Crodhopper — D O N E !

Discussion in 'RAT ROD BIKE BUILD OFF 2' started by kingplinker, Sep 15, 2007.

  1. kingplinker

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    stinkpot - nope, CRODHOPPER

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    Here is the bike I will be using. The front forks and rim are trashed, fenders not so hot either (chop!). Frame looks cool brown and black spotty patina - may paint, not sure. Seat post was welded in! I do not know what type of bike it is, bought for $5 at flea market. It came apart real easy, all bearings, parts still good, and all welds still tight! My guess is a late 70's model cheap-o bike but I have no clue. If you have a guess I'd love to know!

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    Started looking for other parts to use and tried a dry run - just goofing around really - have not decided what direction to take this thing, but I want it to "STINK" of rat rod, so I'm going for the old nasty look on mine I think!

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    "Stinkpot" is actually a type of mud turtle found here in TX., it's very rare to see one, and me and my boys found one the other day - not knowing what is was we found out it was called a Stinkpot - so my rat rod bike took that name - me and my sons have anew project! It may be ugly and slow when It's all said and done - but it'll be "rare" (and beautiful to me) :mrgreen: [/img]

    Can't wait to see progress on your bikes! Fun Stuff! -T.
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    Cool story behind the name :D
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    I'll post pics soon of my progress, hopefully by tomorrow night. I found an old seat, and some wicked springy forks (at least to me) forks off a 1953 Wester Flyer X-53 Super. I have the whole bike, but it has some crucial missing parts/bearings/skip-tooth cranks so I can't use the frame on this one - forks look cool on frame above... for now, may change... also thinking of changing the name fork stinkpoy to CrodHopper - fun - will post soon as I can - lost electricity in my shop this eve, so had to stop for now. Cheers, T.
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    hey all, here are some pics of some progress - found a few cool parts - definitely many different parts/brands going to use - it's all i got! Wish I knew what the frame was serial number on botttom is only 3 numbers...

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    keep on truckin' -T.
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    I really like your detailed pics w/comments. This will be a great build to watch.

    The frame? I think older based on the design of the dropouts-late 40's/early 50's.
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    duuuuuuuuuuuude!!!! this bike could be a "creeper"
    looks like she's comin along reeeaaalll nice!!! cant wait to see what else ya do! and i dig that front end, i like those old springers, they got style!
    fast eddie outty
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    that fork is sweet!!! looking foward to seeing progress on your bike...
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    that frame is very simalar to the late 60's early 70's Columbia frames ... love the line in the the rear triangle ... smooth
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    Hey thanks for feedback guys, and thanks for the info on frame so far! Here is progress on the seat - I driled holes on the back and screwed in spikes, lightly painted satin black & hit w/sandpaper a little - etc. - might rig some butt pads on it, not sure... but here it is so far...

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    that seat kicks! love it.
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    TOE CLIPS !!! for your NADS ?!?!?

    looks very .... painful :shock:

    oh well, thats the price you pay for looking cool !!! :lol:
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    He he... Hey, here are my close to "finished" forks, and fender madness pics. I tried to rivet two fender together, it looks cool, and is solid as can be, but I slipped once and boogered up the fender.. oh well, rat right?

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    Hope you are all having fun. PEACE, T.
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    You're so crazy! Great ideas for this project. The fenders are very eye catching and the seat looks like it'll catch the rest of the bodyparts! :shock:
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    The fender idea is brilliant and the seat is, well, scary! btw, love your new avatar. :mrgreen:
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    Kingplinker be playin' for KEEPS!!!
    good job so far, can' t wait to see the rest...
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    man! what a good idea for fenders, ive never seen that before. i think you've taken care of the problem of skateboarders wanting to hold on to your seat to "skitch"
    i think the bar just went up again! fast eddie outty
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    the fenders look awesome!
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    hey thanks for feedback - feel free to be brutal as well - I can take it - , I'm going to re-do the seat pan - guess the toe (nad) clip thingy is too sanford & son-ish - i'll fix it differently/cooler/more mod I guess - but leaving the spikes.. it "seemed" like a good idea at the time. :shock:
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    That saddle is genius! Now ure tawkin.
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    The forks are awesome, the fenders are awesome, and the seat is awesome...scary but awesome. :mrgreen:

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