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Amorem Redux - Integrum, Finito, Done

Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 12 BUILD JOURNALS' started by 2dawgs, May 1, 2017.

  1. 2dawgs

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    Next up for deburring is the stem. Seems to take on the cast look before chrome application.

    Going for the rough industrial on most of the chrome. Will leave the chain ring shiny for contrast. If anyone tries this make sure to apply a matte clear coat or stain of choice; of course if you like rust forget the sealers.

    I am heating my parts up and dipping them in beeswax to anneal the finish to a dark iron finish.
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  2. OddJob

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    I like your 'cast' look of the finish. I have a similar thing going on, only mine have the rusty hue ....
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  3. 2dawgs

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    Odd job, I really like the effect you achieved. It looks great.
     
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    1st mock up of front fender. After trying out several different lengths; settled on this one.

    Made a rookie mistake: This mock up fender will fit 24" wheel; used a 26" rim for fender. So simple solution is to use a 24" wheel. Will check stance. If the 24" wheel looks wrong, will remake using 28" rim.

    Still have to make the rear fender, which will be longer in keeping with scale. Will use 28" rim for rear fender for certain.

    Plan to add round tube bumper to finish out the front fender and for safety reasons. IMG_20170514_182057.jpg IMG_20170514_181938.jpg IMG_20170514_182057.jpg IMG_20170514_181938.jpg
     
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    Scrapped the fender in the above pic. The 24" tire fit perfectly with that fender; didn't like the stance.

    So, couldn't find a 28" in my stockpile and used a 27". The result is a 1/8 " clearance & no tire rub. However, going to Bike Saviours, Tempe to scrounge a pair of 28", which give me up to 1/2" or as little as 1/4" clearance.

    I did away with the dodads on the fender; and let the copper clamps & bronze rivets be the contrast. Will finish adding the remaining clamps & rivets when I get the 28" rims. IMG_20170515_162049.jpg IMG_20170515_162453.jpg
     
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    Interesting idea using rims for fenders!
     
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    Highly, highly creative.
     
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  8. 2dawgs

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    Last night I moved the fender 2" forward & viola the 1/2" clearance is there.

    Got the 28" rim for the rear fender and great fit. Now I need more clamps & fasteners to fab the rear fender. Still working on the curbed bumper. IMG_20170516_153829.jpg
     
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    Your fenders and my rear wheel almost look like they came from the same mind... strange.

    But I like them.
     
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    Strange minds think alike?
     
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    Falstaff, I dig your cool rear wheel creation.
     
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    Close up of fender clearance; might gain a slight more with fender struts added.

    Not digging the Copper IMG_20170516_170049.jpg IMG_20170516_165802.jpg Bumper treatment. Think I will round over the front edge and fill with solder to clean it up.
     
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    Wheo, the 28" rims make the rear fender a full 3" wide, which is 1/2" wider than front.
    I know where this headed; wider tire in the rear. Oh, yeah! IMG_20170516_191017.jpg
     
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    Test fit looks good on the rear "fender". Just need to trim the top even with stay; and add fender strut to give an even reveal around the tire.
    I have a copper 3G wheel that will fit well under the wider rear fender.

    Got to fab fender struts front & back. IMG_20170517_112311.jpg IMG_20170517_112506.jpg
     
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    Mock up: So far this what is shaking out. IMG_20170517_161924.jpg IMG_20170517_161851.jpg IMG_20170517_162230.jpg
     
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  17. StevieZ59

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    Dude straight up this thing is looking super cool:rockout:
     
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    StevieZ59,
    Thanks for the kind words.
     
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    Didn't have much time for the "Mistress" (aka Amorem Redux) IMG_20170518_151735.jpg today.
    Did add vintage baby carriage cross braces to the center tube.
     

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