Introduction: Hellaflush Skateboard

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This is no doubt the sickest project/thing I have ever made! This board is as low as a dime and looks awesome. Its idea was made to replicate the Hellaflush cars that were very, very low. If you have the tools to do this, it is definitely worth a try!

I made this Instructable after I made my board so the pictures may not be completely accurate, but they will give you an idea on how to do this.

Step 1: Materials

Picture of Materials

I have provided a very in-depth and thorough list of what materials you may need, however you may get by only using some of these items. I used an old skate deck, trucks, and wheels which saved me a ton of money, so I recommend if you have an old deck use it! You can also use longboard parts if you like (ex. deck, trucks, etc.).

Materials:

-Skateboard deck
-Skateboard trucks

-Skateboard wheels

-Various pliers

-Saw

-Coping saw

-8 3 inch screws and accompanying nuts (that fit with the holes of the trucks)

-Pencil

-Screwdriver

-Drill with drilling bits

-Sandpaper

*Optional

-Skate tool

-Vice

-Spraypaint

-Dremel

-Washers

Step 2: Making Cutting Lines

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Now make sure to get this part right because going back and marking and cutting isn't too fun. Make sure your pencil is straight up and down and not angled so you make enough clearance in order for the wheels to roll. If your trucks are already on you can make your marks, if they aren't just put them about where they should be and make sure they don't move so you get accurate markings. Mark on both sides of the wheels and of the back of it to mark out where to cut. Check out the pictures if you need help.

Step 3: Cutting the Board

Picture of Cutting the Board

Now just cut along your guidelines. when you get to the horizontal cut, try to cut off the excess wood between your two vertical cuts and drill a hole where the cuts would meet and fit your coping saw in there. There are notes on the pics to show you where. You can also use a Dremel or power saw to do all the cutting if you prefer.

Step 4: Test Fitting

Now this can be done before or after spray painting and/or sanding your board. Just make sure everything fits and has clearance to move.

Step 5: Spray Painting and Sanding

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Spray paint any designs you want but don't put too much work into it because there is a likely chance it may get scraped off. Also sand your areas you cut to add a cleaner look.

Step 6: Put Everything Together

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Now put everything together. The screws go in through the bottom and you can pretty much figure it out from there. You can also put washers on the bottom for better pressure distribution and less chances of the board cracking. If you want, put some threadlock on the nuts so they don't come loose after riding. If you are confused about assembly check out the pics for help!

Step 7: Your Board Is Now Hellaflush!!!

Picture of Your Board Is Now Hellaflush!!!

Now you have a sick board that is sure to draw attention and... well scrape. If you used longboard wheels, it will raise your board so that won't happen. Go riding around and look mega uber (lol) with your new Hellaflush board. To ride this board, because its turning abilities are not that usable, you have to do kickturns (putting pressure on the tail and moving the nose in the way you want to turn). Your foot placement on the board is one foot near the middle or front truck and the other foot on the tail. It may take some getting use to, but after you get the idea its really, really fun!

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If you made this post a picture on Instagram and hashtag #HellaflushBoardMark and I'll repost the best ones!

*EDIT* People have been commenting that it cannot be ridden so I have added a video to show how to ride it and that it is possible to ride the Hellaflush Board.

Comments

MarkYu (author)2014-06-01

I have finally created a video explaining and showing how to ride the Hellaflush Board and showing that it can be ridden! Check it out!

TheWolflord (author)2016-06-23

So I'm in the progress of making a slammed Skate-/Longboard (It technically is more of a slammed Chodeboard) and came across some problems:

No steering at all (I knew it would be terrible but none at all?)

Twisting trucks (It doesn't just not steer how I want it, it's steering by itself)

So my question: Did you come across these or similar problems and how did you solve them? :)

MichaelP37 (author)2015-06-17

interestung

aaronhall9 (author)2015-04-27

Nice work..

richardsharmen (author)2015-04-23

Very creative work..

cwolfe13 (author)2015-03-29

make sure you either have smaller trucks or cheap Walmart ones as a pro set sometimes is a lot larger and will need next to impossible to find for less the 60$ 10-32 x 3 1/2 in bolts PS the boltnsize you want to use is #10-32 x 3 in they come in three packs

BMXsquad88 (author)2015-03-15

I'm firm believer in BMX and personally can't stay on a skateboard for crap. You can't slam a bike, and I've got an old deck, I'm making this tomorrow!! give me a few days and you'll see it on IG!!

