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Before & After Pics

Discussion in 'SHOW ME YOUR...' started by rusty513, Jan 23, 2011.

  1. rusty513

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    Thought this would be a really cool thread to start. Here's just a few of the bikes I've fixed up, before & after shots.
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  2. SCHWINNRAY69

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  3. dogdart

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    Me likey :D some insperation for me and all my before only pics :roll:
     
  4. KOTA

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  5. rusty513

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    I'm really lovin the bent forks & the rear rack with no fender look
     
  6. npence

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    Here is my first restoration Job a 1950's Colorflow.
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  7. tatrat

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    There's some real lookers here. Nice job guys. I love the lines on that firebolt frame, never seen one before.
     
  8. blacksheep

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  9. Markm

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  10. UTR1

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    nice pics every1.... :mrgreen:
     
  11. mikesbikes36

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    u do some awsome work my friend !!!!!
     
  12. Graylock

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  13. udallcustombikes

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    Here is what I have done.
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  14. necessaryevil

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    Here's a few of my favorites from the past and present.
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  15. necessaryevil

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    KOTA wrote:
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  19. Tommy Atoms

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  20. KOTA

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    TommyTwoTime..Looks the SAME to me.......What'd you do? :?
     

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