ElgIndian by B4C

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  1. brett4christ

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    1927 Elgin Motorbike built as an Indian boardtracker tribute....

    ElgIndian

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    Build thread:
    http://www.ratrodbikes.com/forum/index.php?threads/elgindian-1927-elgin-boardtracker.98206/

    ElgIndian's parts list:
    Frame : 1927 Elgin Motorbike
    Wheels : Murray with Bendix red band
    Fork : Schwinn with Ford Model A leaf spring & brake components
    Headbadge : Handmade/Handpainted
    Fenders : What fenders?
    Chain guard : Believed to be a Shelby
    Crank : spare parts bin
    Sprocket : Unknown, parts bin
    Lights : Harley Davidson turn signal
    Seat : Wright swap meet find
    Stem : Schwinn
    Pedals : Waffle Block Schwinn, Thanks to JD's Antique Bike Rescue
    Bars : Modern Schwinn Comfort bike frame donated
    Grips : Unknown, swap meet find
    Kick stand : Unknown, came with the frame
    Front tire : Sunlite/Kenda K927 Cream 26x2.125
    Back tire : Sunlite/Kenda K927 Cream 26x2.125
    Tank : Hardwood replica, handmade brass brackets
    Seat post : No seatpost, one-off Ford Model A leaf spring
    Thanks to Babits Bikes and JD's Antique Bike Rescue for the last-minute assistance

    ALL work performed by ME! Fabrication, paint, lettering, pinstripes, bar wrap...TOTALLY IN-HOUSE!!

    All photos were taken at an old railroad warehouse in the historic Warehouse District of Greenville, NC. It is currently owned by the university. All photos via my iPhone 6...

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    And some artsy shots...


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  3. brett4christ

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    And some details...

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  4. MazdaFlyer

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    Well done, very trick.
     
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  5. Chad T

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    Nice job...great looking bike.
     
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  6. brett4christ

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    Thanks, guys!


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  7. KJV

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    Digg, the leaf springer.:thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
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  8. brett4christ

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    Thanks! Had some fun fabbing it out of old Ford Model A parts!!


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  9. OddJob

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    Custom leaf spring fork / rockers, wrapped bars, tank, pin striping, frame patina....well done all around Brett!:41:

    ....and some great 'parting shots' to boot!
     
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    Just an opinion, but this is one of the best builds this year. Well done.
     
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  11. brett4christ

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    Thanks, Odd!!


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  12. brett4christ

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    Thanks, Falstaff!! High praise from you, sir!! And I do appreciate the "vote" of confidence!


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  13. Missing Link

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    The use of Model A parts on the fork was genius, this build has been fun watching come together.You did a great job with this one, I don't see a thing I would change.:thumbsup:
     
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  14. Dr. Tankenstein

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    You killed this one bro, that's all I can say.
    Cheers!


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    Nice Flow
    Great color combinations...
    A class build Brett...gotta love it.
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    Thanks, Mr. Link!


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  17. brett4christ

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    Thanks, Doc!!


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  18. brett4christ

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    Thanks, Franco!!


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    That's a jaw dropper for sure :13:.
     
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    Really nice!

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