Zombie's Kymco ZX 50 - Heavily Modified

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Postby zombie » Thu Jul 05, 2012 7:34 pm

I figure this thread is as good as any to update to...
I started with the new glass work. Since the bar plastics are going I need lights. I'm using a pair of focused Projector lens's running all leds. The lights were made for an F250 ford. A little (lot) of cutting...
The second bit is removing the air dam behind the front wheel, and making a belly pan to direct that air to the engine.
This is quoted from Kymco Forum... "Changed my mind on the Black/stickers. Found some cool tropical looking blue/teal. New Paint it is... Cowl lights are done. Belly pan is done. Next big deal is going to be Stripping the bar set for gauges/electrical controls. I have a new analog EGT /Tach., and a 90MPH (not kph) speedo off a Yamaha 250 something. Random Picts along the way...
Some of the 3"extension, How the shock lays down better with an extender. Some of the re worked forks from an Agility, and the twin piston caliper.
Some of the front cowl in various states... There are 7 coats of Imron in the final picts...
A few of the belly pan with the dam removed, and in final paint.
Photo bucket..." http://s1264.photobucket.com/albums/jj492/zombiemaking/
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Postby Areomyst » Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:00 pm

Wow zombie, I gotta give it to you. That looks pretty darned cool!

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Good work sir. I've never seen another ZX front that looked anything like it. I'm a fan.

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Postby zombie » Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:35 pm

That pict was a mock up with 3 coats. Tha finish is actually 7 coats, and flawless. The thing looks kinda "star wars" ish...
Here's the lights new/uncut... http://www.ebay.com/itm/230779506465?ss ... 1439.l2649

Thanks for the props...
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Postby zombie » Thu Jul 05, 2012 10:09 pm

At the risk of sounding "dick like"... Fiberglass fabrication is my bread/butter. I can make anything with Polyester/epoxy/carbon fiber. Dream up some ideas! I'd be happy to help. It's cheap sending plastics around via UPS, and I'd welcome some custom glass work. I figure I have 150.00 in materials, and 6-7 hours labor in the cowl. I'd have to charge 400. for such a job complete. (that's forum labor rates...)
The offer is for everyone... I'm easy to find. :wink:
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Postby zombie » Sat Jul 07, 2012 12:34 am

Here's some picts of the body section. It was a three piece two hundred screw body but I glassed that all into one piece that takes 30 seconds to remove with the seat. In one of the rear sect picts you can see all the paint colors its had... Green/White/red/black. Now turquoise/black. In all about 14hrs in work.
Forgot picts of the console/floor pan... Did them in a satin tan color. Had to rebuild the area I mounted the digital egt gauge. Had to repair a square hole so I could drill two 1" holes instead.
It's like "painted on the outside, AND ported on the inside" Like an Oreo cookie...

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Postby zombie » Sat Jul 07, 2012 12:35 am

Addicted to 2 stroke 50cc:

I don't use the choke. I warm my fuel in a spoon, and inject it into the vacuum line.

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Postby Areomyst » Sat Jul 07, 2012 5:22 am

Looks good!

When you want to share an image, you should just click on the"IMG" code for that image and it will automatically copy the code, then you paste it into your message.

You should start a thread in the Scooter Showroom for you scoot! I'd be neat to have everything in one place about your scooter. It's definitely got some things worth checking out.

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Postby zombie » Sat Jul 07, 2012 9:37 pm

Thanks for the help. I had no idea what is what on the Hosting site. I'll follow up with a consolidation of posts when I have a few free hours. It's all over the place for sure.
Just a few picts of the cowl trimmed out, and some of the body pre/post new paint scheme. There is a little more paint needed to tie it together but all the glass work is done.
I built a belly pan so I could remove the air dam behind the front wheel. Now all that air can be used for cooling. I opened the flow thru's in the body for better intake air. Cut a few more holes in strategic areas.
Getting ready to do the bar set, and remove all that ET looking plastic head.
Pretty close to getting into the engine. Speaking of which... Here's a link to a metal supply shop. All the stock you will ever need at great prices. http://www.onlinemetals.com/merchant.cfm?id=76&step=2 Check it out

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Some may recognize this as the grab bar Josh spent Hours polishing for a ZX. Sorry bout the paint Bro!
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Postby zombie » Sat Jul 07, 2012 9:44 pm

I gots this Pict thing now... Boy are you guys in trouble.
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Agility forks/S9 caliper...
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3.25" extension
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Inside of belly pan. The outside surface is peeled from a glass mold. It's spotless flat.
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Postby High-Gain » Sat Jul 07, 2012 10:27 pm

Zombie

Do you do any CF work?
Absolutely awesome work.
The highest attention to detail in every Fuel Injected build... INSIDE and OUT.

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Postby zombie » Sat Jul 07, 2012 11:38 pm

Carbon is my favorite. The fibers are easier to deal with. I've been fabricating for 40 years, and have won many awards/accolades for my work.
If you can imagine anything... I can build it. New dash to hide 20 speakers in your Porsche? Done that. New fenders for your Harley? done that. Extend a 40' Viking sport fish to 52' Done that. That cowl took about 7hrs to set the lights, and finish paint. I can build a mold/re produce the cowl as is/ and have a Finished CF cowl in about 10-12hrs. Minus cure time for the epoxy.
Send some ideas, and I'll be more than happy to help.
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Postby waxhead » Sat Jul 07, 2012 11:40 pm

A new hull for my jetski ??
sounds awesome

haha if only
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Postby High-Gain » Sat Jul 07, 2012 11:47 pm

zombie wrote:Send some ideas, and I'll be more than happy to help.


I can send some parts.
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Postby zombie » Sat Jul 07, 2012 11:54 pm

Even better than that... Dream up a hull. I make the prototype from styrofoam, and coat the new design with glass. From that shell a mold is made, and Viola! New boat. Carbon fiber if you like! I really love making one of items. I ALWAYS cut the molds after building a one of. I've had some large offers from customers who want the mold but I have always stood firm. The pride is the reward. And I HATE others taking the glory after I did the work. It's a pride in workmanship thing...
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Postby zombie » Sun Jul 08, 2012 12:02 am

High-Gain wrote:
zombie wrote:Send some ideas, and I'll be more than happy to help.


I can send some parts.


I'll hook you up with my info. I'd truly love to help. Some items may SEEM expensive for what they are but considering they did not exist before I made them they become reasonable.
Like I pointed out the cowl would be approx. 400.00 finished. Not bad considering there are a pair of focused beam led lights, and seven coats of Imron. Most places are over 200 just to paint a stock cowl with Imron.
Anyway Yeah. Pm me what you are thinking, and we can work it out. I work cheap, and nothing leaves till it's PERFECT. It's m,y name on it.
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