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

Discussion in 'RAT ROD BIKE BUILD OFF 4' started by lobsterboyx, May 1, 2009.

  1. sensor

    sensor

    Rating - 100%
    2   0   0

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2007
    Messages:
    7,912
    Location:
    sac. valley
    Re: long, low and slow x-53 (6-9 the headlight works!)

    wait.....if i recall right didnt she hate having pictures taken?
     
  2. lobsterboyx

    lobsterboyx

    0   0   0

    Joined:
    May 20, 2008
    Messages:
    817
    Location:
    Sherman Oaks Ca
    Re: long, low and slow x-53 (6-9 the headlight works!)

    she did/does but because i posted her on the hawth, she only felt it right to post a picture of her on the x-53.

    in other news, i need connectors for that switch, because my soldering skills arent what the used to be!
     
  3. stretch

    stretch

    0   0   0

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2008
    Messages:
    3,422
    Location:
    Clawson, MI
    Re: long, low and slow x-53 (6-9 the headlight works!)

    looks sweet! it adds another kustom touch.
     
  4. lobsterboyx

    lobsterboyx

    0   0   0

    Joined:
    May 20, 2008
    Messages:
    817
    Location:
    Sherman Oaks Ca
    Re: long, low and slow x-53 (6-9 the headlight works!)

    its so .... hot out i could barely be outside long enough to do this!

    i finally got around to soldering the connections up to the switch and i thought i was going to mess it up. but i did an ok job, channeling my grandfather. i also glued the pods to the headlight reflector housing. as soon as the silicon dries, im going to button it all up then start the laborious task of taking apart the back end to paint the backs of the tins. also, i still have to pinstripe the rear fender.

    [​IMG]
    not pretty, but no one will see it.

    [​IMG]
    again, not pretty... but no one will see it...seems to be a bit of a trend with me.

    [​IMG]
    switch it forward and you have red light

    [​IMG]
    switch it back, you have white.

    another thing im actually happy about is that the switch is pretty sensitive so you can toggle it for a red/white strobe effect. in addition to looking cool, weighing a ton and riding like a cadillac, it will have a seizure inducing headlight... YES.
     
    kingfish254 likes this.
  5. lobsterboyx

    lobsterboyx

    0   0   0

    Joined:
    May 20, 2008
    Messages:
    817
    Location:
    Sherman Oaks Ca
    Re: long, low and slow x-53 (6-13 the seizure switch headlight)

    sweated it out and put it all together.

    i need to do something about these wires, im thinking about using some motorcycle heat wrap to wrap the wires- but i think it looks fine for now.
    [​IMG]

    white
    [​IMG]

    red
    [​IMG]
     
    kingfish254 likes this.
  6. deorman

    deorman

    Rating - 100%
    1   0   0

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2009
    Messages:
    8,568
    Location:
    Fairfax, VA
    Re: long, low and slow x-53 (6-13 headlight done and installed)

    Maybe you can run them between the spring mount and the fender. You can flatten them a little with a hammer. :shock:
     
  7. socal_jack

    socal_jack

    0   0   0

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2007
    Messages:
    1,741
    Location:
    Encinitas, SoCal
    Re: long, low and slow x-53 (6-13 headlight done and installed)

    I'd just drill a hole in the fender close to the headlight base put a grommet on and run the wires under the fender to the back of the headtube. Or just use some cable clips and run them along the fender line to the back of the headtube.
     
  8. lobsterboyx

    lobsterboyx

    0   0   0

    Joined:
    May 20, 2008
    Messages:
    817
    Location:
    Sherman Oaks Ca
    Re: long, low and slow x-53 (6-13 headlight done and installed)

    tore the back end apart to paint the backs of the tins, im happy with it. i also installed the other hub cap.

    [​IMG]

    woo

    [​IMG]

    and

    [​IMG]


    im getting close to being done but i have a few parts on order from epay. the end is in sight.
     
    kingfish254 likes this.
  9. herr_rudolf

    herr_rudolf

    0   0   0

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2009
    Messages:
    1,820
    Location:
    Eindhoven, Holland.
    Re: long, low and slow x-53 (6-14 rear hubcaps)

    I don't mind seeing your girlfriend on your pics. She looks cool riding these old bikes.

