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Old 03-08-2012, 11:41 AM   #1846
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lol reminds me of my water can i made for my nitro rc...a spray paint can with the top cut off and some holes drilled in it...worked great in the mud
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Old 03-08-2012, 12:29 PM   #1847
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oil cooler details



Also made my own oil cooler from a hunk of Aluminium that once served as a tailgate protector.



Then took a hunk of steel from a GM Bumper support and made some aux. light supports.



And the finished project's...



Then I tried to put bigger/hotter plugs in but could not get the thread 's started...maybe Helicoils.

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hi,
really interested in oil cooler build if you could ,I tried to not quote pics but don't know how
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Old 03-08-2012, 09:05 PM   #1848
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i had to make this in a HURRY.headed north for the weekend and realised i need a way of carying weather proof gear or sheading said gear and putting it somewhere

i did it old school...no need to measure just duplicate sizes, square it all up but built to suit..something that more often than not a tape measure gets in the way and slows you down..its all squared up as it should be

im wishing i had some black paint but i dont have the time.... but its a quick 4 bolts on/off so i can ditch it on a moments notice..as i HATE the look of luggage on my bikes





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Old 03-10-2012, 01:14 AM   #1849
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I built this completely by hand from the ground up...



The mil is a hybred, with a top end from a Twin Cam 96, and the lower end is from an EVO...making it 100.3ci...



it's running a 5 speed trans with a 'rocker' foot clutch, and a cop style ratchet frame shifter.........FUN!!!

the frame, tank, fenders, chicken-stick w/ carrying rack, and the complete exhaust system, not to mention all the weird little stuff...I made 'em all!

(oh, and my wife very fittingly name it Frankenstein!!)



oh yeah...I painted it too!!!
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Old 03-11-2012, 02:28 PM   #1850
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Well, it's not nearly as cool as the stuff posted, and not nearly as masculine, but I taught myself how to make sock monkeys a few months ago.

I make them and give them away to children of people I know...I have had several co-workers and family get pregnant recently and have requested a monkey for the kid.



I know I know...man card revoked, but it's fun. I have made like 30 of them now.
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Old 03-11-2012, 02:30 PM   #1851
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ride more
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Old 03-11-2012, 03:32 PM   #1852
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Well, it's not nearly as cool as the stuff posted, and not nearly as masculine, but I taught myself how to make sock monkeys a few months ago.

I make them and give them away to children of people I know...I have had several co-workers and family get pregnant recently and have requested a monkey for the kid.

I know I know...man card revoked, but it's fun. I have made like 30 of them now.
Hey, that's cool. Don't be ashamed of making people happy.
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Old 03-11-2012, 04:05 PM   #1853
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sock monkeys
I know I know...
Nothing wrong with sewing, or making stuff for little kids, but you might want to check out this website. Have been getting interested in sewing myself recently. Just got a walking-foot machine and am looking forward to making riding gear and, you know, more... useful stuff.
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Old 03-11-2012, 07:04 PM   #1854
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Well, it's not nearly as cool as the stuff posted, and not nearly as masculine, but I taught myself how to make sock monkeys a few months ago.

I make them and give them away to children of people I know...I have had several co-workers and family get pregnant recently and have requested a monkey for the kid.



I know I know...man card revoked, but it's fun. I have made like 30 of them now.
man card NOT revoked, you make little children smile.
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Old 03-11-2012, 07:59 PM   #1855
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Hey Ed...have you seen this???...

http://youtu.be/oRotWuJNIQA


it's an awesome documentary.

You kin watch it for free on NetFlix, and several other online movie services


Love the monkeys!!
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Old 03-11-2012, 08:27 PM   #1856
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I knew an old timer who loved to crochet, knit and do needle point. He was a former special forces guy who learned while we was hospitalized (13 months!) after catching a few rounds in the chest and neck. All his grand kids had blankets and wall hangings he made.

Oh, and sock monkeys are seriously cool toys


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Well, it's not nearly as cool as the stuff posted, and not nearly as masculine, but I taught myself how to make sock monkeys a few months ago.

I make them and give them away to children of people I know...I have had several co-workers and family get pregnant recently and have requested a monkey for the kid.



I know I know...man card revoked, but it's fun. I have made like 30 of them now.
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Old 03-11-2012, 09:09 PM   #1857
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John Spartan learned to knit & crochet while in cryogenic suspended animation...

Actually, if I happened upon an old heavy duty sewing machine (something made to handle upholstery, canvas, leather or sail cloth) for a half decent price I'd snag it.

There're are all kinds of things you can repair, replicate or build from scratch: holsters, tarps, tents, bike covers (or ATV, boat, BBQ, etc), soft gun cases, harnesses, slings, upholster outdoor furniture or bike seats, etc...
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Old 03-12-2012, 07:47 AM   #1858
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I had an Industrial Upholstry Sewing Machine Years ago. The Ex Wife wanted to mess with me during the divorce and got the Judge to give her the ownership of my Sewing Machine because he was convinced that Real Men donl't sew.
I made custom seats and interior panels for my Vans and hot rods with it. My Mother taught me how to sew. She said I should know how to take care of myself and not rely on a woman to do everything for me.
Mom made sure all her Boys would be well rounded. Dad taught us mechanics, flying, guns and the love for motorcycles and Mom taught us to cook, sew, table manners and how to clean corrrectly.
I had some COOL Parents.

You know the reason I got married don't you?
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Old 03-12-2012, 08:08 AM   #1859
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...My Mother taught me how to sew. She said I should know how to take care of myself and not rely on a woman to do everything for me.
Mom made sure all her Boys would be well rounded. Dad taught us mechanics, flying, guns and the love for motorcycles and Mom taught us to cook, sew, table manners and how to clean corrrectly.
I had some COOL Parents...
You did, Sir! You did...
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Old 03-12-2012, 05:24 PM   #1860
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Dad taught us mechanics, flying, guns and the love for motorcycles and Mom taught us to cook, sew, table manners and how to clean corrrectly.

And between the two of them, you can now clean a gun correctly?
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