The Heavy Hillclimber

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  1. kingfish254

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

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    Somehow you found a way to make this build even cooler!
     
  2. Crankset Leather

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    On your first picture post, I recognized one of the heavy hillclimber drivers. He was sponsored by Harley Davidson back in the day and they had a bronze statue made of him that's located near the entrance to the museum.
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  3. streetrod

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    That's so cool! I'd love to visit the museum some day, maybe even take this bike along too!
     
  4. Crankset Leather

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    Was in the area again about an hour ago and took a better picture for ya.
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    Here is a close up of the fender stays and rear sprocket
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  5. NewOrleansFlyer

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    Talk to us about you antiquing techniques......you've got some serious skills! I really like this bike!
     
  6. streetrod

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    Thank you, glad you like it! I really don't do anything too crazy to get that patina look. For the tank and fender I got some spray paint that closely matched the original patina colors and sprayed one color on top of another(in this case dark brown and kelly green). After they dry I lightly sanded in various spots to reveal the color underneath. I used a sanding pad, I think 220 grit, much like a Scotch Brite pad to do this. I also bought some model car paint and mixed the colors to get an even closer match to the original patina. I also used steel wool in some spots to give it a worn/scratched look. It really just takes time and a willingness to try something new. Thanks for the compliments!
     
  7. streetrod

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    So I went for a ride the other day and took some pics. Still trying to find a nice big hill to get that classic hill climb shot...

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  8. The Renaissance Man

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    Lookin great!

    That faux sprocket looks good but I'd like to see you build a second wheel that actually uses a large sprocket for some real hill climbing! You could swap it back for cruising.
    ...It would be a hassle to have to change chains but it would be neat to see what it would do.

    Or if you really wanted to pursue the idea, you could have a large and small on both front and rear that you could swap the same chain over by loosening the rear wheel.

    Ideas are cheap! :p
     
  9. King Zebba

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    Love'n this build! So cool! 8) 8) 8)
     
  10. the12volt

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    Wow! Very cool looking bike. Kudos!

    Cheers,
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  11. kingfish254

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    Great pics.
    I love the look of this build!!!
     
  12. jats

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    Awesome pics great bike!!!!!!!!

    Troy
     

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