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Easy Rider

Discussion in 'ANYTHING GOES BUILD OFF' started by johnp.smith, Oct 9, 2009.

  1. gotavan

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    Re: Easy Rider - New pics 11/02

    I painted this tank in 1971, used it on my harley and kept it when I sold it. My wife wanted it in the living room and that's where it sets today.
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    Her sister (the decorator) said you need some color in this room
     
  2. johnp.smith

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    Re: Easy Rider - New pics 11/02

    I cant wait 8) Some other bike projects I have had to be postponed indefinitely by order of the boss so this ones gonna be it for a while.
     
  3. johnp.smith

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    Re: Easy Rider - New pics 11/02

    I bought a West Coast Chopper for $80.00 to get the front end and tank off for this bike. After mounting the OCC front end on it, I was able to sell it today for $60.00. So it only cost me $20.00 to upgrade to this front end plus have an extra tank. Score
     
  4. vanilla_gorilla

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    heres a sneak peek so far

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    almost done JPS

    ps. the pic is fuzzy not the paint haha
     
  5. Fireproof

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    Glad you mentioned that. Before I read your caption, I was wondering if maybe you used paper towels for masking! :lol:
    Just kiddin' with ya! I want to see the whole tank . . . please.
     
  6. vanilla_gorilla

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    i have outlines, flake and clear then its all done
     
  7. johnp.smith

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    Oh Man, I can't wait. do you think it will make it back in time for the buildoff deadline?
     
  8. vanilla_gorilla

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    with time to spare im sure
     
  9. vanilla_gorilla

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    ok this is the behind the scenes

    first i cleaned it up and removed the dirt and oils
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    then after a light scuffing i applied the primer with many light coats
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    then after that dried i applied the white base coat and left that to cure overnight
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    the first masking for the blue part
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    [​IMG]

    the blue goes on
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    (the painting light was really bright so the colors look a litte different in the picture)

    after the blue was set up after a few days, i remasked it and laid out the red stripes
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    a few days after that i put on the outlines, and applied the metalflake and clear coats for the finishing touches
    let it sit out for 2 days to make sure it was set up enough to ship and then sent it home

    now the mystery of the missing tank is revealed haha
     
  10. anticonformity

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    This turned out nice! Just finished reading from the beginning, saw these pictures ( viewtopic.php?f=38&t=22189 ), and now it looks way better than stock! NICE TANK! :) :mrgreen:
     

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