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PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 9:28 pm 
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Hi All,

I managed to pick this 1994 San Andreas up purely by chance from Saltyman last year when he had it up for sale. Had no idea what to do with it or what I’d want the bike to end up like but absolutely over the moon at getting hold of a San An, one of several bikes I'd drooled over as a younster. Anyway, the day it arrived:

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A little bit of interwebbing later and found this rather interesting San Andreas which sparked off some inspiration:

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Now, again by chance a mate of mine has a full Spectrachroming (a chrome paint rather than actual chroming) business and so a plan was hatched and the frame whisked away for some attention.

In the meantime Gil_m made some new decals:

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And after a few months wait between other jobs, finally got a few pics back from the spray booth:

Frame in undercoat, Chrome base coat & finally in Chrome:

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Swingarm also in undercoat, Chrome base coat & finally in Chrome:

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And a shot of the frame, swingarm & seatpost-holder-thingy lol:

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Should be getting it back finished next week and then the building can begin!

Cheers.
Alex 8).


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 9:34 pm 
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Shiny! Are you going to use the same parts or a different build? the original looks good, but the cranks are a little faded.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 9:37 pm 
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I only bought the frame & forks... The built bike in the 2nd pic was just the inspiration for what I want to do 8).


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 10:13 pm 
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I like that! very shiny, any ideas on what you're going to build it up with?


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 10:24 pm 
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WOW!! 8) 8)

Slightly inspiring for my Mr O build ... :wink:

Gc


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 11:40 pm 
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Oh yeah! A frame like that needs some bling! Normally not a real bling fan, but this one is 8) 8)


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 16, 2011 12:07 am 
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one showed up in Texas a few years back on Craigslist.com but they never emailed me back! :x yours is one SWEET BIKE ,have fun


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 16, 2011 12:35 am 
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Amazing never seen chrome paint before

Is that frame/swing arm made of aluminium?

Cos if so another route would have been strip/polish/lacquer

Got to say that chrome paint looks incredible, looks just like chrome plating... wow


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 16, 2011 1:18 am 
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Like that alot. :D

Chrome paint, looks very innterresting how much would a job like that cost if it wasn't done on mates rates?


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 16, 2011 8:49 am 
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Paint looks awesome. Reminds me of the chrome BMW: http://amusingto.com/car/chrome-bmw.html


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