Swamp Dog

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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.
 

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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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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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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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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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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



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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.

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