GUMBY RUMPUS***** Crossed the FINISH line!!

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  1. LukeTheJoker

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    Re: GUMBY RUMPUS *****Got Clearance Clarence 7/17

    Very cool work! Seriously impressive bike, great ideas and great skill in accomplishing them...

    Luke.
     
  2. JoKeR63

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    Wow, the extinguisher is back, you didn't wreck the chainguard by painting it, this just keeps gettin' better.

    Oh, and +1 on the wiring!
     
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    Awesome work on the rack and chain guard!
     
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    Re: GUMBY RUMPUS *****Got Clearance Clarence 7/17

    I followed your pics on this and the words "Wow that's cool" jumped right out of my mouth, very impressive.
     
  5. Kroozerdave

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    Re: GUMBY RUMPUS *****Got Clearance Clarence 7/17

    Love your attention to getting it right the way you want it.

    Maybe a little worried about chances of heatstroke while doing so.

    Might be a new thread.

    What cost are paid in process of unique creations.
     
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  6. junknutz1975

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    Re: GUMBY RUMPUS *****Got Clearance Clarence 7/17

    :D



    Thanks Kota! Yeah it was hot as heck! :shock:
    ( yeah we are only like 15 minutes away )
    Knock on wood there hasn't been blood or tears , but the SWEAT has certainly been poured into this build :wink:



    Thanks Luke ! Basic basic tools here ( other than the drill , angle grinder , and welder its all hand tools and lots of rust on the brain :p ) .
    And my work bench is me on my hands and knees balanacing my work on blocks of wood and metal ( very pre-historic :wink: )


    Thanks A Ton! I guess Im a BlockHead :wink: ( Kindda fitting for a Gumby build huh? :lol: )


    Thanks Dude!! I'm so psyched people think something lil old me is tinkering on is cool 8)

    I cant wait to ride it! :mrgreen:



    Thanks Dave!

    I guess if your not sweatin your brains out building something cool , your not tryin hard enough :lol: :D :


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  7. junknutz1975

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    Re: GUMBY RUMPUS *****Got Clearance Clarence 7/17

    8)


    Today I have to work , but I set up my " Patina Jig " before heading out......

    I wanted to patina the chain guard in its natural position , as if it were on the bike.
    That way I can tinker on other aspects of the build and not waste time waiting.

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    1 spray bottle has salt water and peroxide. The second bottle has white vinegar and sun tea , so it can maybe stain the ratrodbikes.com part a smidge :D. I used 2 bottles cuz I wasn't sure I wanted to combine vinegar and peroxide in the same vessel ( they can do their dance once they are misted outdoors )

    I suspended it over the water to replicate something rusting in a grassy field ( to make the SUPER humid weather we are experiencing even MORE HUMID! ) I figured the wood might retain a little moisture too , well see . :wink:

    Today the heat index is 110 degrees so maybe its a blessing that I have to work :shock:




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    Re: GUMBY RUMPUS*****Dr Bunsen Honeydew " Patina Jig "

    Cool thinking! Cant wait to see the patina magically appear!

    Luke.
     
  9. Kroozerdave

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    Re: GUMBY RUMPUS*****Dr Bunsen Honeydew " Patina Jig "

    Keeping the dancing peroxide outdoors sounds like a really good idea.

    And if anyone asks your can truthfully say part of the secret is rocket fuel. :mrgreen:
     
  10. SCHWINNRAY69

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    Re: GUMBY RUMPUS*****Dr Bunsen Honeydew " Patina Jig "

    That chainguard looks GOOD! :shock: Great idea using the RRB decal as masking tape 8)
     
  11. Chris Crew

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    Re: GUMBY RUMPUS*****Dr Bunsen Honeydew " Patina Jig "

    I can dig it.
     
  12. junknutz1975

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    Re: GUMBY RUMPUS*****Dr Bunsen Honeydew " Patina Jig "

    :D

    Thanks Guys!

    Who knew something with a " Dot Com " on it could look so old :shock:
    1 day and it looks awesome , maybe another day or 2.....

