Hot Rod Stylings

Discussion in 'BUILDS' started by Joe Conde, Nov 27, 2015.

  1. Joe Conde

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    Here's another quick build I did last weekend. I have been having this image of a classic hot rod styled cruiser in my mind for a while and went for it when I got the chance. The frame is an unidentified straight bar with no serial numbers. What I like about it is how the seat stay which also serves as the fastener to the seat post flows with the top and seat tubes, unlike classic straight bars where the seat tube extends upward a bit. I got it from my junkyard digging expedition along with the rims.
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    Here's where I tried fitting the parts from a donor bike to see if it looks good.
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    The frame was pitted so I took it to a body shop just across our street and have one of the workers there have a go at it but did the sanding myself. The rims just had some surface rust so I just cleaned it with a copper brush and painted them.
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    Next was the primer...
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    some parts I got...
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    ...and the finished build! :)
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  2. horsefarmer

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    Joe,
    Love that frame it has a cool rake going on. The seat you got is also really cool.
     
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  3. Joe Conde

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    Thank you very much, sir!
     
  4. Jsparks

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    Great looking bike you did very well.
     
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  5. Joe Conde

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    Much appreciated! :)
     
  6. shacomm

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    Very nice!


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  7. rrtbike

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    Another cool build Joe Conde! I would love to see apes on this one. :)
    But I like apes...:21:
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    Great bike man.
     
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  8. GuzziRod

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    Classic hot rod style is always cool right! Love that big ol comfy seat you got there!

    Enjoy!
     
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  9. Bike Bum

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    Very cool. Looks like a traditional hot rod.
     
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  10. CrazyDave

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    Love the color scheme, nothin says "cool" like black with a lil red accent.
     
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  11. DS4L780

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    awesome build, just put together my newest Rat in the same style, just gotta add a couple details... 13529069_10154401105006777_553479253684100593_n (1).jpg
     
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  12. Joe Conde

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    Love it! I'm considering apes on this build as well :)
     
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  13. Wildcat

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    Classic looking bike! It makes me want to go hunting for frames!
     
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