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MBL's Tiki Adventure
MBL
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Joined: Apr 24, 2007
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From: Tampa FLA
Posted: 2009-03-16 3:02 pm   Permalink

OK well it's that time again BilletProof is this coming weekend, and we are getting our hot rods ready for the haul to Ocala. But I also carved a Tiki for the "Best Wagon" Trophy. It is very similar to the X-Mas Tiki but I liked how that guy came out so what the hey. Here is the new guy drying from some spar varnish:










And for those of you who think it is impractical to own and drive a traditional hot rod...this is what happens when you fill up at the local 7-11...



Yeah...bikini model chicks want to walk barefoot in the dirty parking lot to take a pic with your car...
Tim
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GMAN
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Posted: 2009-03-16 5:23 pm   Permalink

dude, get her number for me.........
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seeksurf
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Posted: 2009-03-16 8:33 pm   Permalink

Looking good the tiki that is.
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mijaba
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Posted: 2009-03-17 4:16 pm   Permalink

That tiki looks like an old dude asking for some change! Priceless- I love it!

 
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Benzart
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Posted: 2009-03-17 6:25 pm   Permalink

Yes, Excellent looking tiki but not "looking like an old man asking for change", instead, looking like an old tiki who saw that chick in her bikini hanging on his car and realized that he is just a tiki head with arms and no body".
Nice Cypress tiki there MBL


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MBL
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From: Tampa FLA
Posted: 2009-03-18 03:47 am   Permalink

Hey Benzo! Thanks for the kind words. Is that a cypress log you say? I wasn't sure. This is the one that was really watery when I stripped off the bark...and it smelled of coconut. What kind of cypress do you think?
Tim
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Benzart
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Posted: 2009-03-21 08:36 am   Permalink

MBL, theres only a few types of cypress but in Florida I would say Bald
Cypress. Here is a shot of Aloha Station's Cypress Moai, grain look familiar?
Of course his carving is Way small compared to yours so the grain looks bigger and not so fine.

Check out Alohastation's thread
HERE for more on that.


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surfintiki
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Posted: 2009-03-21 11:51 am   Permalink

That Cypress has got some serious grain. Lot's o' possibilities with that wood. Nice work.

 
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MBL
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From: Tampa FLA
Posted: 2009-03-22 6:18 pm   Permalink

Thanks for the info Benzo! I will look into it more. You are probably right.

So the BilletProof Show came and went. We gave the Degenerators' trophy to the best wagon this year. Here is the tiki on stage just before being presented to the winner:



And it seems that a strange side effect of having built this Model T Roadster...chicks seem to have a hard time staying away from it



A good time had by all.
Tim
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wplugger
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Posted: 2009-03-23 04:15 am   Permalink

How was Big Daddys show ?
I wanted to go but I didnt think they would let me in. My 53 chevy has cast [halabran] wheels.


 
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TheBigT
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Posted: 2009-03-23 08:20 am   Permalink

Oh man, I think I've found a new hobby!

 
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MBL
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From: Tampa FLA
Posted: 2009-03-23 08:57 am   Permalink

Dude, the show was amazing. We showed up on Friday and did the whole pre-party thing. Then Saturday was great. There was about 650 cars there. My buddy with the Tiki T Sedan won a trophy for Best Flake. Sunday morning, we drove home...in the roadster through horse country, smelling exhaust and orange blossoms. Couldn't have been better.
Tim
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MBL
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From: Tampa FLA
Posted: 2009-03-25 3:01 pm   Permalink

Here are some more pics of the weekend. Here is when we first arrived with the trophy and the Tiki T Sedan:



Here with the other trophies made of metal:



and the winner of the Tiki:



We all can't wait until next year.
Tim
MBL


 
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big daddy
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From: houston
Posted: 2009-03-25 10:45 pm   Permalink

mbl, just awesome photos, and the cars look good too. keep up the good work on all your projects.

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MBL
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From: Tampa FLA
Posted: 2009-05-03 6:13 pm   Permalink

Well...The Tiki T was in a photo shoot today. They took a bunch of pics and got some good ones of the interior with a fine pinup gal. Here are some shots of the day.





And the owner Jon with his Damnation Speedshop Pickup..



Tiki's Hotrods and Pinups...get better? maybe not.
Tim
MBL


 
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