Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 10 BIKES' started by cherrydeuce, May 1, 2015.
I want to see this done.
Really like how this build is going!
Maybe post bigger pics?
Don't count me out, engineering as I go and only hav'n time to punch the clock at night is running me down to the wire.
Finding bikes to hack & piece together isn't as easy lately either. The metal man around here must be mainlining energy drinks cause my honey hole has dried up... so far the count is seven bikes, an old pair of shock absorbers, a bed frame, a piece of rebar, a firetruck light, and some springs from a porch swing...Mr. Cash is finally roll'n...
"I'd get it one piece at a time
And it wouldn't cost me a dime
You'll know it's me when I come through your town
I'm gonna ride around in style
I'm gonna drive everybody wild
'Cause I'll have the only one there is around."
I'm amazed this is sweet! So cool - good luck scrounging...
Love that fork!!! Great stance on this ride.
Keep plugging away
I was listening to this song the other day... cool build
Thanks for the kind words folks! I had hoped to get a lil more going today after church but had some OT issues pop up to derail me. I'm finally about to head out to the garage to get a few more welds on the frame and thought I pop on to get a day light shot on here... Lovin the Hello Kitty rear down tubes I ended up using for the bottom rear supports. Their curves gave me a purrrrrrrrrfect line for my frame down tube to swoop back up to the rear forks.
Wow, those Hello Kitty chain stays really flow nice with the down tube. I like the line it makes all the way to the head tube.
Last few late nights/wee hours (neighbors love me) have been working out the driveline and frame welding. Nothing very sexy but here's where El Deniro sits...
Apologies for the dark pics but garage is to tight for pics and a flood lights what I have.
Great flowing lines on the frame! Keep it up, you've still got time.
Right on Reno-Man!!!!
All across the globe we're out in our little corners of the world, our bodies are filthy, burned or caliced, our hair perhaps greasy and smelling of welding smoke or paint fumes....our neighbors lie in bed wondering what past sins are they paying for to have us next door. If you're like me you're in an hypnotic trance to birth the vision lurking in your head. I keep saying it's not my hot rod, I should be finishing it instead....it's only a bike, but it's in my head and it must be removed if I am to return to my mundane existence. I'm officially in what I refer to as "Kill Mode!" In honor of J.R. Cash, I will ride El Deniro across the finishline!
Right on Deuce!! I might be heading to OS on Saturday to find a good photo op place on the beaches, if you're around I'll stop by.
I should be, just look for the dirty, smelly guy with blood shot eyes and a welding whip in his hand and a file in the other...
One and Done! 1:00am that is...
Here's how the day went...
Started at 10:00am (Can't shrug the chores and the ritual Saturday 6:00am Pancake making with my girls, breakfast with the misses, so 10:00 was the earliest I could break out and get busy.)
Frame was finally ready to be stripped, all together the frame consisted of five different bikes...
All cleaned up and seat mounted...
Seat looked to good in metal to cover so I opted to save it for swapping out and work another seat I had...this one's a little too standard bike for me so I tore off the cover and did some shaping to give it more the custom bobber look I want before covering in serape for the "El Dinero" look I wanted.
Shaped up real nicely and covered smooth as a Johnny Cash "Folsom Prison Blues" riff
About 5:00 pm, done with paint...
And from 6:00 till 1:00am is when the real fun started...El Dinero rides!!! Now to sleep, church and some photo taking....Hasta Mañana BOTEN Folks!
Looking good! Really looking forward to those finished pics now!
And you didn't have to bring any parts home from work in your lunch pail.
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