Murdered Out Roadmaster - done as she's gonna get pics

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    Re: Murdered Out Roadmaster - update 6/27

    Already tried all those, one hardware place had it but the pieces were too small, believe it or not looks like the best source may be perforated bun pans used for baking.
     
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    Re: Murdered Out Roadmaster - update 6/27

    are you looking for a fine perforation?
     
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    Re: Murdered Out Roadmaster - update 6/27

    Yeah 1/16th inch, although if I get desperate 1/8th might do.
     
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    hm.. i think you should try pizza pans. the ones made out of that mesh. they're pretty fine. i work at a jet's pizza, so i would know. maybe i could snag a broken one and ship it out to you! :lol: :wink:
     
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    Re: Murdered Out Roadmaster - update 6/27

    its lookin pretty good, i dig the whole murdered out thing

    i almost did that with a murray i had, but i stormtroop'd it instead
     
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    Re: Murdered Out Roadmaster - update 6/27

    Yeah really liking the look myself, surprising how hard it is to round up suitable black stuff though.

    Well started on the tank and headlight bracket, self etching primer and balck epoxy half coated.

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    Think I have a source for the perforated tank inlays, reataurant supply place
     
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    Re: Murdered Out Roadmaster - mini update 7/8

    digging the blackout look. you could be in full ninja mode with that one.
     
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    Re: Murdered Out Roadmaster - mini update 7/8

    Thanks! Just a bit of progress but I think I have everything I need to finish lined up now. Started screwing around with a 3-piece BMX crankset taken off a bike that I've tried to make work before but they always seem too wide for cruiser BB shells, can't get the cups all the way in with the spacer there and yet too much of the splined ends stuck out, same on this frame.

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    Started rummaging thru the parts pile and found that an old 2-piece DB BMX spindle that works with unsealed cups worked

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    Also got the perforated sheet pan in, will try to cut to shape, paint with smoke clear, and inset to the tank where it's blued in the crappy pic below, hopefully give it a grille look of sorts. Tank still needs a couple of coats of clear but it's been real humid here lately, so I've been holding off on final paint, but time is running out.

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    Re: Murdered Out Roadmaster - probably out 7/25

    I just buggered the tank while doing the final clear coats, got a blast from the can that immediately ran, tried to get it quick with some lacquer thinner but the reustoleum appliance epoxy immediately krinkled. Thought that stuff would be more resilient, the Duplicolor self-etch primer underneath seemed to handle it. Anyway with the amount of time left, I don't think I'll be able to finish on time.
     
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    Looked good tankless, you can always submit it and just keep building. :|
     
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    Well, this is as far as she's gonna get for this RRBBO deadline, still re-working the tank

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    great looking bike tank or no tank
    nice job!
     

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