OCC Army Stingray

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  1. noodlenoggin

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    We're done! :D

    Build thread: OCC Army Stingray

    First, the bike as a whole. It's basically the same as stock except for colors, and we added the cans. I really like they way it looks in olive green and black, though, and I'm stoked about the forks, and super-stoked about the way the ammo cans turned out. I like the stance, and the general, I don't know, chunkiness of it. I even broke out the good camera for the pics! :p

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    We got a roll of black tennis racket grip tape for the handgrips, and Gable wrapped them this afternoon.

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    Oh, and the brake lever...

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    Some details of the saddlebags...

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    And with the lettering on the chainguard. The can obscures some of it, but turns out I don't really care! :mrgreen:

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    We added one other final detail this afternoon...

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    And then there's the fork tubes...

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    And a detail of the lettering.

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    The drivetrain got all blacked out.

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    And finally, I'd thought of smearing Vaseline on the headbadge before we painted, to see if I could get the silver parts silver but let the olive into the black parts, kind of like rat-a-tac did for the fender on NDN. But, I couldn't find any Vaseline in the house, so I masked it off before we sprayed the frame.

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    And the best part was doing this with my son. All of the paint is his handiwork, and he got his hands dirty with the teardown, sanding, scraping stickers, mocking up and mounting the saddlebags -- he was in on every step of the way, basically. I didn't do anything without him in the garage with me.

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    Oh, and I almost forgot. The total outlay for the entire project was:
    • Craigslist bike...$15
    • Paint...$20
    • U-Bolts...$10
    • Grip tape...$5
    • Ammo cans and grenade...$0
    • Total...$50 :D
     
  2. pkh1974

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    Very nice build. Your son had the coolest bike in the neighborhood!
     
  3. dracothered

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    Great bike and I think he will remember this for a long time...
     
  4. MazdaFlyer

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    Great military look recreated. The grenade will be a bit hard to get when needed. Nice teamwork.
     
  5. Depends how you look at it, just fill the saddle bags with explosive pull the pin and jump off the bike letting it roll into the enemy camp. Kamikaze style. :mrgreen:
     
  6. kingfish254

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    Great father son build to follow!
    CONGRATS!!
     
  7. noodlenoggin

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    Thanks for the compliments!

    I was kinda thinking of it as a self-destruct kind of grenade. :mrgreen:

    Thanks, I appreciate it!
     
  8. Funkme

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    Lovin the front forks,and the grenade,great lil add on touches...
    Cool bike :D
     
  9. noodlenoggin

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    Thanks!
     
  10. yoothgeye

    yoothgeye I build stuff. Moderator

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    So... what do you keep in the ammo cans? 8)
     
  11. noodlenoggin

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    I could tell you...but then I'd have to kill you with it. :mrgreen:
     
  12. yoothgeye

    yoothgeye I build stuff. Moderator

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    :eek: :lol:
     
  13. MrLeghorn

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    Very cool! Congrats on a great father/son build. I dig the hand grenade, Don't let it fall off the bike!
     

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