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04 pitbull to ridgeback build

Discussion in 'General' started by pauldeepsea, Aug 13, 2017.

  1. pauldeepsea

    pauldeepsea Well-Known Member

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    There are days I love it and times I want to move on! Normally I do okay for $ but the politics and bullshit just don’t work with me.


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    Taking a shit ton of pics!
    Thought about doing a how to video on the docs esc but it’s pretty damn easy to install.
    More pics coming


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    His instructions are really a good step by step procedure:old2:
     
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    Couldn’t agree more.


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    Paul,
    You're doing a fantastic job on that bike! Good luck and I'm looking forward in seeing the end product.
    Very cool!
     
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    Me too, allot of work and $ invested but really looking forward to getting the big dog on the road again.
    Thanks


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    Getting parts ready to send out to chrome. The controls were a bitch to disassemble. Lot of tiny parts and I took many pictures along the way. I wanted to remove all the soft goods from the controls before sending them out for chroming.
    Hope to get these sent out this week waiting on a quote from sport chrome before I ship.
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    Getting the triple trees, motor mount and lower controls chromed.
    Also have some more powder coating to get done.
    The build is slow and I am trying not to hurry it together. $ is tight so I am doing it in chunks.



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    Do you know if he posted it on here?
    I know it can be done I am worried that once I torque the motor it may crack the chrome and could cause the motor to misalign.

    Haven’t heard from Mark in along time I would be interested to hear on how it’s holding up?


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    Amazing job so far Paul, looks incredible. Can't wait to see the rest of the build.
     
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    Really like this paint and may be looking at something similar [​IMG][​IMG]
    Color wise I like it different scheme I think though

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    This is getting exciting :old2:
     
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    That paint job is bad ass!
     
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    I agree love the color but I am not a big graphics guy. Going to work on the details for the scheme.

    Hard part is that I am loving how things are turning out but I need to slow down and get things right.

    Can’t wait to get the karata open primary installed I have done the mock up and it looks sick on the longer frame. [​IMG]


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    I saw it in person there wasn't any cracks and tapio drove it and no cracks. Lol

    If the chrome is done right it should be fine.

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    Parts are boxed and ready to go, sport chrome is hands down the best I have used

    I spoke with Curtis about using them they are very high priced. You could buy new for what the charged but their chrome work is by far the best o have used


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    I see that your sled has a ridiculously awesome flame job, and assume you want something different so what ideas are you thinking? And I agree that this is very exciting, but definitely take however long is necessary to get it right the first time. You are going to be so proud of this when it's done, and quite frankly so will all of us following your build!
     
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    Not sure yet, i have been all over the board.



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    Got the quote back from sport chrome today. 695.00 to chrome the triple trees, controls and the motor mount.


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    That's not too bad with their reputation should last a lifetime

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    Sent a request for estimates on paint to Deano’s in Mesa Arizona and cutting edge illusions in Eugene Oregon. I have looked all over California and just can’t seem to find any painters that I will use.


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