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Online hickwheeler

Re: OJís Buy Once Cry Once Build Thread
« Reply #60 on: November 20, 2018, 10:49:28 PM »
Black goes good with orange
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Offline broken1

Re: OJís Buy Once Cry Once Build Thread
« Reply #61 on: November 21, 2018, 01:43:05 AM »
Green would look good with that orange if you like green.
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Offline 2Nubs

Re: OJís Buy Once Cry Once Build Thread
« Reply #62 on: November 21, 2018, 09:19:32 AM »
Go ahead and get that frame chromed out 8)
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Offline havinnoj

Re: OJís Buy Once Cry Once Build Thread
« Reply #63 on: November 21, 2018, 12:25:56 PM »
Green would look good with that orange if you like green.

Did you ever see this plastic on the OEM frame that was a lime-gold?  It looked cool some times, other times not so much.  But good option to explore. 

Offline havinnoj

Re: OJís Buy Once Cry Once Build Thread
« Reply #64 on: November 21, 2018, 12:26:12 PM »
Go ahead and get that frame chromed out 8)

Haha maybe the subframe but needs some color!

Offline 2Nubs

Re: OJís Buy Once Cry Once Build Thread
« Reply #65 on: November 21, 2018, 01:34:55 PM »
Any other colors going on? Maybe a subtle color frame such as black or gunmetal but with a bunch of orange flake or metallic in the mix. I bet that would pop nicely. 
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Offline Skeans1

Re: OJís Buy Once Cry Once Build Thread
« Reply #66 on: November 21, 2018, 10:35:13 PM »
How about white and orange for a Creamsicle look

Offline jcs003

Re: OJís Buy Once Cry Once Build Thread
« Reply #67 on: November 26, 2018, 12:34:34 PM »
do a silvervein type with the colors you like.

Offline havinnoj

Re: OJís Buy Once Cry Once Build Thread
« Reply #68 on: January 19, 2019, 06:32:44 PM »
Bike is now completely apart.  Next steps are to strip powder and decide on color.

Think Iím going with this color on the frame.
http://www.tcpglobal.com/Automotive-Paint/HOKKBC08.html

Offline 2Nubs

Re: OJís Buy Once Cry Once Build Thread
« Reply #69 on: January 19, 2019, 08:13:23 PM »
Reminds me of GMís Sunset Orange Metallic. Very nice choice.
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Online hickwheeler

Re: OJís Buy Once Cry Once Build Thread
« Reply #70 on: February 18, 2019, 01:07:35 PM »
Any updates on the freshening up
88 hybrid 431 puma
88 (BOF Build) stock motor and oem 89 plastics
More in the works

Offline havinnoj

Re: OJís Buy Once Cry Once Build Thread
« Reply #71 on: February 19, 2019, 04:13:51 PM »
Any updates on the freshening up

Yes though no worthy pics right now.  Will update when they're ready.

Chassis was stripped and since it uses 450R footpegs, a little fab work was needed to give clearance for the CR500 Linkage bolt.  Chassis is now being blasted, after that will go to the painter.   Dan Swan from Splat Designs https://www.splat-designs.com/ is going to touch up the orange plastics and then paint the frame. 

Swingarm was sent back to Stellar to clearance the pivot tube, that's complete and now waiting to get it back.  Hoping to get that chromed in time. 

Front shocks were sent out to @Eschonda for his assessment and likely rebuild/revalve/respring (or some flavor of that).  Last year I had them rebuilt/revalved/resprung last season but I couldn't get them where I liked them.  While a very reputable shop did the work, they're back East, and I'm not sure that was the best choice for how I only ride dunes.  Anyways, Schmidty has those now and looking forward to getting them dialed in. 

Other than that, just need to order a bit of hardware and reassemble.

Offline havinnoj

Re: OJís Buy Once Cry Once Build Thread
« Reply #72 on: April 01, 2019, 10:37:03 PM »
Frame is painted.  Had a little mixup with the color.  I had wanted Tangerine over Orion Silver base but painter matched the Tangerine on my plastic which was over Sunset Pearl instead of Orion Silver.  Probably going to run this combo this year and can always change again in the future. 

Offline Tbone07

Re: OJís Buy Once Cry Once Build Thread
« Reply #73 on: April 02, 2019, 03:16:25 PM »
I can't tell which orange looks better. They both look nice. But ya they definitely don't match
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Offline havinnoj

Re: OJís Buy Once Cry Once Build Thread
« Reply #74 on: July 01, 2019, 08:30:31 PM »
Swingarm came back from chrome.  Used a local shop but had Cascade / Top Dog polish/prep it.  Happy with the results.