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#22...back from vacation, so back to work!

Working on the tank, dimension and placement wise. Like my dad always told me "measure 20 times, cut once".
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Oh yeah...USPS brought some goodies in the mail as well, WOOHOO!!!
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Time for me to "GTB"!
 
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#TWENTY2...7/12. Headlight is coming along!

Bought a 4 dorrah 80 lumen LED flashlight at home depot last night, and started messing around with it for my headlight!
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And WOW, it's bright!!!

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Now I'm just waiting on the mounting ears...
 
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#TWENTY2...7/12. Headlight is coming along!

This is one of the most awe inspiring bikes I have ever seen, and I'd be lying if I didn't get mor than just one or two ideas from Jim's builds (being that he's just up the road in Jackson and used to come bend my ear at the motorcycle shop I used to work at)...

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Just needed to refresh the inspiration on the home stretch...
 
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#TWENTY2...7/12. Headlight is coming along!

Got the headlight somewhat mounted up, I think it turned out pretty good! A little work on the ears, clean up the back bucket on the light, and I should be able to chalk this part on the "done" list...
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And if any of y'all were wondering what all the motorcycles were in the background, my pops is into CX/GL Hondas. This is a 78 CX500D

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Nice big light!
 
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#TWENTY2...7/12. Headlight is coming along!

So with today being my day off, I got to cutting the headlight brackets. The headlight sat out way too far for my liking, so I took about an inch off of the ends, radiused, primed, and painted them black to match the front end.

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While I had it all apart, I went ahead and cleaned up the on/off switch, cleaned up the casing, and gave it a fresh coat of black paint.

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And here's what it looks like assembled...have to wait for the wife's eye to center it, though.
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And then the postman came, bearing gifts for me today!
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Had to make sure everyone knew who's butt they were looking at when they're behind me!
 

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Nice job on the light and tag!
 
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#TWENTY2...7/12. Headlight is coming along!

@Kingfish...Thank you, kind sir!

I got a wild hair in my butt, and really made some headway on my "tank" idea. I've had the general *idea* of what I wanted to do...but was a little lost on how to execute it. I was at the good old craft store with my wife and one of my daughters and happened to wander into the floral department...lo and behold I found what I was looking for!

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Yep...dry floral styrofoam...easy-ish to work with, and I could build my tank in 3 dimensions to see where I wanted each line!
Laid out the basic line with the cardboard template I already had...because I really LIKED the silhouette that it had.
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Here's the rough cut

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Fitted in the frame rails and painted with a guide coat so I can see how much I'm "sanding" off...

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Shaping the leading edges...trying to get the proportions JUST right.

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I think the shape compliments the whole look of the bike pretty nicely.

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Now I just have finish fabing it up in metal!
 
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Ron, great job on the light and the tag is a nice touch. Nothing like personalizing! Looking forward to the tank outcome.

Missed ya at Suzies...
 
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#TWENTY2, headlight is DONE...now it's time to get TANKED!!

Hey Justin...yeah, Emily and I were gonna come, but my hip was killing me. So much in fact that is was radiating all the way down into my knee. I guess that's what happens when you break your pelvis in 7 places!
 
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#TWENTY2...7/12. Headlight is coming along!

justride said:
That light is sweet! Great find for a great build. Keep it up!

JA

Thanks, just ride, and Justin too! Lackluster is one of my Favorites this year..pics do it pretty decent justice, but seeing her in person is whole other story!

I was goofing around on my iPad with an app called stumbleupon, and this page popped up, LOL.

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Templates made for the final cuts...so close!

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Cool tank work!!
Glad I am not the only one up late!
 
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Scored some British goodness this weekend!
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Sweet saddle.
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Can't wait to see the finished tank, and I really like the light!

Is the plate that flat plastic one I found on Ebay that looks like it's ebossed? Hard to tell in the picture.
 
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Hey mike. The plate is actually aluminum, it's not embossed, but it looks like it is...I'll send you the link to where I ordered it via email
 
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Pops and I started cutting on my tank pieces to get them put together tomorrow...but I buggered up one of the side pieces! Thank goodness I have enough material to build a couple extras iffin this one turns out okay.

Then went down and took a couple of "glamour shots" to see if I like the locale...they turned out pretty darn good, looks like I'll just eek in under the line.

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