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Postby MikeGyver » Mon Jun 20, 2011 10:38 pm

Foxfur wrote:
Mrpatatomoto wrote:Grinding all the paint off my mothers Pedicab because she wants it to be a different color... well and because its got some surface rust, but mainly because of the color thing. Still trying to think of ideas for the bike I want to build...

Pictures, pictures! I love pictures! Lets see what you've got goin on!

Hey Fishy, that's great! Thanks for posting PiCtUrEs!

Ff


Ill take some tomarrow.
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Postby capjbadger » Tue Jun 21, 2011 2:25 am

Foxfur wrote:WOW Badge, that is incredible. You're gonna hafta get DPW air support to land the top :)

Ff

Not at all. The tall one goes together on it's side, then you just tilt it upright. I typically build in a manner that one person can put it up.
I should have the top bit finished for the big one in a few days. :)

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Postby MikeGyver » Tue Jun 21, 2011 5:10 pm

Heres the Pedicab, Im grinding off all the yellow/rust and priming it white, the black on the tongue is from before we got the white primer.

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Postby robbidobbs » Tue Jun 21, 2011 7:57 pm

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Postby Foxfur » Tue Jun 21, 2011 11:01 pm

Mrpatatomoto wrote:Heres the Pedicab, Im grinding off all the yellow/rust and priming it white, the black on the tongue is from before we got the white primer.

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Ah! For some reason I had some kinda trike-cum-rickshaw in my mind.
That is way cooler. Towed with a conventional bike?

Looks like a winner!

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Postby Snow » Tue Jun 21, 2011 11:19 pm

Been caught up in my (our) big project and gold panning to work on the small things. But your armor has given me inspiration to dust off the MC armor project I've been dreaming of foxfur. Hopefully it'll be ready in time fro 4th of juplaya.
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Postby MikeGyver » Tue Jun 21, 2011 11:52 pm

Foxfur wrote:Ah! For some reason I had some kinda trike-cum-rickshaw in my mind.
That is way cooler. Towed with a conventional bike?

Looks like a winner!

Ff


Yeah, they had one of those last year but it wasn't big enough for my dad so we got this, and yes, it will be towed by the silver "Mongoose" in the back of the picture we just need to find/make a coupler/hitch to attach the hiem joint to, the guy we bought it from couldn't find it. at least that's the plan... Along with the 15 other projects you can see in the picture haha.
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Postby Foxfur » Wed Jun 22, 2011 7:01 pm

Added some chainmail.
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Bring it on, hippie :shock:


Cleaned up the shop so I can actually walk around in it.
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Probably should post this in simon's 'show me your junk' thread...

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Postby EspressoDude » Wed Jun 22, 2011 7:07 pm

Dang Ff, there's all kinds of stuff we couldn't see 2 weeks ago..but I'll bet the grip of that pistol is right where I saw it last...handy
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Postby Foxfur » Wed Jun 22, 2011 7:40 pm

EspressoDude wrote:Dang Ff, there's all kinds of stuff we couldn't see 2 weeks ago..but I'll bet the grip of that pistol is right where I saw it last...handy

You would not believe how much great stuff I found!
The other 95% had me repeatedly saying "What the fuck was I thinking???"
You should see the daggum pile-o-doom outside.
Lots of good metal stock tho. You need to take a look.
Got my truck back! We need to go raid that junkyard.

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Postby EspressoDude » Wed Jun 22, 2011 9:19 pm

your junkyard? or the ones we talked about: Boring, Clackamas, Damascas?

Pile-o-doom? sounds just like the right stuff for Terminal City
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Postby MikeGyver » Wed Jun 22, 2011 10:44 pm

Note to self: Wire brush wheel works much better than the 3M paint stripper wheel I bought. Got about 5x the amount done and the brush hasn't worn down at all when I was going through the other wheels in about an hour. Got the whole bottom ring of the trailer stripped today, had to stop because the air compressor was starting to get hot.
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Postby Snow » Wed Jun 22, 2011 10:51 pm

Yes wire brush wheels are great for getting down to nice steel. Just watch those flying loose wires! A magnet works awesome for cleaning them (and metal cuttings/shavings) up in the shop and even better on the dirt or playa
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Postby MikeGyver » Wed Jun 22, 2011 11:03 pm

Snow wrote:Yes wire brush wheels are great for getting down to nice steel. Just watch those flying loose wires! A magnet works awesome for cleaning them (and metal cuttings/shavings) up in the shop and even better on the dirt or playa


