El Diablo

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  1. LukeTheJoker

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    You got a lot done in the latest update!

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  2. Flying Sheepdog

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    This bike is looking awesome. I love the mods to the frame. Enclosed is a picture representing what I was thinking of when I looked at the very first photo in you thread. I'm enjoying this build! Cheers

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  3. Frankie plekhand

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    Whahaha

    Thanx man!

    Nope its just a cat that thinks bikes are really interesting hahaha!

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  4. Frankie plekhand

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    Well as promised a picture of my frame with the tank sitting on it
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    The seat post was stuck but nothing what a blowtorch couldnt fix!
    Well it was done by my old boss who is oldschool and patient i have to admit
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    Cleaned up all the welds[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    And my paint came in today!
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    Thanks for watching

    Frank
     
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  5. LukeTheJoker

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    Looks like the tank sits at a nice height!

    Luke.
     
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  6. Frankie plekhand

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    He guys!

    A little update, i'm busy buying a house with my girlfriend so that stole a lot of time

    So today a had half an hour to do some work on my bike again
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    Cleaned the rear frame
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    Widened the rear frame for a wider hub[​IMG]

    I also cleaned up the thread of the BB

    Still need to make a mounting point for the tank and mount the engine.

    For the engine i have an idea, i want to make the downtube split into two other tubes and mount the engine in between, i have a lot of old handlebars that i can use for that

    Frank

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  7. LukeTheJoker

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    Good progress!

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  8. Frankie plekhand

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    Thanx but i wish i was further along...

    I already changed my plan for the fork, it's not gonna be a springer but i'm gonna use the fork thats on my Phat Coach as a donor, it has a polished aluminium triple tree that will go nicely with the aluminium hubs and seat post. And the legs are gonna be the same color as the bike or maybe black.

    Thanx for watching!

    Frank
     
  9. Kevin Kanouff

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    Watching this one!
     
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  10. Frankie plekhand

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    Yeah finally got my hands on a cool seat! Been looking for one for a long time and the coolest part is....

    I traded it for an icecream!
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  11. kingfish254

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    Man, that is an awesome looking saddle!!!
    I love my PHAT branded Lepper.
    We'll have to start calling you the Ice Cream Man
     
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  12. Frankie plekhand

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    Does that mean i'll have to trade for icecream from now on? Then i'm in! Whahahaha!

    Just painted my rims and finished polishing my hubs.
    I cleaned them up and put some new grease in em too.
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    The color i chose is blood red and finished it with some high gloss varnish and as i may say so myself they turned out pretty good

    Pic of the hubs
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    And while i was at it i also polished the right crank arm
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    This is my plan b Phat fork that i'll be using
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    What do you guys think should i paint the legs black or red?

    Thanx for watching!

    Frank
     
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    If the frame is red I'd go black on the fork just for a little contrast.
     
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  14. Frankie plekhand

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    Yes the frame is going to be red and the tank is going to be red with white sides.
    The spokes are black and for tires i'll be using whitewalls

    Frank

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  15. Frankie plekhand

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    The wheels are laced!
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    Now it's time to get busy on my frame again!

    More updates coming later today!
     
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    Good looking wheel!
     
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  17. Frankie plekhand

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    Thanks Kingfish!

    Did a little more framework today and got the tank mount ready.
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    Welded 2 nuts on the inside and drilled 2 holes in the toptube
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    Also did a bit of work on the frame to get the engine in between the downtube[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    The last pic is the bottom part but i didnt have any time left to tack it in place today


    Thanx for watching! !

    Frank

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  18. kingfish254

    kingfish254 CHECK OUT MY SALE THREAD FOR COOL STUFF! Pro Member

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    Not much time left, hope you make it to the finish line.
     
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  19. Frankie plekhand

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    Sorry guys but i didnt make it to the finish line.. i bought a house and i'm getting married so there were so many thing to take care off that i just couldnt find the time... yeah i know its a bad excuse...

    But i will finish it once the house is ready and i moved!

    Everybody did a real great job and it will be hard to vote agaim this year!

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  20. LukeTheJoker

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    Looking forward to seeing it whenever you do get it done!

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