealer/Los Angeles

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    Beautiful tank! I love the different styles of bikes too!
     
  7. TerrontheSnake

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    Once again craving the clapping Hand emoticon. I like your style man, looks rugged and dependable. Does that Cranbrook frame hold up good? I bought one for the Wife, but wasn't sure of the welds for a motor. If you've gotten exp though I'll go pick up a few cranbrooks for dirt cheap and do some cool replica's. I absolutely love your tanks! Keep it up nice smooth clean looking bikes man.
     
  8. camlifter

    camlifter Active Member

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    i've seen some post on here where people say the cranebrook frame is prone to cracking, we've built a few of them with no problems, the red bike in the pick used to be blue and silver, it has led a very hard life. sean, jdmpunks boy who is 13 rides the crap out of our bikes, he and a friend of his were racing around the yard when he caught a pedal in the dirt, fliped the bike end over end 3 times, bent the fork and put a big dent in the tank, no damage or cracks to the frame, i think they hold up well and we have the 13 year old to prove it. lol.
     
  9. TerrontheSnake

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    Thats exactly what I wanted to hear! I'm gonna buy three next month then!
     

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