Swamp Dog

Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 11 FINISHED BIKES' started by G-Matt, Jul 28, 2016.

  1. G-Matt

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    image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg I wanted to build a true Rat Bike this year . A bike built from many different bike companies & many different years. With plenty of Patina, rust , crust & age. There for the swamp dog was born creeping up out of the diry south .
    As I've been cruising around on it people stop me and say cool bike what year is it..... Well it's a mix of parts from 1940 through 1970 with a few doodad from the 00s & some home made parts . It's what ya call a Rat .
    The bike rides great and was a blast to build . I wanted to keep it fun & the stress level low because that's what it's all about when creating rolling art .
    Also half the fun to me is the photos. I always enjoy cruising the new bike to cool spots and getting just the right shots .
    Hope you enjoy. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     

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  2. G-Matt

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    Not exact how I wanted the finished thread to turn out , not sure what happened but I'm tired of messing with it ..
     
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  3. KJV

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    :thumbsup::cool2::thumbsup::41:
     
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  4. gowjobs

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    That is - without doubt - one ratty ride. :thumbsup:
     
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  5. brett4christ

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    Love it! That's a bike that's screaming "RIDE ME"!!!

    And I would!
     
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  6. Hunter Cummins

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    Cool bike, great patina!
     
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  7. Scribble

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    Fantastic build, I would ride the heck out of it :cool2:.
     
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  8. Chad T

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    Great looking rat G-Matt. Was fun watching your thread with the visits to your friend's shop and all. Good to see the Swamp Dog out and about again.
     
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  9. johnp.smith

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    I like your mentality of building a bike with what you have leftover or using some of your favorite things and they somehow combine without really matching. Cool combo
     
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  10. OneHorsePower

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    Such a great rat bike you created ,i would ride that too :41::113:
     
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    Very well done, I like how the colors came out. We built similarly, using stuff we already had. Would be proud to have this in my collection.
     
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    G, welcome to the rusty and crusty crowd! :grin:
    This dog brings a lot of rat-isfaction just looking at it; bet it's a trip to ride! Congrats on a solid ratty bike build. :41:
     
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    Very Cool, CongRATs!
     
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    love this bike!! awesome build!
     
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  16. G-Matt

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    Thanks for all the kind words guys your much to kind
    You know what they say ... Cant teach an old dog new tricks & if ya can't run with the big dogs stay on the porch with the pups . My self I prefer just to lay in the shade [​IMG][​IMG]


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    You sure someone didn't throw this together back in '62 and you just dug it out of hiding? Perfect match of color and corrosion. Awesome build.

    furyus
     
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    That is such a perfect rat bike!!!!
    Great build my friend. I hope you bring it up to Savannah with you.
    You gotta be proud of this one!!!
    CONGRATS!!!!
     
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