LaidBack - TransWorld Motobike Rat - Patinafication Details

Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 14 - CLASS 1 - BUILD JOURNALS' started by MazdaFlyer, Apr 30, 2019.

  1. Uncle Shish

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    I like the light brown ... I think it would go well with a rusty patina monochromatic vibe.
     
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  2. MazdaFlyer

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    Trying to find a paint color that gets close to the rear fender and/or frame red. I had three of the colors in my paint cabinet, purchased two others. I think at least one will be close enough with some added patina OddJob style. [​IMG]
    Rather amazing how many different shades of red there are. None really matching so far. [​IMG] [​IMG] when it dries and with some massages one should do.

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  3. KJV

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  4. MazdaFlyer

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    Raining again...worked in garage a while. Cleaned up the battery tube and the light. Wasn’t able to paint so the fender and tank await another day.
    I did finish wiring up the battery pack, extension cord and light. [​IMG] [​IMG] I also “borrowed” a Klaxon horn from another bike and added my “LaidBack” buddy. [​IMG]


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  5. sandman

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    WARNING : Not for human consumption . Now we need some
    sharp cheddar to go along with it ?
     
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  6. MazdaFlyer

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    I also decided to fit the chain. It needed one link added to work with the larger rear cog. Should be a little easier to pedal. With the fixed fender braces and rack mounts using the axle the adjusting screws came in handy on this bike. The rain quit for a while so got the stand out and moved out to drive where I had some elbow room. Managed to get the chain tension adjusted and the wheel centered. [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The tank and front fender are awaiting paint. If I can ever decide on tires I’ll probably stick with the faux 28” look on this bike. A few as is photos. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Raining again...severe thunderstorm warnings keep showing up on TV and my phone.
    And now a tornado warning .

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  7. MazdaFlyer

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    Guess you read the fine print...maybe I can rub it down with some cheddar.


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  8. Brian macumber

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  9. OddJob

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    Diggin' the big hoops!
     
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  10. MazdaFlyer

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    MazdaFlyer Creek...running strong.

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  11. KJV

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    Really dig: the stance.:thumbsup:

    Looks like it will be a while;
    Before you need to use the lawn mower.:21:
    Sit on swing / dangle feet in water.:)

    Looking forward to seeing this build, progress.
    Rat on :bigboss:
     
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  12. MazdaFlyer

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    Between rain bouts I managed to scuff sand front fender and tank. They got another topping coat of satin black and claret wine. [​IMG] [​IMG]
    I looked through my paint and found 4 white tones that I’ll try for front fender ridge. Waiting on a dry window of time. Test fender piece is ready to go.
    [​IMG]


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  13. MazdaFlyer

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    Small detail but they matter. The clamps wouldn’t tighten up completely with the battery tube. So I cut a couple leather straps to use as shims. That seemed to solve the problem. [​IMG]


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  14. OddJob

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    Leather is always cool on a bike build. Hope you are staying clear of the tornado zone. Friends in Oklahoma are getting hammered.
     
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  15. MazdaFlyer

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    Since I have the front teacup light working I starting thinking about a light for the rear. Wanted to come up with something period correct. Then an idea popped into my head about just using old reflectors. I have a few on a display board.
    So I had some sheet metal scraps left from making the tanks. I made a sketch and transferred it to the flat stock, cut, bent, drilled and here is the result.
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    Just simple old stuff...KISS at work. May have another tire option on Tuesday.
    More rain last night yard and landscape is a big bog...alligators may be next. This baby showed up. [​IMG]


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  16. KJV

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    That rear pan , with the three reflectors is : :crazy::crazy:crazy... man !:cool2::cool::thumbsup::thumbsup:
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  17. MazdaFlyer

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    Navajo White stripe added to the rain gutter fender ridge. Initial attempt at distressing the fender color with some acrylic color, a gray and a coffee tone. Rag applied, wiped, dabbed, rubbed. Not two bad need to add some scrapes and scuffs. I used the practice piece first. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Not quite a match but close...to be continued.


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  18. The Renaissance Man

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    That looks great!
     
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  19. handyandy1100

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    By the time the front fender is mounted at the other end of the bike, only you will be able to tell the difference.

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  20. OddJob

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    Nice work on the fender aging technique. See, isn't ratty fun? :grin:
     
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