    Oh, and your x53 is nice too...
    ; - )
     
  10. Skipton

    Skipton Come out and ride with The Chicago TailDraggers!

    Rating - 100%
    4   0   0

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2008
    Messages:
    4,131
    Location:
    Chicago IL.
    Re: long, low and slow x-53 (6-14 rear hubcaps)

    This bike is just so cool!
     
  11. lobsterboyx

    lobsterboyx

    0   0   0

    Joined:
    May 20, 2008
    Messages:
    817
    Location:
    Sherman Oaks Ca
  12. lobsterboyx

    lobsterboyx

    0   0   0

    Joined:
    May 20, 2008
    Messages:
    817
    Location:
    Sherman Oaks Ca
    Re: long, low and slow x-53 (6-16 now with video!)

    got this cool reflector off the cabe, i was going to put it on my 38 hawth, but i thought it looked pretty cool on the old x. my tail light idea has to take a back seat to real life.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
    kingfish254 likes this.
  13. lobsterboyx

    lobsterboyx

    0   0   0

    Joined:
    May 20, 2008
    Messages:
    817
    Location:
    Sherman Oaks Ca
    Re: long, low and slow x-53 (6-17 rear reflector)

    i found an electra mud flap, painted it and stuck the lobster charm on it.

    [​IMG]
     
  14. karfer67

    karfer67

    0   0   0

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2006
    Messages:
    5,840
    Location:
    sacramento, ca
    Re: long, low and slow x-53 (6-18 mudflap)

    can i ask you something and maybe i missed it. why when you do the updates and put the date do you put the wrong month? arn't we in the 7th month or am i missing something? or is it a way to trick other builders into thinking they have another month to build? ahhhhhh sneaky sneaky nice bike love the addition to the rear fender. i like to think of your bike as a dresser all accessorized out think kustom merc then there are the striped down lowered droped rats sorta like no fender cars. too cool and i still think the best thing about this bike is the color combo well done!!
     
  15. lobsterboyx

    lobsterboyx

    0   0   0

    Joined:
    May 20, 2008
    Messages:
    817
    Location:
    Sherman Oaks Ca
    Re: long, low and slow x-53 (7-18 mudflap)

    hahaahha isnt my face red, or is that just because ive been outside digging tree stumps all day... ever since i stopped working for "the man" i dont really keep track of days or months. thats my excuse and im sticking to it! :shock:
     
  16. karfer67

    karfer67

    0   0   0

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2006
    Messages:
    5,840
    Location:
    sacramento, ca
    Re: long, low and slow x-53 (7-18 mudflap)

    its all good i am red too at this point in the game. anyways i wondered because it had been going on for a long time and thought there was a joke behind it because no one said anything. lol the joke is on us and those who think they have more time to build :lol:
     
  17. stretch

    stretch

    0   0   0

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2008
    Messages:
    3,422
    Location:
    Clawson, MI
    Re: long, low and slow x-53 (7-18 mudflap)

    haha i only know it s the 7th month cuz my birthday was on thursday, i turned 16 on the 16th! :lol:
     
  18. sprucemoose

    sprucemoose

    0   0   0

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2009
    Messages:
    187
    Location:
    Illinois
    Re: long, low and slow x-53 (7-18 mudflap)

    I really like the way those handlebars look. Any idea where you got them? or how wide they are?
     
  19. lobsterboyx

    lobsterboyx

    0   0   0

    Joined:
    May 20, 2008
    Messages:
    817
    Location:
    Sherman Oaks Ca
    Re: long, low and slow x-53 (7-18 mudflap)

    the bars came off of an electra rat rod that my friend was parting out years ago, i think they are standard moon bars p/c'd black
     
  20. ej599

    ej599

    0   0   0

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2007
    Messages:
    1,698
    Location:
    EASTERN CT
    Re: long, low and slow x-53 (7-18 mudflap)

    This is one of my favorites. Good work.
     

Share This Page