50's Custom

May 29, 2007
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639
Clearwater Florida
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.
 

cman

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Dec 4, 2006
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Boise,ID
Just cut the top green spot then bend back like Randy describes in his link for a frame chop. Nice bike.
 
May 29, 2007
2,675
639
Clearwater Florida
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.
 
May 29, 2007
2,675
639
Clearwater Florida
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.
 
Nov 2, 2007
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39
Maineville, Ohio
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?
 
May 29, 2007
2,675
639
Clearwater Florida
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.


 
May 29, 2007
2,675
639
Clearwater Florida
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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