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  1. 62Higgins

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    Time to go dirt trackin!

    We will start with this, a $50 Big Lots, Huffy Rage Empire (SPIN wheel not stock and not being used)

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    The wheels that will be used:

    Lester 5 spoke

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    BMX wheel cover on single speed coaster

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    How about some mock exhaust:

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    3M Vetrap to be used as header wrap:

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    Race bikes need number plates:

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    Add some Tupperware, basted in Krylon Fusion Yellow:

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    Crankset, 39T backed by purple Folgers lid:

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    Forks are a little too long:

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    i love it man.
     
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    Frame disassembled and (mostly) wet sanded:

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    Pick through Saturdays garbage:

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    Time for some mock up:

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    Waaaay too much work left to do and one week to do it. Good luck.
     
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    i had those disc covers on my huffy when i was 9-10, brings back memories, like the front wheel ring too man !!!!
     
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    brilliant...everything about it is brilliant!!!!

    You think like me when it comes to recycling...
    i love it,
    Kev.
     
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    Whoa! Bike looks cool. Gotta love the dirt track look, I grew up with some of Michigan's flattrack maniacs running thru my hood, so I'm a pushover for sliders.

    Gotta tell ya though, when I saw the lampshade, I thought for sure Ryan would be sporting a new race helmet! All the cool kids are wearing the '07 dot approved/u.l tested Lamplighter 3000! :mrgreen:

    Nice looking little critter. Can't wait tp see the end result!
    Thanks
     
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    I love it so far.
     
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    crush...kill...destroy...crush...kill....destroy!!! Love it!!
     
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    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
     
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    I can't wait to see those mufflers put on....true genious man! I see mufflers in many future projects. :D
     
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    Thanks for the encouragement guys.

    I have to admit, that if I did not have the copper left over from building the house (when the stuff was cheap) it would probably not have made it onto the bike.

    I would estimate the exhaust would cost about $35 at current prices, I only paid $50 for the bike originally. A 10' length of 1 1/4" is going for around $40 right now.

    But then last night, as my buddy and I are in the copper isle at the Home Cheapo, he says he has some scrap 2" laying around! I think that could be made to look like a set of Hard Krome Sideburners with that girth. Might have to look into that.

    Packrats will always make the best Ratrodders! "Hey, don't throw that out!"

    Well, back to work.
     
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    Nice! Like an old Speedway bike with the disc rear wheel...very cool!!
     
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    so when ya hittin the salt flats with that bad boy!!! :p seriously killer ride!
     
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    Wow that looks excellent! Can't wait to see it done. :mrgreen:
     
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    That bike is tough. Part rat, part stock car. Nice job with the details-pipe, number plates, Paint on chainguard etc.......
     
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    woe hold me back..that is one cool hot rod...I wish I could have followed the build a little more...Very good job with the details

    Mark
     
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    great job!!!

    The Bike finish is awesome.

    I love all the details...
    checker plate,
    color combo..
    rear disc wheel
    Side Pipes..( schweeeet )

    great job..I like it a lot!!!
    peace,
    Kev.
     
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    Dang Scott, We might have to throw some 12 1/2s on it and start a modified Pixie flattrack Divivsion! I'd love to see you going into the turn and kicking it sideways! :mrgreen:
    Very cool and nicely done!
    Chainy
     

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