Easy Rider

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Re: Easy Rider - New pics 11/02

I painted this tank in 1971, used it on my harley and kept it when I sold it. My wife wanted it in the living room and that's where it sets today.
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Her sister (the decorator) said you need some color in this room
 
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Re: Easy Rider - New pics 11/02

I cant wait 8) Some other bike projects I have had to be postponed indefinitely by order of the boss so this ones gonna be it for a while.
 
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Re: Easy Rider - New pics 11/02

I bought a West Coast Chopper for $80.00 to get the front end and tank off for this bike. After mounting the OCC front end on it, I was able to sell it today for $60.00. So it only cost me $20.00 to upgrade to this front end plus have an extra tank. Score
 
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Oh Man, I can't wait. do you think it will make it back in time for the buildoff deadline?
 
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ok this is the behind the scenes

first i cleaned it up and removed the dirt and oils
tank1.jpg


then after a light scuffing i applied the primer with many light coats
tank2.jpg


then after that dried i applied the white base coat and left that to cure overnight
tank3.jpg


the first masking for the blue part
tank4.jpg

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the blue goes on
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(the painting light was really bright so the colors look a litte different in the picture)

after the blue was set up after a few days, i remasked it and laid out the red stripes
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a few days after that i put on the outlines, and applied the metalflake and clear coats for the finishing touches
let it sit out for 2 days to make sure it was set up enough to ship and then sent it home

now the mystery of the missing tank is revealed haha
 

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