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The Rollfast Controversy...

Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 1 BIKES' started by october, Jan 21, 2007.

  1. october

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    ok... this may be upsetting to some. but it has to be done. i cannot control it.
    as far as i can tell... 1959(?) Rollfast. purchased wed jan 17 2007, for $40 (that's 46.91 in canadian) i have received offers. it has been suggested that it should not be painted. and after a brief exchange between me and a hotrod buddy of mine about the "correct decal guys" at the car shows (yes, i am the guy with the Frankenstein statue glued on the dash board of my '62 chevy)... here is my entry....



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    october
     
  2. dumpster_diver

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    It is a very rare color on any brand of bike! Good luck with the build!
     
  3. Jim Richards

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    breakdown

    OK you disasembled it. Now do somthin' already!
     
  4. october

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    MONDAY JAN. 22

    rubbed out chainring and headlight bezel... compare to the previous pic of headlight...
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  5. october

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    i got some parts today... and i took it for a ride! it is super smooth...
    it has been cold here (-5 to 15) daily, so not much progress...
     
  6. october

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    i found this light at a local discount store... it has 20 LED's. got it for $6.99 (i have to go back and get more...)

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    i disassembled it...


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    20 LED's on the pc board...

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    the board inside the rollfast light housing, with the original lens.

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    the switch has 2 positions...

    10 LED's

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    or 20 LED's...

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    got new wheels...

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    will probably change to different tires...

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  7. xddorox

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    Don't you just love those LED's?
     
  8. Clothespin n

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    great light conversion..!!!
     
  9. OSchopper

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    that light setup is ausome!

    if you get new tires and want to sell those ones LMK thanks

    Bernie
     
  10. cman

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    That will be the best light conversion here. I would keep the tires
     
  11. ricksterr1221

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    yeah

    i love that light and yeah keep the tires
     
  12. october

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    This is where people might get mad....

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    started painting the tank... all rattle can...
    1.primer
    2.silver truck paint base coat
    3.spray glitter from craft store
    4.lime gold kandy
    5.?
    6.?
    7.?
    8.clear coat
    i have not done 5,6,7,8 yet. hopefully it will be warmer this weekend.

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  13. Hooch

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    i like it!
     
  14. aka_locojoe

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    Wow spray glitter. Neat idea. I'll have to check into that.
     
  15. ricksterr1221

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    dudde!!

    Wild paint man! i love it! that head light is killer haha grap the shot gun LETS GO SHININ FER DEER! Haha this bike is gonna be sweeet! :D KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!
     
  16. october

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    i got it at Joann fabrics... but probably any craft store would have it...

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  17. Clothespin n

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    If only you knew how much I LOVE Metal Flaked/Candy/Clear!

    60's Style through and through! and Lime Green always looks
    awesome with "white" anything!

    I'm very impressed..

    Kev.
     
  18. ricksterr1221

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    Nice paint

    omg! u ROCK! Im gonna do my typhoon in the same paint colors! Haha yes im gonna copy u! :lol:
     
  19. Clothespin n

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    October...this is the first thing I thought of when you
    posted the Paint work you have done..
    this is a Local 52 cadillac..it is way more incredible than
    these pictures give credit.It has the same Flake as yours!

    The owner..who is a great guy.......drives it!
    I see it at a lot of shows I'm at with my Cars and I droool
    everytime I do.

    I thought I would share how coool your Paint work is
    ....by showing you one of my favourite Rides..
    Peace,
    Kev.
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  20. october

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    WOW!

    thats great!

    when i did my chev, i wanted to do something crazy with the paint, as it is a mild custom, but i figured with such a big old car it would be too much.
    i ended up doing it "gray steel metallic". i guess i figured at the time that less is more... i'll have to upload some pics, as i know you are a hod rod guy...

    that is a wicked caddy...

    oct.
     

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