P-40 Cruiser - NEW faux gun barrel concept

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    Re: P-40 Cruiser - NEW Painted Mock Up pic!!! - Check it out

    I agree that the hand drawing did it no justice... :D
    This is HOT! It's gonna be cool :mrgreen:
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    Re: P-40 Cruiser

    Actually no fish were angered in the making of this tank :) I did the resin coat while visiting my parents in AZ (a long way from the ocean). You're right about the smell though, I learned real quick to do all fiberglass work OUTSIDE!

    Hey I tried to find Foose's P-32 but I'm not sure what I'm looking for. Is that a build off bike? Post a link so I can check it out if you get a chance. Thanks!
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    Probably this car here:
    http://image.streetrodderweb.com/f/9080 ... or_web.jpg
    Chip Foose is a car builder (Foose)
    Has a line of rims and what not...
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    Thanks! I decided I love the look of the whirewheeled aluminum so I'm gonna finish stripping it and clearcoat it as is. As far as extras there won't be many - just what's pictured plus the original components. This is the mock up with all the painted components. One thing I do plan on tracking down are some of those bullet hole decals. I think sprinkling a few of those around will be pretty cool.
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    THANKS!!! Glad you like it. I can't wait to get it together and take it for a spin. I'm especially stoked to see the prop in action.
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    Re: P-40 Cruiser - NEW Painted Mock Up pic!!! - Check it out

    Looking awesome! I too am a fan of the bare aluminium look, and it suites your bike and the theme down to a T, and man the red rims pop so well against it too!
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    Re: P-40 Cruiser - NEW Painted Mock Up pic!!! - Check it out

    I found about the resin smell the hard way too! it´s awful when it mixes with food smell...
    Here is another link to Fooses´ P-32
    http://www.autoblog.com/2006/10/31/sema ... 2-hot-rod/

    Some think he made a mistake building this car, I personally would love to own it.
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    Thanks, I'm with you on that car it is way sweet and it's hard to imagine any of Foose's rides being a mistake. I would gladly have any of his mistakes :).
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    So I tripped over my electrical toolbag today and accidentally broke a grill lighter I had in there for heatschrinking electrical connectors (all marine electrical has to be watertight if you want to avoid diagnosing endless connectivity problems). I was about to throw it away when I got inspired :idea: . The steel tube looks like it would be just about the right size for a sweet little machine gun barrel on the P-40 bike. Where do you think I should put it, maybe the chain guard :?: Maybe I'll take some aluminum sheeting and drill a grid of holes in it then wrap it around the barrel like heat shielding on a machine gun. I definitely think this needs to find it's way onto the bike
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    i think the gun idea is fabulous!, but i think you can do alot better than the grill lighter. :)
    you should fabricate one from scratch using a bigger/solid barrel (with heat shield of course.)

    good luck!
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    Nicely Done. Love seeing bikes you see everyday completely transformed into hottness. Good show!
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    16 months later... the bike is complete!

    I started this bike with the birth of my first son, hoping to complete it while I was on paternity leave and in time for the RRB build off #5. I didn't make either deadline and as it turns out having a son keeps you pretty busy. So the bike, unfinished, was carefully wrapped in plastic and stored in the bilge. Then about 6 weeks ago I had a pretty solid lead on a 67 hotrod mustang that I really wanted. My wife had a few conditions for me getting a hotrod and one of them was get the bike out of the bilge and onto Craigslist. So with renewed motivation I made time for it once again...
    Now, though the hotrod deal fell through, the bike is complete! It's funny that I put it off so long, it really didn't take that much time or work to finish it :roll:.
    My wife still wants me to sell it and I will (the boat dock is no place for a pretty bike, the salt air and marine layer are just too much) but there isn't any big rush :wink:.
    I do have a nice surprise for the RRB community though. Instead of some pictures to post I have made a short video showcasing the bike. I think I'll start a new thread for that because honestly, this thread is so old and who is really following a Build Off that ended 16 months ago? You shouldn't have to wait long, the video is edited and I'm uploading it to youtube today. Hope everyone likes it 8)
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