GUMBY RUMPUS***** Crossed the FINISH line!!

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  1. kingfish254

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    Re: GUMBY RUMPUS**Blinded by the light, Revved up like a Deuce..

    Let there be light!
     
  2. King Zebba

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    Nice work!
     
  3. LukeTheJoker

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    Very very cool! Love that light mount...

    Luke.
     
  4. oldfart36

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    And it just keeps getting better!!!

    To bad we don't live closer. Would love to compare notes.

    Corse with this new thread running as to "Built" or "Assembled" there's a couple yahoo's out there that wouldn't agree with us!

    Oh-Darn! :wink:

    Love the bike.
     
  5. kim_dude

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    LOVE that tail light!!! :shock: 8)
     
  6. Kroozerdave

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    I like the way things just bubble around in your head then erupt into goodness.

    That "Stop"on the tailight is just so true.
    Don't waste time thinking just Stop! then realize it's a bike rather than a HG wells time machine in stealth mode.

    You're going to have some people scratching their heads when they realise there is a .com on the chainguard and then have to wonder how much of it is new and how much isn't especially with the NOS skip tooth.
     
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    See there, first mention of HG Wells, there should be more in my opinion. Heading down the "Steampunk" road! Lovin it. Only wish my CWC was this far along! :wink:
     
  8. SCHWINNRAY69

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    This is definitely getting my vote! :shock:
     
  9. junknutz1975

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    8)


    Thanks so much guys! :D

    AW SHUCKS!! :D I wish we DID live closer, your pics of your man town are insane!
    BUILT!! :wink: Thanks a bunch!

    Thanks Kim! 8)

    Thanks Dave!
    That's exactly the reaction I'm after! Many many layers of patina, including NOS :mrgreen:


    Thanks man! I really appreciate it ! 8)



    I cant believe the end is almost here :shock:
     
  10. junknutz1975

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    :D


    I got to tinker yesterday ,briefly ,before work ( nothing real noteworthy or picturesque )
    You know , cleaning and greasing bearings , adjusting and tightening stuff.....

    I am about 90% complete with GUMBY RUMPUS so far.....I have Tuesday off from work to wrap it all up . I have a few cool details I'd like to add. They look sweet in my head, lets see how it looks on the bike :wink:
    ( I've written my checklist sos not to forget anything )

    This upcoming week will be crazy work schedule-wise and next weekend is gonna be busy ( I have organized a 2nd annual Neighborhood-wide Tag sale--( 3rd & 4th) Tons of work involved with planning ,etc. )


    :mrgreen:

    Anyways,I have to work today .....
    But I wanted to take a few minutes to "stop and smell the patina "


    Special thanks goes out to all of you great folks that have helped me make this build possible .......



    bikesnbuses -------Columbia springer fork


    chimichanga --------Green tires and tubes


    ind-chuckz-------Heavy Duty black rims


    slowriderz-------Custom Layback seat post



    Terry66 ------ Striped Seat



    Jpromo------Elgin Skip tooth Chain ring



    npence-------- Huffy Chain guard


    Rat Rod ( Steve , our fearless leader :D ) -----Ratrodbikes.com sticker


    SimpleMan------Early fender brace


    Smoopy-----Flyin' eyeball & Rat Fink Stickers



    A bike is certainly a sum of its parts, Impossible without this great site and all it's AWESOME members :mrgreen:

    So....
    When I ride this bike to a cruise night , car show , or just plain CRUISIN and people ask ( who aren't " in the know" )

    " Ratrodbikes ? , hmmmm never heard of that brand of bike? " I can honestly say.....

    " YEP! " it certainly is a "RATRODBIKE "


    Stay tuned......

    8)
     
  11. oldfart36

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    Ok, now ship her to my place and we'll keep her safe for ya! :lol:
     
  12. junknutz1975

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    Re: GUMBY RUMPUS***** " Stop and smell the patina".....

