My Bob Brown and John Brain’s Illustration Project

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  1. krate-mayhem

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    I would like to build some of the bikes of those illustrated by John Brain and Bob Brown Donald Bell bikes from John Brain's History of Kustom Biking I am looking for parts it will take time to find all the parts I will just make mock ups of the bikes and replace the parts with the right ones when I find them or make them. Here are a few pictures of some of the ones I am working on and have done
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    Very interesting idea. Your doing a nice job matching the drawings.
     
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    Awesome bikes! They look just like the drawings.
     
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    Man, these are incredible.. they're all looking spot-on.
     
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    Hi all digging out more of my projects
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    need to make those pipes find a few more parts and paint
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    The Mighty Swinger
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    Hi all dug out more parts for the projects :D
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    Not being one who is normally into bike copies I think your doing a great job. I like how you are not doing exact copies and your making them your own. good stuff!
     
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    Thanks TommyTwoTime you have an exceptional eye I saw your bike at Ann Arbor 2009 very cool. :D
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    :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: WOW ... I LOVE IT!!!
     
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    Hi all got back from bike swap in CT got more parts for by projects skip tooth gears

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    THATS COOL YOUR BUILDING ALL THOSE BIKES.I HAVE SEEN YOU AT SHOWS.CONGRATS. ON YOUR WINNS.
     
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    Wow you went all the way to Connecticut for a swapmeet? Dude you are Hardkore! You should come to AnnArbor its less mileage. :D
     
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    Hi all Tommy I start the year with Ann Arbor I need lots of parts for all my projects lol anyway if you see me say hi.
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    Hi all hope to work on some of the bikes this week and start on the 1960 kustom
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    Hi all got this frame may use it for my 58 kustom

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    58 kustom the start
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    What a cool project, making one of those really early kustom bikes. You just have to find a set of handlebars around 16 to 18 inches tall. That frame is dynamite.
     
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