THANKS FOR THE GREAT PROJECT AND CLEAR INSTRUCTIONS!!

ROBOB.WUERTZ (author)2014-10-29

Come and see a beautiful LOW SK8 on this page !! https://www.facebook.com/DavidLePinstrippeur

dhilmes (author)2014-09-20

what made u think of that. but dig it tho. nice job.

captain_jake7 (author)2014-07-22

I should go to walmart get a cheap board since I don't have one and get long board trucks and wheels and make a smooth hellaflush board

Andrew Reardon (author)2014-07-16

Hey really interesting concept. One idea I have is turning the trucks upside down. The main thing with making this board is looks. I'm not sure how it would work, but it would look way better and normalish. Also this could be really well marketed to beginners because its so low to the ground therefore beginners can jump off the board!

TrollFaceTheMan (author)2014-07-11

Another Goofy Rider :D

BadPuns (author)2014-07-07

Tey are just jealous their boards aren't hellaflush. I have a hard enough time staying on a board, let alone steering a normal one. You must be a wizard. Now a hellaflush scooter, I could do...
*evil grin*

BrandonYu (author)2014-07-07

dang dude im ur brother and im awesome

Mattdad1 (author)2014-06-03

Dude, that's bada$$. Haters gonna hate. I've slammed a couple cars and yeah, it's impractical. Yeah, it scrapes, but SO WHAT. You designed it, you built it. You understand the limitations and you accept them because your overarching desire was to make something that LOOKED awesome and you did it.

MarkYu (author)Mattdad12014-06-03

Thanks man for the nice words! I love slammed cars. What cars did you slam?

Mattdad1 (author)MarkYu2014-06-04

I just did my 16 YO sons 2003 Sentra SE-R Spec V, and back in the day dropped my 1969 Datsun 510 (I'm an old guy!) I still hope to slam a late 50's Ford F100 truck. Keep up the good work!

MarkYu (author)Mattdad12014-06-05

Dang, that Datsun must've looked amazing!

bigjknudsen (author)MarkYu2014-06-29

i agree with marks dad, this is meaaan! my bro loves skateboarding and low cars. im def gonna share this one with him. i just googled a pic of a slammed '69 datsun 510. obviously i doubt its the exact one but looks sick!

JCK (author)2014-06-02

This is the board i needed when i rode in JR high. I could never do any tricks but I would have looked cool just ride'n.

sjim1 (author)2014-05-31

Well, it's funky looking, that's for sure but I doubt you've been riding it. Those 3/16" bolts are not going to last very long (if even past the first couple rides), and there's nothing stabilizing either the trucks to the bolts or the bolts through the deck. Having been building and riding boards since the late 70's, I'll believe you can ride that when you put up vids for it. You've got some fundamental mechanical issues going on there with the bolts. You need jam/lock nuts on the top of the deck and on both sides of the trucks, plus, some stronger bolts that will take the forces of riding it on something other than a perfectly smooth surface. 1/4" minimum to take the fore/aft loading. How much do you weigh? 50 lbs so it doesn't drag on the ground constantly?

Kweek (author)2014-05-30

Also, does anyone make a super skinny board? It'd be cool to see one that's no wider than the trucks.

laughingjungle (author)Kweek2014-05-31

A while back, I screwed trucks onto a 2x4. The first time, they weren't aligned straight and the 2x4 was too long. The second one I used a square to make the trucks straight, then I put foot hooks on the top. That was super fun.

Kweek (author)2014-05-30

Also, does anyone make a super skinny board? It'd be cool to see one that's no wider than the trucks. I mean while you're modding, you might as well...........

Kweek (author)2014-05-30

Also, does anyone make a super skinny board? It'd be cool to see one that's no wider than the trucks. I mean while you're modding, you might as well...........

Kweek (author)2014-05-30

I just imagined a kneecap landing on the bolts sticking out of the trucks and almost vomited. Are the trucks even doing anything besides holding the wheels on? You can't really tip the board to turn anymore can you?

will_newton (author)2014-05-30

Super cool design. I can tell that some of these commenters just don't get the point. Sexy lingerie and high heels are also impractical and difficult to get around in, but that is not what they are about!

