Pilot . P-40 Warhawk

Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 14 - CLASS 1 - BUILD JOURNALS' started by SkyknightJohn, May 1, 2019.

  1. SkyknightJohn

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    Two sides to everything:
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  2. SkyknightJohn

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    I decided the headbadge should be repainted, so here’s the before, middle, after:
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    Some required assembly happening as well. I should cross the finish line with a complete bike.
     
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    Rear brake: check.
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    Front brake: check.
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    Shifter: Check.
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    Chain: Ch... wait a second!
    TBD

    Cable secured via these handy devices.
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  4. kingfish254

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    Nice badge work. I keep forgetting that I have a sample pack of those cable ties that they gave me as a build off prize a few years back.
     
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    Head badge touch of class. Bring it on home John!
     
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  6. Brian macumber

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    That head badge in bare metal looked cool also
     
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  7. SkyknightJohn

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    I agree, and I at first was tempted to use it that way. However, the shine didn’t last long. I guess I could have clear coated it, but the colors were/are the same as the tank, so it’s a nice tie-in. Plus the splash of color looks nice on an otherwise muted bike.
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    The brass border & letters will patina again quickly.
     
  8. SkyknightJohn

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    Had to fab up my own brake bracket for the “we-made-‘em-fat-back-then” chainstay. (left) As it’s just plain steel, later it got painted.
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    Tank attachment through double-sided velcro and a counter-sunk screw.
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    And mostly done!
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    Will attach the brake bracket and kickstand this afternoon, then go look for some photo ops.:happy:
     
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    LOL That bell! Now that's a bike I could ride on a monday morning!
    Great color choice too, I notice the tank colors match the badge, and the handlebars tool bag goes perfectly with the seat and grips... Also all black drivetrain with all black wheels and handlebars. Wild and menacing.
     
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    Well done! Great details
     
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    Some possible final Photos:

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    The Brooks toolbag is the perfect size for a wrench, some allens, and other necessary tools. :cool2:
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    Then there’s this crazy fly-guy! :crazy:
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    And the lighting wasn’t right, but I liked this setting.
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    A couple of days free before the deadline. Will start a finished thread before then, using one photo or another, then if opportunity presents itself, take more shots.
     
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    Oh, and the kickstand is waaaaaaay too short. The bike fell over twice before I stopped trusting it at all. It was already leaning at a heavy angle, but a small gust of wind was all it took. Zoom and you can see the spare brick I used in the last photo.
    —> begins shopping for kickstands.
     
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    Whatever you do John, make sure the final photo has the head badge in it. Nice work all the way around on this one!
     
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    That first pic looks great. Always cool to see build off bikes getting ridden out in the wild. Nice work!
     
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    Great bike!
    I really like the saddle, it is a GYes?


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  16. SkyknightJohn

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    :bigsmile: UncleShish asked the same on page 2. Partial answer here, more discussion there:

    “Yes! I’ve had this one for some years and it keeps finding a home on whatever my new love is. Well formed to my sit-bones. More comfy than I ever would have guessed.”
     
  17. The Renaissance Man

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    Nicely done! :cool2:
    Love all of the modern componants mixed with the CWC frame!
     

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