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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 9:52 pm 
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I've got a Zorlac Metallica board from back in the day!! i've been looking for a Kevin Staab - Pirate deck??


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 10:09 pm 
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Nice work!

i have a Grosso 'Alice' deck at home, it's rather tatty and stickered up & all the other parts (Bullet wheels, trucks etc are long gone) but I'll have to get a pic up.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 10:21 pm 
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Thanks for the comments 8)

Nice collection of decks up there, I wish my toy box was still in that condition ... :( :lol:

I am doing OK for the retro bit's, I have found everything I want, in the colours / sizes I want and at pretty good prices :

• NOS black Powel tail bone - correct width for deck and right hole spacing.
• NOS black Santa Cruz cell block III.
• NOS red Santa Cruz cell block truck bushings.
• NOS black (composite plastic) Gullwing Phoenix lightweight base plates (red bushings).
• Generic black front spacer.

I have also acquired some NOS / period correct Santa Cruz and Gullwing decals :D

WD :D


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 1:16 pm 
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Some of the bits mentioned above that I have collected for the rebuild :

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WD :D


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 1:22 pm 
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Are you going to run risers with those gullwing baseplates? It will sit like an offroader.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 1:56 pm 
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I have no tech info from BITD but I am pretty sure they were designed to be a straight swap. They sure look much more chunky but when you check the height of the bushing seat its the same :

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So they should give the same ride height as I had in the past (but a little lower due to slightly smaller wheels).

What do you think ?

Cheers,

WD :D


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 3:24 pm 
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My first set up used gullwing pro 3's with the nylon baseplate and no risers, after that I always ran indys or ventures with metal baseplates and no risers at all but I preferred a lower board. personal choice at the end of the day. Build yours up and try it with and without risers and see which you prefer. I don't think there would be any clearance issues for the wheels by not running risers unless you like your trucks very loose.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 3:41 pm 
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Couple of other NOS bits that I have.

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I sold a load of NOS wheels and trucks a few years back. Wish I had kept them now though they did fetch good money.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 5:27 pm 
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Those wheels are what mine did look like, a long time ago though ... :lol:

WD :D


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 9:28 pm 
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Exceptional attention to detail as always, WD. Looking forward to seeing more!


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