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Post  sunnydog on Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:35 am

gettin' restless again, started looking around and my old hardtail frame (flathead project) needs some attention. I was running a 5.00 x 16" tire on the back and it looked too big for this little rig. I dug out an old genuine twinstripe I got at a swap a few years back, mounted the juicer drum on it and put it on the bike...much better!


Then I noticed the fender is in sorry shape. Paint cracking and peeling, and also it just looks poorly along the sides, needs a skimcoat of filler and the wiring is shabby.


Off with her!!


And so begins another midwinter body and paint project...not sure about color yet but it'll come to me



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Post  Dennman on Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:55 am

Good to see that you've got the motivation to work on your scoots.I can't seem to find it myself. Old age and pains have even got me thinkin that my long distance ridin days are comin to an end.
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Post  sunnydog on Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:44 pm

I'm jus tryin to kick the winter blues here Denn...shovelling snow constantly gets me down. This is something I can work on a few hours a week. Keeps me from thinkin too much!
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Post  sunnydog on Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:52 pm

Got some mud into the low spots


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Post  Big Dave on Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:35 pm

Well since you asked , could i be so bold as to suggest---------------------- Black

I know , I know but you seem to like the radical side Smile

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Post  Dennman on Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:17 am

Colours....I see colours!

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Post  sunnydog on Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:42 am

black crossed my mind BD!!

Damnit Denn now you got me thinkin again....dang ye!!
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Post  ratman on Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:58 pm

Top bike paint job for me......
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so here's what i done

Post  sunnydog on Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:34 pm

I decided to listen to you guys....!!

The plan was to 'relic' the fender since the bike is real old and there are chips in the tank paint, wheels, frame etc...so no need to try achieve something perfect....the perfection would be in mimicking the condition of the rest of the bike!

So I didn't strive for excellence in bodywork, or paint. What I did was sanded it and finished it to make it look worn. The paint color a black base coat with drab dark olive green painted over top....then some sanding marks and even some dings. The front fender of this bike is part of a spare tire ring from a late 20's Ford, and it's dark green but about 100 yr old paint...therefore drab and darkened.

Here's a look at fender with base black and sanding done:


with drab overcoat



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now the part where I took advice from ya'll

Post  sunnydog on Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:39 pm

i figgered Denn's photos of factory VL's was inspirational enuff to attempt something of a nod...dang VL's arguably the prettiest tins and paintwork of harley history, and frame/forks also beautiful of course.

So I masked off a section




painted grey stripes




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Post  sunnydog on Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:42 pm

turned out good





Then, because my gas tank is grey worn paint with red stripe...well why not?




Pulled the tape and cooking it again, really diggin it.  Gonna be kinda like a barn-find military bike bobbed and customized!


Now im gonna clear it and hopefully it looks even a bit better
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clearcoated and cooked it

Post  sunnydog on Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:40 am

i think it turned out great






Real happy with the result, also fixed up wiring connections as they were poor...
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Post  kootenai on Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:01 am

looking good man!
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Post  ratman on Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:29 am

I like it.....
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Post  Dennman on Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:46 am

Aye ,looks good by eye & I. Tasteful minimalism!
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some final shots with the bling back on

Post  sunnydog on Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:07 pm

wiring cleanup, quick connections so things can be taken apart without cutting shit!




walkaround:










me likey
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Post  Big Dave on Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:20 am

Jeez that looks great ----------- Many thumbs up

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Post  sunnydog on Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:00 pm

thanks Dave, I'm hoping you only have two thumbs!
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Post  ratman on Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:10 pm

sunnydog wrote:thanks Dave, I'm hoping you only have two thumbs!
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On each hand........ lol
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Post  Big Dave on Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:09 pm

Ya but there apposing so it has to be good for them to get along Surprised

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ford fender

Post  sunnydog on Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:14 am

thought I'd stripe this little beauty too....so I did




will post pics of it on bike soon
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Post  Dennman on Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:07 pm

Balance...ah I prefer balance.And not just on the oil heater.Great idea.does it help with paint drying?
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Post  sunnydog on Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:52 pm

Dennman wrote:Balance...ah I prefer balance.And not just on the oil heater.Great idea.does it help with paint drying?

It sure does Denn...the temp in the shop is pretty cool, okay for working but a bit chilly for paint curing!
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Post  Dennman on Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:28 pm

I've got a few of those heaters not in use.I'll have to move one in when I need some heat for painted parts dryin.Usually paint outside in the sun but then that's usually when the bugs are flyin.
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Post  sunnydog on Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:38 pm

They are purty handy



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