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Western Sizzler X-53 Blue Light Special - More photos and video

Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 14 - CLASS 1 - FINISHED BIKES' started by kingfish254, Sep 9, 2019.

  1. kingfish254

    kingfish254 CHECK OUT MY SALE THREAD FOR COOL STUFF! Pro Member

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    Western Sizzler X-53 Blue Light Special
    My take on a hot rod Western Flyer X-53

    ATTENTION K-MART SHOPPERS -The Western Sizzler X-53 Blue Light Special can be found on Aisle 9 in the Finished Threads section of your local Rat Rod Bikes forum. Thank you shopping at K (ingfish) Mart. My 9th Rat Rod Bikes Build Off is complete!!

    Here is my Build Thread

    http://www.ratrodbikes.com/forum/index.php?threads/western-sizzler-x-53-blue-light-special.109260/

    Here is my VOTE FOR Western Sizzler Pic

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    Here is the Walkaround Video - I have a few more videos that I will post farther down, including the first ever Official Dance Video for a Build Off bike!!!



    I had to start late in this build off because it has been a trying year for us with Dadfish's health issues. I am dedicating this build to him. I really needed the escape that this build gave me and to be part of the
    camaraderie that you all bring to the table. THANK YOU ALL!!!!! This is my 9th main Build Off bike.

    I know a lot of people have been
    minimalistic on their Finished Threads. Sorry, I can't do that after pouring so much work into the build. Here are the results.

    Here is what I started with 46 days ago:
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    Here is the final result. WARNING - PIC HEAVY as usual!!


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  2. kingfish254

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    Thanks to all of the guys that I bought and traded with to get these cool parts to build Western Sizzler X-53 Blue Light Special

    Western Flyer X-53 Frame - @bikesnbuses
    El Toro custom handlebars - @slowriderz (Chop Shop Customz)
    Solid mega boomerang laidback seatpost - @slowriderz (Chop Shop Customz)
    Western Flyer X-53 springer fork - Hounddog Jeff
    1940s Elgin chainguard - @josh_from_ga
    Western Flyer Tank with horn - ebay
    3G Checkerboard 57mm wheels - Jacksonville craigslist score (@pvwacko picked up for me)
    Felt Circuit tires - trade with @Classic Cool Rides
    Trygg butterfly kickstand - @kirkpatrick (tipped off by @Dr. Tankenstein )
    Schwinn mag chainring - @beatcad
    Dogleg crank - some random score
    Blue Western Flyer grips - @rusty513
    Torrington reproduction block pedals - @Big Ape
    Blue glitter banana seat - Cannot remember who
    Western Flyer fender (sissy bar) spear - Todd Morfey
    Higgins skirt guards - local craigslist score
    Unity tractor light - ebay
    Trucker mudflap girl plate - yard sale keychain fob
     
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    Extra Videos of Western Sizzler

    Ride Video around the Vietnam War Memorial




    Walkaround the water video




    And here is the "Official" Dance Video for the Western Sizzler. I believe this is the very first time a build off bike has ever had an Official Dance Video :D :rockout::banana::banana::rockout:

     
  4. irideiam

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    Nice one, man...
     
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  5. kingfish254

    kingfish254 CHECK OUT MY SALE THREAD FOR COOL STUFF! Pro Member

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    Now I just need to get my pic of Western Sizzler added to my Build Off Bike Builds Poster

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    IMO = The Money Shot with a few edits.

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    Snapseed app, it’s easy to use.


    Coaster Brake Garage
     
  7. kingfish254

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    Thanks, that is one that I considered. I added your edit near the top of the gallery of pics.
     
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    My fave, didn't make the gallery.

    "Twilight in Savannah"
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    Nice!
     
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  10. kingfish254

    kingfish254 CHECK OUT MY SALE THREAD FOR COOL STUFF! Pro Member

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    Just added it to the gallery of fun!!!
     
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    Cool bike, killer pics !
     
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    Impressive!
     
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    Thanks man
     
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    Really hard to pick photos with a bike that looks so well rounded and complete from all angles.
     
  15. kingfish254

    kingfish254 CHECK OUT MY SALE THREAD FOR COOL STUFF! Pro Member

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    Thanks guys. It's fun going for these post build rides and trying to determine what angles look best, what light is needed where, what backdrops compliment the bike or just make for a cool pic.
     
  16. Chad T

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    Another kool kingfish build! Having you join in halfway through definitely boosted the energy level. Wow so many sweet pix...don't know how I'd ever choose one.
     
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    kingfish254 CHECK OUT MY SALE THREAD FOR COOL STUFF! Pro Member

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    I am so glad that life started normalizing enough to join with 46 days to go. I needed this escape!
     
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    kingfish254 CHECK OUT MY SALE THREAD FOR COOL STUFF! Pro Member

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    Thanks to each and every one of the builders behind the pics below for another killer build off!

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    Having fun with a flipped shadow.... upload_2019-9-13_12-31-21.png
     
  20. uneasy rider

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    fantastic build as one would expect. you have inspired me to up my game in the photo department. well documented!
     
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