RoadMaster Diesel: Build Completed! + a few extra pics!

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  1. JoeyMac

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    Starting with this, picked it up on my birthday last fall and have barely done anything yet:
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    Going to do it up boardtracker style. Nothing too special.
     
  2. yeshoney

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    YEAH RIGHT!!!!!! :shock:
     
  3. CCR

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    love the chainguard decal on that bike too !!! cant wait to see what you come up with this time Joey :D
     
  4. LIVE TO RIDE

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    Man you really have a head start!Ive still gotta take mine off the garage wall!
     
  5. Hooch

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    looks done already! lol
     
  6. BrigmasterA

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    Another J-Mac Special. Can't wait to see this one man!
     
  7. cman

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    Roadmaster Diesel and the decal on the chainguard remind of
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  8. JoeyMac

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    Someone already made a maximum overdrive bike :wink:
     
  9. xddorox

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    Like everyone else, I can't wait to see what comes out of this. :)
     
  10. FOUND OBJECTS

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    "Roadmaster Deisel" The subject-line sounds rad already!
    Sounds like you could tour the nation as a hip hop artist riding that thing and calling yourself the same name.
    It's gonna be nice! Great choice!
     
  11. CCR

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    decal reminds me of this (not bender)

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  12. JoeyMac

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    I've been collecting parts for a while, trying to keep it cheap but still get the look I want.
    Luckily the look I wanted was ratty, so those parts were cheap :)

    Right now my wheel choice is between these two sets:
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    Roadmaster rims, New Departure hubs, coat of white house paint, faint hint of pin stripe underneath.

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    Lobdell rims, New Departure hubs, coat of paint over crusty rim. Might paint black.

    Might go skiptooth, I can swap out the sprockets on the wheels, whichever rims I choose.
    Thought about going 3-speed, but would need a coaster hub as there are no brake mounts.
    Going to keep it simple, and cheap.

    The most money I have invested into this project right now is in some fresh rubber:
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    I've been wanting a set of these for a while.

    Otherwise, this has been a relatively cheap project for which to collect parts.
    I got the base bike dirt cheap from my buddy Kilmore, a "friend price" because it was my birthday.
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    This headbadge was dirt cheap on the bay because it was filthy. I cleaned it up a little.
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    This seatpost was cheap because it's bent:
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    I am going to see if I can get the bend out or chop it at the bend.

    Going to pull this seat off my Luxury Liner because I found a decent black replacement for cheap.
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    Pulled these bars off of a little girl's skiptooth bike in a scrap-metal pile.
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    They were mounted the other way on the girl's bike, but I am going for racing stance here.

    got this JC Higgins coffin tank for a very fair price from Joe when I bought the tank for the Navigator. (Thanks again!)
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    It will just barely fit in the CWC frame.

    And now, a rough mock-up, of sorts...
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    more like a "prop-up" but this is the general idea. I think I'll also want to go with a beefier fork.

    much more to come...

    By the way, I am very impressed with all the other builds so far, this is an exciting build-off to be a part of!
     
  13. ExtraBlaze

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    That is gonna look sick.Can't wait. :mrgreen:
     
  14. BankerRAt

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    you have yet to dissapoint Joey!!!!
     
  15. TheDuke

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    Great start Joey! I'd mount the tires and call it done,but your more creative than that! :lol:
     
  16. ifitsfreeitsforme

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    go Joey!
     
  17. thatismytruck

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    suh weet!
     
  18. JoeyMac

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    I've been stuck at this point for weeks. Got the bike mostly torn down, got the fender bobbed, headbadge attached.
    But I can't get the fork off because of a stubborn stem bolt.
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    First I couldn't turn it with a wrench, started stripping it, so I got out the vice grips, and could only back it out a little at a time, with much difficulty. I bathed it in WD-40 then PB Blaster. I pounded on the bolt and I can't get the wedge at the bottom to budge. I am about 2 seconds away from grabbing the hacksaw and sacrificing the stem to get the fork off, unless someone can give me a good reason not to...
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  19. dumpster_diver

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    Re: RoadMaster Diesel: stuck.

    CUT IT! Cut It CUt it !
     
  20. JoeyMac

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    Re: RoadMaster Diesel: stuck.

    bye-bye, stem.

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    and bye-bye, fork.

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    Proper Mock-Up coming soon.
     

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