Yeah, I had to pull a couple of the wires out of my clothes, good thing none of them had enough speed to break the skin. I used one of the paint stripper wheels on the gas tank you see on the ATC you can see to the right and it worked great and barely wore down so I thought it would work for this too, but I guess the paint wasn't as thick.
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Re: Work in Progress

Postby Foxfur » Tue Jun 28, 2011 2:34 pm

Holy cow!
I was going to do some subfloor repair to my little Casita trailer. I cut the

carpet and most of the subfloor came up with it!!! It was that damned OSB

chipboard. Totally wasted and rotted. The fiberglass outer shell had settled

and the frame punched up into it. The floor outboard of the frame is sagging

and deformed. I ended up simply (or not so simply) tore out the entire mess.

I was so disappointed, my foxy ears drooped at the thought of all the repair

it is going to need. I moped back and forth to the shop getting more and more

tools out. I was so frustrated. This is NOT what I had planned :(
Sitting there in a funk a thought came to me. WWFJD? What would Figjam do?

Seriously. I could see him screwing up his face, tongue sticking out the

corner of a grin and just gettin on it! I ended up having to remove the gas

lines, electrical harness, AC wiring, Water heater, water tank, water pump,

seats, table and base, and sidewall carpet!
I bought some fiberglass cloth and resin. Never worked with it before but

it's just like applying the Sno-Seal elastomeric roofing compound like Figgy

used on his trailer. I put down 7 layers over each of the cracked shell frame

holes. I love that fiberglass repair stuff.
I sealed up all kinds of other floor holes and empty screw holes in the

walls. No wonder the floor rotted out!
Went and got some pressure treated plywood. I made all the measurements, cut

out the fore end for the wheel wells, cut perfet radiuses on the the aft end.
I brought it into the trailer to lay it down and FUCK! There was no possible

way that I could maneuver the plywood to fit it in! I ended up having to cut

it in two.
The rains came back on Monday so I had to jam all the uninstalled crap back

in the trailer and haven't any room to work in there now.

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Dammit Bill! What'd you do to my floor???

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Peek a boo, I see structural damage...

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Port side repair.

Now I wanna build things with fiberglass!
Think I'll wait til this project is done...

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Re: Work in Progress

Postby FIGJAM » Tue Jun 28, 2011 3:03 pm

Nothing like having a clean slate to spark new ideas! Bravo!!! :D
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Re: Work in Progress

Postby EspressoDude » Tue Jun 28, 2011 5:54 pm

yeppers, when you are done there will be no surprises. you might want to install some pvc or flex conduits for wiring, fiber optic lines, databus,etc.

maybe some secret hidey-holes. about the size of a .45 auto or an M-4
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Re: Work in Progress

Postby MikeGyver » Tue Jun 28, 2011 7:04 pm

Stage 1 done, now to paint it green, sand smooth paint again, then...? Im sure there will be something, nothings ever finished around here just paused.

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And one with the cushions that will be covered on it for example
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Still need to figure out what I'm gonna do to the rims and tires. :?:
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Postby Foxfur » Tue Jun 28, 2011 10:23 pm

Snow wrote:Yes wire brush wheels are great for getting down to nice steel. Just watch those flying loose wires! A magnet works awesome for cleaning them (and metal cuttings/shavings) up in the shop and even better on the dirt or playa

Great idea. You know those little plunger magnets for gold panning? We run a 3 inch dredge with two end to end sluiceboxes and have loads of concentrates to process. Ended up getting a 15 pound capacity one at the mining shop. I'm bringing it for sure! I'm bringing other tools that make big pieces of metal into small pieces and that would be perfect!
Always thinkin Snow. I like that.


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Re: Work in Progress

Postby jella » Wed Jun 29, 2011 4:50 pm

Finally amassed all the notions to construct the steam punk coat...three days in a row I spent my lunch hr scouring fabric and hobby stores :roll: .

Tonight I sew!! mmmwwwhaahahahaha
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Re: Work in Progress

Postby Foxfur » Wed Jun 29, 2011 7:01 pm

Jella! I can't wait to see your steampunk coat. I expect to be nothing less than amazed. I hope to be good at sewing one day (so many ideas).
Your son rocks!

Spent the day with EspressoDude. Got sweetpea a new poncho liner. I kind of wrecked the one she brought home from the army. She's so happy :)
I'm so blown away with eDude's technical prowess and extreme ingenuity. To use a superlative less than genius would be like kicking him in the shin. I am humbled.
Thanks to him I now have my evening wear. He gave me a Body Glove full wetsuit much thinner than mine. It's ~3mm neoprene where my other one (way too tight) is 6-7mm thick. I can actually move around comfortably, yay!
It really works out great with the barbarian ghetto shoulder pads.
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Maybe I'll paint it silver for that spaceman chic look...

