The Streamliner

Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 14 - CLASS 2 - BUILD JOURNALS' started by David Cooksey, May 1, 2019.

  1. David Cooksey

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    I think so, I haven't fully decided yet, but probably
     
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  2. OddJob

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    Full fender scraper?
     
  3. SwissGuy

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    There you go!
    I really was looking forward to this part of this build! Let's get those great tools to work!


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  4. LukeTheJoker

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    Been waiting for this part of your build!
    Not disappointed! :thumbsup:
     
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  5. David Cooksey

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    Ha ha yes I guess this is the beginning of the build proper.

    Oh yeah, I can't help but notice how many of the other builds are having some cool and innovative shifters. So not wanting to be left out I've had an idea on controlling my 3 speed hub...
     
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    Officially subscribed.:cool2:
     
  7. David Cooksey

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    So, shrinking.
    This wonderful machine tucks and pinches the metal to pull it in, or "shrinks" it.
    It leaves a nice pattern too :)
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    Several passes will be made, each one a bit shallower than the last. This shrinking will pull the metal over into a curve.

    Oh and it's
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    I don't think I've ever seen a "proudly made in England" sticker. Maybe I'll put one on this bike lol
     
  8. HuffnPuff

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    Lucky you. I’d love to have access to those sorts of machines. Nice work!
     
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  9. David Cooksey

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  10. David Cooksey

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    Not really luck, more hard work and graft. I restore classic cars for a living.
     
  11. HuffnPuff

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    Good on you. At this point in my life I’m kinda wishing I’d done a trade after school so I could be doing something like that for a living instead of wanting to and not having any training.
     
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  12. David Cooksey

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    I actually got the job 6 years ago. I was cycling round on my "Loopybike" when I saw an open shutter on an industrial unit. Inside I could see a guy working on an Austin Healey. I propped the bike up outside and went in. The guy looked up and asked me what I wanted. Without thinking I replied "er, a job?"
    He replied "hmm, if you can prove you can fabricate I might be interested"
    I showed him the bike and he offered me the job on the spot! Lol one day a week to start with. I quit my well paid management job to start with him. One day turned into 3 then full time. I went self employed on the first of May.

    The Loopybike
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  13. HuffnPuff

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    That’s awesome. I’m gonna have to finish my BO e-bike and cruise it down to a nearby business and try the same!
     
  14. LukeTheJoker

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    That is the way to score a job!
     
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    This is a very cool and inspiring story.
     
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  16. Blackout

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    using a pullmax?
     
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  17. David Cooksey

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    Baileigh
     
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    Awesome coachwork on that fender!!!! This is going to be a blast to watch!!!!!
    Killer loopy bike too!!!!
     
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    Interesting ! cant wait to see what your mind puts in reality again , always stunning craftsmanship
     
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