Rainier Racer almost, she's on wheels! 9/11

Mar 30, 2012
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Re: Rainier Racer tanks and tanks 6/25

Got some time today to sand the tanks. Not sure now if I want to keep them bright or paint them. I think I'll paint them:

And done sanding:

Those little notches on the top at the rear of the tanks are to accept the lugging. I'm not happy with it, but it's needed.
 
Mar 30, 2012
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Re: Rainier Racer tanks and tanks 6/25

There are no tanks for Worksman bikes as far as I know and wood is familiar to me so that's what I chose to work with. I also like the idea of building something from my imagination and seeing it on something mechanical. It just does something for me.
 

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Re: Rainier Racer tanks and tanks 6/25

Ape Stanger said:
There are no tanks for Worksman bikes as far as I know and wood is familiar to me so that's what I chose to work with. I also like the idea of building something from my imagination and seeing it on something mechanical. It just does something for me.
Trust me, I am not dissing any of the tanks at all!!!!! I think it is very cool and each one is differnt. There is so much that can be done with wood. It's interesting when different people come up with their own ideas at the same time. There are also more gender bender bikes this year than last, and more ladies bikes, etc.

None of the tanks that I have seen are copies of any other. Great creativity. Get ta cuttin, Peace!
 
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Re: Rainier Racer tanks and tanks 6/25

Oh, I didn't think you were dissing me. As far as I can tell from your posts encouragement and props are all I see. Thanks for the bunny and following my thread.I'm really digging your build.
 
Mar 29, 2009
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Re: Rainier Racer tanks and tanks 6/25

Nice work man! I love that head badge idea and loving the tank, very cool indeed. Keep it up, it looks great :D
 
Mar 30, 2012
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Re: Rainier Racer tank graphics rough 7/4

Stripped, sanded and ready for paint:

With tank:

Free paint rack (was wardrobe rack) from freecycle.org (still waiting to find a killer bike or parts from this site):
 
Mar 30, 2012
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Re: Rainier Racer stripped, sanded, paint ready 7/4

kingfish254 said:
Those fork crowns are awesome!
Glad you noticed. I'm tapting them off when I paint and they will be getting clear coated. They arent perfect, but I like the pits and bits of brazing. I'm hoping it will go good with the brown primered rat rod look I'm shooting for.

Happy fourth. Thanks to all of our soldiers who have helped make all of this possible!
 
Re: Rainier Racer stripped, sanded, paint ready 7/4

Looks awsome! Love the wooden tank and the graphics from the can. I think you you should go for a black tank with white lettering and maybe it would look cool with white rims and black tires insted of whitewalls, but I don't know, maybe worth it to try.

Can't wait to see it painted!
 
Mar 30, 2012
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Re: Rainier Racer stripped, sanded, paint ready 7/4

Thanks, The tank is going flat black with white graphics. Black tires are already mounted to my white rims so I will try that route first. My other thought was to do a black pin stripe on the profile of the wheels with white walls. I'm not happy with the color of primer I picked up. It's more pale brown than red. Still on the search for the right red color primer and flat clear coat. I also need to get the shifter brighter a brighter white to tie it in with everything. The last parts I need are a headlight and white grips. Unfortunately Summer quarter is bike blocking me!
 
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