"Dragst-Her" (Class 1)

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  1. CRASH

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    Let's try this sneak peek from the pinstripe guy.

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  2. CRASH

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    As you may have noticed from the title change, I have revealed the name of this build. I was very lucky late last year to find a 24" solid stack in very good physical condition. Up to the point I had found it, I wasn't sure if they had made a solid stack for a 24" bike. It was pulled off a girls JC Penny Swinger 1 coaster, so it's fitting that it's going back on a girls bike.

    I found a local young pinstriper who was up to the task. I pulled a dragster car graphic from a Liquidator decal. He recreated it by hand. I wanted a retro drag look to the lettering, and he was versed in gold leaf. We added the "super" since it's a Super Stock.

    Friday I'll shoot a few coats of clear over it to protect it. 5 coats were initially laid down to smooth out the flake, then cured and sanded to present a smooth surface for the artist. Now 3 more coats to wrap it all up!
     
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    Wow you have major man hours into that shifter incredible, it just looks awesome.
     
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    So much great detail on your bike, just awesome looking.
     
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  5. CRASH

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    All finished! The sun was pretty low, so the pictures aren't as bright as I'd want, but I don't think my work schedule will allow anything better until the 1st.

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  6. Dr. Tankenstein

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    D......A.....N.....G that is sweet! You killed another one.
    Your builds are some of the best on this site bro.



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  7. CRASH

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    Thanks Doc!
     
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    Brother one of your finest, don't ever let this one go . . . but if you do you know how to get hold of me :41:
     
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    WOW, looks great. Really like the way the girl's frame twin down tubes echo the fork bend, the contrast of the red details against the purple and that chain guard graphic!
     
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    Looking good as usual. We should get together and race. :cool2:
     
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    The light was at the end of the day, so maybe it doesn't come out in the pictures as true a color as it is... but nothing it red. Different shades of violet and purple. I think some of the violet, like the stripe in the pedals, comes out more red in the picture. The lighter paint is actually the violet I used on my Fastback, but with a TON of flake added to brighten it up against the Huffy purple I faded into it.
     
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    Sorry, should have been more specific... meant the little pops of red on the brake handle and back of the sissy bar pad?
     
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    That's flake glinting in the low sun. It's "purple", or "violet", some call it "wine"... but it's very red-based, so it makes sense to see a lot of red in it.
     
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    I found something else that would look just perfect on your bike Crash.
    Other than that, you pretty much have the rest covered expertly. As usual.

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    I don't care if that's a girls bike, I'd ride the heck out of it!!!
     
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    ....and the bar gets set a little higher...nice one CRASH

    The solid stack is sweet...twin stick on the girly ss is a home run and the drag fork looks amazing in the 24/20 application...Love it!

    Thought the back of those sissy bar pads were red like a reflector?
     
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  18. CRASH

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    No, it's safety orange.
     
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    The bike Huffy should have built.
     
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    I took off the drag fork and set up the original fork on it. As you can see I painted it along with the frame because the plan all along was to use the regular fork to ride. I'm going to box it up and put it in storage for a few years so she can grow into it.

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