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    Re: █ ▌▌G.I.JESSE JAMES ▌▌█ Cinco De Mayo, actual progress Pg.8

    Thanks, it's in my head right now, I need to get it out into steel!
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    Re: █ ▌▌G.I.JESSE JAMES ▌▌█ Cinco De Mayo, actual progress Pg.8

    Mondays are busy, so after a busy as usual Sunday I took my spare time today and spent it with the family. Dinner, games, books, and snuggling.

    My 2 year old used the potty today for the first time... 4 times!
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    WooHoo :!: Sounds like you had a great day :!:
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    Drew this up on the weekend, slightly distracted from my own build, I think my inspiration for this came from somewhere :roll:
    thought I best share
    [​IMG]
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    Yeah, that was pretty cool indeed.

    That is some great artwork! Very cool indeed, if I wasn't in the position I am (youth pastor, dad to young'uns) then that would go on my tank, but I must answer to everything. Very cool though, thanks for sharing that.
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    Re: █ ▌▌G.I.JESSE JAMES ▌▌█ Cinco De Mayo, actual progress Pg.8

    +1 on the bunny,,, ya know that intimidation thing :wink:
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    Re: █ ▌▌G.I.JESSE JAMES ▌▌█ Cinco De Mayo, actual progress Pg.8

    There's a little bunny here at church, I can't seem to catch it, everytime I go near it, it runs under one of the houses that the church owns... oh well, I did look under the house to see where it was going and found an antique (stamped steel) "STREET CLOSED" sign. Asked the church secretary (she's been here a long time) and she doesn't recall the church ever having it, so it's mine. Very cool piece.
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    Looking good and interesting so far. There's a lot of creative ways you could go with it for your finishing touches. The "bad" girl on the bullet is cool but since that "flavor" isn't an option for you, there's many other ways to go. Speaking of bunnies, I recall seeing pics of WWII bombers with an angry 40's cartoon characters on the nose.

    Here's something that won't scare the kiddies. It was on tail section of a WWII bomber:
    [​IMG]

    Here are some actual old photos of bomber nose art. Hmm, girls sure were a popular subject :) Although, there is a mean little june bug in the mix:
    http://acepilots.com/planes/nose-art-b17.html
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    This is a bit more neutral (except for the rifle, but then again, you have a missile hangin from the bottom of your bike - :lol: ) Whipped it up just to give you a character idea if want it. Cheers brotha.
    [​IMG]
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    Thanks for the ideas guys, all the nose art is awesome, it just surprised me how much nudity they allowed! haha Imagine if our soldiers/airmen today painted a picture of a naked lady on a plane... uhh... media NIGHTMARE! haha
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    Yeah, that was an era of a more "rough n tumble" kind of armed forces. I suppose even though it was the 40's, those soldiers were allowed the art in lieu of the huge risk on every mission.
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    Towards the end of my time in the Marines, it almost seemed illegal to like women at all, in Iraq, we were not allowed to have centerfolds of girls on the walls OF OUR OWN ROOMS. These were girls in bikinis mind you, not nude. Taking PC to a whole nother level if you ask me.
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    Sounds like the kind of guys I'd want protecting my freedom, guys who hadn't been neutered by politic correctness.

    So sad, thanks for risking your life for me.

    Well, I went outside and started the groundwork for making the sidecar and realized I lost my camera sometime today. Hoping it's a church.
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    Re: █ ▌▌G.I.JESSE JAMES ▌▌█ Cinco De Mayo, actual progress Pg.8

    Yoothgeye I did an update on mine just for you
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    Thank you, I don't like naked bars... ok, that sounded a little wrong. :oops:
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    Can not WAIT to see this side car idea! I'm diggin it! Especially on that bike! Good luck on the build!
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    Thanks, like I said, I started the framework of the sidecar yesterday but was delayed by loss of camera (found now), plugging a tire on my car, the scrap guy stopping by to sell me a boat trailer, and really hard to bend steel! haha You know, life in general.

    I was going to use round tube to make the frame of the sidecar, but looks like it's back to square/rectangle tube.

    As much as I've talked junk about chopper bikes in the past, the more I am around this frame the more I love it!
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    I have a 5 pointed star next to the serial # on one of mine, I'll have to dig it out and get a picture. It would be cool to find out what they mean.
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    I really like the way this is turning out, gives me ideas for my OCC chopper that's quietly rusting away on the side of the house. I love the way the sidecar frame looks like a wing, it might be cool if you could find another bullet and hang them under the wing like missiles. Maybe a mesh floor so you can see them?
    Another couple of ideas that hit me looking at your pics...since you don't want to run a tube to the front of your frame how about going from the seat tube/top tube junction on your frame back? You could build it into a seat back on the hack, maybe come back at an angle and then curve it into a seat back?
    Another idea that may or may not be feasible, maybe you could find a couple of spring loaded tensiones, like idler pulley tensioners on a car, and fit those into the headtube of the hack so that your hack wheel had a little give when leaning into turns. Maybe use a mountain bike shock on the top of the wheel going into the seat frame to stabilize it?
    Can't wait to see this all done!
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    Funny, I haven't seen you in my mind, yet you've got all the same ideas as me! haha

    I save the "shock" off of every rear suspended Walmart bike that I cut up, so I have quite a few sitting around and I've been toying with the idea of using the hack headtube as a pivot to give the side wheel a little suspension, it would sure smooth out the ride on the bike (you ever ridden a trike? wow, horrible over bumps) but if I go this route I don't think I'll use the headtube as a pivot because that will be too far inboard, I think if I do this I'll make it more like a springer on the side (straight up and down suspension). Who knows, but you've got great ideas... they sound like mine. :wink:

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