Riverside Hoodride

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  1. Georgeediii

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    My inspiration came from the Hoodride scene in the Volkswagen world and a J.C. Higgins pistol grip fishing rod. Put the two together and you get the Riverside Hoodride. The front end has been lowered and stretched, if its on there its functional and 99% of the rust is real. 13933009_997329921271_1823501914_n.jpg 13884383_997329801511_1840965335_n.jpg 13900411_997330250611_1239182084_n.jpg RH3.jpg 13900520_997330155801_886141278_n.jpg RH6.jpg RH7.jpg 13900881_997329726661_1405206726_n.jpg 13933054_997330390331_1892869469_n.jpg IMG_1447.jpg
     
  2. G-Matt

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    Great looking rat for sure with some cool details. Love your stile you did justice to our rat community .
     
  3. MrLeghorn

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    Wow, love that patina and those pics!
     
  4. Jake Sensi

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    MAN THIS IS SOME NORMAN ROCKWELL ERA STUFF RIGHT HERE. BEAUTIFUL BIKE!!

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  5. Chad T

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    Wow that's cool! You really captured that ratty VW vibe. Turned out really sweet.
     
  6. KJV

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    Groovy :cool2:
     
  7. Georgeediii

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    Thanks! Everything down to the last nut (mostly square ones) on this bike is is "period correct", with the glaring exception of the tires.
     
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    Definitely one of my favorites. Nice job. That wolfsburg castle looks perfect there!
     
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  9. The Renaissance Man

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    This is such a cool bike and concept for it! I wasn't sure why you used the Wolfsburg logo until your explanation of the name, now it makes sense! Really awesome job! A+
     
  10. Scribble

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    Aced it :rockout:
     
  11. franconuevo

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    What a gorgeous hunk of rolling rust ....
    I'm glad we have a week to vote, cuz I missed a bunch of great build threads along the way....
    Now I can go look at how you did Riverside Hoodride
    Love it........super job
    :thumbsup::thumbsup:

    franco
     
  12. Georgeediii

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    Thanks for the compliments guys. So far everyone who has seen it in person either asks "what year is it?' or "where did you find it?" or both. As far as I am concerned I win every time they ask. If I can fool someone into thinking this bike came this way or that someone built it 60 years ago and left it leaning against a shed since, then I have exceeded my own expectations. With so many great bikes this year, I'm flattered that anyone is even noticing mine.
     
  13. SILVERKINGPC

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    Pretty humble statement considering this is a Bike with more ratty details than any other bike IMO. It defines the term sir....
     
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    A few more pictures cause... why not? For those who might be curious about the front flap, I let room to ride over a valve cap but when the springer springs, its a scraper and I like it that way! Also the other pics didnt really show the super cool scale hanging behind the seat. IMG_1524.JPG IMG_1527.JPG IMG_1529.JPG IMG_1534.JPG
     
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