Talk about all things Rat Rod Bikes.
chopped this emblem for the tank insert i made and put a old foot high beam pedal on the rear sorry ol lady took the camera so i had to use my phone
"IN RUST WE TRUST" Jalopy Jimmy
No sweat,it's cool anyway. Great idea.
Found both of these in my Dad's barn. About 50 of these old locker tags. Riveted one on the rear fender.
An old drawer pull, minus the ring, on the front "fender"
'51 Chevy spear , '49 Mercury hood ornament , '38 Pontiac turn signal housing as a headlight , Old soldering ash can tank , drill bit pedals , wrench kickstand
I'm not sure why I didn't post this one earlier on. Sickle blade chainguard. Some farm implement for a rear fender, carb parts, and about 20 lbs of unneccessary steel.
It's easier to shine like chrome when you're surrounded by rust
Simple welding rod fender brace
All of these were beautiful bikes. I really dug the rear hub/frontwheel suicide brake. That,and the use of car tail lights. It's also good to see peeps still riding burrito bikes. To the guy who built the drop spindles out of brake shoe backings, I gotta try that myself. I got some scrap steel laying around I think.
Skateboard Grip Tape (with flames cut out) for my water ski rear rack on Fugsley.
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MO FIRE MO WING .. just build a cool bike and have fun
desktop time, temp,for an instrument panel
i like this. hard to tell in this pic (i never took a specific pic of it) but there's a piece of square tube welded to the middle of the front handlebar for something similar, but i never worked out what it would be
also in relation to the thread, the backrests are from a motorcycle, the thicker foam grips on the rear handlebars is pipe insulation, and the saddlebags are backpacks.
start where you are
use what you have
do what you can. arthur ashe
I sold a guy a set of '58 Ford emblems he was gonna put on a Western Flyer X53. Maybe he'll post some pics.
WANTING TO BUY 1963-1966 HUFFY CATALOGS! LOOKING TO BUY HUFFY SILVER JET/MONARK SILVER KING REAR RACK!
+1 Nice work!
Would it be possible to take a "pan-out" pic to see how it all looks on your bike?
Rat Rodding, is, if anything, the passionate act of creating something functional from an ostensible pile of rubble.
Im a truck mechanic.so I started building my first rat rod bike,I have to put to put truck stuff on it.I put tractor trailer brake valves on handle bars and a steering wheel knob on it.I have a freightliner emblem on basket for now that might change though.....
One thing i want to do (didnt work out the first attempt) is to wrap a frame in barbwire and if i ever learn to weld i want to weld spikes going dow the top bar or fill in the middle with spiderweb
I had the same idea with barbed wire, but I never did do it, because I just imagined all of the snags on clothes and other materials. Even blunting the barbs wouldn't help with all of that.
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