Westfield Wasteland

Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 12 FINISHED BIKES' started by GuitarlCarl, Jul 4, 2017.

  1. GuitarlCarl

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    I started with a 44' Westfield/Columbia built carcass. Trying to make my version of a wasteland crossing courier/dragster a reality.
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    [​IMG]I tried to save the old patina while cleaning it up
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    I tried a few different looks along the way. The build thread was fun, you can see it HERE.
    I also tried a few new things... I modded a tool to create dimples in my frame for wheel clearance.
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    I also had some fun with my angle grinder and some 3/8" steel
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    So, with the original peaked rear fender covering a 26 x 2.4 wheel I built, lacing an old Bendix 2 speed kickback hub onto a 57mm rim, a Brooks seat on a solid bent seatpost from @slowriderz ChopShop Customs, a stretched set ofcruiser bars, a Unity model 41 light, a set of rat trap forks with flipped rockers and a skinny 27 1/4" front wheel, I think I've reached my goal. Numerous bits of brass and copper add to the detailing and I'm glad I kept the original paint. She's a classic dragster.[​IMG]
    Carl. test...2
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  2. A.S.BOLTNUT

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    Great job guitar man !
     
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  3. OddJob

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    That last pic is my favorite. Looks like it's ready to head out across the wasteland.....or cross the street.

    Can't put my finger on it, but the chrome fading into the original patina has a certain penache' to it. And I'm always a fan of the skinny front and the fat rear. Well, most of the time anyway.
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  4. GuitarlCarl

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    Lol @OddJob across the street is a Wasteland... an old stripmall style shopping center with exiting tenants.

    Carl.
     
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  5. sdframe

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    I'm enjoying the classic hot rod touches; blue "taillight lens, canted down spotlight, even a little footsie. Wondered about fenders on a dragster, but then realized; Guitar Carl . . . Fender . . . got it! Way cool build.
     
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    Carl and OddJob; please check out my post about you guys on "Bike Talk."
     
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  7. Scribble

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    I love this build top to bottom, I really dig the stance the most :cool2:
     
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    Awesome! Great attention to detail! :113:
     
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  9. Joe Conde

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    Nailed it! The patina and chrome combination is beautiful! I also love how beefy the rear tire is against the skinny front, makes it look mean and fast standing still!
     
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  10. KOTA

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    Beautiful ride!
     
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    Thats my style, looking good!!!!

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  12. GuitarlCarl

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    That's some wild stuff Carl! Love the lean in that first pic. Nice perspective shot.
     
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  14. LukeTheJoker

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    Nice work as always Carl!
     
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  15. GuitarlCarl

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    3 pics by my friend Gil.

    Carl.
     
  16. kirkpatrick

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    Looks fast just sitting there, awesome bike.
     
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  17. GuitarlCarl

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    Thank you.

    Carl.
     
  18. StevieZ59

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    Very nice. Digging the kickstand
     
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  19. GuitarlCarl

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    Thank you.

    Carl.
     
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  20. G-Matt

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    She looks fast man love your details . A great looking classic drag bike . You got some cool pictures also


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