Blackout... brighter pics. added... guess I made a hotrod and got mooned again

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My assumption was right!!!


Now we're talkin'! :cool2:
I like how the little seat brace echoes the turn down under the tank.
Yes it was! at the time I just didn't have it all figured out yet:) and still don't on the lower tail end but am close with 2 options I have in mind the little seat brace was another pet peeve it had to follow that and curve of fender
 
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finally have the frame/fenders welded/ground just need to do some filing in corners then slick it to smooth more, am behind and while I have scratched a couple things off my list already will be a couple more I think with time a tickin and need to mock back up because I forgot to weld on rear fender mounts:mad:. 1 step forward 2 steps back lately.
 
finally have the frame/fenders welded/ground just need to do some filing in corners then slick it to smooth more, am behind and while I have scratched a couple things off my list already will be a couple more I think with time a tickin and need to mock back up because I forgot to weld on rear fender mounts:mad:. 1 step forward 2 steps back lately.
Am I the only one that would rust it up just like that.. :39:
 
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Am I the only one that would rust it up just like that.. :39:
I don't remember if I posted this on here think I did (without going back in my posts) my old Chevy I did back in the day that was also named Blackout that gave me the inspiration for this build.

While this bike will be Black I have been debating patina Black or not :39: I am on the fence making it look like a old find or new paint

Opinions on paint patina or not??
 
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This bike has a 'gangster' look to it for me and we all know that gangsters drive black cars...

The challenge is (with all custom builds), do you want all the cool modifications you did to be hidden or highlighted?
If you plan on showing the bike, an all black palette may cause judges to miss some of the extremely cool work you did.
In the end, it's your bike, your vision, go for it!


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If I was to paint it black it would definitely have to be a satin black . But I think it would need some accent colors for the details.
You may have seen this bike . I don't remember who built it but it's one of my favorite that was done in satin black . He did some pinstripes that accented it nicely.


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Thanks all.. it will be all black but not shiny it will be satin/semi gloss and maybe a few small shiny parts I mentioned in a previous post and KF yes it will be 2 toned black to make different things stand out, I am just on the fence patina or not but time is short. Thanks for all the comments always keeps my gears turnin.

rear fender mounts, nut will slide in tube and plug weld it and weld tube to fender be bolted thru top lower tube



these finally showed up today


started hacking up a stem to get the angle I wanted to follow with a part of the fork


then seen this in the parts store yesterday :39: