From Mellow Yellow to Big Blue


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From Mellow Yellow to Big Blue

Postby Big Blue UK » Mon May 12, 2014 10:36 pm



First pics of the transformation from Mellow Yellow to Big Blue following a 2 month strip down.
Still have a few bits to finish.
Yesterday I added a second 5 pin plug and socket to the tow hitch so I can wire up the front indicators on the trailer to work the same as the front mirror indicators, also fitted reversing lights to match the trike. Today I am wiring up LED's behind the diamond shaped amber lenses that cover the running board bolts so they will work the same. Also wiring up an isolated power supply and shunt for the ammeter.

Pics are not that good

Before


During
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After


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Re: From Mellow Yellow to Big Blue

Postby Mag » Mon May 12, 2014 10:39 pm

I am definitely a fan of the blue.....and nice murals also.....good job good job.

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Re: From Mellow Yellow to Big Blue

Postby cbx4evr » Mon May 12, 2014 10:46 pm

That looks GREAT!!! Bet that set you back a few Euros.
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Re: From Mellow Yellow to Big Blue

Postby Big Blue UK » Mon May 12, 2014 10:49 pm

Mag wrote:I am definitely a fan of the blue.....and nice murals also.....good job good job.


Thanks Mag
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Re: From Mellow Yellow to Big Blue

Postby Big Blue UK » Mon May 12, 2014 11:01 pm

cbx4evr wrote:That looks GREAT!!! Bet that set you back a few Euros.


It was a mammoth task, and it did cost a few quid. There were so many parts, it did not look all that much until it I stripped it down and dismantled all the body panels. I had to buy plastic organisers to catalogue all the nuts, bolts, and screws . It looked worse than in the during pic, at one point I had it on 3 axle stands with all the wheels off.
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Re: From Mellow Yellow to Big Blue

Postby Big Blue UK » Mon May 12, 2014 11:08 pm

After I created Big Blues sister, I said Never again, but I just could not resist it.


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Re: From Mellow Yellow to Big Blue

Postby OnPapasWing » Tue May 13, 2014 4:23 pm

Gorgeous! You are a Master with the airbrush.

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Re: From Mellow Yellow to Big Blue

Postby tandem54 » Tue May 13, 2014 6:03 pm

AWESOME!! I always thought I'd like the Yellow, but I think the blue is great! And I love the murals! Great job!
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Re: From Mellow Yellow to Big Blue

Postby Big Blue UK » Sat Mar 26, 2016 4:39 am

Added a front panel mural to Big Blue, so much for 'that's it finished' LOL.
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Re: From Mellow Yellow to Big Blue

Postby OldZX11Rider » Sun Mar 27, 2016 3:40 pm

I wish I had that kind of talent. I could paint mine blue but I'd get runs in the Rustoleum. The "finishing touches" would have to come from a truck drivers mudflaps.


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