RRBBO13 Red Fox

Hey Everyone,
I'm new to the forum, but I've been loving the bike pictures on instagram for a long time.
Here's my first submission for the build off. I bought this bike June 6th on offerup. These are my before pictures:
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The tires were terrible, the mounts for the motor and chain-tensioner were in the wrong places, and it had a lot of rust.
 
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I wanted the rims to glow, and made a big mistake in painting where the brakes clamp. It took some time scraping it off neatly. I have no idea how many coats of white and glow paint were applied. Lots...

I needed a battery mount and thought it would be cooler as a spoiler too.
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I think it took about two days to plan, cut, and bend.
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Then I had to paint so more parts.
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I had sooo much trouble with the gas tank paint. The white would look good and then the glow coat kept sliding/cracking because I was painting too fast. I had to keep removing all the paint and starting from scratch. I painted it 3 times before it was acceptable. What a headache...
 
Someone pushed/leaned on my spoiler, and then wouldn't admit it after they broke it...
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Someone also dropped my bike and scratched my paint. I was soooo hurt and upset. I really didn't know how I was going to fix it in time for my 1st Car & Bike Show. They leaned it on a pole, even though I just bought and installed a heavy-duty kickstand. I found that odd... They quietly went home, and I found the damage later.
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I repaired as much damage as I could and the V103 Car & Bike Show was fun. I had to wait 3 hours in 90 degree heat to be accepted into the competition. It made all those sleepless nights seem worth it.
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I had the only bicycles there, so I didn't expect to win anything. It was just for fun...
 
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I liked what you did with the spoiler. And $80 bucks was cheap.
Maybe a half a box to cover the battery in a way you can bolt on easy,it will also help support the spoiler. Just a thought... Because rat rod bikes are never completed.
 
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I liked what you did with the spoiler. And $80 bucks was cheap.
Maybe a half a box to cover the battery in a way you can bolt on easy,it will also help support the spoiler. Just a thought... Because rat rod bikes are never completed.
Thanks, I was considering upholstery to cover some wires and the battery, but what do you have in mind with a cover that has support? The spoiler doesn't flop around, but I am going to reinforce the sides anyway...
 
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Thanks, I was considering upholstery to cover some wires and the battery, but what do you have in mind with a cover that has support? The spoiler doesn't flop around, but I am going to reinforce the sides anyway...
Thanks, I was considering upholstery to cover some wires and the battery, but what do you have in mind with a cover that has support? The spoiler doesn't flop around, but I am going to reinforce the sides anyway...
Like one of those cookie tins with ons side cut out. Or if you can get yr hans on some aluminium and a rivet gun/drill you could cut one out and bend and make it... Just not sure what tools you have. But sure if you go to a thrift shop you would find something in the right size.
 
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