Big John

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  1. motorbikermark

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    Wasn't going to enter this year, but as it turned out I've been working off and on on this stretch for the last 2 months. The frame and many of the parts came from a friend of mine Tim Moore. The frame was welded up using 3 different frames by a good friend of his George Henry. I faux patinaed it, modified the fenders, recovered the seat, modified the bars, cut and bobbed the front fender, and added a few accessories. Not my biggest build to date but a great look and a great rider! I'm dedicating this build to a Buddy of mine who recently went home to His Father, I call it "Big John".
     
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  2. KOTA

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    Ya got about three hours left!..This will definitely be the "fastest" bike built for a build off.
     
  3. motorbikermark

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    The original mock up, just didn't work.
     

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    I have been working on it for the last two months. Wasn't sure I'd have it finished in time.
     
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    Taking shape
     
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    Almost done
     

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    IMG_1955.JPG IMG_1957.JPG IMG_1987.JPG IMG_1988.JPG The finished product
     
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    Never doubted it for a minute...Get some pics in the "Finished Bikes" before 10:00PM central time.

    I would've followed this bike daily...Absolutely COOL.
     
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    Thanks Brother!
     
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    Honestly doesn't quite fit the parameters of the build off rules, but I like it.
     
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    I wondered about putting it up at the last minute, but had seen that others also had so I figured it was allowed. Have been posting the entire time on Facebook site. And the build was not started before May 1st. If the admin decide it's not allowable than I will withdraw it. Thanks for the kind words
     
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    I personally have no issue with it, I mean there's a bike that was started before the build off in the finished thread.
    No one cares about it, but it's not on my list of possible vote getters because of that.

    I figure if there's a "paper trail" on this that doesn't start before May first, then you're good.
     
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    Welcome to the fray Mark. Always cool to see your builds on FB. You should post them over here more often.
    Cool stretcher!
     
  16. motorbikermark

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    I purchased the frame from a friend about 2 months ago he had it welded up previously but never built it. It would be the same as purchasing a frame and building it up. Pretty much unless you're a frame builder all frames would have been produced before the May 1st start. But I do understand your concern.
     
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    Very nice looking build. I love the patina paint job. Great work
     
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    Dude, that's not too bad. I like the stretch on it for sure. It has that rat rod, low ride look and all stretched out too. That's really nice. I would like to ride that on some of our bike roads down here in SC.

    Sent from my SM-N920P using Tapatalk
     
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    Where in S.C.? I'm just over the border in Hendersonville NC and my daughter lives in Charleston.
     

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