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  1. OddJob

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    It's always a challenge when we use conventional pike parts for unconventional builds.

    And your build, sir, is very unconventional! :bigsmile::wink1:
     
  2. Psychographic

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    Oops! When you widen the stays for tire clearance, it widens the brake bosses. As much as I didn't want to mess with them, they are coming off and getting redone.
     
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  3. sandman

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    As the Rat always warns for every step forward your going to take two steps back . Rat on .
     
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  4. Psychographic

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    Unconventional and at times very frustrating. One good thing, I'm keeping my problem solving skills busy.

    I've done a very good job of that so far.



    Just need to do some clean up on the welds.

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    After some grinding and a LOT of hand filing, it's almost ready for filler. I need my front tire to see about a kickstand, I'm assuming with such a short stand, having it just the right length is important.

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  5. Psychographic

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    The jockey wheels showed up today. It's crazy how something so little does so much to dress a part up.

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    Did a bit of filling and a ton of sanding.

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  6. Psychographic

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    What the heck is going on? I thought we were ready for primer?

    Anyone want to guess what this is for?

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  7. Psychographic

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    Who said we're not ready for primer?

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  8. RustyGold

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    Frenched antenna for the radio? :grin:
     
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  9. Psychographic

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    Nope, try again.
     
  10. RustyGold

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    Shifter mount location, internally routed?
     
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  11. Dr. Tankenstein

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    Speedo mount?


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  12. MattiThundrrr

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    Dropper post?
     
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  13. Psychographic

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    No again


    Nope.

    Not this either.

    A hint, it's a bit gimmicky and very fake.
     
  14. handyandy1100

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    Air intake for a dragster?


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  15. Psychographic

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    Getting warmer.



    I took a break from TF to make some quick gifts.

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  16. Psychographic

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    The good news,
    The frame, forks, and rear suspension are in primer!

    The bad news,
    I can't come up with any color, or design for it.:confused:
     
  17. MattiThundrrr

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    Just search vintage dragsters, I'm sure something will catch your eye.
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    Blue and gold always works for me
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  18. handyandy1100

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    Sparkplug?

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  19. Psychographic

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    Not a plug.


    I used the wrong gun to prime the frame, it was because I wanted to keep the overspray to a minimum in the basement. I have a squirrel cage fan to exhaust the area, it will keep up with my HVLP touch up gun and airbrushes, but nothing more. Because of this it sprayed very grainy and I had to put it on heavy, that's OK, I wanted to have plenty to sand down and fill some scratches.

    I've got the frame sanded down, other than the area where I welded the top tube extension, it looks like it needs very little finishing. I think with a bit of filing I can clean that area up quickly. There is a slight indent on the down tube right by the BB that needs to be filled.

    This is the bad side

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    Dang it, I forgot to prime the chaingaurd!
     
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  20. Psychographic

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    Round two of filling and sanding on the frame is done, it's ready for primer.

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    I drilled mounting holes in the chainguard, and I was finally smart enough to roughly put the drivetrain back together and see if there will be any conflicts with bolts and chain. Sure enough, the bottom two outside ones needed to be moved. After redrilling and welding the old ones, it was ready for some filler. It, too, is ready for primer.

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