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1993 Haro DV8 resto/custo progress

#1 2010-11-26 2:08pm

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1993 Haro DV8 resto/custo progress

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l258/GHS_Wired/BMX_Museum_Posts/HaroDV8.jpg

I saw this frame and fork on eBay last summer but doubted its authenticity.  I liked the different look but had never seen a Haro like this.  Several museum members verified it was indeed a Haro so I pulled the trigger and bought it.

With rust everywhere this was a perfect candidate for restoration and customization.  After making the purchase, however, I got more enthusiastic about other projects so this sat on the back burner for about a year.  When the winter build off was announced I decided it was finally time and submitted this pic as my starting point.

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l258/GHS_Wired/BMX_Museum_Posts/DV8-01.jpg

I decided this bike was going to be redone as a freestyler so the brake cable guides had to go.  Chain guard?  Whatever...

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l258/GHS_Wired/BMX_Museum_Posts/DV8-02.jpg

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l258/GHS_Wired/BMX_Museum_Posts/DV8-03.jpg

I threw a cutting wheel in my rotary tool and went to work.

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l258/GHS_Wired/BMX_Museum_Posts/DV8-04.jpg

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l258/GHS_Wired/BMX_Museum_Posts/DV8-05.jpg

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l258/GHS_Wired/BMX_Museum_Posts/DV8-06.jpg

They came off pretty quickly then I filed them down.

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l258/GHS_Wired/BMX_Museum_Posts/DV8-07.jpg

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l258/GHS_Wired/BMX_Museum_Posts/DV8-08.jpg

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l258/GHS_Wired/BMX_Museum_Posts/DV8-09.jpg

I had some funky plans for the rear wheel which required converting the rear dropouts from 3/8" to 14mm.  I made a template from an existing frame and drew in the lines.

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l258/GHS_Wired/BMX_Museum_Posts/DV8-10.jpg

Back to the cutting wheel.

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l258/GHS_Wired/BMX_Museum_Posts/DV8-11.jpg

Paint and decal removal were tough and required a combination of paint stripper and sand blasting.

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l258/GHS_Wired/BMX_Museum_Posts/DV8-12.jpg

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l258/GHS_Wired/BMX_Museum_Posts/DV8-13.jpg

After I got them down to bare metal I sealed them up with gray primer.

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l258/GHS_Wired/BMX_Museum_Posts/DV8-14.jpg

More to come soon...

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#2 2010-11-26 2:13pm

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Re: 1993 Haro DV8 resto/custo progress

cool

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#3 2010-11-26 2:22pm

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Re: 1993 Haro DV8 resto/custo progress

cool looking good so far smile


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#4 2010-11-26 3:27pm

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Re: 1993 Haro DV8 resto/custo progress

I found this Macneil hub at Epic BMX (epicbmx.com) in Fountain Valley, CA in their bargain bin.  I thought it was a good deal but it turned out the sealed bearings were shot.  After a lot of searching I found out the cheapest place [I could find] was Dan's Comp @ $5 per bearing (x5 - ouch).  I decided I wanted to run small gearing on this rider with a 25/9 ratio so this hub was a perfect fit.  This is why I widened the drops...

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l258/GHS_Wired/BMX_Museum_Posts/DV8-15.jpg

I painted the forks and bars gloss black and came up with some custom decals.

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l258/GHS_Wired/BMX_Museum_Posts/DV8-16.jpg

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l258/GHS_Wired/BMX_Museum_Posts/DV8-17.jpg

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l258/GHS_Wired/BMX_Museum_Posts/DV8-18.jpg

Lastly, I stripped these FSA 3-piece cranks then repainted them flat black.

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l258/GHS_Wired/BMX_Museum_Posts/DV8-19.jpg

I also hit the headset with some flat black too.

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l258/GHS_Wired/BMX_Museum_Posts/DV8-20.jpg

More in a little bit...

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#5 2010-11-26 6:08pm

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Re: 1993 Haro DV8 resto/custo progress

the start of another great build.awesome

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#6 2010-11-26 6:11pm

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Re: 1993 Haro DV8 resto/custo progress

Very cool! I had a DV8 Mag when I was younger.


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#7 2010-11-26 8:27pm

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Re: 1993 Haro DV8 resto/custo progress

I decided to go with a non-traditional Haro color and use Flame Blue.  I left the front end plain since I planned on hitting it with black.

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l258/GHS_Wired/BMX_Museum_Posts/DV8-21.jpg

I taped off the front end then gave it several coats of gloss black.

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l258/GHS_Wired/BMX_Museum_Posts/DV8-22.jpg

After the black dried I applied several coats of Rustoleum clear lacquer.  Next up were the decals.  I had been planning a sticker bomb for this bike but wanted the decals to follow a theme.  I chose Club Home Boy since I had a 2nd pair of rim strips left from a previous order (made by elemenop213).  I color matched the background to the bike then created mostly new decals from scratch that I loved from back in the day.  This bike took nearly two full 8.5" x 11" sheets of waterslide decals.  I laid them all out and started test-fitting them.  Once I had good positions I began applying them.

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l258/GHS_Wired/BMX_Museum_Posts/DV8-23.jpg

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l258/GHS_Wired/BMX_Museum_Posts/DV8-24.jpg

This was the grand daddy decal that went on the megatube.

