Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Restos in progress...

I banged out some resto work today on a couple of classic frames.

I replaced the seat tube in Jared's Yo Eddy, as the years had not been kind to it, leaving it looking like baby swiss cheese.  The lower half of the tube was removed, a new piece fitted, and an internal pressed support then placed and bullet welded into place to forever join the old and the new.  It's in the bake box now, awaiting a new coat of Aqua Fade to go with his new fork...



Don's Yo is also getting some new color, but is shedding it's old coat first... this one's sporting a new seat tube lower as well.

And Noah's Ritchey is lined up for stripping next with a similar ailment... she's hiding another three holes round back.

Kalten's been busy scraping off paint while I've been putting it on.  Here is the last of the retro frames getting it's personality applied. 
This one will be using a 1933 Plymouth color called Porcelain Green with a white front section and long darts transitioning in.  Let's lay on some paint, shall we?
Ohh, that's a retro color only seen on Hot Rods and antique bathtubs :)
Unwrapping the masking to reveal what lays beneath...
Tomorrow morning I'll finish airbrushing on the balance of the graphics and an old school "groovy" logo.

See y'all then,

rody

2 comments:

Bikewright said...

The pin-ups are very cool!

OldNSlo said...

wow - that paint job looks awesome! Nice work as always...