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Transformer finished 5-11

Discussion in 'RR KID BIKE BUILD OFF' started by carolina rat, Mar 2, 2008.

  1. carolina rat

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    Here is my bike that I am entering into the build off. This is my first attempt at a build off and also the hacking of a frame! :D This one will be built for my son to ride because he would like to have a 50's style bike like mine. Boy's bikes in the 50's are hard to find down in the south so I figured I would make him one. Here Goes! 8)
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    Boy that sure was fun using the sawzall! :mrgreen:
    Now I have to figure out how to weld or to braze. :?
     
  2. Markm

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    chop chop!!!COOL!!!
     
  3. KOTA

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    I use a cutting wheel, I love it. As soon as you make the first "cut", you realize there's no turning back now! Ain't it great! GOOD LUCK and have FUN. :D
     
  4. carolina rat

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    I beleive that I am going to try to braze it, I will get to use a torch! 8)
     
  5. cman

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    I like it. That is what I am planning on doing to a Bantam I just got for my sons. Cut out that bar then use a convertable tank/bar that I have. Great minds think alike.
     
  6. carolina rat

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    Here is the direction that I plan on going with it. :p
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  7. JoeyMac

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    i'm really diggin that shape. nice lines.
     
  8. carolina rat

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    Here is a little more mock up. :D I will be losing the wheels for a set of coaster wheels and doing something about the fork. :wink:


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  9. TheDuke

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    Thats looking GREAT! 8) Just cut up my 1st frame last night! :wink:
    L8 EM
     
  10. KOTA

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    Looking good!........Looks like you've done a "dozen" of these things before! Are you sure this is your "first"? 8)
     
  11. carolina rat

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    Here is some of my progress, two top bars brazed. I will be getting a mock up pic with the new parts (wheels tires and fenders). :)
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  12. fast eddie

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    sharp lookin work! that'll be a cool lookin ride,
    fast eddie outty
     
  13. TheDuke

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    Your son's gonna have a killer ride for chasing those ^^^^^ goats! :lol: :lol:
    L8 EM
     
  14. BASTY 76

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    Hey mate looking good, reckon those bars would look good fliped. btw nice welding, I'm all mig and arc havent done oxy welding in years.
     
  15. KOTA

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    REALLY nice brazing job!
     
  16. sensor

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    yeah for someone whose never welded that is beautiful(dont think mine could be any better!!) :mrgreen:
     
  17. ej599

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    The goats and I agree. not B-a-a-a-a-ad! looks great man!
     
  18. carolina rat

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    Its finished! Well folks here it is what do you think? I will post more build pics later on. Not bad considering were it came from.
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  19. Boardtrack fan

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    Very cool! Another one Schwinn should have made.
     
  20. moparmayhem93

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    that is so AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     

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