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I painted this tank in 1971, used it on my harley and kept it when I sold it. My wife wanted it in the living room and that's where it sets today.
Her sister (the decorator) said you need some color in this room
I bought a West Coast Chopper for $80.00 to get the front end and tank off for this bike. After mounting the OCC front end on it, I was able to sell it today for $60.00. So it only cost me $20.00 to upgrade to this front end plus have an extra tank. Score
Cruisers are Cool, But Roadsters Rule
heres a sneak peek so far
almost done JPS
ps. the pic is fuzzy not the paint haha
Glad you mentioned that. Before I read your caption, I was wondering if maybe you used paper towels for masking!
Just kiddin' with ya! I want to see the whole tank . . . please.
My Intro <((><
Jesucristo es mi Señor y Salvador!
ok this is the behind the scenes
first i cleaned it up and removed the dirt and oils
then after a light scuffing i applied the primer with many light coats
then after that dried i applied the white base coat and left that to cure overnight
the first masking for the blue part
the blue goes on
(the painting light was really bright so the colors look a litte different in the picture)
after the blue was set up after a few days, i remasked it and laid out the red stripes
a few days after that i put on the outlines, and applied the metalflake and clear coats for the finishing touches
let it sit out for 2 days to make sure it was set up enough to ship and then sent it home
now the mystery of the missing tank is revealed haha
This turned out nice! Just finished reading from the beginning, saw these pictures ( viewtopic.php?f=38&t=22189 ), and now it looks way better than stock! NICE TANK!
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