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Armed services bike build challenge!

Discussion in 'BUILD CHALLENGES' started by outskirtscustoms, Sep 12, 2010.

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    Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast guard, SAS, RAAF, or any other armed service inspired bike. I am starting on my army bike tomorrow anyway so I thought I'd make a challenge and see who else wants to build one.
     
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    Here is my starting point, I just came in from tearing it down, sanding, and getting the first coat down, I'll get some more pics tomorrow.
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    I was at Wally-World yesterday and saw Duct Tape with the digital camo design on it and thought it would make for a cool military bike.
     
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    Yeah I've seen that too, but the residue it leaves is really nasty.
     
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    I wanted to build a Blue Angel them bike. Ive been idle for about 3 months now. But I need some motivation for sure.
    My Pretzel Frame. Was free so I couldn't pass it up.
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    looks like a start to a cool bike.
     
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    NEW PICS OF MY BIKE!
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    Sargent First class bars found at the flea market, also have some in black.
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    chain guard painted
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    This rack will hold the ammo box storage
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    Love this color and the coverage is excellent, It is Krylon Ultra flat Camouflage green.
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    Lettering done and generator and lights installed
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    The MP-714 doesn't have any special meaning I just like the way the military crosses the 7 and 1 and 4 are the easiest to do freehand. MP is Military Police.
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    So we have started then?
     
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    I have, I normally spend months digging up parts and then put it all together in a few days, and get the finishing touches done in a week or two. I build fast. You can go at your own speed, I was just thinking I'd open it up if anyone wanted to join in.
     
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    Ok, I'll start. I'll move the wifes car out and start. Need to do a bunch of welding on the frame to make it kinda look a Fuselage.
     
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    Cool idea, I also saw this and thought it might be of some inspiration to you
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    Saw that. Cool looking bike. I'm just going to bend sheet metal over the top of the cantilever frame, make a couple of controls, cool bars to simulate the air plane controls, fins and a tail hook. quitting early, cant to till 1 am tonight. Post pic's tomorrow.
     
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    Hey I just thought of something I got that would be perfect for your build, PM me an address and I'll send it to you.
     
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    Got my Ammo box storage mounted and test rode it, Still need to hook up the front de-railer so it's a 5 speed right now, and need to hook up the front brakes. But I figured I'd get some pics in front of the tank. Overall rides pretty good but the seat is not comfortable at all. Fits with the army theme....lol.

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    Nice Back drop. The closest tanks to me are on the Nat Guard Base here in town. I think they would have me in jail before I even took a picture.

    Well here is an update, welding as fast as I can. Sheet metal on the frame, new seat tube in place and the front simulated landing gear.

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    Sweet, that would be so cool if there was a way to make a functional springer like that. That tank is actually in our park! As a kid I can remember climbing on it, They have the top hatch welded shut so you can't get inside it...........Well unless you know where the emergency escape hatch is on a 1942-1955 M4 Sherman tank..........never-mind I've said too much. :wink:
     
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    I might be able to get to the F-4 Phantom that is out there but by the Base Museum during the day when I get this bike done
     
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    As an ex serviceman with HM Forces, i really enjoyed this bike. A lot of thought has gone into this. well done mate :wink:
     
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    Thanks, I really enjoyed building this one. I have so many friends from high school that are in the armed services and I wanted to build a bike that looked different from anything I had seen rolling around here. (And needed to do something with the cheap junk MTB I had laying around. Eventually I'm going to sell this one and build another one that is 26" the 24" is a bit small.
     
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    That would be awesome. If all else fails there's always photoshop.....lol
     

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