Show us what you build besides guitars

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by chillman, Jan 30, 2012.

  1. I_build_my_own

    I_build_my_own Friend of Leo's

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    Mark, looks great. You hammered a belly cut into the gas tank on the left and right side? :?: We can clearly see that was inspired by a Stratocaster :lol:
     
  2. R. Stratenstein

    R. Stratenstein Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    Now THERE's a project! Good luck on your building career. Great line of work to be in--and you can always pick up scraps of lumber to build more important things like. . . . .guitars, of course!:D
     
  3. R. Stratenstein

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    Nick, I think that engine would last longer if you didn't keep it buried in the dirt! :eek::lol:
     
  4. R. Stratenstein

    R. Stratenstein Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    Wow, Mark, how do you get people to give you motorcycles for projects??

    The truck chassis is really sweet. You may have said, but I forgot, do you have an engine built for it yet?
     
  5. nickhofen

    nickhofen Friend of Leo's

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    :lol:Rick this engine was given to me from a good friend.:D

    I have a 1956 BMW R-26 bike and my friend suggest to pass me his grandfathers bike,that was left for years with out attention.
    What he forgot to tell, was that the bike was buried for 20 years under tons of leaves and mud.
    Most parts was rusted to no return point.:D
     
  6. TwangBilly

    TwangBilly Tele-Afflicted

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    I do a little blacksmithing, I mostly make tools to use on the farm or job, I really like making knives. I don't get many done these days cause I'm in the process of setting up my own shop after losing access to the one I used for 20 years.
    Sorry no pics, I've never taken pics of my work and I've either sold or given away all my knives.
    I also like restoring old trucks and equipment, I have some steam engines, old industrial equipment, and antique tractors, mostly two-cylinder John Deere's. We still use that stuff on my family farm so it's not just strictly a hobby.
    I'm gathering some parts now to build a diesel rat rod truck, got a 700hp Cummins to stick in it, that'll be fun!

    And I'm getting ready to restore this beauty to her original glory.....


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    It's a 1961 Mack B-61 with the rare factory sleeper-cab, really neat truck, can't wait to get her done!

    I'm not as talented as some of you that are into the finer and more artistic work, I admire all of it. But I enjoy what I can do.
     
  7. nickhofen

    nickhofen Friend of Leo's

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    Billy I would love to see pictures when it is done.
    Good luck.
     
  8. jadedsoul

    jadedsoul Tele-Holic

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    Heres what i build. Its great fun building in the digital realm coz you can always undo. Im a freelance artist.

    Here are a few from the last year that i can show.
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  9. Jim DaddyO

    Jim DaddyO TDPRI Member

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    small stuff

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    and big stuff

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    practical stuff

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    and stuff to help me build other stuff

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  10. vibrolux 1956

    vibrolux 1956 TDPRI Member

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    I love the old Johnny Poppers with Fairbanks-Morse magnetos, first motor vehicle I ever drove. An American classic! Cool Mack, that's some classy Americanna there too!
     
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  12. Mark Grant

    Mark Grant Tele-Afflicted

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    Not Just any Stratocaster. I actually used a profile tool and got the exact contour of the belly cut you did on your strat body. :lol:

    When I moved my shop last year I had a mini salvage yard of late 60's to mid 80's motorcycles. I didn't want to move it all so I gave it all to a friend of mine that also collects garbage:lol:. Anyhow I've had him on the lookout for a free-really cheap moped. He was telling me how he was just given this little 100 and I immediately claimed it. So, I really kind of took it and he agreed. :lol:

    As far as the truck's engine goes we are just going to buy a crate engine with a warranty. I'm thinking it's going to be a Chevy ZZ4 or the ZZ383. We used the ZZ4 in my dad's Studebaker with a 6 speed and it's a nice car to drive. Fun to drive but not ridiculous to handle and he get around 25 mpg with the double overdrive.


    Me too Billy! I love those old trucks.

     
  13. nickhofen

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    If I ever make it work again, I am dreaming to make a cafe racer bike like this one:

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  14. R. Stratenstein

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    That's sweet, Nick. Do you have a frame? Or just the engine?
     
  15. nickhofen

    nickhofen Friend of Leo's

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    I have the frame the fuel tank, two wheels and the head light that I am not going to use.
    Those BMW had a huge headlight and a pure lighting system.
    I also do not have the steering wheel system, it had turned to rust:D and the exhausts.
     
  16. R. Stratenstein

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    And I bet I know the one thing you don't have that's keeping you from building it--ENOUGH TIME!:(
     
  17. Mark Grant

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    Finally ready to paint the GMC cab. Dash and rear window surround tomorrow and the exterior Friday. Solid French Grey base coat/clear coat from DuPont is what I'm shooting. No single stage at my shop!
     

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  18. Barncaster

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    Hey Mark!
    That looks sweet! Hang tough cuz you're almost
    there.
    Rob
     
  19. TEAM LANDRETH

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    I built these...
     

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    So I could build this.
     

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