(WBO) Super - Sonic......1957 Chevy parts....finished, finished,, FINISHED!!!

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

  1. Big Ape

    Big Ape

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    After moving and trimming the handlebar sections, I came up with a milder but still space age looking set of handle bars.

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    Yes, those ARE a set of rocket-L grips! After welding up the bars, I added an out of this world paint job.

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  2. Big Ape

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    A look from the front of the bike.

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    And a riders view

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  3. Big Ape

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    I built a lower mount in the Springer and installed a delta hawk light on it. Again, a bad idea, it just doesn't flow with the rest of the bike. BUT, I do have a wild triangular spaceship looking horn coming that should look real nice in place of the lower light.

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  5. metalchewy

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    This bike is amazing. Those bars are SWEET!
     
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  6. Big Ape

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    Thanks mc! I have been having fun with it. Soon, I will need some decent weather to get out and get some quality pictures of it.
     
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  7. LukeTheJoker

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    Very cool! Great bars and that horn is awesome!

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    That horn is cool.
     
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  9. Big Ape

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    Finally, an update! I'm glad the snow is gone.... for awhile at least!! I got the new horn in and replaced my delta hawk light with this cool piece.

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    The final piece of this bike is a hood rocket off of a 1957 Chevy that I have modified into a mirror.

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    I really wanted to use a tall stem on the mirror so I could use it comfortably. The problem is, it looks out of place that high in the air. Tomorrow, I will cut the stem down a lot! At least I used a convex mirror head, so it should remain functional. Here are a couple of pictures of the bike as it sits now.

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  10. Big Ape

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    I should be able to get my final pictures posted sometime next week. As soon as I figure out some good locations and a better camera.
     
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  11. metalchewy

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    Nice work on the mirror! It fits right int the jet age theme. Awesome bike!
     
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    Brilliant,the bike turned out well,lovin the whole rocket theme. Well done.
     
  13. LukeTheJoker

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    Very cool! That fork is still the highlight for me!

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  14. late for dinner

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    10,9 8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1 Blast Off!
     
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  15. Big Ape

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    Love rockabilly music... thanks.
     
  16. Big Ape

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    I got the mirror stem cut down, and I think it looks much better now.

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    I don't dare add anything else at this point. I think I have reach the doo-dad limit for this build.
     
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    Perfect finishing touch!

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  18. Big Ape

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    So, without any more waiting, here are my final pictures of the completed bike.

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  19. Psycho Sammi

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    A work of art I love those handle bars
     
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    Thanks, they were fun to build. I must say though, adding that much length makes them flex quite abit at the original bends of the "ten speed bars". Still plenty rideable , just don't want to put all of my weight on them!
     

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