Lot #1536 - This is no ordinary range-picker. It's a 1984 Porsche 944 that Jesse and company transformed into a player-harassing, ball-snagging monster. The cars moving part is a pull-wing door powered by 300-pound AutoLoc electric linear actuator. The ball collector moves up and down by the driver's side power window mechanism. A 100V motor-driven golf ball conveyor lifts balls from lower collection bin to cannon hopper. There are animatronic golf-ball clown eyes to scare golfers. There is also a custom-built 3-barrel nitrogen-powered rapid-fire golf-ball cannon. All the glass was replaced with approximately 30 square feet of expanded steel, custom wing. The biggest challenge for the team was moving the golf balls from the lower collection basket to the cannon hopper without jamming. The transition from a stock Porsche 944 to a range picker was a challenge.
THE TEAM: Jesse James, custom-bike builder/designer, West Coast Choppers, Long Beach, CA, Alex Anderson, custom-car builder, Temecula, CA, Mac Gillum, former drag racer and range-picker builder, Different Designs, Stanton, CA, Pete Pepe, creative designer, Disney Animation, Tom Prewitt, custom painter, Damon's Motorcycle Creations, Brea, CA, Eric Scarlett, custom-car builder/shop owner, Ventura, CA, Wendy Schmidt, animatronics specialist, Los Angeles, CA, and Jay Skwarlo, bicycle mechanic/builder and hot-rodder, Long Beach, CA.
VEHICLE SPECS: Engine: 151cid aluminum block Bosch L-Jetronic Fuel Injection; Pistons: 4 Inline; Heads: aluminum; Exhaust: dual straight pipes routed through front fenders; Transmission: 5-speed rear transaxle; Rear Axle: rear-wheel drive; Steering: power; Front Suspension: Porsche stock; Rear Suspension: Porsche stock; Brakes: 4-wheel disc; Tires: P215/60R15 by Toyo Tires; Wheels: Porsche stock 15-inch aluminum, polished at West Coast Choppers. Electronics: (3) BXE 2140 15mm solenoid air valves by SMC controlling cannons, standard 110V motor driven from a Wagen Tech 600 W Inverter controlling conveyor, animatronic golf-ball clown eyes driven from windshield wiper circuit, 10W RadioShack powerhorn (for harassing golfers) and Kenwood stereo system. Interior: Front passenger seat removed to accommodate golf-ball cannon; rear seats and trunk removed to accommodate picker mechanism and conveyor system. Body: All windows replaced with expanded steel, aluminum '70s van wing custom-made by Jesse James. Paint: Damon's Motorcycle Creations House of Kolor black base coat and urethane clear coat; flames painted with House of Kolor Ultra Orange pearl, Sunrise Pearl, blue pin striping. Height: 49"; Height With Parts Extended: 54"; Width: 70"; Width With Parts Extended: 102"; Length: 170"; Ground Clearance: 8"; Weight: approximately 2,500 pounds.
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