I got a little tired of the raw steel look of the frame, so I sanded the light surface rust and sprayed a coat of primer to see what areas need some clean up before paint. And just cause it looks cool.
I cut the access hole in the back of the frame, to where I can put the chain on the rear sprocket. The hub ended up the perfect length, with the sprocket centered as seen, and the wheel also centered on the frame. Need to make a few wheel spacers and get the bearings installed where the hub goes into the frame tube.
Next up I need to cut the chain to length to go around those sprockets.
While doing random small stuff like centering shafts in the center of tubes, I’ve been working more on the body lines and smoothing of the engine cover. First thickened epoxy, sanding, some primer to see the low spots, then starting the body filler..
Engine cover is still getting body filler and sanded. I drilled the holes in the back for it to attach to the seat post. Next need to figure out some more mounting locations. You can also see where the pull starter will be sorta hidden, yet still in a good spot to pull it.
I also started mocking up the seat with foam. Going to be more refined and made of rubber later, but getting an idea of how big I want it.