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    Looking great Doom I’m excited to see how the paint turns out, killer work so far.

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    Well crap, rainy, cold weather today so I guess a little wet sanding is called for. This works out fine as I have found a few spots I want to improve before going forward. As usual, once it is all in one color the flaws really jump out at me.

    One thing I learned from last time, House of Kolor is not kidding when they say to only use a catalyzed patching material ( aka bondo or fiberglass ). I had used some glazing putty last time and I think that is where my original paint on the oil tank failed.
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    Had to take a quick trip out the Phoenix, mom is not doing so well and ended up in a skilled nursing facility for a bit. My oldest and I are now working on the next steps for her. Aging is a bitch, let me tell you!

    On the positive side, molding is done, and today the weather is decent ( for the next three days ), so I was able to shoot everything in the final sealer color.

    And yes, it's yellow! I am using a translucent white with iced pearl in it to achieve the look I want. Over grey it is a cold blueish color, but over yellow it becomes this warm metallic sand color that should look interesting. That will be tomorrows adventure.

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    I also shot two scratch panels so I can proof out my design work and two doors for the dart board case I am making my grandson.

    More to come....

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    Sorry to read about your mom.

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    The molding looks good. As soon as I saw that seat spring/shock I wondered how stiff it was then looked up and I read what you wrote. Do you think you could run just one or would it make the seat unstable and shift side to side?

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    Quote Originally Posted by selectedgrub View Post
    Sorry to read about your mom.
    Thanks man, she is a very independent and stubborn lady. It is taking both of my daughters and my convincing to get her where we need her to be. To every season and all that.


    Quote Originally Posted by cdwillis View Post
    The molding looks good. As soon as I saw that seat spring/shock I wondered how stiff it was then looked up and I read what you wrote. Do you think you could run just one or would it make the seat unstable and shift side to side?
    The guy I bought the seat pan from said he had the same setup and tried a single shock, apparently it wiggled all over the place. Once I get a bit closer I will break one of them down and find a milder spring. According to the web site these are 300 inch/lbs each. I am thinking a third of that would be enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoomBuggy View Post
    Thanks man, she is a very independent and stubborn lady. It is taking both of my daughters and my convincing to get her where we need her to be. To every season and all that.




    The guy I bought the seat pan from said he had the same setup and tried a single shock, apparently it wiggled all over the place. Once I get a bit closer I will break one of them down and find a milder spring. According to the web site these are 300 inch/lbs each. I am thinking a third of that would be enough.
    I bought some from Chopper Shox 8 or 9 years ago that were stiffer than a preachers dick on Sunday morning. I wrote them and they sent some more reasonable ones. He said he had a lot of trouble with dealers sending two singles instead a double set.
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    Thanks Dave, I'll track them down and see if they can help me out.

    Got all the orange peel out of all the pieces and shot the frame, did not have enough clear for the other stuff so that will wait till tomorrow. There is an auto paint store a few miles from here that is a HOK dealer, hopefully they have the intercoat in stock.

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    Doom sorry to hear about your mom.

    I do have a question. Is there a reason you left the neck lock?????? Other than your going to be using the neck lock??????

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    Wow. I just saw your build thread. Really nice.

    I have some questions, as I am planning out a '57 bobber and still have a lot of things undecided. Basically I have an original frame, an engine and a trans.

    Are your gas tanks reproduction? How many gallons, are they good quality? Where'd you get them?

    Do you have some pictures of it mocked up or a link to your previous thread (since you said this was a "retry".?

    The frame looks pretty good? Is it a V-Twin or someone else? Everything going together ok?

    Again, really nice work. That color is really interesting. I can't wait to see it together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tattooo View Post
    Doom sorry to hear about your mom.

    I do have a question. Is there a reason you left the neck lock?????? Other than your going to be using the neck lock??????
    I wanted the next owner of having the option to go back stock. This frames is so nice I didn't want to butcher it up. The only change I made are the welds for the seat mounts. Even though it is a repop it is nicer than any panhead frame I've ever owned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WillPhelps52 View Post
    Wow. I just saw your build thread. Really nice.

    I have some questions, as I am planning out a '57 bobber and still have a lot of things undecided. Basically I have an original frame, an engine and a trans.

    Are your gas tanks reproduction? How many gallons, are they good quality? Where'd you get them?

    They are 3.5 gal repop tanks I got from Jesse aka DragStews here on the forum. He owns a bad-ass scooter shop in Florida and always knows where to get top notch parts.

    Do you have some pictures of it mocked up or a link to your previous thread (since you said this was a "retry".?

    I'll have to look to see if I have one of the mock ups.

    The frame looks pretty good? Is it a V-Twin or someone else? Everything going together ok?

    Frame is also from Dragstews, it is a Edlund frame from Europe and is about as close as you will get to a real deal. And ya everything fits well. I had a few details, like running a drill through the speedo hole, and adding a couple of holes for the belly plate but other than that it has been smooth sailing.

    Again, really nice work. That color is really interesting. I can't wait to see it together.
    The color is just the base color, over the next month or so I plan to apply the contrast color and some art work to it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DoomBuggy View Post
    I wanted the next owner of having the option to go back stock. This frames is so nice I didn't want to butcher it up. The only change I made are the welds for the seat mounts. Even though it is a repop it is nicer than any panhead frame I've ever owned.
    Got ya........ That makes sense........

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    Well crap, thought I had two quarts of intercoat, turns out only a partial. Now I wait for UPS....

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    Today I was able to finish the base coat on the tins and shoot a sample of the contrast color. It is my own blend of tangerine and root beer, I like the way it plays in different lights. Tomorrow, weather gods willing, I will shoot a test of the gold detail color I want to use. Then comes the final decision on design and taping. Now the fun starts.

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    A close up of the gold metallic in the off white paint. Really hard to photograph indoors. It blows me away how much the color shifts in the lit spots vs the shadows.
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    And the contrast color under two different lights.
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    Absolutely love it doom, the color looks phenomenal. At least we have some decent temps today before we touch back down tomorrow. I’ve been waiting for your next update and you definitely didn’t disappoint.

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    I think I have the main plan for the paint. Just waiting for a lighter gold color to show up as the copper color I was going to use is too dark.

    Over all color scheme and design layout. I don't think I stole this directly, but like Brown Sugar, I am sure there are some old influences in here somewhere.

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    And this is what it should look like on the tins.

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    Where I am struggling is on the frame, I was originally going to go with a tribal type band, then I thought fading flames, and now I am thinking something simpler yet.

    Need to get some fresh tape in the shop and see what I can come up with.
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    Tribal shit is modern not classic, and questionable on an Art Deco vehicle. It rarely works out with old motorcycles.

    Cream/gold/brown is a classic color combo that would work nicely if proportioned as above. That looks great because it's clean and not overdone.

    The letter font IMO needs some work as letters are often hard to pull off well.

    Check out some Art Deco era classic fonts (there are MANY more on the net). A sign shop should be able to laser cut you stencils to any size if you want to do it precisely and not be constrained by tape. They can make a stack so you'll have backups and of course have their own font library to peruse.

    https://www.1001fonts.com/art-deco-fonts.html
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    Thanks dude, the lettering was temporary only. I have a stencil cutter downstairs which I used last time, so have that covered

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