When the owner of the Freddy Krueger bike was done taking names, Pedro of Houston, Texas, decided that it was time to rebuild the legendary bike. From its award-winning custom paint job to its killer display, Pedro knew that it was going to be a big challenge to take “Freddy’s Revenge” to the next level.
The remade bike was designed by Pedro and built by John “Mr. 3D” Alamanza. John created and molded the frame and left it just about done for paint. He also created and molded the custom fenders that have skulls molded along the top. The frame was then covered in 3D patterns to give it a unique look. The frame went through a significant transformation and once it was back in Pedro’s hands, he finished off some light sanding and got it ready for paint.
Pedro first shot the frame and fenders in a silver base with jumbo-flakes and mini-flakes. That way, the bike can shimmer in the sun as well as when it’s hit by the lighting system that’s used on the bike’s display. Next, Pedro started to lay the Spanish Gold candy paint, which was highlighted with tangerine fades that conform to the contours of the frame. Pedro then laid multicolored candies over the 3D patterns and then proceeded to lay some mean and clean artwork of the madman Freddy Krueger himself.
After the frame and fenders were done, it was on to the next step in the build. Pedro took the time to design some clean-looking wild parts for this masterpiece. Pedro actually created cut-outs of the pieces that needed to be custom made. He put all of his ideas and designs on paper so that there wouldn’t be any confusion on what the custom parts needed to look like. Mike Linville of Toyshop Customs received Pedro’s ideas and turned them into reality.
Pedro used the services of two well-known engravers in the lowrider community: Gilbert Cortez and Ricardo Nava from Dallas, Texas. Mr. Nava also handled the plating of the custom-made parts and polished them to perfection. Now, the bike needed to get hooked up with some custom rotation parts so the seat and the Krueger third wheel cover were handed to Arturo Moreno, who created a battery operated rotating seat and cover.
With the bike just about done, Pedro started to work on the display portion of the project. Jose Luis Maldonado was there to help Pedro create an awesome-looking display. Once the display was built and finished, Pedro took the spray gun and proceeded to cover it in Spanish Gold with tangerine ghost graphics. The display wasn’t done yet. Jeff at Creative Neon dressed up the display with illuminating neon. Miguel Castro performed all of the electrical wiring needed to connect the neon and recessed lighting that was used to show off that show-winning paint job.
Over a period of a couple of months, Pedro had built a show-stopping bike that can compete with any two- or three-wheeler around. He didn’t do it alone. Pedro would like to send special thanks to all of those who had a part in creating his custom cruiser, but he would most like to thank his wife and kids who spent countless hours in the shop sanding and helping get the bike ready for its next stage of creation.