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can't afford moon discs Soooo.....

Discussion in 'BUILDS' started by outsider13, Mar 20, 2011.

  1. outsider13

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    I'll make my own, Rat style!. I'll try a test set w/ a pair of cheap Trash Can Lids!, [ i've noticed there is a veriety of diffrent styles and patterns of lids to choose from when I researched it. [google trash can lids and checked hardware stores].
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    ooooooppssss! cut starter holes, outside hole is on inside of line,.. oops should be on outside of line...o well keep going!
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    Galvinized metal is really hard to patina or make like they've been out side for 20 yrs!
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    soo.. I'll just paint to look like they were'nt Galvinized? i.e. rusty
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    O.K. finished product
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  2. NUNEZDESIGN

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    Great and cheap idea. $300 buck is pretty stupid to spend on those, who would be stupid enough to buy them?... :wink:
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  3. nick_ish

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    sweet! turned out really nice :D
     
  4. herr_rudolf

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    BRILLIANT IDEA! 8)
    (There should be a gallery-thread dedicated to this sort of brilliant ideas.)

    And now I wonder how they would've looked without the 'rust'-treatment...
    (and how much it will cost to buy 4 trashcans ofcourse... :wink: )
     
  5. outsider13

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    Well my trash can lids were $5.00 a piece. I thought about leaving them "old galvinized look" but I painted them to match the bike
     
  6. SCHWINNRAY69

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    I think I might build one of these :mrgreen: Thanks for the idea :wink:
     
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    great idea! now thats what custom is all about....making something and not buying it :mrgreen:
     
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  8. daz1973

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    COOOLIO , they look good !liking your rust paint aswell. :)
     
  9. SkR8Pn

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    awesome idea! This is why i love custom!
     
  10. Tommy Atoms

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    Did they have any that were smoother. I think I saw Lamont do that with a set on an episode of "Sanford and son" :mrgreen:
     
  11. Jimmy65

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    Sweeeeeet!
     
  12. FOUND OBJECTS

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    BRILLIANT! :idea:
     
  13. Uncle Stretch

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    Super idea. Turned out cool. :mrgreen:
     
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    Excellent idea! Another thing with galv. stuff is muratic acid to weather it just be careful .
     
  15. masterpoop63

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    *buys trash can lids* several hours of sanding later "NOW all i have to do is soak it in salt water!" :mrgreen:
     
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  18. outsider13

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    Here is another pic of still shiney disc on rim.
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    The shineyness really shows the wrinkles.
     
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  19. herr_rudolf

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    Thanks for posting ^this^ pic!

    Yeah... you're right about that. It's a shame really. Although.. You still can get away with a lot on a ratrod-bike!

    The ribs on these lids reminded me of the Starburst Moondiscs which I think are awesome. But like you said, shiny metal shows too much wrinkels. However, the 3-4 inner ribs are (almost) perfectly smooth! Why not paint the remaining outer ribs a dark contrasting color and leave the inner ribs shiny metal. I bet that will make them kinda look like the hotrod-classic steelwheel and hubcap:

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    Don't get me wrong by the way: I love your patina!! But your idea could be the start of something bigger... I see lots of spin-off hotrod ideas!!!
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    I saw this link before and it's really intriguing. I'd really like to try that one out, but it seems like a lot of work... Very rewarding though if you can that fiberglassed spandex right...
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  20. outsider13

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    Yeah... you're right about that. It's a shame really. Although.. You still can get away with a lot on a ratrod-bike!



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    Don't get me wrong by the way: I love your patina!! But your idea could be the start of something bigger... I see lots of spin-off hotrod ideas!!!
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    :shock: :shock: :idea: :idea: :idea: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: I don't get you wrong ,I get you right! Thats why I post Ideas I like more input to the idea, Those discs you photo shopped are way cool. Great idea to an Idea! :shock: :idea: :mrgreen:
     

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