Roller Derby #10 Look-a-Like Vintage Skateboard

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I love the look of old vintage skateboards and have always wanted one for myself. I particularly like the Roller Derby #10, the first skateboard ever to be sold. But these are hard to come by, expensive, and not really that rideable. So I figured why not recreate the Roller Derby #10 with modern trucks, wheels, and bearings so it has that vintage look but can still be ridden. So that's exactly what I did and you can too! So let's get to it...

Schritt 1: Things You'll Need

Supplies You'll Need:

  • a plank of wood
  • white spray primer
  • red spray paint
  • spray clear coat
  • a "Roller Derby #10 Skate Board" vinyl stencil (You'll need a vinyl cutter to make this stencil or contact me and I can probably make one and send it to you)
  • Trucks (I used these 3" Penny trucks)
  • Wheels (I used these wheels because they look like metal wheels which were used on the original Roller Derby #10)
  • Bearings (Use whatever you prefer)
  • Skateboard bolts and locknuts (can be found at most hardware stores)

Tools You'll Need:

  • Jigsaw
  • power sander
  • sand paper
  • drill with drill bit
  • screwdriver

Schritt 2: Cut Your Deck

The Roller Derby #10 has a deck size of about 19" long by 4 1/2" wide. The plank of wood I had is about 5 1/4" wide so I decided to leave it there because I though it would fit better with the size of my trucks and wheels. I also made it a few inches longer at 21".

Use a compass to mark off a semi circle for the nose of the board. I also rounded the corners on the tail.

After cutting, sand the entire board to your liking.

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raffinant
raffinant sagt: Sep 7, 2014. 4:06 nachm.

Great Job! About how thick was the board itself?

travderose
travderose sagt: Sep 7, 2014. 8:21 nachm.

about 3/4"

spendew
spendew sagt: Aug 16, 2014. 6:33 vorm.
I'm probably gonna make one of these, but i don't know if I'm gonna paint it like that or at all
hailey784
hailey784 sagt: Aug 14, 2014. 9:49 vorm.
Homemade and updo ones r good but I went to ebay and out of a lot of em was 400+ dollars but I found. Few Roller Derby # 10 vintage skateboards very cheap.
ahauta
ahauta sagt: Aug 11, 2014. 2 nachm.
I love it so much! I want to try it myself.
KRA5H
KRA5H sagt: Aug 5, 2014. 4:40 vorm.

"and not really that rideable" The steel (or clay) wheels were terrible! if they ran into the smallest of pebbles you got stopped dead in your tracks and you flew of the front of the board. Those old-timey trucks weren't very maneuverable either so, it was harder to steer around those road rash causing pebbles.

travderose
travderose sagt: Aug 5, 2014. 10:22 vorm.

Ha yea that's what I hear! Glad I got modern technology

seamster
seamster sagt: Aug 4, 2014. 4:14 nachm.

Very nice! I thought you'd just apply a white vinyl decal on top of the red paint, but this way is so much better. I really need to get a vinyl cutter!

travderose
travderose sagt: Aug 5, 2014. 10:19 vorm.

yea I thought about that but I figured the vinyl would probably peel right off

Danger+is+my+middle+name
Danger+is+my+middle+name sagt: Aug 4, 2014. 3:11 nachm.

Nice job! It looks awesome!