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  1. rusty513

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    So I've decided to hack up the Monark. Has anyone ever cut (the green spots) these areas on a bike & taken some tube out at the top to rotate the back of the bike up so it sits lower in the rear & gives it that 50's led sled look?? Not sure how it's going to work but wanna try it.
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    dont trash that bike......sell it to me first.
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    Just cut the top green spot then bend back like Randy describes in his link for a frame chop. Nice bike.
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    I don't have any pics yet but we cut out 1.5" at the top & bent the rear of the bike up & welded it back & also cut the top of the tube off where the seat goes. Now the question is to run a 24" rim with 3" wide tire & bobbed fender or a 24" wheel & connect 2 fenders to make a fender that wraps around the tire in the rear & I'm going to run a 26" wheel on the front.
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    Here is a 24" 26" combo on that same frame (unchopped) My front forks are shorter too.

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    So is it going to be like a klunker/ lowrider mix? That would definitely be different from the other builds.
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    NOT A LOWRIDER, ha ha!!!! More of a 50's style bobber maybe? Not sure, I know it's going to be satin white with Metallic green.
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    A RAT ROD perhaps?

    A bobber frame would not be cut. Then it would be a chopper. (sorry can't stay quiet about this anymore)
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    Well what ever you wanna call it. Hopefully it will look cool
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    Got the back end chopped & started sanding.
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    what's you plan for the seatpost?
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    Chad's going to make a seat pan like he has on his grey bike.
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    Got the frame, tank & springer in primer. I've never been so undecided on a paint scheme & I also ordered the 24" x 3" white wall for the rear. I have NO IDEA what direction I'm headed with this thing now.
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    I'm sure you'll come up with something cool. My iPod is chopping off the front of the picture. Any plans for the front fork? Were you able to find a rear wheel yet?
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    I'm going to use the original springer forks & I found a 24" rim at Don's Hobby for $29 & it's only about 15 minutes from home.
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    Put the 24" x 3" white wall on the back & a 26" x 2.125 up front. Just wanted to see how it looked. Now it's time to take it apart, wet sand & paint, that is if it gets a little warmer out.
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    That fork is awesome....
    Great looking bike
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    Got most of the bike painted satin white. It's too cold to paint now so I'm not sure if this will be done in time so I thought I'd just put some of it together. My plans are to paint the wheels satin black & then have the forks transparent blue with transparent blue flames onto the tank.
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    I guess I read a little to late as to what a klunker is. I'm a big dummy,ha ha!!! I guess this bike should just be in the regular build section.

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