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>> Elvis << 99% Complete Updt 11/28 Took a chance and it

Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 2 BIKES' started by yeshoney, Sep 14, 2007.

  1. yeshoney

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    This bike will be patterned after the Harley Elvis had in Clambake (I think that was the name of the movie).

    Notice my effective use of background to mask my pictures, lOL :shock:

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  2. mastershake916

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    That is one cool fork.
     
  3. CCR

    CCR Mouth-Breather Moderator

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    well, the frame and forks are already the cream of the crop IMO, cant wait to see it :)


    i might have a nice turquise bolo tie to go with the bags !!!
     
  4. VicXsaN

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    omfg, thats niiice!
     
  5. Hooch

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    cant wait to see this progress!
     
  6. 361Fury

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    I like the frame & fork you're using for this build!
     
  7. xddorox

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    Are you putting in a windshield as well like the bike in the movie?
     
  8. Slick Rick

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    Columbia Firebolt?
     
  9. yeshoney

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    Columbia but

    This is a 64 frame with a space race headlight pod. I based that on the Bendix Red Band i took out of it and the date on the Stimsonite reflector. I believe this was a Newsboy Special, but it had no chainguard when I got it so no wat to be exactly sure. I have the original mangled fenders and I been kicking around how I may use them. We shall see. :p
     
  10. dos cruiser

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    This is a cool frame and fork combo. Bicyclerick has one of these bikes, I think its a thunderbolt or firebolt. I can't remember which one. I like your saddle bags too. How much wuold you sell those to me for? LMK if you want to selll them?
     
  11. Bicyclerick

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    Firebolt Mine is a 1962

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  12. yeshoney

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    Wheels have been purchased

    I have been able to obtain what I consider the finest set of vintage wheels ever made, IMHO. These will be absolutely perfect on this bike. I hope you agree.

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  13. CCR

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    nice lookin wheels, ya keepin the skiptooth ?
     
  14. yeshoney

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    Hmmm

    Not sure yet about the Skip Tooth. I don't have a crank or sprocket yet picked out so I am not sure how I will proceed in that direction. I had a sprocket I was thinking about and then my idea I seen in another post. I want to do something unique (not 62 teeth sprocket! :shock: )
     
  15. Rat Rod

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    Just so long as the parts don't have to come from England. :lol:
     
  16. yeshoney

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    Updated Pics of Elvis. Time to mask and spray!

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  17. cman

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    You are probably not keeping the primer but I like the fade effect.
     
  18. Rat Rod

    Rat Rod Owner & Founder Head Honcho Moderator

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    Oh man...I have a distinct feeling that you are about to shoot the paint job I had in mind. :shock:
     
  19. Hooch

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    primer brown on the bags and your done! :p
     
  20. fast eddie

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    man that thing is gonna be sweet! how cool would it be if we were all close enough that all of the finished contest entries could for a cruise together! we'd be the RRS......RatRodSquad!!
    fast eddie outty
     

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