bike name is 1949 cadillac-100% done-look and post

Jul 6, 2008
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when i got this bike it had black tar on and in everyplace you could think,nothing moved and crank was bent,bars stripped after alot of sanding and stripping i got it all ready.
Ok so it's ready for paint...the base coat is going to be ALMOND its a soft tan and the accents are going to be hunter green ......It's a gift for my soon to be father in law
if you look on the last page there are pic,s of the painted bike..










o and this one is one i found of me as a kid...im on the right
 
Re: ready for paint......take a look and tell me what you think

Your right, the fins on the dropouts and chainguard do resemble a 59 caddy. It would be really cool to make this bike a caddy theme and fab up tiny 59 tailights on the dropout fins. Just a fun thought if you change your mind about your current ideas. :)
 
Sep 9, 2008
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Re: ready for paint......take a look and tell me what you think

Looks like you've done a thorough sanding job! :) I think the colours will look good! Where are the lights from the other pics of this bike?
 
Jul 6, 2008
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Re: ready for paint......take a look and tell me what you think

here is the front light..but i dont have a rear light yet


after 4 days of hand sanding



 
Sep 9, 2008
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Re: ready for paint......take a look and tell me what you think

Oh, my mistake! I thought that was the rear light, looked kind of red-ish in the pics, and the photos get cropped on this screen so I didn't see where it was mounted. :roll: Cool lights anyway!
 
Jul 6, 2008
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Re: ready for paint.take a look and tell me what you think poll

well here it is painted in almond..next it has to dry then a lot of wet sanding-then a little green paint





 
Jul 6, 2008
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ok first coat of paint on,,bike name is now 1949 cadillac- p

I also wet out and found a Cadillac head badge and a small cadillac key chain and chrome lettering .im going to glue the key chain and chrome lettering to the chain guard then shoot it with clear coat.and the head badge is going on the front finder.
here is a pic of what im going for----1949 cadillac
 
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Re: ready for paint.take a look and tell me what you think poll

Wow. Bikes really do grow on trees over there!

Heavy on the green with Almond highlights I say.
 
Jul 6, 2008
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first coat of paint,build name 1949 cadillac poll

I also have 2 small LED red bullet lights coming in the mail for this bike...they look like the ones one an old caddi
 
Aug 3, 2008
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Re: ok first coat of paint on,,bike name is now 1949 cadillac- p

you should just go with "49 caddy". short and sweet!
 
Sep 25, 2008
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Re: ok first coat of paint on,,bike name is now 1949 cadillac- p

Mint thread! But even minter street! you like live in a wood! And your houses are beautifull my wife wants to live there so bad... :D ! Love the theme of your bike mate!
Boris.
 
Jul 6, 2008
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Re: ok first coat of paint on,,bike name is now 1949 cadillac- p

ok so here are a few better pic's..Im going to work on the green when I get home later..







 

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