    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

    Can I at least ride it once first? :wink: :lol: :lol: :lol:


    Page 11 refresher pic 8)

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    More progress tomorrow ( Day off! Wooo hoooo!! :D )


    Stay tuned !


    :mrgreen:
     
  13. jats

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    cool love it!!

    Troy
     
  14. junknutz1975

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    Re: GUMBY RUMPUS***** " Stop and smell the patina".....

    8)


    Thanks Troy! :mrgreen:







    :D


    I was off from work today and got some good tinker time outside ( weather was absolutely perfect today! )


    First up I had to figure out a kick stand instead of the jackstand and pipe gig ( works ok in the garage , wouldn't fly on the open road though :lol: )

    I only found one kickstand in my parts pile that fit in the frame perfectly , but it was too short.......

    That's half the battle......

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    On this past 4th of July I was helping my buddy clear out the Spartan Camper he just bought ( was abandoned so it was full of junk )

    and I found this real cool Blue Point wrench in it. I set it aside with repurposing it someday in mind.....

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    Broke out my state of the art workbench :wink: and grabbed some tools.....


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    Notched and ground down .....

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    Test fit

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    I didn't get a pic of it , but I pre-heated the metal first with my vintage avocado green propane torch :p ( I read somewhere online once that you should if its too thick of a job you are asking a small mig welder to do, helps with weld penetration ) A wrench and a kickstand are really thick and I didn't want the bike to keel over with bad welds ( I'm real good at bad welds --LOVE my grinder and flapper discs :lol: )

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    Bolted it up to see if it held up... It did 8)

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    ( I later ground it down to narrow it up a bit , to sort of blend the round kickstand into a fat , flat wrench. Less bulgy-ish. Those pics didn't come out too hot though )


    Next detail I had to tackle was the springer fork bracket to headtube...
    When I chopped and shortened the fork to fit ( was a girls fork ) I had set the bracket aside for a later date. The mens version has a straight version of this bracket , I wanted to use the angled one cuz I liked it ( angle and patina-wise :) )

    I drilled out the original hole to drop it down farther down to the next " notch "....

    I added a spring I found , a rusty shock mount cup I found on the sidewalk once ( see , I really do love rust :wink: )
    I loved how they worked together , so they made the " cut" .....

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    Another neat idea I had was.......

    Two used AC 45 Green stripe Fire Ring spark plugs from a Chevy Corvette ( 53-67 )

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    Hogged out , they make perfect .....
    :shock:
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    Next on my check list was, the Model A Ford Tail light was from the left side of the car. ( which means it would have a clear lense on the bottom to illuminate the plate. ) I am not running a plate so.....

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    It was a little too shiny and smooth for my liking , so I grabbed some tin snips and flattened it with a rubber mallet first...


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    Personally I like the " tinfoil back on the roll " look of it :p


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    Small details , but its still progress ....

    More updates tomorrow ....

    Stay tuned.......

    :mrgreen:
     
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    Re: GUMBY RUMPUS***** Ring of Fire 7/30

    Man! Awesome progress!

    Luke.
     
  16. junknutz1975

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    Thanks buddy !
    Still a few more details I have to iron out.....

    GETTIN THERE

    :mrgreen:


    Happy August everyone!! EEEEK!
     
  17. kim_dude

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    I approve of the use of anything PBR. :D
     
  18. lilratpinkchik

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    Hi!

    What an incredibly sick bike!! And great photo journal of the progress on this bike.

    Gotta love the inclusion of PBR!! This bike rocks!!
     
  19. junknutz1975

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    8)
    From page 5.......
    I DID paint the chain guard, but then I rusted the heck outta it :wink:

    Does that count ? :lol:


    :mrgreen:
     
  20. junknutz1975

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    :lol: :lol: Thanks for the PBR nod :wink:

    I appreciate the positive comments!!

    Stay tuned for more finished pics....
     

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