curts softail build

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Re: curts softail build

Post by Maz » Thu Jan 12, 2012 7:28 pm

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Re: curts softail build

Post by Maxthegardener » Thu Jan 12, 2012 10:43 pm

:popcorn: Iam feelin the love man..... ;) its just beautiful.... :lol: Iam just kiddin ya.. I don't know how you do it Curt....it took me all week to bend and cut my seat base..

Me too add to the praise, really enjoy reading your work Gary..

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Re: curts softail build

Post by curt » Sat Jan 14, 2012 11:33 pm

max i do it while im supposed to be working that way i get paid to have fun it makes it twice as much fun . the softail and girder are for the owner of the company i work for so he actually knows im working on bike stuff while im supposed to be working on other crap . only problem is i get behind in workstuff and have to catch up gotta figure thatone out lol
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Re: curts softail build

Post by curt » Tue Feb 14, 2012 7:20 pm

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got the swingarm finished today and in a rolling chassis gotta figure out shocks for frontend and swingarm he wants to drop the frame to the ground when its parked never done that before so itll probly be a lil figureing there i had to make the swingarm almost 3 inches longer so it would go all the way down and still be able to use the frame the way it is i didnt want to change the frame that wayif i cant figure out the shocks i could still set it the way its supposed to be on a regular swingarm frame its 10 foot 6 inches long from front of the front tire to rear of the rear tirei had to prop up the ramp for the lift and add a piece of plywood and a saw horse to get it to fit im going to have to make an extension for the lift the hardtail and springer is only a foot shorter
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Re: curts softail build

Post by jonester123 » Tue Feb 14, 2012 11:01 pm

Curt, looking awesome man you are makeing great progress. :clap: :dance: :text-+1:

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Re: curts softail build

Post by curt » Thu Feb 16, 2012 8:43 am

thanks jonser
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Re: curts softail build

Post by curt » Tue Mar 27, 2012 6:26 pm

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not a lot of progress lately been busy on the triumph and work but picked up a tank on e bay and made a copy for the hard tail build dam smartphone battery died couldnt get pics of them i will tomorrow
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Re: curts softail build

Post by curt » Sun Apr 01, 2012 11:56 am

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this is the tank i bought on e bay i made a coppy of it not welded together yet waiting for the filler and petcock bungs to show up
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Re: curts softail build

Post by Jeff L » Sun Apr 01, 2012 1:09 pm

Im likn the tank.Choose a color yet?
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Re: curts softail build

Post by curt » Sun Apr 01, 2012 5:43 pm

no im horrible at deciding what color i do know itll be candy color i love the effect and depth i been trying to find the perfect metallic base for years nothing seems to come close to what i have in my head
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Re: curts softail build

Post by gearhead1951 » Mon Apr 02, 2012 4:55 am

If you go for candy blue , buff the metal up to a high shine and apply the tinted clear over that ! Very hard to beat !!

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Re: curts softail build

Post by curt » Wed Apr 04, 2012 6:18 pm

i did a powdercoat candy over chrome once looked way cool
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Re: curts softail build

Post by railroad bob » Thu Apr 05, 2012 3:35 am

good looking tank, perfect for a chopper...
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Re: curts softail build

Post by curt » Sun Apr 08, 2012 7:13 pm

ya i always liked those tanks im definatly a fan of the old stuff
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Re: curts softail build

Post by budoka » Mon Apr 09, 2012 7:57 am

curt, just wanted to throw in a post to let ya know that i'm digging' what you're up to. your boss is gonna be a lucky guy, the bike is coming together nicely.

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