hello.......new member

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by cruzr, May 24, 2007.

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  1. cruzr

    cruzr Guest

    Hi, i was introduced to this site by a friend. I belive he goes by Dr Claybo

    He built a Schwinn with a chinese 80cc , which i now own. Its a blast,and his workmanship and engineering is expert. I plan to keep on upgrading the bike and also pinstriping it as i do pinstriping

  2. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Welcome to the site.

    Maybe when you can you could drop some pointers on the art of pinstriping?

    I embarassed myself on my first attempt.
  3. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    pinstriping is a very hard art to do :shock:
    my hands aren't steady and my eyesight is even worse :lol: :lol: :lol:
    welcome to MBc
  4. iRide Customs

    iRide Customs Member

    Welcome to the group!

  5. spunout

    spunout Member

    Welcome to the family, cruzr! 8)
  6. locoWelder

    locoWelder Guest

    welcome to MBc
  7. OldPete

    OldPete Guest

    Welcome...I'm just getting settled in meself. :cool:
  8. cruzr

    cruzr Guest

    thanks to all...........

    as to the pinstripe question.........

    practice practice practice, use a piece of glass so you can wipe off and reuse, practice straight lines and curves, then try a simple design,,,,,,over and over and over.........mixing the right consistencey is one of the keys to a good stripe........
  9. cruzr

    cruzr Guest


    heres a sample of my work, some old hub caps i did
  10. OldPete

    OldPete Guest

    Looks good. :smile:

    HB does not have a speedway...Costa Mesa does at the OC Fairgrounds. :grin:
  11. locoWelder

    locoWelder Guest

    well I remember HB speedway, and Lions also
  12. OldPete

    OldPete Guest

    I used to lay on the roof of the garage on warm summer nights and listen to the cars running at Lions back in the early '60s. I was 13~14yo and lived right where the 405 & 605 intersect. My second job was at Reath Automotive (stroker cranks).

    cruzr, we want more pics...please. :cool:
  13. cruzr

    cruzr Guest


    besides just getting into the "bike " scene, i have Hot Rodded all my life. I currently own this 24 all metal Track Roadster,which is full race Flathead powered. Sorta like they used to run at the local Dirt tracks around So Cal in the late 40's
  14. retro_racer

    retro_racer Guest

    AZ its the long straight lines that will drive you crazy.There a $@#%& to get down.They even have a book on body placement,and how to move so your pinstripe is straight.
    HB,Lions, man all my HSchool friends,and I all bought our first cars straight from Irwindale Raceway.One of them bought this pretty pink chick car,But that was one bad#*% MOPAR.What I would give to have my 65 Chevy ss back.Don't stop with just one arm here have a leg too :grin: :grin:
  15. cruzr

    cruzr Guest


    and heres the Schwinn from Dr Claybo i acquired
  16. OldPete

    OldPete Guest

    Yellow Rod, wire wheels and built flathead...WOW! That IS a Hot Rod!

    I used to work with Mike Urebie(sp), he is/was one of the original Bean Bandits of San Diego, founded in 1948 iirc. They still run a bright yellow, flathead powered, lake car. You are probably aware of them but others can Google for their homepage.
  17. cruzr

    cruzr Guest

    when i was a kid i pitted for a crew at Santa Ana Drags, that ran against the Bean Bandits.
  18. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    dad drove an original rail & a few street sleepers at alton international (IL) "in the day" :)

    during my teens, i stripped hundreds of cars for his demo-derby and figure-eight career at riverside park, agawam ma.

    we used to put like 5 sets of cut-off front forks & a big wheel on junky bicycles and run bicycle figure-8 races in the lot next door...those bad babys would run right over anything that got in the way :evil:

    where i live now is home of "the beach barons" who host the annual "rod run to the end of the world" since the 60's. i can't wait to see my first one this summer, and i can't wait for them to get a gander at the bike, too 8)

    i chuckle every time i get on the board...buncha grown men playing with bicycles & having more fun than ever, go figure :lol:

    cruzr: both bike and rod are kick-butt!!
  19. cruzr

    cruzr Guest


    thanks for the compliment. plans are to fab a gas tank that will fit in the frame like the insert i had to take out that held the horn ect. i work part time at a HoT Rod shop in OC{So Cal} and we have a metal fabricator there that can do the job. he owns several Whizzers, one that is board track style, claims it tops out at around 70 mph. it has the overhead valve and hot cam ect.