The Silver Surfer - FINISHED! (BOTEN)

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  1. Bike Bum

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    I planned on getting up before sunrise today to get a couple coats of paint on the frame. Luckily, on the way home from work last night a cool front came thru and I was able to get three good coats of silver on and even finish off the frame with three more coats of clear. The picture doesn't do the paint job justice but it is very shiny and it sparkles too! Wahoo! I might actually finish this year. Of course, now that i'm not going with a bare frame, I've already cleared the bare fenders. I'm not going to have time to repaint them before the deadline so they are staying bare until I have more time to paint them to match the frame. Oh well, at least I got one disaster averted.

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  2. KJV

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    Rocking now :thumbsup:
     
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    Paint done!

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    Glad you got the paint worked out
     
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  6. Bike Bum

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    Got the bike ridable last night!! :rockout: Didn't think it was going to happen. A few set backs though. I never test fitted the fenders after I got the new tires on. Well, the new tires are too fat for the the fenders. The fenders that came on this bike are for the narrower lowrider style of tires. I didn't even think about that. Oh well, it still looks good without the fenders. Plus, since I ended out painting the frame, the fenders were just clear coat over bare metal so they didn't match that well anyway. I could have taken it for a test ride last night but a freakin' thunder storm blew thru, it even knocked out power for awhile. I ordered some cool grip from Ian and they should be in today or tomorrow, other than that the bike is done, except for the surfboard. I still have work to do on that.

    Anyway, here's the only picture I have just as I started last night. (Yes, I turned my living room into my workshop for this bike. Heck, it's air conditioned.) My little buddy was trying to help but he kept running off with the nuts and bolts. I guess he thought we were playing hide and seek instead of building a bike. :bandit:

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    Cool factor of that statement alone is off the chart!
     
  9. Bike Bum

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    I forgot I took this picture too. It's still missing some parts but it was getting close.

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    Weird to say but the chain guard is off the chain!!!!
     
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    First glance I see a cool silver and red muscle bike.
    Can't wait to see some photos and video out in the light. There are so many reflective points in this bike it's stripper name is Sparkles.
     
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    Looks awesome! Silver and red combo is cool!
     
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    the red glitter grips are gonna be boss on that.
     
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  14. G-Matt

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    Wow dude that really sucks ! Hate when you put so much time into some thing and it turns to


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  15. KJV

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    Nice.
    Fenders are a pain
    to clean under anyway.
     
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    Haha, yup that's exactly what I got them for. Can't wait!
     
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    Thanks, It didn't really turn out the way I was hoping but nothing ever does. I still have more work to do on it even after the deadline.
     
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    I know, right! I actually like it better painted anyway.
     
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    Another piece of the puzzle arrived yesterday. Thanks Ian, (ifitsfreeitsforme) these are sweeeeet! :heart:

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  20. G-Matt

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    Got to love those last minute goodies showing up !!


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