I didn't see anything as boring. I've learned a lot from watching your process and your attention to detail. Happy to have seen how you get to a tank. This is an art and a skill.Thanks Brian, I feel like this has been boring but it's the whole point of this build. The no-nose tank is something I have been wanting to make for a couple of years now. I knew that the timing was hitting at the same time as the build off so journaling the process was a way of jumping into the fun while building a demo bike at the same time.
As soon as I get the side inserts done I'll be able to focus more on Abner instead of the tanks. Then the creative fun will begin!
Where do you guys find these epic tires?Love the smell of new tires in the morning.
The tires came in a little over a week ago and I finally made some time today to mount them on a set of original paint prewar New Departures!
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Ready to go!
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Just in case you thought I might actually be considering that giant light, I'm not. When I pulled up the Southern Flyer photos I couldn't help noticing the big headlight and it reminded me of the giant outdoor light that I recently acquired. lolExactly 10 years ago yesterday I started Southern Flyer for my first ever build-off entry.
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In the years since then I have borrowed from it a couple times for other builds. This year I'm borrowing from it again. Except it won't be any part taken from it, just a design idea.
I did two applications but mainly because I didn't get it quite right the first time. It requires that the metal is heated to around 200 degrees before applying the solution and without having a way to measure it I ended up under heating it. I later remembered that sprinkling a little water on it will confirm that it's hot enough when it steams off. Having said that though, you do get a better finish with multiple applications and removing any scale with steel wool between coats.