Kustom Coaster III (Completed)

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  1. MazdaFlyer

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    Re: Kustom Coaster III (Door Panel Graphics)

    Hey thanks, guess I'll take it as a compliment if the idea gets reused. But for purposes of this build I posted the my idea back on day one. Still have an idea for making the left one operable, time is running out though.
     
  2. MazdaFlyer

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    Re: Kustom Coaster III (Door Panel Graphics)

    Well I decided to stay symmetrical. Finished the right side panel this am.
    [​IMG][​IMG]
    Need to remove a storm door and paint frame for the replacement. Then the final assembly can take place.
     
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    Re: Kustom Coaster III (Door Panel Graphics)

    That is just super cool to see two car doors ............ for a BIKE!!!!
     
  4. Kroozerdave

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    Sitting the two doors as you have looks a bit like a manta ray great job on the logos etc.
     
  5. Jake Sensi

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    DANG!!!! HOW MANY VOTES DO WE GET?!? AWESOME
     
  6. MazdaFlyer

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    Thanks Kingfish, Kroozerdave and Jake. Did some assembly today. Had a few glitches arise. Had to take the crank out to get the right side panel in place and had to remove the blocking. Then the console spacer wanted to hang up on the door handle screw. Then I had to nudge the left side in place with a rawhide hammer and block of wood, paint on everything had reduced mockup clearances.
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    The shifter cable is coiled in the door void, didn't want to shorten the cable.
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    Anyway it is mostly together and rideable. Now the tire tread is dirty. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  7. MazdaFlyer

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    Did a test ride. S/A 3 speed hub shifted fine. The cockpit is stretched out, has a motorcycle feel. Took a few more overall shots. Noticed I left out a seat tube spacer block at door panel void, will need to open up left side. Need to add taillight and a couple other items. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Need to find a backdrop for finished build photos and take some detail shots.
     
  8. texasbigjon

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    Re: Kustom Coaster III (Down Assembly Line)

    really sharp looking bike! love those door panels.
     
  9. Kroozerdave

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    Always the way just after you lock the door you realise there is something else to go inside.

    Serious points for getting them both on and working.

    Love the other details that lead out after you get over seeing the doors too.
     
  10. noodlenoggin

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    Hey, that's really nice looking!
     
  11. MazdaFlyer

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    Thanks for the comments gents.
    Got a decal for the chain guard today and a couple of "RRBBO8T" also. Tried to get a font similar to the original GT Kustom Kruiser label.[​IMG]
     
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    Re: Kustom Coaster III (Down Assembly Line)

    What's the "T" for?
     
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    Traditional, thanks
     
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    Kustom Coaster III (Down Assembly Line)

    Chain guard branded now...[​IMG]
    Taillight mounted...[​IMG]
     
  15. aka_locojoe

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    Re: Kustom Coaster III (Branded & Lit)

    Wow looks great!
     
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    I've got a GT Kustom Cruiser, that font is pretty spot on. 8)
     
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    Kustom Coaster III (Branded & Lit)

     
  19. MrLeghorn

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    The bike looks awesome! Congrats! :D
     
  20. MazdaFlyer

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    Thanks MrLeghorn, I used to watch your cartoons.
    Forgot I had this shifter knob, thought I'd throw it on.[​IMG]


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