Rockafella - 1953 Ruff Firestone Super Cruiser - Completed Ride Video +MajorAward+RollingStoneCover

Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 12 BUILD JOURNALS' started by kingfish254, Jun 2, 2017.

  1. kingfish254

    kingfish254 CHECK OUT MY SALE THREAD FOR COOL STUFF! Pro Member

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2009
    Messages:
    25,752
    Location:
    Historic Savannah
    I also got the Slaymaker fender spacer drilled out.

    20170729_191421.jpg
     
  2. The Renaissance Man

    The Renaissance Man __CERTIFIED DIVER__ (Open Water & Open Dumpster)

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2012
    Messages:
    7,870
    Location:
    The Tropics of Alabama
    Fun!

    SLAYMAKER is a cool sounding name, so I had to look it up:
    Slaymaker Name Meaning. English: occupational name for a maker of slays (see Slay 1). Altered form of German Schleiermacher, an occupational name for a maker or shawls or scarves, from Middle High German sleier 'scarf', 'shawl', 'veil' + macher 'maker'.

    So what you have is a German made Ruff Schleiermacher!:nerd::cool2:
     
  3. kingfish254

    kingfish254 CHECK OUT MY SALE THREAD FOR COOL STUFF! Pro Member

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2009
    Messages:
    25,752
    Location:
    Historic Savannah
    Spent most of the weekend working on the rentals, but it paid off. We have tenants lined up for August 1st move-ins only 12 days after closing on the property. Plus one of the tenants paid for 6 months rent in advance!!!!

    So I had some time tonight after work to do a few of my checklist items.
    Drilled and tapped the frame for the fender brace, and guard braces.

    Painted the back side of the guard with some gumby.

    20170731_180700.jpg


    Then added a cool Firestone sticker I had.

    20170731_181015.jpg


    Got the headset and fork reassembled with the problem solver headset reducer sleeves.

    20170731_192510.jpg


    Got the Monark reflector mounted on the front fender

    20170731_193240.jpg


    Test fit the rear fender with the Slaymaker lock spacer screwed to the frame

    20170731_193401.jpg


    Added the front fender support and spacer.

    20170731_193506.jpg


    I think that is about all I did tonight except spraying a second coat of gumby on the tank center panels.

    Now I have to go out of town for 4 days, so I won't be able to get back on this until Saturday. I don't like cutting things this close, but work comes first. I just hope I'll have time for some good photos before deadline.
     
  4. The Renaissance Man

    The Renaissance Man __CERTIFIED DIVER__ (Open Water & Open Dumpster)

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2012
    Messages:
    7,870
    Location:
    The Tropics of Alabama
    Could this be the first year without a fountain pic?

    Times they are a changin'.
     
    kingfish254 likes this.
  5. kingfish254

    kingfish254 CHECK OUT MY SALE THREAD FOR COOL STUFF! Pro Member

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2009
    Messages:
    25,752
    Location:
    Historic Savannah
    I doubt that. The Forsyth Park fountain is only 4-5 blocks away. :)

    20170722_134131.jpg
     
    Scribble, Vin-New, G-Matt and 4 others like this.
  6. tvc15

    tvc15

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2010
    Messages:
    599
    Location:
    Portland
    love it!!!
     
    kingfish254 likes this.
  7. kingfish254

    kingfish254 CHECK OUT MY SALE THREAD FOR COOL STUFF! Pro Member

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2009
    Messages:
    25,752
    Location:
    Historic Savannah
    Shake and Bake brother!!!

    shakebake.jpg
     
    Chad T likes this.
  8. G-Matt

    G-Matt

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2015
    Messages:
    2,620
    You can do it !!! The good thing is your in the heart of photo central. Looking good man


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
    kingfish254 likes this.
  9. kingfish254

    kingfish254 CHECK OUT MY SALE THREAD FOR COOL STUFF! Pro Member

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2009
    Messages:
    25,752
    Location:
    Historic Savannah
    Time to have some fun this weekend.

    The fish approve of the package i got from Adam @karfer67 at patina customs.

