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

  1. Anonymous

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    I LIKE the Cadillac theme!

    Being the Cadillac guy I am.

    A Lincoln is only a puffed-up Ford (gotta stir the pot a little bit) heh.
  2. proudlove

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    I know it's only a model but here you go, ugly as sin I know. But there's no accounting for taste.

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  3. ricksterr1221

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    lol thats the Ghetto version of a monster truck, Now if ya'sa Redneck, Yuda took dem dur tarrs of that Broham and slapped on soma dem der Good yer Terra Tars, the big 'Uns. And yuda puta Gunn rak in tha back seat. :mrgreen: Then yuda took it mud boggin and went to the fleamarket.
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    so u mean like this.....
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    I like this one myself lololol

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    I know I am going to get it for saying this, but I love that one Firewalker. There's something about the sheer absurdity of these donks or bubbles or whatever that appeals to me.
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    dude that bike is shweet :D
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    I love it..

    looking good..
    Kev.
  11. Schwinnspastic

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    the bike is at least rideable now but like any caddy ...it handles like a boat :D
    here my little test rider takes it for a spin around the block, you might notice I put the shifter
    in a safe place...I like my girls to keep both hands on the bars and yes that is a caddy shifter nob
    on a shimano friction shifter.
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    the rear fender was a dented mess so out came the ball pien and a block of wood ... looks alot better now, its off a Schwinn heavy duty also added a caddy trunk badge.
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    I used a 5.5" crank and a 39 tooth sprocket and 5 sp. cog on the rear but its still tough to pedal up hill so it may get a smaller
    crank and I am now working on the tank and horn unit.
  12. Schwinnspastic

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    The more I looked at this bike the more I think it sucked, and I think you'll all agree... its a pink low rider... so last night I stripped it down
    to the frame for a different look...we'll see whats next.
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    Fool! I think it's awesome!
  14. Schwinnspastic

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    thanks for your oppinion but the ride quality with the springer was terible and the bike is for a lady so....
    I will gladly accept any and all input for this bike and so far I have not done anything that cant be reversed .
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    Can't wait to see what you come up with!(kinda liked the springer but u gotta make her cruise nice for the lady!)L8 EM
  16. Schwinnspastic

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    4 days off but I only found an hour to spend on this bike and it doesn't look like I'll have any time before the deadline "I can't believe how busy
    I have been lately" so I guess this is the finnished product for now.
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    I put the bike back together with the springer but raised it up about an inch, handles a little better, added a ratty Schwinn button saddle
    put the original tank on ( its been in a box for ten years , did not want the kids to ruin it in the past)and fixed the horn contacts, I drilled
    holes in the chain gaurd for the caddy scripts and put that on also added a vintage thumb bell.
    the gaurd mounted
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    closer look at the shifter
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    I hope I can find more time for the next build and more rat inspiration as "this pink caddy aint to ratty" in my oppinion
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    Not ratty at all. It's beautiful and elegant. Just like the highway queen she was modeled after. Sweet ride. Great build.
  18. Rat Rod

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    Wow...this bike has turned out to be very cool.

    Great job!
  19. Schwinnspastic

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    finished pics posted ? well finished for now, I'll put lights on it later and perhaps a more comfy saddle.
    original parts...'68 frame, tank, seat post and head set
    all caddy parts from a '64 Deville convertable
    wheels are nos Diamondback chrome steel late 80s
    tires Kenda knobby whites
    chain gaurd off a 70s breeze
    repop springer and krate pedals
    sprocket 39 tooth Murray from a 10 sp.
    crank from bicycle desighner 5.5 "
    stem and bars from a brats lowrider
    rear fender '75 Schwinn heavy duty

    I have to say there are a bunch of very cool rats in this build so picking the coolest rat will be tough !

    Congrats to all you ratters now go ride 'em

    Mark
  20. sensor

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    sweet ride! would be happy to have that next to my caddi!!

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