Dragon King (Pinstriping)

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  1. dragnusa

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    Took some time to get started on my build off bike. Starting off with a Coast King and a set of beach bum 26x3 tires a spring seat with crash bar. The paint will be No trespassing purple and metallic black. My inspiration come from a toy dragon my son gave me.
    I present to you "Dragon King"
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  2. Falstaff

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    Dig it.

    Maybe at the tips of the forks you can do a flame or true fire pattern to represent dragons breath.
     
  3. dragnusa

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    Thinking of doing a tank with flames on it
     
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    Nice bones to start with. Welcome to the build-off.
     
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  5. dragnusa

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    Thanks, almost gave up on finding a frame that the tires would fit without major moding
     
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  6. SwissGuy

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    What about a pic of the toy dragon? ;)
    edit: sorry, my bad, just found it... :blush: Looks like ther's a very interesting paint scheme coming up!
    Subscribed!
     
  7. OddJob

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    What do you have for clearance on that rear tire? I have a pair on the way...hoping they will fit in my frame as well. :confused:
     
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    Lots of Beach Bums in this build-off, cool tires for sure!
     
  9. dragnusa

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    About a 1/4 inch on both sides, I have to remove the fender mounts off this one
     
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  10. dragnusa

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    They seem to be a decent tire for the price
     
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  11. dragnusa

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    Painted the bars tonight and seen what the black would look like on the frame. 20170507_195121_zpsl9eboszq.jpg 20170507_200121_zpspso4qvdj.jpg
     
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  12. dragnusa

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    Had clearance issues, taken care of now. 20170513_180109.jpg 20170513_180634.jpg
     
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  13. dragnusa

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    Still have to remove the crank but got the base coat on the frame and fork tonight. 20170513_200445.jpg 20170513_200421.jpg 20170513_200428.jpg 20170513_200435.jpg
     
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    Here is the seat I will be using, have to see how much of the nickel will clean up 20170513_200848.jpg
     
  15. dragnusa

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    Peddles are killing me on this build, since I magically can't find my good peddle wrench (have a 11 year old that likes to use my tools and not remember what he did with them) tried using an old flat wrench and snapped it then tried making one out of flat stock rounded it out then ground down a open end wrench and snapped it. soaked the threads in PBlaster and tried heating them. Nothing. last Idea is to grind down the bolts that hold the peddle together then slap a pipe wrench on the post. been working on
     
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  16. GuitarlCarl

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    I've got an old Craftsman 19/32 open end that fits all the odd metric spots, and it don't break or bend. Might still make them, I don't know...

    Carl.
     
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  17. dragnusa

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    Ran across some more old wrenches today while digging for stuff to use on my chicken coupe expansion, so going to try them after I get done with the expansion
     
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    Purple and black fatness looks good!
     
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    Craftsman is no longer 'Made in USA'...now made in China and Taiwan, and they are crap. An 80 year history of great affordable tools...flushed.

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  20. dragnusa

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    Got the peddle off finally and got the frame painted and started putting it together. When something falls on your powder coating gun, thank God for the kids having 3Doodlers
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    Got the fork on right before dark
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    the chrome was shot so its getting powder coating.
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