72 CL350 Build - Done!!!! - lots of pics

WNTITAL

New Member
Re: 72 CL350 Build - updated pics and progress 10/26/12

So I've finally been able to get to work on the gast tank. The weather was great in Chicago this weekend so I figured I better get it done. Here are some pics of the primed tank and headlight bucket. I then wetsanded with 400.







Once I had everything all wetsanded I took it to my utility sink to wash it and this happened!




I guess the primer was still a little to fresh. So I resanded down those areas, featherd them out and re-primed.

Once I had a couple of filler coats on I let it dry overnight. I then wetsanded and washed it again and then sprayed some sealer primer on it. Once that dried I masked of my pattern.







Then I painted:



I let it dry about an hour and then demasked it:




I then masked off that section to get ready to paint the other:


I won't bore everyone with the masking but here is what I ended up with:



I have a couple of bad spots but I'm not to worried about those as I still have to put a white line where the two colors meet. Here are some shots:




The headlight bucket turned out good. I actually painted and clear coated this so It's all set.



Since it started to rain as I was getting finished I can't show the true colors of these till we get some sun. Both colors on the tank are metalic and the headlight bucket is the same as the black on the tank. Once the tank dries for a couple of days I'm going to wetsand before I put the clear on not to mention I still need to pinstrip the white on between the two colors.

Let me know what you guys think.
 

7aliveatlast7

the bearded hessian
Re: 72 CL350 Build - updated pics and progress 11/11/12 -lots of pics

i think you could've avoided those trouble areas where the two colors join by shooting the whole tank silver, then masking off your sides and shooting the black areas. it would also save you from having to mask twice. i'm no expert, but it seems like it'd be more logical if you ever do it again. looks great, though, and the white stripe is really gonna set it off!!
 

WNTITAL

New Member
Re: 72 CL350 Build - updated pics and progress 11/11/12 -lots of pics

7aliveatlast7 said:
i think you could've avoided those trouble areas where the two colors join by shooting the whole tank silver, then masking off your sides and shooting the black areas. it would also save you from having to mask twice. i'm no expert, but it seems like it'd be more logical if you ever do it again. looks great, though, and the white stripe is really gonna set it off!!
Same thought I had after I shot it. Live and learn I guess. LOL
 

broncoboy79

New Member
72 CL350 Build - updated pics and progress 11/11/12 -lots of pics

Just read through your whole build and I must say the bike looks awesome, and that motor, Wow. Also you just confirmed my idea of pcing my wheels black.
 

WNTITAL

New Member
Re: 72 CL350 Build - updated pics and progress 11/11/12 -lots of pics

broncoboy79 said:
Just read through your whole build and I must say the bike looks awesome, and that motor, Wow. Also you just confirmed my idea of pcing my wheels black.
Thanks man. Glad I could help with your wheel decision.
 

JRK5892

New Member
Re: 72 CL350 Build - updated pics and progress 11/11/12 -lots of pics

good color choices man that is giong to look great!
 

WNTITAL

New Member
Re: 72 CL350 Build - updated pics and progress 11/11/12 -lots of pics

Thanks Joe, I can't wait to see it in the sun.
 

WNTITAL

New Member
Re: 72 CL350 Build - updated pics and progress 11/11/12 -lots of pics

Well, again other things have taken precidence over the bike. I started a new business tinting windows and doing clear bra's for cars. If anyone is interested and in Northern Illinois just hit me up.

Here are some updated pics of the tank. I got the white stripe painted this weekend. It was so great here in Chicago this weekend it made it perfect to get this painted. Here are some pics. Let me know what you all think:





Now to let it dry for a little while. Once it's dry for a week or so, I'll get it cleared and wet sanded.
 

Barnburner

Member
Re: 72 CL350 Build - updated pics and progress 12/3/12 -lots of pics

I liked it before but man that stripe just MAKES it! Can't wait to see it on the bike.
 

WNTITAL

New Member
Re: 72 CL350 Build - updated pics and progress 12/3/12 -lots of pics

Thanks BarnBurner. It was a design I found on someone elses tank so I can't take credit for it. Although my colors are a little different. I can't wait to see what it looks like once it's clear coated.
 

JRK5892

New Member
Re: 72 CL350 Build - updated pics and progress 12/3/12 -lots of pics

you do window tints? do you travel or have the cars come to you? i have like 6 cars that need done! including my 2 front driver and passenger windows on my jeep.. pretty much all of us at the shop, some of the guys ladies, my brother, his wife, few buddies... i can line you up well for work... can you PM me your prices for typical 4 door sedans and SUV's
 

jbdillard

Come Get Some!
Re: 72 CL350 Build - updated pics and progress 12/3/12 -lots of pics

Paint looks awesome.. Like the stripe!
 

WNTITAL

New Member
Re: 72 CL350 Build - updated pics and progress 12/3/12 -lots of pics

Shred_McGnar - Thanks for the kind words! I'll try and get some better pics up once I get it cleared. These have all been from my iPhone!
 

WNTITAL

New Member
Re: 72 CL350 Build - updated pics and progress 12/3/12 -lots of pics

Got a little more done this weekend. Got the tank cleared. Turned out pretty well. The initial look over has about 1 spec in it. I put about 5 coats on it so I'm pretty happy with it. Here is what it looks like:






I also got the battery box mounted along with the carbs. I mocked up the pipes to figure out what style cut I'm going to put on the end. Still haven't decided on that just yet that's why there is tape on the end of them so I can mark it out and see what I like.




I did do some other work this weekend. I tinted the two front windows for one of the guys at The Powder Pro. This was his girlfriends Jeep. Turned out great!




If you guys need powder coating done these guys are the best. I've seen alot of their work and if you want simple or wild, these guys can do it! Even if you just want your tires mounted and balanced, they can do that to! I highly recomend them!
 

WNTITAL

New Member
Re: 72 CL350 Build - updated pics and progress 12/9/12 -lots of pics

Okay, I have a question for you all. What do you guys do when using all new controls and want to have the brake light activated by the front brake lever?

Since I'm not using the old one I don't have the two wire hook ups that are needed to activate the brake light. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks!
 

plyzo

1970 Honda CL 350
Re: 72 CL350 Build - updated pics and progress 12/9/12 -lots of pics

I ended up finding the front brake cable with light switch on it. Purchased mine on ebay here:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/300823915310?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649
 

WNTITAL

New Member
Re: 72 CL350 Build - updated pics and progress 12/9/12 -lots of pics

Plyzo - thanks but I couldn't find one that is black only grey. I Just dontbwantba grey one if all my others are black.

Did you get my response on the coils?
 

broncoboy79

New Member
72 CL350 Build - updated pics and progress 12/9/12 -lots of pics

Magura levers have brake levers with a threaded hole for brake light switches. Supposedly for mopeds but they work.
 

WNTITAL

New Member
Re: 72 CL350 Build - updated pics and progress 12/9/12 -lots of pics

broncoboy79 said:
Magura levers have brake levers with a threaded hole for brake light switches. Supposedly for mopeds but they work.
Thanks broncoboy79! I have never seen these before.
 

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