Sunday, November 24, 2013

D-Day (done day) for the "Baja Bandeeto"

I am coming out of turn four, and heading for the finish line gang! I asked my boss "Jason" if I could take a week off to try and do as much as I could to get The "Baja Bandeeto" done, and he was sympathetic to my cause. I had a lot of time consuming little jobs to do, make a gear shift knob, install the albino Wookiee fur, make a lens and light socket set up for the 1958 Ford hood ornament. As I type this I am between paint coats on the rings for the bubble. I still need to wet sand and polish the body, then lay out some pin stripes. Show season will be here in less then 40 days, and I don't wanna disappoint you cats that have been waiting to see this ride in person at yer local show. Something else for you motorcycle guys, I will be prepping three sportster tanks to paint and stripe at the International Motorcycle Show in Novi, Michigan, outside of Detroit this January. Look for me in the Progressive Insurance booth! I know its getting cold out, but crank up that wood stove or little kerosene heater, and get out and the garage and build something, Build something crazy!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Body & Chassis Together Again

It was a good weekend Gang! Got the "Baja Bandeeto" body on the frame and all bolted up! I wanna Thank Zim, Casey and his Dad, Brett and Bradon "The God Father", for coming by, and helping get the Body installed. I still have lots of stuff to do, polishing some assembly work, pin striping, installing the Whookie fur, etc. I think The car looks Fantastic! I have already gotten a lot of interest from show promoters so I hope I have a full show season this winter. I hope I get to set up at a show in yer town! That's It I'm gonna get back out in the garage and build!

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Clear for the "Bandeeto"

Been a while, a hard while for me. I took time off from work here and there. I was burning the midnight oil while emptying beer cans after the day job, and every weekend, to get this thing to where it is now. My air compressor took a shit, had to replace two start up capacitors (thanks Bryan), but here we are! The last coats of clear. After it sets up and cures I'll be wet sanding and polishing the body, and then plopping it onto the rolling chassis. I have a bunch of crazy stripe work to do, but that'll come later on. I did get a "Bandeeto" slobbering monster on the nose, and "Our flying eyeball of Guadalupe" (Named Courtesy of Jimmy Smith) out back on the engine cover. All in all, I am real happy with the way the "Baja Bandeeto" turned out. Mucho Thanks to my Homies at "House of Kolor" for being a part of this project and Artist "Jimmy Smith" for letting me build off his rad art work! I included a pic from the outside looking in, for all you guys that are like me and work in a small two car or smaller garage. You can do it guys! It doesn't take much space to make it happen. I push my bike outside, and some other stuff, to make room, and roll it all back in when I lock up for the night, but I make it work with what I have, and you can too. Just get out in the garage and build something!