RRBBO Black Saab Rat

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  1. Easy Skywalker

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    Hi everybody,

    I'm quite new to this site (been looking at all your cool bikes for a few weeks), and I thought i'd go straight for the build-off ; )
    I wanted to get started on a bike for some time, but I also have to work on the 70's choppers of my sons (8 and 6 years old).
    So I don't know if I'll be finishing in time, but it's a way to get some work done, otherwise we won't be cruising when the weather improves in the coming months...
    Eh, here it is, I cleaned most of the rust and mud off and some of the chrome that was left...
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    Did some spraypainting this afternoon. I wanted to glue Saab-logo's to the side, but there isn't a lot of room. Perhaps I should make some kind of fueltankthing...
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    welcome aboard Easy Skywalker..
    that's a nice start.I like the Frame style/geometry.

    and the Spray booth! :lol:
    are you the only guy in the Netherlands with a "Tiki Lounge" patio? :lol:
    I love the Bamboo walls on your deck!

    looking good,
    peace,
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    Thanks!
    The Tiki-style 'happened' because the shed was to ugly to look at and to old to paint. But I did want to put up some old surfboards ; )
     
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    oh cool a saab! my folks had a 1969 Saab it had bosch fuel injection and 4 wheel disk brakes and one of the best factory paint jobs I have ever seen
    it would go thru snow better than any car or 4wd truck around! smooth belly pan underneath and front wheel drive
    I think there were like only a dozen Saab's in the whole state of Iowa at the time
     
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    Yeah, they're awesome! Sadly my bike's not gonna have diskbrakes or a good paintjob LOL. But I found two logo-thingies up in the attic this afternoon from one of my old Saabs and thought they'd be nice on my ratrod...
     
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    Since it's too rainy to work outside, I did some indoor tinkering.
    I want to use the fork of an old Jawa moped, and the org. headlight attached to it. There's not gonna be 12 volts on the rat, so I put a battery-powered LED-bike-light into the headlight this afternoon.
    Some soldering, glue and tape, and the headlight works! (But it's not very bright, perhaps I need new batteries...)
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    It's been raining for months (it seems), so no luck of putting the bike together to see what I have so far. Instead I thought I'd see what to do about the fuel-tank /logo-thing. A tank would be too much, so I'm going for a small, yeah what?, thing ; ), between the tubes...
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    Decided to make the fuel-tank-thing a bit bigger (more like a real tank).
    Cut out the cardboard, cut out the sheetmetal, ruined my paintjob, had my buddy weld it to the frame : )
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    And the sun was shining yesterday, so I put the bike 'together' to see what I've got so far. Bought the sissybar last summer. Wanted a shorter one, but there's not a lot of choice in parts overhere. (I could have ordered one, but I had no patience ; )) The bananaseat came from my youngest sons chopper (repaired his original seat). I wanted cruiser-style handlebars, but I think the high moped ones might be better.
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    WOW!
    slow down..we still have time left in the build
    and you have already finished...and
    burned the tires off of yours! :lol: :lol:

    The Mock up looks good.
    The tank look killer!
    I like the wide forks.
    I love the frame style!

    You better watch out..I see a guy in the picture there trying to steal it!
    :lol: :lol: :lol:

    peace,
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    LOL!

    The 'guy' trying to steal it is my wife, I asked her to hold the handlebars, but she doesn't want her picture taken: )

    There's still plenty of work on the bike. Thanks, Kev.
     
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    saab rat...cool

    those are some really cool ideas , moped forks!.. [I'll be searching the motorcycle dumps, shortly] youre build will defenitely be up there, iff finished in time :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    :!: imagin the volume of info, iff some one were to index all these great ideas :shock: ..... :idea: through out this site
     
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    Are the moped forks much heavier than a bike fork? Coming together nicely.
     
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    LOL! :lol:
     
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    Thanks for the comments, guys!
    Hope the moped-f o r k works out, looks okay so far... It's a bit heavier than a normal f o r k, I hope it turns good. If not, I've got an old ATB f o r k for spare.
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    Máááán, you can't write f o r k or f u e l t a n k , it's all flip,flip,flip, what the #@&*?! :x :lol:
     
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    What the F O R K? :lol: Yeah it took me like 5 minutes to see "the guy" trying too steak your bike. Boy im slow.
     
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    Did some small detail work this morning. Saw nice dice valve caps on the net, and thought: I can do this myself with old dice!
    Drilled a hole (through the 1), made a flip hot and flipped it, while turning into the dice. Works!
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    After making the valvecap-dice, I tried to fit the bearings of the moped-forq into the frame...they were too big (see picture). Tried the bearings of the ATB-forq I got on spare: way too big, forq doesn't even fit the tube, so no ATB-forq on spare. Luckily I found bearings in my bike-trash-crate that would fit! And they're in a cup-holder-thingy, so that's even easier when putting it all together.
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