I may cut up my old suit for material to use for ???
I'm also working on breaking down some old leather boots by tremulously cutting each stitch with a scalpel.
I'm planning on making twin Tabasco holsters so I won't be caught without. I might end up making a bandolier that can carry the whole 8 or 9 flavors they make.

I brought the shoulder pads so he could check it out. He read the message tags and told me I need professional help :lol: . Good help is so hard to find!
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Re: Work in Progress

Postby Dr Jet Sinister » Wed Jun 29, 2011 7:11 pm

Foxfur wrote:I brought the shoulder pads so he could check it out. He read the message tags and told me I need professional help :lol: . Good help is so hard to find!

He's just worried you'll be stolen by the Raiders.
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Re: Work in Progress

Postby Foxfur » Wed Jun 29, 2011 8:04 pm

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Foxfur wrote:I brought the shoulder pads so he could check it out. He read the message tags and told me I need professional help :lol: . Good help is so hard to find!

He's just worried you'll be stolen by the Raiders.

Thanks for the heads up, Jet.
I had no idea of the illicit human trafficking that apparrently plagues the playa.
I will modify my situational awareness to include body snatching.
You are a credit to the Raiders.
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Re: Work in Progress

Postby Elderberry » Wed Jun 29, 2011 9:32 pm

Foxfur wrote:Jella! I can't wait to see your steampunk coat. I expect to be nothing less than amazed. I hope to be good at sewing one day (so many ideas).
Your son rocks!

Spent the day with EspressoDude. Got sweetpea a new poncho liner. I kind of wrecked the one she brought home from the army. She's so happy :)
I'm so blown away with eDude's technical prowess and extreme ingenuity. To use a superlative less than genius would be like kicking him in the shin. I am humbled.
Thanks to him I now have my evening wear. He gave me a Body Glove full wetsuit much thinner than mine. It's ~3mm neoprene where my other one (way too tight) is 6-7mm thick. I can actually move around comfortably, yay!
It really works out great with the barbarian ghetto shoulder pads.
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Maybe I'll paint it silver for that spaceman chic look...

I may cut up my old suit for material to use for ???
I'm also working on breaking down some old leather boots by tremulously cutting each stitch with a scalpel.
I'm planning on making twin Tabasco holsters so I won't be caught without. I might end up making a bandolier that can carry the whole 8 or 9 flavors they make.

I brought the shoulder pads so he could check it out. He read the message tags and told me I need professional help :lol: . Good help is so hard to find!

I can't help but think of a Mae West quote seeing you in that outfit.
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Re: Work in Progress

Postby jella » Wed Jun 29, 2011 10:49 pm

Oh I adore May west...ya gotta give me a hint which one Jkisha

one of these ??
http://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/259666.Mae_West
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Postby Elderberry » Wed Jun 29, 2011 11:04 pm

jella wrote:Oh I adore May west...ya gotta give me a hint which one Jkisha

one of these ??
http://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/259666.Mae_West


The one that goes something like "Is that a pistol in your pocket or are you just glad to see me?" :oops:
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Re: Work in Progress

Postby jella » Wed Jun 29, 2011 11:08 pm

Slaps forhead :oops: .

I wonder how breathable that fabric is Ff...I'm all for fashion but I think I'd pass out walking around in that rig hehe
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Re: Work in Progress

Postby Savannah » Wed Jun 29, 2011 11:14 pm

It's not breathable, but if it drops to just above freezing again this year, Foxfur will be very comfortable.

I tried on a half-sleeve, short-legged version last year, and it was so warm I wanted to pass out in the store. Then I bought it. :lol:
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Re: Work in Progress

Postby bigbluedoggy » Wed Jun 29, 2011 11:25 pm

Doing some upgrades to Rock Yer Balls for this year! Replacing all of the wooden pulley mounts with new steel brackets shown in magenta. Every time it gets used, the new weakest link shows itself! LOL Take that!!

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Re: Work in Progress

Postby Foxfur » Wed Jun 29, 2011 11:37 pm

Ff slaps forehead too. :shock:
That's a wrinkle.
Gawd... And I thought you meant the see me sometime one.
I'm about as well hung as a field mouse...

Jella, this is my evening wear. I would die to death in the daytime wearing it.
I wish they made neoprene that breathed. Wetsuits would be about all I'd wear.
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