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Ratty 8

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  1. Lowjack'r

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    After i have not done much the last weeks.
    Last saturday started again.
    I want the front end off the bike as low as possible.
    So i needed to cut 45 mm out off the front legs.

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    First placed the leg into the saw.

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    Cut the leg in three parts.

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    As i forgot to make a pic before cutting.
    The three parts off one leg on top, and two parts of the other leg next to it.
    Yust to show the difference in length.

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    Made a pair off pipes to put into the fork legs.
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    To give the legs some more strength after they are welded together again.
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    Here the leg is put together again, just need some welding to do.
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    Can't wait to see the endresult Jack, this is turning out great, nice work 8)
  3. Lowjack'r

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    A quick mock-up to see how the shortened fork Will look.

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    Used 26"wheels for the mock-up because the 24's aren't ready yet.

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    The fork as low as possible.

    Almost all the paint is sanded off the frame.
    Tried to strip the paint off with paint-remover first,but that didn't work out.
    So a little more sanding to do before painting.
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    Wow, I really like what you're doing with this build, especially the bare metal :D
    Nice machine work on the fork drop!
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    Love it. I say all brushed aluminum finish.
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    lookin great! I look forward to the next set of pics!

    FW
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    Love what you did with the shifter..
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    OOOHHHH.... bare metal looks good!!!
  10. Lowjack'r

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    As i bought me a Felt Classic Stretch viewtopic.php?f=6&t=615010 last July,and i wanted to do some changes to it,
    this one came first.
    So the Ratty 8 project was gone in the fridge for a while. :cry:
    :idea: To protect parts from getting lost,i've put the 8 together again.

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    Now it's a raw 26" single speed.
    I've got to think twice,do i leave it this way or do i put the 24's back in. :?:

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    The shortened fork i've put in my Rockabilly Boogy,now this one is a scraper. :D
    viewtopic.php?f=70&t=15563&st=0&sk=t&sd=a&hilit=rockabilly+boogy&start=675 1/2 way down page 36 and 3/4 down page 46.


  11. Lowjack'r

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    Some little changes to the Ratty 8.

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    Swapped the black saddle with the dark brown saddle that was on the Rockablly Boogy

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    The forklegs powdercoated.

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    And the bike is on Brown Fat Franks now
  12. LukeTheJoker

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    Nice looking bike!

    Luke.
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    Beautiful, I love silver and flat black together.
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    I like the silver (raw aluminum) too.

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    But i'm thinking of changing it into a bright yellow ^.
    And name it " Nasty Nine ". :wink:
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    I think you need another one to paint yellow and leave this one as is :wink:
    In my experience one more won´t hurt :lol:

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