Every year I try and make it to the Chino Air Show. It’s run by The Planes Of Fame museum at the same airport. For as long as I can remember they have been known for their amazing collection and the fact that they fly them. They have the only Zero in the world with its original motor. One of the Northrop flying wing prototypes. The YP59A prototype. The list goes on. Here are a few shots from this weekend.
You made it to the end!
I’ve been trying to spend some time in the garage each night. This week I figured out the brake side foot control. I was able to put the lathe to some good use and heavily modify a KZ ZZR1200 pedal and make a mount for it and the master cylinder. I like how well it matches the Biltwell Sanderson pegs. I’m no lightweight and i can jump up and down on these pegs and never have to worry about them bending or breaking. I also mounted the Chassis Design Company battery box. Anthony and the guys make it easy for the home builder. They include the mounting plate and even the bolts to mount the box.
MOONEYES XMAS PARTY Show & Drag 2012
IRWINDALE SPEEDWAY – 500 SPEEDWAY DR, IRWINDALE, CA 91706
SHOWTIME: DEC. 8, 2012, GATE OPENS at 6:00AM
HOT RODS, CUSTOMS, CHOPPERS, DRAG RACES, CACKLE FEST, LIVE BANDS, PINUP GIRL CONTEST, PINSTRIPING, VENDORS AND MORE!
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The usual suspects, McGoo, Renato, Alex, and I have been knocking out the sheet metal on the KZ. I wish I had a brake, shear, and tig but an endless supply of cut off wheels, c clamps, hammers, a one inch thick steel fab table, a mig, and my retard strength is what we have. Now for mounting, welding, and more grinding. I figured out a color scheme finally along with foot controls and a few other things. Now to make it all.
McGoo and I spent two nights this week figuring out what the tank and electric box will look like on the new build. I may still change a few things but this is what we came up with. I realize its strange but that’s what I like.
Born Free this year was much different than any other show I’ve done. I had customers picking up work and past customers stop by to show me work I’ve done for them. Almost all my work gets mailed out so it’s nice to be able to hand someone their finished project. It was really cool seeing how great everything is holding up. The wallet with the skulls and water had been to Iraq, Germany, and a few other places since it left my hands. I also had many friends come by the booth and hang out for a few minutes. I enjoyed visiting with everyone and I’m looking forward to the next time.
Thanks for getting me out of the shop. Good times as always