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Post  jayster on Sun Aug 05 2012, 21:07

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evening everyone...

i figure this is the right area for a photo heavy project thread?? sorry im new to this forum and im learning as i go!

so i bought yet another thundercat a couple of months ago and it was in a pretty sorry state, so i decided to take if off the road and get it back to its former glory, perhaps dare i say it even a little better! Wink

when i bought it the bike was covered in terrible blue paint and looked like it had spent a few weeks being dragged along the road by a digger, since the weather is shocking this summer i decided to get the bike in pieces straight away and make a start!

anyway, this is how it looked when i got it...:







as you can see, not great... and to make it worse the terrible decals were lacquered in so couldnt just be peeled off! :(

so i set about stripping the bike down and a couple of weeks later the wheels were done, powdercoated in gloss white, put them back in and took the bike to work to make a start on the panels!

much better than the polished rim rubbish they were before!



bike now at work with its wheels in, whoever painted the bike previously also painted the centres of the discs, so i had to repaint those, went for gold and they look smart now Wink



cleaning is currently in progress while its all undressed!


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Re: Project Thundercat

Post  HEHORE on Tue Nov 13 2012, 02:58

What are you doing with the old can ??

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Re: Project Thundercat

Post  Barnsley Bogtrotter on Mon Dec 10 2012, 16:07

That bike looks simply great i'm well impressed with the paint especially the white around the top fairing. I do like the lightness of colour of the bike. Have you considered gold front forks?
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Re: Project Thundercat

Post  jayster on Tue Dec 11 2012, 21:56

HEHORE wrote:What are you doing with the old can ??

no plans for it really, im sure it will just be rolling around in the workshop until i buy something else to fix it onto!...

for what its worth vs what it would cost to replace its not worth selling it....

Barnsley Bogtrotter wrote:That bike looks simply great i'm well impressed with the paint especially the white around the top fairing. I do like the lightness of colour of the bike. Have you considered gold front forks?

thanks! Smile well i mentioned gold forks at work and was pretty much laughed out of the building.... then after giving it some though i decided they were perhaps right... i think if anything they would be done satin black, im undecided at the minute...

on a slightly different note, i have decided to get the frame powdercoated along with the swingarm, after the bike was put together its the frame that lets it down so i have to deal with it!

im thinking satin black any opinions?? we recently did an SP1 frame in satin black and i was completely smitten it looked fantastic!!

for those of you that are in the know, you'll notice the colours of my cat are not dissimilar to the 2013 yamaha/milwaukee race bike, which incidentally has a satin black frame! Wink

just out of interest, next year i will be selling the cat as it will be finished and i will want a new project.... what kind of price would you look to pay for a refreshed bike like this at the end of spring time? obviously after ive had a few smiles on it and sent a few pro photos to MCN for their approval... Smile
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Re: Project Thundercat

Post  jayster on Thu Jan 10 2013, 15:43

Well it's been a while so just a little update, finally managed to get a decal made for the guard and had it painted in phantom black same as the belly and infill pannels so once that's been lacquered ill get it attached and get some nice photos, then it will be stripped down and sent away for the frame to be powder coated! Wink



I've got 5 thundercats left over if anyone wants one?? 2 left and 3 right facing...
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Re: Project Thundercat

Post  ellie on Thu Jan 10 2013, 18:46

Love the black!! Well done, Im really not keen on the cartoon thundercats thing (and it would look daft on my triumph lol) but I know there's plenty on here that do and will snap them up.

Nice job! Thumb
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Post  0ldcat on Thu Jan 10 2013, 18:57

ellie wrote: there's plenty on here that do
and plenty don't
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Post  0ldcat on Thu Jan 10 2013, 19:04

0ldcat wrote:
ellie wrote: there's plenty on here that do
and plenty don't
I'll expand on that.

There are as many do not like the association with the cartoon as do . . . it's been a long standing thang Don\'t Know
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Re: Project Thundercat

Post  jayster on Thu Jan 10 2013, 19:14

Ah well I have a solution for this like/don't like issue... I have another guard painted red with a yamalube and Pirelli decals all grown up like! tongue
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Re: Project Thundercat

Post  Rosco on Thu Jan 10 2013, 21:40

Cool Smile
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Post  Jtpt2007 on Thu Jan 10 2013, 22:11

What are you wanting for one of the right facing decals?
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Post  jayster on Thu Jan 10 2013, 22:30

Jtpt2007 wrote:What are you wanting for one of the right facing decals?

The price of a stamp and an envelope will do mate... Call it a nice round pound and that would even cover the PayPal fees! Smile

Lemme know if you want one...
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Re: Project Thundercat

Post  ellie on Thu Jan 10 2013, 23:21

0ldcat wrote:
0ldcat wrote:
ellie wrote: there's plenty on here that do
and plenty don't
I'll expand on that.

There are as many do not like the association with the cartoon as do . . . it's been a long standing thang Don\'t Know

Which is what I said Tel, but to each their own.
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Re: Project Thundercat

Post  Rosco on Fri Jan 11 2013, 01:09

Well I'll snarf'll a couple from you if still available....just to annoy Ellie and Oldcat as things are kicking off in the empty house confused
I'll PM you shortly.
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Post  0ldcat on Fri Jan 11 2013, 15:46

Rosco wrote:....just to annoy Ellie and Oldcat . . .
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hehe Does nay bovva me medal-2 Wink

Infact I'd rather like to see someone fit this onto the fairing . . . . full size like

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Post  ellie on Fri Jan 11 2013, 20:54

Rosco wrote:Well I'll snarf'll a couple from you if still available....just to annoy Ellie and Oldcat as things are kicking off in the empty house confused
I'll PM you shortly.
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Suits you Sir....
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Re: Project Thundercat

Post  jayster on Tue Jan 15 2013, 21:05

evening everyone Smile

managed to get a few snappy snaps today inbetween snow showers... as soon as these pictures were taken it made its way back into the workshop and is now being taken apart again to have the frame powdercoated Very Happy cant help but admire it every time i look at the pics Smile

let me know what you think...















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Post  thunderstu600 on Tue Jan 15 2013, 21:24

Effin smart, fab job, i want it
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Post  Rosco on Tue Jan 15 2013, 22:12

Lovely....worth the wait Smile
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Post  alyr1481 on Wed Jan 16 2013, 01:02

Looking very good!!

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Post  YZFJohn on Wed Jan 16 2013, 07:15

Looks nice. wink thumb up
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Post  billyw on Wed Jan 16 2013, 08:04

Lovely job mate, well done. Looks superb.
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Post  thundercatCHRIS on Wed Jan 16 2013, 10:36

Just WOW Clap That looks absolutely stunning.
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Post  Bikerchris on Wed Jan 16 2013, 10:52

yeh that is some smart bike, looks stunning left thumb up
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Post  Bikerchris on Wed Jan 16 2013, 10:53

oh and where ya get them indicators from??
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Post  jayster on Wed Jan 16 2013, 12:54

Bikerchris wrote:oh and where ya get them indicators from??

You mean the mirrors with indicators in?

They were from eBay, around £30 iirc, but when they arrived they looked awful! So I masked them up and tinted them slightly then had them lacquered and now they look fantastic!
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Post  TomCom on Wed Jan 16 2013, 16:35

just wow i want to learn how to do it
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