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My Redline Build In Progress....Love these Posts, Lotsa Photos!

#1 2010-10-11 9:08pm

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My Redline Build In Progress....Love these Posts, Lotsa Photos!

I love watching everyone elses build progress posts so I figured Id do one of mine.  Im getting this one ready for the Winter Build Off here.  Figured Id share my ideas and progress with you guys.

Heres what we started with.  2000 Redline John Purse Model.

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j207/nightsblood324/johnpurse.jpg

Stripped down and a little ugly.  Stripped decals and started the dreaded clean up.

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j207/nightsblood324/Redline%20Restoration/011-1.jpg

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j207/nightsblood324/Redline%20Restoration/030.jpg

All cleaned up.  This is the point where I started to re-think the sand down of that beautiful chrome.  I did it but......it hurt a little.

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j207/nightsblood324/Redline%20Restoration/026-1.jpg

Sanded down all the "shiny" chrome parts with 80 grit sand paper.  Taped off the rear triangle.

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j207/nightsblood324/Redline%20Restoration/036.jpg

Time to spray.  Duplicolor Self Etching Primer.  This stuff covers very good and goes on super smooth.

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j207/nightsblood324/Redline%20Restoration/040-1.jpg

Primed it again with some white although.....probably didnt need it.  Wet sand afterwards with some 1000 wet paper.

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j207/nightsblood324/Redline%20Restoration/041.jpg

This was where the troubles began.  There were all kinds of colors going through my head. Do I trick it out with a new crazy color or try to stick to something Redline...ish?  This was pretty close to Hazzard Yellow.  Afterwards the paint didnt seem to hold up well to wet sanding at all even though there was a full can on the frame.  Probably my fault.  Either way, it didnt stay this color long.

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j207/nightsblood324/Redline%20Restoration/055.jpg

I actually put a coat of Duplicolor Metalflake green on here as well although it just wasnt speaking to me.  At that point I tried an old standard that I had in the shed.  Rustoleum Key Lime Green.  I love this color and used it on a skateboard deck years ago the only issue was....."Wired" used it on his Haro resto a few months ago.  I battled back and forth and finally decided to use it since I liked the color so much.  Consider it a homage to Wired I guess.  Just a cool color.  Also decided to paint the bottom bracket likethe 86 RL20IIs.  Figured it would add a little depth.

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j207/nightsblood324/Redline%20Restoration/009-2.jpg

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j207/nightsblood324/Redline%20Restoration/011.jpg

Added a decal that I got from baby brother "Skubasteve" and some Redline Monster cranks with a Profile Imperial sprocket bought right here on the Museum.

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j207/nightsblood324/Redline%20Restoration/010.jpg

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j207/nightsblood324/Redline%20Restoration/017.jpg

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j207/nightsblood324/Redline%20Restoration/018-1.jpg

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j207/nightsblood324/Redline%20Restoration/025-1.jpg

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j207/nightsblood324/Redline%20Restoration/027.jpg

Well, now we're waiting on brakes, the rest of the decals and Im tring to find a seat that just kills it.  I really dont want to settle for a Dominator but the wifes b-day is coming up and funds are running out.  Oh well.


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#2 2010-10-11 10:28pm

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It pains me to see what you did to good chrome.

With that out of the way, the color scheme looks great.  Can't wait to see the rest of the build.


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#3 2010-10-11 11:36pm

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Chrome is great and I prefer it 90% of the time... but its times like this when I think chrome might be over-rated. big_smile
Looks awesome so far!


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#4 2010-10-12 12:05am

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Re: My Redline Build In Progress....Love these Posts, Lotsa Photos!

StillRidin' wrote:

Chrome is great and I prefer it 90% of the time... but its times like this when I think chrome might be over-rated. big_smile
Looks awesome so far!

Not much for chrome over here, especially where there are awesome colors like this just waiting to pop. Looking good so far wink

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#5 2010-10-12 5:26am

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Re: My Redline Build In Progress....Love these Posts, Lotsa Photos!

Looking really good so far. I keep flip flopping on how I'm going to paint my Redline and you may have just convinced me to go with the chrome rear =]


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#6 2010-10-12 10:55am

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Re: My Redline Build In Progress....Love these Posts, Lotsa Photos!

