★★★ THE BATTLECRUISER ★★★ (07-03)

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  1. Rat Rod

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    Starting with my old Schwinn all broken down and ready for paint. :mrgreen:

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    Re: ★★★ THE BATTLECRUISER ★★★

    This is going to be good... :mrgreen:
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    Re: ★★★ THE BATTLECRUISER ★★★

    right on!!! :mrgreen:
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    Re: ★★★ THE BATTLECRUISER ★★★

    I don't want to suck up, but I think that you have to coolest bike name so far. :)
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    Some body's gotta tell ya!.........The seat post SHOULD have been parallel with the truss rods, it's not. throws the whole pic off balance!..........How could you not notice that? :roll: ...........Good luck Steve!
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    Re: ★★★ THE BATTLECRUISER ★★★

    Yeah, the feng shui's all wrong.... :mrgreen: ~Adam
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    You meant Feng Schwinn right? :lol:
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    Much better. Crooked seat post are kinda like crooked valvestems. :mrgreen:
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    Got tired of staring at the frame hanging in my garage and decided it was time to get started.

    Made a run to the store yesterday for the paint supplies and ended up coming home with these.

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    Gave the frame and fork a quick once over with some sandpaper and it was ready for paint.

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    The ever so exciting primer shots...take note of the Uncle Stretch frame holder. :lol:

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    Laying down the Khaki color on the front half of the frame...

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    And then the Olive color on the forks...

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    That's all for now... :wink:
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    Re: ★★★ THE BATTLECRUISER ★★★

    That paint is nice to use. It goes on easy and even.
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    Yeah...takes a lot of the stress out for sure.
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    Looking good boy. It wont be anytime till your done. I know that you facination for perfection is why you have problems not liking to paint. They never turn out perfect...why do you think they invented pin stripping. it was to cover the edge of paint because there is no way to spray a coat on top of another coat without that ridge. :roll: :roll: :roll: When is this over aug 2nd? heck I may start building one about july 30th :wink:
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    One of my favorite color combos!!!!!
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    Re: ★★★ THE BATTLECRUISER ★★★

    Man your Uncle is a hackler :lol:
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    Hackler or a heckler? :lol:
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    Re: ★★★ THE BATTLECRUISER ★★★

    DOH yea thats it Heckler :oops: , although you have seen the Colson Clone (hackler) just kiddin man :mrgreen:
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    Re: ★★★ THE BATTLECRUISER ★★★

    Im currious to see how the khaki and olive drab look together without the other camo colors.
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    I received my stencils in the mail from the guy who sells them on Ebay.

    Found a bit of time this afternoon to apply the stencils and shoot the rest of the olive paint.

    Only goofed on one spot where the stencil must have lifted a bit when I was shooting the paint.

    I should be able to go back and do touch up after this dries out. So far I'm pleased with the results.


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    Re: ★★★ THE BATTLECRUISER ★★★ (06-14)

    Great Color Combo!!

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