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    Metal Hayabusa Helmet

    Oh, and I was able to get up early enough this morning to get over to the steel yard, so I now have some of the right size steel for it :) -Darren
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    Metal Hayabusa Helmet

    If I was to paint it with a solid color, yes. But, a candy color with no basecoat allows all the grinder/turn marks in the steel to show through. It is a really neat finish and very eye-catching, however my biggest hesitation with that is that it might take away from the overall look of the...
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    Metal Hayabusa Helmet

    I agree with you there! I was thinking I'd wait and see how it looked after grinding the welds alone. If it needs something more, then I was thinking of a quick sandblast and then something like what you sugget. Then I was also thinking of spraying it with an automotive candy color (Candy...
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    Metal Hayabusa Helmet

    Haha! Yeah, I work my butt off every day, but when you own the company, you have more initiative :) And yes, there are def. going to be hard places to weld, but I think I can do that. The grinding/cleanup in those ares will be the most difficult. That's going to be one of the biggest...
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    Metal Hayabusa Helmet

    Well guys, I did an HID headlight conversion on a 2010 Tundra this morning, and fabricated a custom Airbag install on a lifted 4-Runner this afternoon. Now I still have to finish up an engine swap in a Cherokee this evening, so no steel today. I am going to try and get up early tomorrow AM and...
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    Metal Hayabusa Helmet

    Awesomeness, there are a few things I'd like to say, especially about "elitism" but I'm not going to continue down this road and fill this thread with that sort of stuff. If you truly are interested in seeing some pics, then feel free to watch and see how it comes out. If you want to post more...
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    Metal Hayabusa Helmet

    You know, when I signed onto this forum, I was told that although there was a wealth of information here that some of the people here were arrogant and difficult to deal with. I was told this by someone who spent over a year building a full Masterchief suit that rivals the best I've seen on...
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    Metal Hayabusa Helmet

    Well, you are right in that the tabs might make things just a little easier to weld together, but then you would have the thickness of the material changing the height of things all over the place, and it just wouldn't look right - not to mention that the pieces wouldn't fit together properly...
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    Metal Hayabusa Helmet

    Haha, yeah I probably should have mentioned that, but then there wouldn't be any mystery :)
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    Metal Hayabusa Helmet

    Okay, so I fooled around with the Pep file today of the Hayabusa helmet by SKUPILKINSON (very badass I might add!) and made some progress with the file conversion - actually was not anywhere near as difficult as I originally thought! Here are the first few pics... 1. The Original Pep file by...
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    Metal Hayabusa Helmet

    Well, I own a shop where we cut steel bracketry with a CNC machine for off road vehicles, and I obviously have access to that machine if I need it. I am planning on exporting a PEP file, removing the "tabs" and then converting and sending that file to the CNC machine to cut the peices with...
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    Metal Hayabusa Helmet

    Wow! Lots of replies so far, and some good advice too! Thanks to all! As far as the "start off easy" concept, I agreee and disagree (and I have been back and forth a hundered times as to which way to go too). I agree because I don't want to get so involved that it gets frustrating and I...
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    Metal Hayabusa Helmet

    Hello to everyone on the forums!! I just registered here, and am planning on making something from Pep plans but instead of cutting paper or card stock I plan on cutting metal and welding. Right now, it is just going to be a test to see how everything comes out and see how difficult it is to...
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