The Elgin Bruin! ***Fender Update June 16th***

Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 8 - TRADITIONAL BIKES' started by Danimal, May 21, 2013.

  1. Danimal

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    Re: Blackhawk for the Build-Off **Update 5/31 Brazing!***

    Thanks man. I did mess up the head tube a bit. That only annoyed me because I didn't even have to touch that spot..but I'm pretty happy overall since it was my first frame repair ever (the torches are at my work).
     
  2. Glen

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    Re: Blackhawk for the Build-Off **Update 5/31 Brazing!***

    :shock: Wow... that's a real nice repair on a real nice frame... great work :D
     
  3. Houndog

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    Re: Blackhawk for the Build-Off **Update 5/31 Brazing!***

    I'm glad to see this......I love the Blackhawks..good work!!!!!!!
     
  4. SCHWINNRAY69

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    Re: Blackhawk for the Build-Off **Update 5/31 Brazing!***

    Nice work, Dan! :D
     
  5. Danimal

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    Re: Blackhawk for the Build-Off **Update 5/31 Brazing!***

    Thanks! I'm glad you guys like it. As per usual with me, I initially planned to build this bike as original as possible but got totally side tracked. Stay tuned. :)
     
  6. Danimal

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    Re: Blackhawk AKA: The Blech-Hawk **Update 6/7 PAINT!**

    Ok, so this bad boy is painted. First, grey (sealer) primer and then some red (filler) primer...

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    Then just a little black filler primer...

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    While any true rat-rodder knows what's gonna happen next, nobody seems to know what is wrong with Brian (RRB member stickit)...

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    So I then coated the frame in some sea-foam green-ish paint I found at the parts store. I think it is a Honda color. Meh.

    BUT THEN! How to make a mediocre build much nicer and more expensive? Obviously, take a trip to Joe's (member yeshoney) house! Some lovely nickle forks and truss rods, set of triple step wheels, brown/whitewall tires, huge bars, and tall seat post officaly more than doubled the price of this build. :shock: So here is the sneak peak of the bike...

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  7. thatismytruck

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    Re: Blackhawk AKA: The Blech-Hawk **Update 6/7 PAINT!**

    Frame looks great!! Can't wait to see it finished!
     
  8. kingfish254

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    Re: Blackhawk AKA: The Blech-Hawk **Update 6/7 PAINT!**

    I like the paint choice. Forks look super!
     
  9. Danimal

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    Re: Blackhawk AKA: The Blech-Hawk **Update 6/7 PAINT!**

    Well boys, lets not forget this is a rat rad. That's all I'm saying for now.
     
  10. Walker

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    Re: Blackhawk AKA: The Blech-Hawk **Update 6/7 PAINT!**

    Looking good Dan, you going to have it finished for the laconia ride next weekend?
     
  11. Danimal

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    Re: Blackhawk AKA: The Blech-Hawk **Update 6/7 PAINT!**

    Don't know yet. Lot of work still left.
     
  12. Rockit!

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    Re: Blackhawk AKA: The Blech-Hawk **Update 6/7 PAINT!**

    Joe has the best toys.....
     
  13. SCHWINNRAY69

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    Re: Blackhawk AKA: The Blech-Hawk **Update 6/7 PAINT!**

    Wow, Dan that's looking real nice! :D Joe has some sweet parts :mrgreen:
     
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    Re: Blackhawk AKA: The Blech-Hawk **Update 6/7 PAINT!**

    Purdy
     
  15. Danimal

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    Re: Blackhawk AKA: The Blech-Hawk **Update 6/7 PAINT!**

    So I *had* to wet sand it some, right? Maybe just a little tiny bit?

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    And before you know it, it looked like an old school rat rod should. What next?

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    Re: Blackhawk AKA: The Blech-Hawk *Update 6/9 WHAT THE?*

    Looking good. Nice frame, never seen one like that.
     
  17. yeshoney

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    Re: Blackhawk AKA: The Blech-Hawk *Update 6/9 WHAT THE?*

    Gonna have plenty of time to work on it while watching the epic Bruins battle for the CUP!

    Looking good!
     
  18. Danimal

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    Re: Name Change: This is now The Elgin Bruin!

    Boston strong!

    Bump to say it. I cannot in good conscience continue to build a "Blackhawk" while supporting my beloved Boston Bruins. Suck it Chicago. Lol. Go Bruins!!!
     
  19. ifitsfreeitsforme

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    Re: Name Change: This is now The Elgin Bruin!

    Dig the name change.
     
  20. Danimal

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    Re: Name Change: This is now The Elgin Bruin!

    The Fenders:

    Had a pair of trashed front fenders. Since I was going with a custom look anyway, might as well do something different here too. What do you think?


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