    I love how its turning out so far 8)


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    Re: GUMBY RUMPUS*****Dr Bunsen Honeydew " Patina Jig "

    8) 8) 8)
     
  14. Re: GUMBY RUMPUS*****Dr Bunsen Honeydew " Patina Jig "

    Buy a Walmart bike and leave it outside for a year, it'll look old real quick. Especially if you live near the ocean. :mrgreen:
     
  15. junknutz1975

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    Re: GUMBY RUMPUS*****Dr Bunsen Honeydew " Patina Jig "

    Day 2 of patina......

    I LOVE how its aging :shock:


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    I didn't do any sanding to promote any edges or corners. All I have done is let " nature " take it's course.( spraying it with my potion every few hours or so )

    It has been so hot n humid that the water " reservoir " below has evaporated and had to be refilled ( about 1 gallon each day! )

    It's thinning the paint on the top surface as if it were sun faded , staining the white with rust some , and showing primer through in spots, paint checking

    EXACTLY how I hoped it would!

    It ought to be finished patina-ing in the morning 8)

    I didn't get to do any bike work this weekend because we had an estate sale at my grandparents house
    ( basement where I found the extinguisher :wink: )

    I have Wednesday off from work. More tinker time :mrgreen:


    Stay tuned......
     
  16. Chris Crew

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    Re: GUMBY RUMPUS*****Dr Bunsen Honeydew " Patina Jig "

    Better living through chemistry
    That's a neat trick--I like the way it turned out.
     
  17. junknutz1975

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    Re: GUMBY RUMPUS*****Dr Bunsen Honeydew " Patina Jig "

    8)

    Thanks Chris! :D




    This is the beginning of day 3.....

    It is really great looking ( hard to see maybe in the pics ) hard to capture

    It looks like its been black for years and not just days.....

    Looks real natural , kinnda makes me wonder if Father Time and Mother Nature have spray bottles of this stuff too :wink:

    Today they are forecasting some rain, which is excellent! The heatwave has broken !


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    ( once I rinse it off with plain water some of the white salt marks will disappear . I have rinsed it each day before I start the day. looks AWESOME! ) I'm really loving this technique


    Off to work all day ( 10a-9p )


    Stay tuned......



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  18. junknutz1975

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    Re: GUMBY RUMPUS*****Farm Raised RUST Day 3!!!

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    Day 4...

    Mother Nature decided to get off her butt and help a little :D

    It rained a good deal overnight and more coming most of today ( areal flood watch warnings even )

    Gotta work today anyways. Off Tomorrow for some Tinker Time!

    Times a Tickin!


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  19. SCHWINNRAY69

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    That came out great!! :p
     
  20. junknutz1975

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    Thanks Buddy ! :D


    :p
    Got lots of tinker time in the garage today ( was beautiful weather now that the mugginess has broken 8) )

    First up ( after many moons of pondering and pondering and head scratching and staring at my original concept for mounting the headlight I got to work ) slight modification to the concept of having a " sprung" headlight.....

    Here is the beautiful early fender brace that I bought from member SimpleMan ( Thanks dude! I love it! )


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    When I first saw it the shape instantly made me think of an early Ford bumper :shock: .
    So I mocked it up to see how it might look.....

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    I liked it , but I didn't care for the springs in conjunction with the " bumper " idea .

    So I got out the drill and ......

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    And the angle grinder..... :shock:

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    Vice grip mock up to measure up and pencil mark out the chop , drilled some holes......

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    Chop Chop

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    All trimmed up , ground to shape , found some nicely patina'd chain guard screws , and bolted all back together. I like how it came out :D

    Finally I can roll the bike around :oops: , up til now I've had to carry it around ( the headlight was resting on the front tire while I figured out what I wanted to do )
    I mock things up til I'm 100% sold on the idea before I jump

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    wired the headlight and tail light ,
    Installed the Nos Skip tooth chain ......

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    Then I mounted the chain guard that I patina'd ( SOOOO happy with how it fits in to the whole overall look of the build :shock: )

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    I like the "crash bar " Early Ford-like bumper , I think it ties in nicely to the Model A Ford tail light and the Ford starter tail light base
    ( weirdest thing of all is I'm not even a Ford guy, refer to my avatar for a refresher course :wink: )

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    Then Night Fell....

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    I love the Dual headlight , red marker light and super obnoxious bright tractor beam ( on-off-on switch )
    I just hooked the wires up to the batteries on the ground for the pic ( much easier to test them on the ground than stowing them in the extinguisher )


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    Stay tuned.....


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