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Custom Paint Work - 1987 FXR - Customs by Ripper


 

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Here's the progress:
The tank and the front fender were brand new. The rear fender was used and had to be stripped.
1987 FXR with dream catcher 1987 FXR with dream catcher 1987 FXR with dream catcher 1987 FXR with dream catcher

1987 FXR with dream catcher 1987 FXR with dream catcher 1987 FXR with dream catcher 1987 FXR with dream catcher

1987 FXR with dream catcher 1987 FXR with dream catcher 1987 FXR with dream catcher 1987 FXR with dream catcher

The tank also needed some bodywork to fill the welded seams and smooth it out.
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1987 FXR with dream catcher 1987 FXR with dream catcher 1987 FXR with dream catcher 1987 FXR with dream catcher

1987 FXR with dream catcher 1987 FXR with dream catcher 1987 FXR with dream catcher

Then, everything was painted basic black:
1987 FXR with dream catcher 1987 FXR with dream catcher 1987 FXR with dream catcher 1987 FXR with dream catcher

1987 FXR with dream catcher 1987 FXR with dream catcher 1987 FXR with dream catcher 1987 FXR with dream catcher

1987 FXR with dream catcher 1987 FXR with dream catcher 1987 FXR with dream catcher 1987 FXR with dream catcher

1987 FXR with dream catcher 1987 FXR with dream catcher 1987 FXR with dream catcher

A mist coat of blue/green pearl was added as a base for the airbrush work:
1987 FXR with dream catcher 1987 FXR with dream catcher

The Dream Catcher being airbrushed on the tank:
1987 FXR with dream catcher 1987 FXR with dream catcher 1987 FXR with dream catcher 1987 FXR with dream catcher

1987 FXR with dream catcher 1987 FXR with dream catcher 1987 FXR with dream catcher 1987 FXR with dream catcher 1987 FXR with dream catcher

1987 FXR with dream catcher 1987 FXR with dream catcher

Native American feather artwork on the front fender:
1987 FXR with dream catcher 1987 FXR with dream catcher

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