(WBO) SGT. ROCK finished (for now)

Discussion in 'WINTER 2015 BUILD OFF' started by GuitarlCarl, Jan 1, 2015.

  1. GuitarlCarl

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    Front fender and light...
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    Before I broke the lens...
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    May do a bit more, I need to get some brass acorns for the front fender braces to match the rear and I've got a couple of new ideas I may be able to pull off before the deadline. Cheers.

    Carl.
     
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  2. The Renaissance Man

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

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    The painted fork and fender totally changed it. Perfect!

    I'm picturing some stenciled military numbers/letters on it somewhere. Maybe WBO2015 or something?
     
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  3. GuitarlCarl

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    I'm wanting to do the Master Sargent bars like the comic book SGT. ROCK and I may do some lettering too. Good idea, thanks.


    Carl.
     
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  4. GuitarlCarl

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    My wifi is back so here's the headlight snafu and rebuild...

    First I was drilling the back of the bulb out for bigger LEDs I got out of these lanterns...
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    well I broke the bulb, so I started scavenging...
    and found the aluminum sheet and cut 2 holes out "old school"
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    I cut the reflectors down to fit two across and glued them in with ShoeGoo, which is a nice thick silicone.
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    fits in the housing... to the right are the LED bulbs in sockets...
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    made a lens out of styrene I had from HO modeling "glass block"
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    batteries fit inside, 8 AA's, flat front looks kinda odd but ok to me.
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    not pictured is a strip of foam lining the bezel, I used the adhesive style for sealing drafty doors, it holds the aluminum sheet and styrene lens against the front of the bezel... I then lined the inside with some other foam bits I had, to keep all the batteries and wiring and such in place.

    Carl.
     
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  5. Chad T

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    Wow Carl that's looking killer! Maybe a big olive chainguard for some more oliveyness?That color is great.

    Nice work on the light. That Shoe Goo is good stuff! I use it for slot car repairs.
     
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  6. GuitarlCarl

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    Thanks man, it's actually great for fixing shoes...

    Carl.
     
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  7. GuitarlCarl

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    Truthfully, I just don't have a chainguard for it, or any in my parts. It will get one at some point, there's a lot I'd to do on this bike. It will probably get continued in a build thread. Motor and sidecar are in my head for now...
    It's pretty much done except for some details. As far as the WBO it's a roller and rides nice too. I'll be putting a smaller sprocket on when it gets motored but for now the ratio is nice for getting up to speed... Street legal needs a few more things after the engine, tailights etc. But for now I'm happy with it.


    Carl.
     
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    I know that this is a little late, but you might consider a military blackout style hood in place of the lens.

    Here's a couple of examples...
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  9. GuitarlCarl

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    Now that's cool... I've never seen one of those before. I did think the flat front looked like a signal light...
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    Hmm got me thinkin' again... louvers...

    Carl
     
  10. GuitarlCarl

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    Ok so I changed the order of the layers of materials on/in my headlight.
    Painted the aluminum olive, then the styrene, then the reflectors. Now it looks remarkably better IMO. Louvers may still show up but this is a step in the right direction.
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    Carl.
     
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    Very, very cool build. I have been thinking about changing up my headlight too and I like what you have done with yours. I particularly love the idea of mounting the batteries for it internally, it definitely keeps it super clean.
     
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  12. GuitarlCarl

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    So far...
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    Crazy midwest...No snow at 6 a.m. and by 9 a.m. that snow was gone...

    Carl.
     
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    Its looking good Carl.
     
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    Nearly there Carl!

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    That gigantic saddle seems like something the army might have used.:D
     
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    cool job!!
     
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    Looks Rat-stealth...Nice ride GC! :thumbsup:
     
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    One last post here.
    At some point this bike will be motorized.
    I'll get a thread going in the gas motor builds. (eventually)
    I'm lookiing at 4 strokers cuz I don't want to burn mix.
    I have also sourced a welder but it's 220, (sidecar...)
    so I have to get a line out to the garage...
    This build off was as fun watching as it was competing.

    Peace and love,
    Carl.
     
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