Pinnochio-Done as it's gonna get

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  1. hammer mechanic

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    Thanks, here's a few more pics. 092.JPG 093.JPG
     
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    How did I not see this!!! Rattastic!! ! :heart: Love the chopper guard!
     
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  3. hammer mechanic

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    Thanks, I've been tripping over that OCC chopper forever. I thought it was time to put part of it to good use.
     
  4. hammer mechanic

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    Finished off the seat today.
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    The result:
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    Now all that I have to finish is everything else.
     
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  5. Falstaff

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    Isn't that how it's supposed to be?
     
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  6. OddJob

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    Nice job on the seat recover. Is that a felt / wool pad underneath? Classic touch...
     
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  7. hammer mechanic

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    Thanks.
    Yes, it is some sort of carpet pad, I suppose. It was in the trunk of a old VW that I bought last year. It was too thick, so I was able to peel it apart and thin it down.
     
  8. G-Matt

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    That seat came out great but it's just to clean to sit on


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  9. hammer mechanic

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    That won't last long.
     
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    A trip to Taco Bell and a bumpy ride home will take care of that.
     
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    Awesome job on the saddle!
    That looks great!
     
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  12. hammer mechanic

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    I can see it now. Someone asks "What shade of leather did you use on that seat?" I say "seven layer burrito"
     
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  13. hammer mechanic

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    Still getting my fenders to fit. Had to notch out the rear for the seat stays. Tire clearance is tight.
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    Then I had to move the rear brace to where the blue tape is located. 099.JPG
    It just didn't look right to me with the new mounting tabs I'm using. Then I had to shorten the upper fender brace to fit.
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    How it sits right now. 103.JPG
    Have to do something similar to the front fender to get the fender to clear around the fork legs.
     
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  14. hammer mechanic

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    I still needed a bracket to secure the front of the rear fender. The Schwinn exerciser donated another part for this. 104.JPG
    Finished product:
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    Actually not finished. Still need to grind it some more and get it welded on.
     
  15. hammer mechanic

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    Finished my bracket and got welded on.
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    I found a kickstand that is too short, but I have a plan(sort of) to lengthen it.
    Bike is all broken down now to finish grinding all of my crappy looking welds.
    Hopefully, I can get some primer on the frame tomorrow.
     
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  16. hammer mechanic

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    The frame is done. Mudded up the joints yesterday. About 20 minutes to put on and 3 hours to sand back off. Now off to the paint booth.
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    Primer on. 112.JPG
    Still need some prep on my fork and fenders.
    Did I mention that I'm working all weekend?
     
  17. hammer mechanic

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    Primer on the fenders.
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    And color on the frame.
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    Got chased inside by a thunderstorm. Still need to get color on the fenders and fork.
     
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  18. hammer mechanic

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    Did some more painting today.
    Added second frame color. Rustoleum Lobster red over Tuscan Sun yellow
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    Threw a little color on my cranks while I was at it.
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    Hope to get done painting tomorrow and start final assembly on Friday.
     
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    Ooooooh, like the new accent color!
     
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    WOW!!! I loved this bike bare because of how beautiful the frame turned out! But man! That color scheme is awesome!!!!!! Keep plugging away brother!
     
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