MarkYu (author)will_newton2014-05-30

THANK YOU!!! Finally someone who gets it lol.

craftclarity (author)2014-05-27

YOOOOOOO DOOOD
You need hydro's on this thing. Fr Serious.
I wonder, would it be possible to build a tiny hydraulic setup for something like this?

Wyattr55123 (author)craftclarity2014-05-29

Certainly, the only problem would be how to attach the front and back portions to the middle. The trucks would definately interfere with the area between the wheel notches. Maybe steel wheel wells to hold the front and back on. Another problem might be the weight or actuating the hydraulics.

craftclarity (author)Wyattr551232014-05-30

Y'know, there was a company called Cadillac that made trucks back in the 1970's that steered using something like a car's steering mechanism...there might be a skateboard book in your local library that will have pictures of 'em. They're interesting.

MarkYu (author)craftclarity2014-05-27

That would be AWESOME! I would just be some planning and imagining in order to get that done. I think it is totally possible.

ptrobrn (author)2014-05-30

AH... OK so its been like 20 years since I have stepped on a skate board but don't they still work the same where you have to lean the board to one side or another to steer it? Wouldn't you now be running the risk of dragging the board or your toes/heels on the ground... heaven forbid you run over a rock. or a small change in the concrete.... this is not a street board.

Nate_Bro (author)ptrobrn2014-05-30

not to mention 20 years ago I weighed half of what I do now and the board flexed a lot then... I don't think this would work with me on it...

maniacse (author)2014-05-30

Looks insane.. :D Put here som video from ride...

reolpsodfd (author)2014-05-30

where do my feet comfortably go?

andrea biffi (author)2014-05-29

lol, it will be easy to brake with your sole on the wheels!

Jack Daniels (author)2014-05-29

If you are turning the board with stick turns then why bother with Trucks a all? Why not run solid axles and remove most of the crap where your feet go?

cedmister (author)2014-05-29

Sweet instructions on how to spend all day and make an unrideable skateboard.

MarkYu (author)cedmister2014-05-29

Thanks! It actually is rideable and I put instructions on how to ride it in the last step.

20b (author)2014-05-29

WHY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Mighty El Rondo (author)2014-05-29

Completely impractical. Not only does it look awful, but it's structurally unsound and it's far too low to the ground to be of any real use. Just get a longboard instead of destroying a perfectly good standard deck. Not to mention that the wheels for longboards are designed for cruising, whereas these standard deck wheels are designed for speed and tricks. If you can come up with a practical solution, I'd be interested in seeing it, but this definitely appears more a work in progress rather than a final product. I'm not saying to not make it, really, I'm saying that unless you can actually come up with something that works well and doesn't look ugly as well, just get a longboard, which is already around and made for the purpose this is targeting.

This is mostly just for looks and to be a cool item to replicate the lowness and stance of real Hellaflush cars. I'm sorry you find it "awful" and "impractical". Also, if you do not want to use a good deck, use an old deck like I did and reuse. Thanks for the constructive criticism, I will definitely think about it.

Gula (author)2014-05-27

Looks like there is no steering at all. The trucks are pressed against the board! You could fix that if you put a spacers or tubes between the board/4 bolts/trucks and have them float above the board 1/4 inch. Great idea nonetheless. I will do something like this to mine but make wheel wells out of 4" abs pipe and cover whole thing in grip tape. If you hat tall enough wheels like those 97mm ones you could just install trucks upside down. That may work too.

MarkYu (author)Gula2014-05-28

That link was very neat! I think that you would have to just have larger wheels in order to do that but it would also raise the board, making it not very Hellaflush...

Gula (author)2014-05-27

Check: http://www.silverfishlongboarding.com/forum/longboard-hybrids/113057-inverted-trucks-mountainboard-wheels.html

kbc2 (author)2014-05-27

cool idea. i think the steering could be regained but would require access to a lathe and verticle mill.

Boygasmo (author)2014-05-27

Wont these things impede your feet? You wont be able to do few tricks without tearing your ankles up!

MarkYu (author)Boygasmo2014-05-27

They kinda do impede your feet. But the board is mainly for cruising and looks.

crap chili (author)2014-05-27

Its The Bomb.Com man

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