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l258/GHS_Wired/BMX_Museum_Posts/DV8-25.jpg

After I got all the decals applied I hit the frame with several more layers of clear lacquer to seal in the decals and give the frame a glossy powdered look.

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l258/GHS_Wired/BMX_Museum_Posts/DV8-26.jpg

I always forget to lay the lower gyro plate on before inserting the top cup.  This time I made a note to self...

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l258/GHS_Wired/BMX_Museum_Posts/DV8-27.jpg

Give me a sec...

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#8 2010-11-27 12:07am

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I am seriously loving this. Can't wait to see the finished bike =]


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#9 2010-11-27 12:30am

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Re: 1993 Haro DV8 resto/custo progress

Done.

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l258/GHS_Wired/BMX_Museum_Posts/DV8-107.jpg

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l258/GHS_Wired/BMX_Museum_Posts/DV8-114.jpg

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l258/GHS_Wired/BMX_Museum_Posts/DV8-112.jpg

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l258/GHS_Wired/BMX_Museum_Posts/DV8-108.jpg

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l258/GHS_Wired/BMX_Museum_Posts/DV8-104.jpg

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l258/GHS_Wired/BMX_Museum_Posts/DV8-111.jpg

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l258/GHS_Wired/BMX_Museum_Posts/DV8-109.jpg

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l258/GHS_Wired/BMX_Museum_Posts/DV8-106.jpg

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l258/GHS_Wired/BMX_Museum_Posts/DV8-101.jpg

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l258/GHS_Wired/BMX_Museum_Posts/DV8-118.jpg

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l258/GHS_Wired/BMX_Museum_Posts/DV8-116-800.jpg

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l258/GHS_Wired/BMX_Museum_Posts/DV8-103.jpg

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l258/GHS_Wired/BMX_Museum_Posts/DV8-119.jpg

See it in the winter build off here: http://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.p … 5#p2230065

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#10 2010-11-27 5:41am

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Re: 1993 Haro DV8 resto/custo progress

another great bike.

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#11 2010-11-27 6:24am

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wow very nice
are you going to hit the skate park soon big_smile

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#12 2010-11-27 6:30am

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that thing is SWEET:D


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#13 2010-11-27 10:21am

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WOW!!


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#14 2010-11-27 2:00pm

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Lookin cool

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#15 2010-11-27 7:09pm

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Re: 1993 Haro DV8 resto/custo progress

Another awesome build, Kelly.  I like the blue and black, and the ano blue parts for porkchop.  Are those rims from another build?  I seem to remember them from somewhere?

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#16 2010-11-27 7:24pm

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Looking good! But how does she ride????

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#17 2010-11-27 7:34pm

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Re: 1993 Haro DV8 resto/custo progress

jlewis wrote:

Another awesome build, Kelly.  I like the blue and black, and the ano blue parts for porkchop.  Are those rims from another build?  I seem to remember them from somewhere?

Thanks!  First time I used the new blue brakes and levers and they look and work fantastic.  The rims and spokes are brand new from Porkchop and I just assembled them about two weeks ago.  Maybe you're thinking of these rims.

1986 GT Performer CHB Edition restoration progress
http://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=212941

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l258/GHS_Wired/BMX_Museum_Posts/GT_Performer_CHB_20.jpg

I ended up getting two sets of rim strips from member elemenop213 many months ago.  I used the first set on my GT Performer Club Home Boy Edition.  This should be the last CHB bike I build as it was already feeling a bit overused.

vt102 wrote:

Looking good! But how does she ride????

Well, I took her out on her maiden voyage today in Colorado Springs and she rode great.  I have to admit I sure love threadless headsets because even though this felt overtightened as I was building it, it still loosened up while we were pedaling around.  Other than that, she was super solid.

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#18 2010-11-27 7:50pm

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I've got another chrome and ano blue build brewing in my head, so I've been thinking about those blue Tech 77's  - however, tech 77's never seem to fit any of the bars I have.  I do like those ano blue rims tho,  Maybe I'll sell my blue Z-rims and pic up a set of those instead.  big_smile

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#19 2010-11-27 7:57pm

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I love threads like this. Taking what looks like a basket case and turning it into a jewel. You do some awesome work. I want to do something like that.


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#20 2010-11-27 8:09pm

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That's it - my MX is going in the trash. I give up =]


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#21 2010-11-27 10:12pm

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Re: 1993 Haro DV8 resto/custo progress

Awesome build big_smile


Needed: Top plate for Haro big block 1 1/8th stem

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#22 2010-12-04 5:16pm

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Re: 1993 Haro DV8 resto/custo progress

Another sweet-looking ride Wired!!


Check out my 1983 VDC-built Trident, 1983 Kuwi Laserlite, 2010 GT Ultrabox 2, 2011 Crupi race rig and prototype Quamen, plus the all things Crupi & old school scene in Japan threads. Always interested in buying used, mid-school race plates and pads - UGP, Knucklebone, Lizard Skins and the like!

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#23 2011-06-02 1:22am

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dude your work seriously just blows me away wish i had half the skillz you do


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wtb: white gt seat
wtb: 89/90 dyno detour decals

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#24 2011-06-02 1:58pm

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Nice work documentation...

I saw this bike posted on my local CL and wondered how much work went into it.

Nice job!


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#25 2011-06-03 1:24am

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Re: 1993 Haro DV8 resto/custo progress

Nice! Great colour scheme. When i saw the amount of decals going on i thought it was too much. How wrong was i? They set the two-tone off just right.

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