Yeah, I may have exagerated how hard it was to paint over the chrome.  Personally, I hate chrome.  I think it really holds you down as to how creative you can get.  The chrome looked nice when it was all cleaned up but once I got a little color on it, I never turned back.


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#7 2010-10-12 2:30pm

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Decals arrived and done.

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j207/nightsblood324/Redline%20Restoration/ps006.jpg


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#8 2010-10-12 5:12pm

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Very, very nice.


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#9 2010-10-12 5:39pm

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Re: My Redline Build In Progress....Love these Posts, Lotsa Photos!

Thank you sir, I appreciate it.  When you say youre from NOVA, are you referring to northern Virginia?


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#10 2010-10-12 6:14pm

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Loving that color scheme.  Keep posting.  Just curious, why did you decide to leave the headset cups in?  Again, nice work dude!

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#11 2010-10-12 6:55pm

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Because I wanted to!  Just kidding, I beat on em for awhile and they werent budging a bit so, I left em in.  I didnt figure it was that big a deal.


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#12 2010-10-12 7:32pm

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Nice!  Looks great so far!  big_smile

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#13 2010-10-12 7:48pm

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sweet redline , great job


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#14 2010-10-12 11:50pm

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Rustomleum Keylime, awesome color! And great combo with the chrome and polish you've got going there.

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#15 2010-10-13 12:12am

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Love it.  I did a retro JP cruiser myself last year.  I was gonna do a white frameset, but I wanted to match my mini me's bike which is chrome...
http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm273/gaijinottokko/Bikepics/DSCN2748.jpg


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#16 2010-10-13 2:31am

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Re: My Redline Build In Progress....Love these Posts, Lotsa Photos!

nightsblood wrote:

Because I wanted to!  Just kidding, I beat on em for awhile and they werent budging a bit so, I left em in.  I didnt figure it was that big a deal.

I think it kind of makes the headtube look like its integrated. cool

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#17 2010-10-13 3:27am

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nice job..looks great.....big_smile..


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#18 2010-10-13 7:41am

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nice work. Gave me an idea on how to do my Haro Zippo. It` all red and I was debating on making the front section Black. Think I just might go for it

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#19 2010-10-13 3:32pm

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Re: My Redline Build In Progress....Love these Posts, Lotsa Photos!

gaijin wrote:

Love it.  I did a retro JP cruiser myself last year.  I was gonna do a white frameset, but I wanted to match my mini me's bike which is chrome...
http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm27 … CN2748.jpg

That Redline looks super nice.  Are those Jive grips on there.  I looked for a set of white one for this build but never found any.


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#20 2010-11-22 12:23pm

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Re: My Redline Build In Progress....Love these Posts, Lotsa Photos!

Ive been waiting for the Winter Build Off to end and now that the works done, heres the finished product of my Redline build.  Hop;e you guys dig it. It was great fun to build.  Might neew Tuffs on it though....

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j207/nightsblood324/Redline%20Restoration/273copy.jpg

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j207/nightsblood324/Redline%20Restoration/306copy.jpg

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j207/nightsblood324/Redline%20Restoration/317copy.jpg


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#21 2010-11-22 12:37pm

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I think its freaking awesome. There are a lot of cool restorations as of late poping up, and yours rocks.

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#22 2010-11-22 12:47pm

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I love it.
But I agree with your last statement.....because Tuffs would just knock this thing into another solar system.
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#23 2010-11-22 1:04pm

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Re: My Redline Build In Progress....Love these Posts, Lotsa Photos!

Yeah, I might throw some Tuffs on it later but right now............ three kids + Christmas = No $ for Tuffs!  But thanks for the compliments.  Its appreciated.


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#24 2010-11-22 1:33pm

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no tuffs please, it actually looks rideable as-is

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#25 2010-11-22 1:45pm

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ryanharley wrote:

no tuffs please, it actually looks rideable as-is

+1  No Tuffs... seems EVERYONE is using them and this looks freaking amazing as it sits. I'm sure this isn't a super light bike, but the Tuffs will add to that and make it look heavy.
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