*I've Got My Spine, I've Got My Orange Crush* (Done!)

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  1. p00r0ldlu

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    The first rat rod bike I built I gave the nickname 'Smooth Criminal'...partly for the flat black and white color scheme and partly because I like the idea of my bike having theme music. So my build off bike this year is a nod to the R.E.M. classic "Orange Crush". It will start with one of my 40's Sunshine frames...
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    I have a few parts that may or may not end up on the final ride.

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    This vintage sign will determine my color scheme...

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    Looking forward to building this bad boy ice cream cruiser...Follow me, don't follow me
    I've got my spine, I've got my orange crush
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    Re: I've Got My Spine, I've Got My Orange Crush

    This is gonna be cool 8)
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    Re: I've Got My Spine, I've Got My Orange Crush

    Definitely use those bars!

    Good luck!
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    Re: I've Got My Spine, I've Got My Orange Crush

    good stuff already , i like it good luck with your build .
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    Re: I've Got My Spine, I've Got My Orange Crush

    You had me at the R.E.M. reference.

    Good luck!

    Cheers,
    Dr. T
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    Re: I've Got My Spine, I've Got My Orange Crush

    Thanks. It has been hard to not work on this bike until May. Not anticipating a win, but looking forward to the fun of building a bike with a theme and knowing many others are spending late nights in the garage as well. Enjoy your builds everyone! Here is a photo that will inspire/inform this build.

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    Re: I've Got My Spine, I've Got My Orange Crush

    I like it !!!!!! ALOT.
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    Re: I've Got My Spine, I've Got My Orange Crush

    Cool......
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    Re: I've Got My Spine, I've Got My Orange Crush

    Looks like the WalMart assembler struck again!!!!!
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    Re: I've Got My Spine, I've Got My Orange Crush

    another sunshine amongst the BBO :)
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    Re: I've Got My Spine, I've Got My Orange Crush

    Whilst out and about this day, popped in to a couple of antique places and picked up some vintage Orange Crush stuff.
    First this is going to be the colors for the bike (brown, orange and white) and I may have to find a place for this super cool bottle.

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    Next up is one I got really cheap (and found first)...may or may not be incoporated into the build...

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    And lastly an original unopened bottle of Crush...I have plans for this (I will keep that under wraps until I am sure I can pull it off.)

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    If only I could spend all day every day in the garage...
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    Re: I've Got My Spine, I've Got My Orange Crush

    Cool old stuff.

    I looked through your past post for an introduction post, curious about your name since I use to have some Poor Old Lu CDs.
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    Re: I've Got My Spine, I've Got My Orange Crush

    Use the brown bottle as a tail light
  14. p00r0ldlu

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    Re: I've Got My Spine, I've Got My Orange Crush

    Totally took my name from that band...they were one of my fav's in high school.
    Also realized that I have not posted an intro...so here it is.

    viewtopic.php?f=9&t=56555
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    Re: I've Got My Spine, I've Got My Orange Crush

    Good idea with the tailight...I'll keep that in mind. ;)
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    Re: I've Got My Spine, I've Got My Orange Crush

    I just got your comment...HAHA. The bars are not attached and the forks must have spun around when I put it in the shed. I was wracking my brain trying to figure out how my stuff looked Wal-Marty. :)
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    Re: I've Got My Spine, I've Got My Orange Crush (update-May 5)

    Hope to get some color on my rims this weekend...
    Here is how it started a few hours ago...

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    And after some serious elbow grease...

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    Need to finish the rear and hopefully get color down...I will post pics with the new kicks as soon as they are done.
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    Re: I've Got My Spine, I've Got My Orange Crush (update-May 5)

    Use the brown bottle as your tank. Take a look at my BO6 bike BEER RUN for reference.

    Looks like there is a rock band sub build off going on here.
    So far, I have seen Skynyrd, Stones, Grand Funk, and now REM
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    Re: I've Got My Spine, I've Got My Orange Crush (May 8-Trike?)

    So I did not get paint on the rims this weekend...I have been distracted working on a trike for my niece (her 1st birthday is in ten days).
    Here are a couple of pics...it is a 1930's? Werlich.
    This is how it looked when I picked it up...

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    Here it is with round one of stripping...

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    Here it is with the blue...

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    And where it sits right now...

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    Re: I've Got My Spine, I've Got My Orange Crush (May 8-Trike?)

    I did manage to do a little work on my bike as well. Thanks to dragnusa for the idea of the tail light. I came up with this...

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    I purchased this light fute from Canadian Tire...

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    I removed the casing...

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    Ground the end down with my angle grinder...

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    And let there be light...

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    Now to think of a secure (and subtle) way to attach this to the bike.

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