Discussion in 'MBBO 2016 BIKES' started by OddJob, Sep 1, 2016.
Looking good OJ, nearly finished!
Some of you are familiar with my 'Faded Glory' build I did this Spring in the Other Builds forum. It was a tribute to my dad, and all those who have served in the military for the U.S.
My dad was a very handy, and professional craftsman who built a couple of our houses, and could fix most anything. I was lucky to be by his side as his apprentice and learn from this man who was half mathematician (taught it for 35 yrs) and half artist.
Needing to come up with a new option for my shift lever (see previous post) , I browsed the net for ideas. The idea, and a souvenir from my dad's last days on earth, produced this latest version of my 4-speed shifter; my joystick style, aluminum cane and grip compilation. Not as shiny or fancy as my previous model, but it is lightweight and durable and shifts perfectly!
As I look at the pics now, I might try to 'chrome up' the aluminum portion that is closest to the frame, at the base of the shifter. What are you guys' thoughts on keeping it all black, or adding a splash of chrome?
Chrome. You could always remove it and flat it black again if you don't like it.
Thanks Carl. I agree. 3M chrome furnace duct tape to the rescue!
....annnnnd we are almost to the finish-ed line!
Took a short ride down the hill to my neighbor's. Guy has had this rat rod hot rod parked in his driveway and tooling around the hood for years. Never had the occasion to meet him....until today. I thought, 'what better reason than to want pics with my red rat rod next to his?'
Turns out Shawn has had this completed now for about 5 yrs. Took him 3 yrs to build it, at night, in his garage. Custom all the way around. One-off chassis and frame, suicide doors, remote box lid lift, suspension, Chevy Suburban 350 motor, aluminum roof frame and upholstery, back seat of a Camaro for the interior, 8 gal keg in the rear box for gas....the list goes on. A few pics with Four-gone next to XXL 23T....Shawn is a BIG dude.
And a couple of shots at 'picture rock' outside the back deck of The BACK40...
Next up...ride video! This thing rides great. And with the 4 spd gear ratio, I made it up the hill back home without even standing and hammering!
Hope you guys are having as much fun as I am! RRB....Psi Valva Kappa baby!
It matches the head badge!
Love the new shifter!
Thanks Luke. It is a little chunkier looking than the first one, but way lighter! And works well too. I'm getting close....
The Four-gone is concluded! Got it out for the final test ride video at my neighborhood park. Love the 4 spd...flies downhill and motors uphill! Handles well, rides smooth.
Looking good OJ....I think it might look cool without the fender though...
I always find it fun figuring out where to place the camera in the drive by. Its easier when I have friends, but a lot of times I am out playing alone.
Timer shots to strike a pose are fun as well. Click.. run.. grab bike..
The bike is Looking awesome! Love all the things you have done to it!
Could go either way. Thought it added a little more traditional muscle bike touch....but I like it bare bones too.
Thanks man! It was fun to do a 'shiny' build. And this 4 spd hub is really fun. Definitely tempted to do another internal hub bike in the future.
Sometimes it's the little things that matter. I was getting a fair amount of squeaking from the bar / stem combo. And the bar was never really tight, especially when I stood up and cranked on the bike.
Upon examination, the bottom of the stem clamp was 'bottoming out' before I could get the bolt to tighten completely.
Enter dremel tool. Ground away part of the underside so now it tightens up flush, and holds under extreme yanking on the bars.
And....the squeak is gone.
And, this might just be my final photo...
You might want to get this hot rod into the shop, looks like she's got a bad oil leak.
Cool shot for final tho.
So....I found this exhaust pipe designed for a bike at a local swap on Sunday. Drive side is too busy already, your thoughts on adding it to Four-gone on the non-drive / 'flip side'....?
I've always kinda liked those, usually only see them on lowriders.
How about a video of
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