Easy Rider

Re: Easy Rider - New pics 11/02

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
 
Jul 13, 2009
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Re: Easy Rider - New pics 11/02

I cant wait 8) Some other bike projects I have had to be postponed indefinitely by order of the boss so this ones gonna be it for a while.
 
Jul 13, 2009
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Hollister, CA
Re: Easy Rider - New pics 11/02

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
 
Oct 10, 2007
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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
 
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