long, low and slow x-53 (7-21 done)

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Re: long, low and slow x-53 (5-30 hubcaps? and a request)

gotta use the caps.
 
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go with the hub caps - looks great
 
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I'll install the hubcaps when you're sleeping if you don't.
 
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caps! why are you deciding to use wheel discs? it looks fine as is.
 
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allright! caps it is.

but i still want those wheel discs too... i want it to be the craziest x-53 on earth!

i also need a kick stand... and a tail light.
 
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kickstands are for ladies bikes :D no just kidding i was going to not do a kickstand on mine then i realized how it sucks when we are all on a ride to find a place to lean it up aganst. as for wheel disks i dont have any sorry
 
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dude, is that your Tucker!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
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dwaynev said:
dude, is that your Tucker!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
naw man, thats a '53 Buick Eight.
 
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dwaynev wrote:
dude, is that your Tucker!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

naw man, thats a '53 Buick Eight.

You're both right. :D

There's a photo of each one.
 
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Re: long, low and slow x-53 (5-30 hubcaps? and a request)

i wondered how long i could hold out talking about the pictures

the tucker is a replica made for the movie, it was donated to the tucker club by a surviving tucker family member..

the black buick is a 48 roadmaster, its mine.

the silver car under the cover is a 58 buick limited convertible. also in these pictures you can see a 58 cadillac and a 95 buick roadmaster.
 
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i need to be whipped. ive been messing with this silly thing instead of the x-53...

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i was all over the place today, i found the time to stop by ye old surplus electronics shoppe'!

i picked a big headlight for a reason....
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ive yet to remove the headlight, but im wondering if i should put the battery and switch on the tank or on the light itself. if it goes in the tank, there will be a cloth covered wire going in to the headlight.

im hoping that the old tarnished reflector within the headlight will reflect well with this..
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hoooowwwwwhhhhaaauuuuttt? a 2 position switch?
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thats right, a red light! i want to run both led pods inside the headlight and the dual position switch will be used to turn on the red or white lights. i think the red light would kind of give it that "meat wagon" look
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the deadline is LOOMING and im starting to feel the burn, i still need to make my tail light, paint a few more things and add a bit more bolt on bologna...

i realize this is kind of a boring update, so heres my girl enjoying the old 38 hawthorne!
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Re: long, low and slow x-53 (6-6 headlight guts)

i took the headlight off the bike and ripped in to it, i didnt take any pictures of the rip down but imagine me standing there in the hot garage swearing and jabbing myself with a flathead screw driver.

so i got both of the LED pods semi secured in the lens housing and found out that the 2 9 volt batterys used to power the lights wouldent fit in the headlight so i decided they should be in the tank

my first order of business was to take the evil drill to my virgin horn tank - however it is afterall just a bicycle.
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then i went on to routing the wires through the back of the headlight and mounting the pods
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after a bit of confusion i figured out the wires and put the lens back on

i wasnt too happy with the white light, but i suppose it will keep me out of trouble with the donut gobblers.
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the red light is wicked and i think it adds another funky level to my bike
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as for my last post.. my girlfriend checked the thread and said "show me riding the x53!" so here
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Re: long, low and slow x-53 (6-9 the headlight works!)

She has good sense. That is a good looking bike. I am really curious as to how much it weighs.
 

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