Tanklight buildoff!

Discussion in 'BUILD CHALLENGES' started by charliechaindrive, Aug 16, 2012.

  1. charliechaindrive

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    Anyone interested in having a build off for tanklight's?

    The rules are
    ANYTHING GOES!!!!!!

    I'll post a picture of my frame as soon as I can take a picture of it.
     
  2. sensor

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    forgive my ignorance but whats a tanklight? a light that goes on/in a tank?
     
  3. OneHorsePower

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    If it is a challenge about lights in a tank , i may enter , i was thinking of redoing my tank
     
  4. 1959firearrow

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    I would be in depedning on the time line, i'm on a limited budget so the longer the stretch of time the better. I would be starting with my 59 Fire Arrow.
     
  5. charliechaindrive

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    Sensor- the tanklight is just a bike where the headlight is built into the nose of the tank.

    One hp, feel free to join! 59 fire arrow is in, so we're needing some other competitors
     
  6. 1959firearrow

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    Here is my starting point. Its gonna be a suprise as to what it ends up as :D :D :D . There has got to be some other guys about to get into a tanklight build out there.
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  7. jd56

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    Is this to be an altered "Rat Rod" build?
    Or an original bike that stays OG?.

    I collect a number of middleweight tanklight bikes but do my best to not change the manufacturers build.

    Regardless, good luck and I am excited to see the results.

    Heres a few of mine
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    Sent from my DROID RAZR using Tapatalk 2
     
  8. OneHorsePower

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    iam in , but cant start until summer comes around again
    this is the bike ill work on , ill make a brand new tank with lights in it
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    and these are my 1st ideas :
    2 half circle to create the illusion of one big round light from the front ,and polished metal sheet on top and around
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    or this
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  9. pick

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    Either idea is awesome in my book! I will be watching this one! 8)
     
  10. jd56

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    No tank here but a cool light setup on what looks like a huffy frame. I beleive this location of LED lights took the place of the chromed plastic tips on the ends of the top tubes.

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  11. 1959firearrow

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    I like the second idea you have alot. Very sporty looking even exotic. I am cheating a little bit here guys I've started gathering parts and I just sent out my single remaining lense to classic riders to have 2 repops made from the original. I've got a pretty good Idea in my head of what I'm going to build, think heavyweight firearrow. :lol: :lol:
     
  12. OneHorsePower

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    Hey guys .. i am true newbie at electric stuff and need help... i will use 2 flash lights 4,5v each (3x "AAA batteries" pack) i wired the 2 lights on 1 battery pack and it work fine , but i just dont know how i could use a more powerful battery pack so the lights last longer ,but without delivering more than 4,5v to the lights
    example: a 9v batery for two 4,5v lights
    Thanks
     
  13. OneHorsePower

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    this_is_pretty_much_what_i_will_do....4x_9LED_flashlights
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    First off, love your design! Cool work! 8)

    For you lights, have you thought about using three C or D size batteries? They run the same voltage as AAA batteries but hold much more juice... You just hook them up the same as the AAA's were... With leds, I imagine they would last for a good year or two...

    Luke.
     
  15. OneHorsePower

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    Thats awesome it is true!! Thanks Man!! :D
     
  16. OneHorsePower

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    [​IMG] :mrgreen:
     
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    Wow! The graphix really look awesome! Does the 1HP stand for 1 human power? :lol:

    Luke.
     
  18. OneHorsePower

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    Thank's ..yes :mrgreen: also my RRB nick name
     
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    That is one C 8) 8) L concept! Looks Wicked! What material will the tank be made of?
     
  20. OneHorsePower

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    Tanks!! wood to join the 2 parts.....foam and fiberglass bondo to sculpt the shape .....and fiberglass layers over that
     

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