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Discussion in 'General' started by Mr. Wright, Dec 31, 2016.

  1. pknowles

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    Gonna get her all dressed up for the big shindig in june :)
     
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    The fun parts over, now the real work begins.
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    I sure like that lift.
     
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    Those pallet Jack's are nice
     
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    I've used that pallet jack for years before I got my table. They both have their good and bad points. I also have hooks in several places in the ceiling, where I can use a come-a-long to lift too.
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    Looks like you had a visit from Eric, with all those tools left out..:oldhardlaugh:
     
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    Looking good :old2: time to get to business :cheers:
     
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    Note: that last picture was from the last rebuild.
    This was my toughest day. disconnecting all the wires, labeling them, and bundling them. Spent about 4 hours.
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    Also FYI, I don't believe I've ever heard this talked about on here. On the pivot axle for the swing arm,
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    The bushing on each side screw in, so you can remove and install, without damaging the paint. This will be good info if your changing the belt also.
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  9. Mr. Wright

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    Got a full day in today. Just a little bit left to do to the frame, and it will be ready for primer tomorrow.
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    Still have about a days work left on the tanks. When they build these tanks at the factory, they use a lot of bondo to shape them. The paint stripper I use, is so strong, I'll have to reshape it.
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    I think I'll just sand the fenders down and paint over what I have. I don't think the fiberglass fenders will hold up to the stripper.
     
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    Wow:old2:
     
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    :agree: I'd say..:old2::old2:
     
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    Since Photobucket was half way working, I thought I'd catch you up on the last few days.
    Got everything striped down, but I forgot to take a picture of the tank before I started shaping it, but here it is ready to start sanding.
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    After a lot of sanding.
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    I just got done priming everything, and the tank looks good, just need to to do some spot pudding and smooth it out a little more.

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    Thinking about doing something different with the brake lights, what do you think.
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    Wow, an hour and 30 minutes to get this on here.
     
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    I'm leaning toward going back with a black frame, with the red tank and fenders. I think the black will set the chrome and polished aluminum off better than going all red.
     
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    What kind of a red?

    I'm not a fan of two tone schemes but that's me :) maybe you'll surprise me




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    I think the brake light built into the fender would look great, does your fender wrap around low enough for the brake light to be seen straight on?
     
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    The red will be a surprise. My own mixture. The black frame isn't for sure yet, it's just that it is so bright, I think it will be to much.
     
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    Once the lens is cut to fit up in the slot, and with the defusers on the lens, it should be fine.
     
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    I think that's a good idea. Depending on what red you use, too much red can over do it. :old2:
     
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    Very bright red with black frame would look great but dark red and black frame I'm not sure
     
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    Just an opinion but I always thought black frame and coloured tins looked like half assed repaint, someone who didn't want to do a complete disassemble..but that's just an opinion, I'm sure whatever ya do it will look great.:old2::old2:
     
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