On one hand it feels like the work week is flying by because I had Monday off. On the other hand the week is going slow because my wife is vacationing in Canada while I hold down the fort. If you read this I hope you're having a great time visiting your aunt!
Here is one way I pass the time in my home workshop.
My '67 BSA Lightning is in pieces right now. I tore it apart before I really had a plan of how it would look when it was done. That means to visualize the bike I have to look at this pic on my puter. Yep, feet up, squeezing my brain muscles trying to get some good ideas out. One thing came out for sure, I know the bike will be blacked out and I started with the engine.
Here is the engine after applying Eastwoods two part ceramic high temp paint.
The frame is already painted but the forks and swing arm are not. I think I'm at the stage where I need to paint some key pieces and then mock the bike up a bit. I have a few ideas for the rear fender and mufflers and I'm not sure if the frame needs to be modified. I guess I just don't have the vision to hack away at these pieces just from a picture.
My goal is to have this bike done by September. Right now I just don't have a vision of the completed bike to believe I can achieve that goal. I guess part of the problem is that I refuse to work on it just to meet a schedule. The good news is that the more I write about it in this blog, the more motivated I become. The other good news is that it's possible to have the bike assembled but not finished. Come to think of it, all my bikes are like that.