Keep a diary of your latest build here.
That's awesome. You guys are so creative. A definite inspiration. The bad side is that it makes me wonder if anything I build can hold its own around here.
Thanks, but I am sure that your work will hold its own.Fugsley is only my second build and it is far from perfect. They main thing is to just have fun and build something that YOU like.
Final coat of paint is going to have to wait a few days. The isn't cooperating with painting today. A big fog bank has loaded the air up with moisture and lowered the temperature. Looks like another 76 degree on Thursday though. Guess I will take half a day off.
It really sucked not being able to put the final coat of paint on today. I did work on the water ski rack though. I am extremely please with how it turned out.
Yesterday I painted the bottom and sides flat black, then taped it and painted the top orange.
Today I laid out the flames on the grip tape and started cutting away with scissors. Here is the first section finished.
Then I needed an uncut piece of grip tape to cover the old water ski boot holes, and I came up with curved stripes as a transition. I also added some more flame pieces to fill in the gaps at the bottom of the sun.
Do a search on this site for OCC and you will see some other cool cchopped up OCC choppers.
If you have craigslist in the UK, you are welcome to steal the WANTED ad that I use to acquire OCCs. Yoothgeye gave it to me last year.
Ta will do . . .
We have CraigsList over here . . but it is not that 'active' in the UK
Also have sites called 'GumTree' and 'Preloved'
I'm amazed at the differences in prices for Schwinn Stingray Choppers on UK eBay
I've one I'm watching at 99p with no bids
A couple at £10 with no bids
Then there are the unrealistic ones as 'Buy-it-Now' at £50 and even £99!
Jake!!! Good to see you, my man!
I thought you had pulled a Cartman and said "Screw you guys, I'm going home!"
I haven't used Kenny yet. Tonight I have to drill a hole up his bum to hold the valve cap.
I just hope the weather cooperates, so that I can get the final coat of paint on this beast.
I still have a few tricks left on this one.
Oh yeah, and GIT TA BUILDIN, will ya!!!!!!
Today was a beautiful day in the 70s, so I took off an hour early and laid the final coat of paint on Fugsley.
It's going to be fun putting it back together this weekend.
This post is for Yoothgeye.
I just realized that I haven't even thought about lights for Fugsley.
I don't have a photo, but I think I have one of those flashlights that has a big safety pin that you attach to life vests. I think it is even orange.
Maybe since I have the water ski, I can repurpose these boat light globes. I just have to make sure I put the right color on the starboard side.
Finally! Thank you! I love mushroom grips, so comfy!
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