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Discussion in 'RAT ROD BIKE BUILD OFF 3' started by Boardtrack fan, May 29, 2008.

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    This is just a pile of parts, most of which will be used in my build. The fork is from my Boardtracker X build but, I will be making another one like it for this bike. I'm undecided on the seat. The frame, crank, sprocket and wheels are definitely being used. Still need stem, handle bars, tires, chain, and tank.
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    I totally allmost bought that bike
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    Yeah, I'm glad you didn't. The more I look at it the more I like it. You sure made me sorry I sold you that American Flyer. That thing is looking great.
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    Cant wait to get it done
    Thanks for selling me it :D

    Edit-and i did think about getting that bike eventually...its probably better in your hands
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    Love that chain ring man!
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    forks look amazing :mrgreen:
    great start
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    I think I might have the same style frame! I almost chose this as my Build Off bike but decided to just rob a few of it's parts.
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    I love the frame. I was going to build a bike with a similar frame. Now I am not sure. Still finding parts for my build.
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    Undecided on using the seat, or KEEPING it? :mrgreen:

    If it crosses your mind to let it move on, let me know... :D
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    Sorry, I have about 3 projects I would like to use that seat on. I just bought it from Jerry at Chestnut Hallow. He did not have many mens seats like that but, he has tons of womens seats with the double spring. He even had some of the leaf spring seats for big $$$$.
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    Making some progress. I got some things sandblasted this weekend. I had a heck of a time getting the old seat post out. Two days of heat and PB blaster! As you can see this will be a tribute of sorts to Maldwyn Jones. Jones was a Flying Merkel racer/rider.
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    Right on....sandblasting rules! :)
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    Great tribute.... should be fun to see.
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    Looks great. Are you putting a motor on it.
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    A motor may be in this bikes future.
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    NICE tribute!.........What the heck size are those rims,... 38 inch?......They look HUGE!
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    Progress seems slow on this one. I have put in quite a bit of time though. Cleaned the rear hub and sand blasted the cog, primed and painted the rims, primed and filled the frame. I need to mock it up so I can start building the fork. I have also started the tank but, I am not sure yet what it will be constructed from. I think wood would be the easiest, vacuum form over the wood, or sheet metal. Never worked with sheet metal before.
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    is that a tank i see in primer and guide coat? :mrgreen:
    orange looks nice!
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    Actually that tank is the reason I bought the mystery frame that is now in your possession. It didn't really fit the frame so the previous owner cut the bottom out of it :roll:
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    I've got the frame painted and color sanded. I still need to lace the wheels (why can I do a 3x but not a 4x :roll: ). I just sandblasted the bobber rear fender and located a seat post to modify. Still working on the tank as well.
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    Not my first choice for tires but, since I can't find any quick bricks and I don't want to spend $80 on fat franks I guess these will do.

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