Firewing - 1953 Columbia 3 Star DeLuxe - (2nd Place) Mr September 2014

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  1. kingfish254

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    Firewing - 1953 Columbia Firewing Three Star DeLuxe

    AUG 4 - WALK AROUND VIDEO ADDED BELOW

    Here is my entry to Rat Rod Bikes Build Off 8. First off, I would like to toast all of my fellow rat builders for driving me with your amazing creativity and skills!!!! This is an incredible "virtual" community of off the hook talent! CHEERS!!!!

    Here is my interpretation of a custom 1953 Columbia Firewing Three Star DeLuxe
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    You can follow the photo packed build thread here
    BUILD THREAD :arrow: viewtopic.php?f=75&t=72018&st=0&sk=t&sd=a

    WALK AROUND VIDEO :arrow: http://youtu.be/GGIbJxAETtY

    Here is a video of me riding Firewing through Historic Savannah.
    SAVANNAH RIDE VIDEO : :arrow: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6eZZ0xlw ... e=youtu.be

    Previous Build Off Bikes and other builds of mine can be found here
    PREVIOUS BUILDS: :arrow: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=67430

    Here is what I started with. Nateyboy traded me this for a Firebolt tank.
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    I am very happy with this build and hope you enjoy the photos that follow. I really enjoy showing off my city (Savannah) with my bike photos, so welcome to the tour. I'll post more photos later along with a parts list (many which came from fellow RRBers).

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    Firewing - NOW PLAYING AT A BUILD OFF NEAR YOU!!!!!
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    WWII Monument
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    QueenFish's Magic Courtyard
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    The Mansion on Forsyth
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    Random Lane Wall
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    Old Warehouse
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    Customs House
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    Color matching windows
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    Confederate War Memorial in Forsyth Park
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    Overhead shots in my lane
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    Matching Year 1953 Chevy Police Car
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    Neighbors Parking Pad (Just discovered this photo spot)
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  2. kingfish254

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    Re: Firewing - 1953 Columbia Firewing Three Star DeLuxe

    PARTS LIST AND DETAIL PHOTOS

    1953 Columbia Three Star DeLuxe bicycle - from @nateyboy
    1950s Columbia Tank - from @Spokeshave
    Banana seat - from @burrkrayecycles
    Teardrop pedals - from @Dbubbleguy
    Project 356 shifter - from @BillyZ
    Wald "Billy Goat" (ramshorn) handlebars - from @lopo68
    Elgin skirt guards - from @CWC
    Torpedo grips - from @Rockit!
    Wing badges that became the Flying 8 Ball fender badge - From @yoothgeye
    Firewing Logo help - from @Glen (all the way from NZ)
    Built Not Bought sticker - from @MIGZ
    RRB Badge (brake arm brace) - From @Rat Rod
    Racoon tail - from the Christmas Market in Tallinn, Estonia
    Pabst Blue Ribbon bottle opener tail hanger - from yard sale
    1948 Chrysler Tail Light - from ebay
    Schwinn Typhoon Cord red brick tires - from flipped bike
    Nexus 3 Speed hub - from craigslist tandem
    Glass doorknob shifter handle - from yard sale
    Flame guards - cut from yard sale roll of roof flashing
    1953 Quincy IL Bicycle tag - from ebay
    Rusty bell - from yard sale
    Columbia head light - from flipped 50s Columbia tanker
    Seat springer parts - from various parts
    Hidden seat supports - cut from old piece of warehouse shelving
    Various 8 ball keychains cut up - from ebay
    New Departure brake arm - from original wheel
    Chainring seat spring support - from random flip bike
    Cat Bell Badge - from a nice cold Fat Cat beer can

    Here are some detail shots. I took most of these around the matching year 1953 Chevy Savannah Police Car
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    THIRD PHOTO SET

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    ANOTHER BEFORE SHOT
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    Re: Firewing - 1953 Columbia Firewing Three Star DeLuxe

    I am worn out. I'll update the details Sunday.
     
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    Re: Firewing - 1953 Columbia Firewing Three Star DeLuxe

    Great job, I never would have thought you could put so much on a bike without it looking overdone. You pulled it off, it everything goes so well together.
     
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    Way cool ! :shock:
     
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    Looks super sweet
     
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    Everything came together so nice! Great job Kingfish!
     
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    Love it!!! 8) Turned out very well,now sit,relax,put your feet up,and twist the top off a cold one... :wink:
    You can let someone else chase your tail now... :lol: :lol:
     
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    Re: Firewing - 1953 Columbia Firewing Three Star DeLuxe

    Thanks for noticing Milbums. It is a tough balance to achieve.

    Thanks buddy, in a way this bike is related to the 50s Columbia that we traded. I bought that bike the same time that I bought the Firebolt which I traded the tank from to get Firewing.

    Thanks Boom, I don't have your machining skills, but I cut a mean aluminum flame.

    From one King to another, that means alot.

    Thanks Miss Funk! AOD has been one of my faves from day one. Let's have a mutual toast to a Build Off well played by all!! CHEERS!!!!!
     
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    I'll drink to that. :wink:
    Another wonderful build off,I'm wondering how many more will finish :?:
     
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    Re: Firewing - 1953 Columbia Firewing 3 Star DeLuxe - MO PHOTOS

    That's a lot of photos..
     
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    Re: Firewing - 1953 Columbia Firewing 3 Star DeLuxe - MO PHOTOS

    Yes it is, and it's easier to throw them all out there.
    The main thing is, I had fun!!!!
    It was a blast riding all over town hunting and testing different places.
    Hope you all like it.
     
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    Re: Firewing - 1953 Columbia Firewing 3 Star DeLuxe - MO PHOTOS

    killer work, it was amazing to watch the changes of everyone's builds as the deadline got closer and this was really cool to see evolve.
     
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    Kingfish, I didn't think you could top last years bike, but you've done it again. Great Work.
    Kenny
     
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    Such a great build, nothing is out of place and everything looks like it could easily have come out of a 1953 catalog, a really bad*** catalog!!
     
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    Re: Firewing - 1953 Columbia Firewing 3 Star DeLuxe - MO PHOTOS

    Thanks buddy! Your build came out sick too!! I agree that during the build we only see bits a pieces and experimental stuff, but it's not untill someone starts to pull it all together that you see the whole concept.
     
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    Re: Firewing - 1953 Columbia Firewing 3 Star DeLuxe - MO PHOTOS

    Thanks Kenny, Flexy was a fun build, but Firewing had it's own challenges in tryng to stay true to the build. Glad you like it.
     
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    Man if this is any indication of what kingfish is gonna do next year we should all be afraid.
     
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    Thanks MAV!!!! I love that compliment and I WANT THAT CATALOG!!!!! Just think if they had nanner seats and billy goat bars in 1953!! :shock: :mrgreen:
     

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