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Old 01-06-2014, 07:22 PM   #61
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Some new year progress on the Wastelander Aprilia. Matt Seret got damn far on the aluminum tail section. He decided to make it all one piece, which is killer. The aluminum scoops will get added and you can see by the Sharpie drawing that we're going to add a mesh insert to each side. He also refined and finished the seat pan.

I finished up the oil cooler guard and put mesh inserts in the intake scoops and the new carbon fiber side covers. I also drilled and brushed the aluminum radiator guards. The master cylinder skid plate needed holes and and also got installed.

Getting closer!







































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Old 01-08-2014, 11:58 AM   #62
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Mini progress update on the Wastelander Aprilia. Mesh mounted in the aluminum scoops and rivet holes drilled.



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Old 01-08-2014, 12:16 PM   #63
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Impressive work!
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Old 01-09-2014, 02:50 AM   #64
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Amazing. Love it.

Great photography too.
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Old 01-16-2014, 08:59 AM   #65
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Some of you have asked about previous projects. I have no fear of modifying something cool...

This (The Legion Special)...




Started as one of these...





This (May Cause Dangerous)...




Started as this...





This (Mother Fucking Space Olympics)...




Started out like this...

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Old 01-17-2014, 11:02 AM   #66
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Old 01-18-2014, 08:32 PM   #67
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Wastelander Aprilia progress - little bits.

Worked on a few small parts today. First I mounted the reserve fuel canister holder I made. It uses Velcro straps that I sewed all by my little self. It tucks nicely and well-hidden behind the new license plate bracket.












I also mounted some amber bulbs inside the taillights to act as turn signals. They won't be bright, but I never use them anyway. Just keeping legal. I use hand signals or fingers. The'll get glued in and finished.




Last, but not least, I got pretty far gabbing up a simple cargo rack. It will consist of four raised bars on the tail. It's just made for small stuff like a sweatshirt or a six pack. I started with a 3/8" rod, cut it to the sizes I needed, drilled and tapped two holes each, cut down sections of all-thread, then put the sections of rod into the lathe and gave them rounded ends. The aluminum bushings were round-filed and will act as standoffs for the rods. Next they'll get welded in, cleaned up and powder coated black wrinkle finish.

















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Old 01-22-2014, 03:57 PM   #68
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I got the frames for the side panel openings cut out last night. They will have the same stainless mesh as the other openings.

I laid the pattern out on the computer with all of the centers marked. I transferred them to the aluminum and used a hole saw to cut the inside corners. Then I cut thereat of the insides out with a jigsaw and filed it until it was good.

Then I scribed the outer edge by racing the inside edge with calipers, then cut the outside with the jigsaw and filed again.

I'm pretty stoked on how they came out, but they need just a little more cleaning up, then a brushed finish.









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Old 01-23-2014, 01:22 PM   #69
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That reserve canister looks like just to start the engine :) and maybe hundred yards of run
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Old 01-29-2014, 09:23 AM   #70
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Another step forward on the Wastelander Aprilia. Last night I cut the holes in the tail for the mesh openings. Then I mated up the frames I cut last week with the new openings, clamped them and punched the holes for the rivets. It's getting there.













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Old 01-30-2014, 08:24 PM   #71
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I would, without a second thought, punch a kitten in the face while chastising Anne Frank for not being a Bieber fan just to own that car!!
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Old 01-30-2014, 10:25 PM   #72
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I would, without a second thought, punch a kitten in the face while chastising Anne Frank for not being a Bieber fan just to own that car!!
I'm not sure if he'll accept that for payment, but I do know the current owner.

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Old 02-06-2014, 02:23 PM   #73
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Got the seat foam glued up the other night and started trimming it up. I've never built the foam for a seat, so I'm learning as I go.

Sorry for the crappy phone pics, I forgot my camera.













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Old 02-06-2014, 03:13 PM   #74
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I wouldn't bother apologizing about the pics, they look as good as usual and are certainly better quality than my old Sony Cybershot camera pictures.

The bike is looking great
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Old 02-17-2014, 06:54 AM   #75
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Saw that project on the custom fighter forum also. Bad ass project! can't wait to see where it goes. Love the sheet metal work. Reminds me when I was studying aeronautical fab...

Keep up the quality work!
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