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Springliner (Formerly Raceliner) ??Finished??-Pic Heavy

Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 6 BIKES' started by inshane64, May 1, 2011.

  1. inshane64

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    Re: Raceliner? (name pending) Update !!!!

    LONG day yesterday. I spent about 14 hours fumblin around and throwin paint and parts together, here are the results.

    Thanks to Bri-in-RI this bike will have a tank!!

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    I worked my magic!!

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    A lil wet sanding to start the fake patina and here is a "tank on" pic.

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  2. KOTA

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    Re: Raceliner? (name pending) Update !!!!

    KEEP GOING, KEEP GOING.
     
  3. inshane64

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    I needed to make a light, so I came up with some plexiglass.

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    I tried blue and green, but I prefered green.

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    Redneck engineering:

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    Finished lens:

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    Thought I was done with tank:

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    Decided I needed to work with the plexi some more:

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  4. inshane64

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    This step nearly killed me, all the angles were SO terribly hard to get right. Next year I will have a simple bike!!!!!!

    Mock up after I installed the wheels and chain.

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    Seat is not at the right angle!!

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    More mock up.... I got sick of getting the right angles!!!!!

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  5. inshane64

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    Re: Raceliner? (name pending) Update !!!!

    Yesterday after lunch was crunch time!!! More mock up and final truing of angles. SO many angles. NEVER again!!!

    Holes drilled in seat-rack thingy. Time for paint so I can patina it!!

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    Rattle can perfection!!

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    I made this bike to be functional! So the seat had to be adjustable. Here was final seat-rack-thing frame before I welded it.

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    Adjustable seat tabs!!

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    Gettin there!!

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    Close up, angled too far forward.

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    'Bout where I want it, seat-rack with another coat of patina paint! Mock up, I am in love!!

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    Side view, with 2 of the springs thrown on.

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    Again I am telling you WAY to many angles to deal with.

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  6. kingfish254

    kingfish254 CHECK OUT MY SALE THREAD FOR COOL STUFF! Pro Member

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    Re: Raceliner? (name pending) Huge Updates rollin' in -Pic Heavy

    I am digging EVERYTHING that you are doing with this build.
    This one is creeping up the food chain in my opinion.
    Beautiful ride, just be sure to finish it.!!!!!!
     
  7. inshane64

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    When I swapped the dropouts the bar on the front hadda look that didn't follow the desired lines.

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    So I hadda fabricate one!

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    Gotta love red metal!!!

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    And I remembered I hadnt found a rear light so I made a filler.

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  8. inshane64

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    OK the stuff I have posted today up to this post I did yesterday, here is what I did this morning.

    Seat Time!!!!!!!

    This was my first time tryin a quality upholstery job.

    A piece of wood some carriage bolts and a strip of foam.

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    Add the wrapper.

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    Staple, Staple, Staple!!!!

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    Boom!! A place to sit!!

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    Wet sand for the old barn find look!

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    My dog Arthas crackin the whip!

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    Sanding complete!

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  9. inshane64

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    Ok guys, imma gonna shut up and let the pics talk, I am pretty much finished. This bike rides like a dream, a big, heavy, long, dream.

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  10. SCHWINNRAY69

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    That's really COOL 8)
     
  11. pick

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    +1 8)
     
  12. kingfish254

    kingfish254 CHECK OUT MY SALE THREAD FOR COOL STUFF! Pro Member

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    That is one of the sickest full suspension bike I have ever seen.
    WOW!!!!!
     
  13. irzouts

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    My favorite spaceliner so far !
    Bravo !
    I hope you 'll get more votes, your build earns it
     

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