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RRBBO13 The Skylark

Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 13 BUILD JOURNALS' started by G-Matt, May 1, 2018.

  1. G-Matt

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    I’m calling this build The Sky Lark after my old muscle car.
    I had a 1970 Buick Sky Lark as a kid in high school. It had a big block 350 Rocket motor . What a fun car maybe a little to much fun for a kid with a lead foot . I wrapped it around a tree one night & killed it . Almost killed my self also but out of the smoke and twisted metal I walked away .
    Now the Skylark will live on also !!!!

    I’ve had some old SkyLark badges for awhile . So of course I had to use them . Stay tuned I will be posting pictures laters today of what I’m cooken up ......
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  2. The Renaissance Man

    The Renaissance Man __CERTIFIED DIVER__ (Open Water & Open Dumpster)

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    Interesting, I had considered a Skylark for the build-off myself!
     
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  3. OddJob

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    RaT oN G ! Looking forward to it.
     
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  4. kingfish254

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    Are you going the Muscle Bike route?
     
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  5. G-Matt

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    Don’t let the name be confused with the frame


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  6. G-Matt

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    No Not really a muscle bike , more like a vintage rat with some tweaks , a stretch & plenty of doo-dads


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  7. kingfish254

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    Let the doodadery begin!!!
     
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  8. G-Matt

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    So this the frame a 1960s Ross fright liner. What I would like to do is cut the back half off and Stretch it a bit with a loop tail. Like the rubber hose I have attached. Hopefully I can find a tubing bender to make it work . I do have some friends in the metal business but not sure if they have a tubing bender so still scratching my head at this point. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    I also have a tank for it that will work with a bit of tweaking.
    I got it from King Fish a couple years ago .

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    Hopefully I can make this bee hive work . It’s also not a perfect fit but then again not much is on this pile
    Of parts . I know I have some more miss matched scrap metal in the little shop I will be try to turn into a one off Rat Bike



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  9. Scribble

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    Interesting I like it, I'll be watching for sure.
     
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  10. Rat Rod

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    I've got a soft spot for 70 Buicks. I owned a 70 Skylark as well as this GS...

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  11. kingfish254

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    Cool stretch plan.
    Are you going to angle back the seattube as well?
     
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  12. Funkme

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    Love the tank already, some nice ideas.
     
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  13. Chad T

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    Looks like a cool plan G Matt! Sounds like there might be some field trips involved.
     
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  14. V8Ben

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    Pretty JC Higgins fork ! Good start anyway :)
     
  15. G-Matt

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    Beautiful car man there just something about a old Buick


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  16. G-Matt

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    You got it


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  17. G-Matt

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    So after giving my frame idea some more thought. I haven’t any luck finds a tubing bender . Also with limited time & a bunch of parts that will have to be modified to fit . I decide to just extend the drop outs.
    This will allow me to stretch the rear of the frame about 3 1/2 inches and allowed me to run a little bit wider tire because it’s a pretty tight fit back there. I’m trying to give the backend of the bike a little bit of a car look & also a little bit of the Skylark Birdtail look .
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  18. yoothgeye

    yoothgeye I build stuff. Moderator

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    I'm watching, I like this.
     
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  19. G-Matt

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    Chop time !
    We all like pictures so why waist words
    on the [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    A picture is worth a thousand words
    Or at least that’s what I’ve herd .


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  20. kingfish254

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    I like where this is going.
    Glad you won't get bogged down waiting on the looptail idea. The drop mocks look great.
     
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