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yeah, you can't keep us waiting too long! ;-)
I'll probably give it a try. It's just that pinstripping is like everything else and takes a lot of practice to do good work. So far I haven't had hardly any practice. If it turns out crappy I can just wipe them off. I would rather have no lines than wobbly ones .
Cman- The problem with sharpies is that they are somewhat transparent (especially the colored ones). So if you run an orange line on a green rim you'll end up with a nice brown .
bikebuilder- I thought about spinning the wheel too. I have a feeling that it's one of those things that sounds good, but doesn't work as well when you try it. Still worth a try though.
As far as progress goes it has slowed down a bit. My work is taking up pretty much all of my spare time at the moment. Hopefully I can get some time by the weekend to get most of the painting done.
I saw a video about assembling bikes that was made back when bikes were cool from the factory I think it was a short documentary of the CWC. I thought it was linked here somewhere, but can't find it. Part of the video showed how the pinstriping on the fenders was done. They put the fenders on rollers like a big wheel and held the brush while they rotated the wheel that the fender was placed on.
If they come, I will build it.
I think I saw that video, the pinstipping parts were the most interesting. I think it's very doable but we'll see if I can pull it off or not.
yeah my project has been at a stand still with the lack of parts available and the only leads I have falling through rather quickly...but it will all come together one way or another
Very nice build.Sure would have been alot easier to have done your in tank shifter trick with the thumb shifter version instead of the twist grip. Bolting an arm with a piece inside to hit the two shifter buttons would have been super easy ...but you came through it with flying colors. Very ingenious. The Phantom camper....he he
Is everybody finished building yet?
Good to hear from ya Phantom Camper ! It would definitely have been easier with the different shifter, but half the fun is figuring out how to get what you have to work.
I got a little bit of the paint work done. I stripped the tank and and polished it up a bit. Then I clear coated it and let it sit for a couple days. When I first sprayed it with clear I was a little surprised how much darker it made it, but I think it actually looks better that way. I laid the green on yesterday and I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. I still need to spray the front wheel and finish stripping the frame.
The tank was pretty hard to photograph because the bare metal really reflects the lights.
looks real purdy love the color on the bare metal. wait till u see what i did to my tank sensor u better not look but you have to wait till tues to see
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I can't wait to see what you've been up to Karfer. You're a tease making us wait until Tuesday for the photos!
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