    20170805_094558.jpg
     
    Scribble, G-Matt and Chad T like this.
  10. kingfish254

    kingfish254 CHECK OUT MY SALE THREAD FOR COOL STUFF! Pro Member

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2009
    Messages:
    25,752
    Location:
    Historic Savannah
    Turning into Gumby Hulk while using polishing compound and wax on the Rockafella fenders

    20170805_110614.jpg 20170805_112213.jpg
     
  11. kingfish254

    kingfish254 CHECK OUT MY SALE THREAD FOR COOL STUFF! Pro Member

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2009
    Messages:
    25,752
    Location:
    Historic Savannah
    Dressed up the Rockafella tank edge with some pieces of a yard sale belt.

    20170805_160604.jpg 20170805_155913.jpg 20170805_154109.jpg 20170805_160547.jpg
     
    Scribble, G-Matt, Chad T and 2 others like this.
  12. KOTA

    KOTA

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2007
    Messages:
    5,257
    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Like all your builds. It never ends, it just keeps getting better and better (Translate: detail after detail)!
     
    kingfish254 likes this.
  13. karfer67

    karfer67

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2006
    Messages:
    6,200
    Location:
    sacramento, ca
    Keep it going bro

    Sent from my LGMS330 using Tapatalk
     
    kingfish254 likes this.
  14. Chad T

    Chad T

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2014
    Messages:
    3,140
    Location:
    Columbus OH
    The Dali Llama of doodadery strikes again..nice
     
  15. G-Matt

    G-Matt

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2015
    Messages:
    2,620
    Yard sale belt is that even legal !!!!! This bike has gone from innocent gumby . To getting out of control like the hulk at happy hour . And I love everything about it . Shes Ruff as sandpaper & smooth as a shot of crown royal


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  16. kingfish254

    kingfish254 CHECK OUT MY SALE THREAD FOR COOL STUFF! Pro Member

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2009
    Messages:
    25,752
    Location:
    Historic Savannah
    Thanks guys, the fenders really cleaned and polished up nicely.
    I think the belt trimmed out the tank well.

    I also got the reflector mounted on the front fender to match the rear.

    20170805_185449.jpg


    I'm pleased with how the chainguard spacer braces turned out. I have the screws tapped into the downtube and the seat tube.

    20170805_185420.jpg 20170805_194113.jpg 20170805_194120.jpg

    20170805_192305.jpg

    The Firestone flag sticker looks good and I accidentally got a shot of the KINGFISH BB mark to boot.

    20170805_192318.jpg


    Painted the recessed area of the Slaymaker lock and then scraped paint from the letters. This looks cool on the bike as the rear fender spacer brace.

    20170805_125504.jpg 20170805_185434.jpg 20170805_185455.jpg 20170805_194138.jpg
     
    Chad T, metalchewy, Scribble and 2 others like this.
  17. kingfish254

    kingfish254 CHECK OUT MY SALE THREAD FOR COOL STUFF! Pro Member

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2009
    Messages:
    25,752
    Location:
    Historic Savannah
    I wasn't able to mount the tank because I lost one of the clip on speed nuts. But I had to partially mount it so that I could take a look at how the Felby bars were gonna play with the rest of the build.

    20170805_192335.jpg 20170805_192351.jpg 20170805_192405.jpg 20170805_192427.jpg 20170805_192524.jpg 20170805_192648.jpg 20170805_193002.jpg 20170805_193015.jpg 20170805_193026.jpg 20170805_193035.jpg
     
    Chad T, metalchewy, RustyGold and 4 others like this.
  18. The Renaissance Man

    The Renaissance Man __CERTIFIED DIVER__ (Open Water & Open Dumpster)

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2012
    Messages:
    7,870
    Location:
    The Tropics of Alabama
    Almost there!
     
    kingfish254 likes this.
  19. G-Matt

    G-Matt

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2015
    Messages:
    2,620
    Them bars are out of control coooool . Looking good i like the slymaker that came out nice


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
    kingfish254 likes this.
  20. Falstaff

    Falstaff

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2015
    Messages:
    6,823
    Location:
    central ohio
    Those PK bars are awesome, fit the build well.
     
    G-Matt and kingfish254 like this.

Share This Page