I decided to go with grey wheels, sprocket and brake parts. The paint is holding up well to everything except maybe the installation of the new tires A little touch up and things were repaired without issue.
Things are coming together! Almost looks like a bike again! Notice the new tires!! They really make the bike! I ordered them from ebay and other then the really pain in the "rear" installation of the tires everything went together well.
I spent alot of time repairing the original gas tank. I epoxied the holes and a few cracks which made it water tight again! I painted the tank white to go with the theme of the bike however it took all of 30 min for the paint to bubble and crack Either the plastic is permanently emitting gasoline or I made a mistake, or multiple mistakes! I've stripped it down and purchased some new plastic paint. I've installed the tank with its yellow tone so I can ride it. I will paint it soon!
I also pulled the engine out and took it to a nearby car wash to power wash the heck out of it! It was covered so badly with crud that it took multiple washes and a paint scraper! I replaced the carb with an ebay unit and to my surprise it starts on the first pull, every time! I plan to remove the engine and repaint it when time allows! The engine is a tecumseh hs40 engine.
The seat was simply covered with a cut up black t-shirt. The original seat is in rough shape but I do like how it feels on the bike. I will end up re-covering it with foux leather at some point! I sort of rushed the end of the rebuild so I could ride the bike! A few details are to be worked out soon!
The fenders are original but time has been less kind to them. I spent some time with a hammer and dolly to fix one of them that had been bent really bad. The horizon of the two are too flat, makes the bike look really odd. I didnt notice this until after I had spent time painting them
I'm not sure what I'll do yet. I cant justify buying the tools needed to shape them so I may just have to make a new set.
This is how it sits now. I've been adjusting the carb and getting everything running. I've already got about an hour of use out of it on the street and local back roads! Things pretty fast on the road and it has enough tq off road to make it enjoyable in the dirt!