Let's see who can build the coolest rat!
well..I got into the Fab / Dremelling of the Front Fender..
note to self "Self" do not ever buy the aftermarket Dremel cut off wheels..they lasted about 1/10 as long as the Dremel one's..
Thanks to my Son Dean for his Fine Photography skills....
it took about an Hour to Cut it all away..I'm not sure if I will Paint it
or Try that Duplicote Chrome Paint and try and make er Chrome again..
I quickly threw the Tire on and hand tightened the Fender..it'll seat a bit better than this but it will ride nice and snug to the wheel..
I honestly wasn't going to go through with this Fender design...
I am now glad I did..it flows nice with the center tubes on the frame....
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"Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body. But rather to skid in sideways, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming "WOO-HOO what a ride!"
no I haven't Randy..I think I might Paint it Red/white to go with the wheels now..not sure yet though..I change my mind all to often
so,here's how the Story Goes...and how it ties into my RRBBO Bike.
In 1932 Ford was the First Company to "Mass Produce" the Solid Forged V8 Motor.
Buick and Chev tried in about 1914( non-solid forged ) and it didn't fly to well..anyway..Ford figured it out! Giving us the Well Known "Flat Head Ford" A motor that would Run..and Run..and Run..sometimes without oil!
when Hot Rodding started big in the 40's and 50's what do you think was laying around..EVERYWHERE! Yup..Flat Heads..In 49 Olds pushed one out and Buick made one of my Favorite looking Blocks.."The Nailhead"
Chev followed in 55..
So,Aftermarket Companies( especially in So-Cal and New York ) jumped on the scene with parts ,Intakes,and High performance Heads for the Flathead!
Arden,Edelbrock and The One's I like the most..Offenhauser..
and so goes the Story with me..I wanted a Bike to be like a Rat Rod...or as my dad called them and what they are.....A Hot Rod! and with that my Tank Reflects the time when Horses and Cubic Inches kicked butt!
This is an Offie Head on an Old Ford..
and this is my Tank Mocked up..I will polish up The Acorn nuts..and Paint the Tank and Letters Red and white to Match the Wheels and Tires..
I used little strips of Balsa Wood from the Craft store and The letters are from the dollar store..
I bow to the rat rod bike god!!!
Dude you were born to do this stuff!
I am truly impressed with your imagination!
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