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d.rinner-okc

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Post Thu May 07, 2009 5:53 pm

Frame Pinstriping

Does anyone have any pictures of a Big Twin frame that has been pinstriped? I had my BullNeck frame at a shop to
evaluate needed repairs. It had been reinforced on both sides between the seatpost cross brace & rear trans cross brace.
anyway, they sent several frames to be sandbasted & the blaster offered them a bulk rate. So they loaded up my frame
and called me, "Hey, we just saved you some money!" I have no photos to go by to replace the striping.
I would appreciate some samples to show a local striper.
drinner-okc
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Chris Haynes

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Post Thu May 07, 2009 9:24 pm

Re: Frame Pinstriping

There was no factory striping on frames.
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d.rinner-okc

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Post Fri May 08, 2009 8:02 pm

Re: Frame Pinstriping

I know Chris, It was hand done & very attractive. We are not the first generation to modify our sickles.

So, if anyone has any photos that show some hand applied pin striping they would share so I might re-create
the period modified look on a Parts Bike Knucklehead, that will never meet Chris Haynes standards, never be
AMCA judged, but hooked to a sidecar and be one hell of a lot of fun, please post some pictures. :)

Whew, I did not need this chewing today. :D
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Chris Haynes

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Post Fri May 08, 2009 8:55 pm

Re: Frame Pinstriping

d.rinner-okc wrote:I know Chris, It was hand done & very attractive. We are not the first generation to modify our sickles.

So, if anyone has any photos that show some hand applied pin striping they would share so I might re-create
the period modified look on a Parts Bike Knucklehead, that will never meet Chris Haynes standards, never be
AMCA judged, but hooked to a sidecar and be one hell of a lot of fun, please post some pictures. :)

Whew, I did not need this chewing today. :D



Ya don't need to be a friggin' wise ass. I didn't know it you thought the pinstriping was original or not. Stranger things have happened.
I also build customs. Not everything I touch is a restoration.
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Pa

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Post Sat May 09, 2009 7:01 am

Re: Frame Pinstriping

Must be that time of the month again. :mrgreen:
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john HD

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Post Sat May 09, 2009 3:17 pm

Re: Frame Pinstriping

d.rinner,

here are some shots of "original" pinstriping on a mostly "original" 47 EL that is visiting my shop.

none of it is on the frame but gives an example of what you are looking for. the bike was in dry storage from 1954 until 4 years ago and has 11k miles on it.

it is all original except paint, seat, white walls and oil tank.

enjoy!

john

ps to pa, i had to host the photos at the hydra glide forum because the gallery here seems to not accept downloads.

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Chris Haynes

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Post Sat May 09, 2009 3:58 pm

Re: Frame Pinstriping

[quote="john HD"]

ps to pa, i had to host the photos at the hydra glide forum because the gallery here seems to not accept downloads.


John,
If you upload your photos to http://www.photobucket.com they post here perfectly.
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Pa

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Post Sat May 09, 2009 4:18 pm

Re: Frame Pinstriping

No wonder John McCain chose the Eskimo !! :mrgreen:
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john HD

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Post Sat May 09, 2009 4:37 pm

Re: Frame Pinstriping

chris,

i prefer the hydra option as it seems to be a stable place to store photos on the web. AND as a mod there i have a little control over the use of them.

on a side note, i tried to log into the VAM site the other day and couldn't get in. how are you handling the spam in the comments section? there seems to be quite a bit in there.

pa,

al i can say is hubba hubba!

john :D
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MarkBranst

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Post Sat May 09, 2009 6:03 pm

Re: Frame Pinstriping

C'mon Guys,

Don't you recognize Photoshop when you see it ...

Mark
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Chris Haynes

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Post Sat May 09, 2009 7:09 pm

Re: Frame Pinstriping

john HD wrote:chris,

On a side note, i tried to log into the vintageamericanmotorcycles.com site the other day and couldn't get in. how are you handling the spam in the comments section? there seems to be quite a bit in there.
john :D


John,
I guess I have no choice other than to delete the comments section.
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Pa

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Post Sun May 10, 2009 6:04 am

Re: Frame Pinstriping

I use imageshack John. This forums photo provisions, limits the size to much IMO. I save all of my photos to my computer also. I do this because I have lost photos stored elsewhere. If i see one of my photos missing....such as a couple that were lost in my 42 wla trans build topic....I reload them. Pa
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Pa

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Post Sun May 10, 2009 6:06 am

Re: Frame Pinstriping

MarkBranst wrote:C'mon Guys,

Don't you recognize Photoshop when you see it ...

Mark


I'm pretty sure I saw that kitchen on a campaign news report. :wink: I looked for a splice but failed to find it.
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john HD

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Post Sun May 10, 2009 6:58 am

Re: Frame Pinstriping

pa,

yes i understand the reasons for image shack. i think i still have an account with them.

i always thought it was better to host the pics on the same site as the forum. so if another site is down you don't get the little red x's.

also, you do not have to tax another site's resources to have photos appear here.

either way, what do you guys think about the vintage stripes?

john
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Post Fri May 22, 2009 6:19 am

Re: Frame Pinstriping

Steven

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