Radioactive Heap '65 Stingray

Discussion in 'MBBO 2016 - FINISHED BIKES - CLASS 1' started by Muttley, Dec 1, 2016.

  1. Muttley

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    Much like my Wildcat this started as an ebay purchase this past Summer, I spent some time rounding up just the right parts and when I finished up the Murray I went to work on this one. A couple of ideas I had for this didn't work out but I'm still really happy with the result. I did decide not to use the 'Radioactive Heap' license plate, going with a Stingray one instead. After mounting the Heap plate I just didn't like the looks of it on this bike. The bars are from a '68 Fair Lady and have a set of NOS Hunt-Wilde grips. The rear tire is a NOS Goodyear Blue Streak that I bought here from another member, which I then painted the stripe on. I decided to use a front wheel/tire off a Fastback to try and give the illusion of an even fatter Slick on the rear. The sissy bar and seat are old Troxel parts.

    Here are some alternate/detail shots...............

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    And a couple of my two entries into this years MBBO...............

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    Here's the link to my first entry in the build off, the Rat-ed X-65 Murray Wildcat.

    And the link to my original Stingray thread: Radioactive Heap '65 Stingray
     
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  2. KJV

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    Groovy
     
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  3. OddJob

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    Really nice work on this! Your lay back sissy, the leopard seat, fastback wheel tire up front, and that Goodyear Blue Streak...:thumbsup:

    You really achieved a customized - stock look to this build. And, for what it's worth, I really like that full profile of the bike up against the brick wall in the second pic.....:wink1:
     
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  4. Old Scool

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    That is an awesome job, the blue stripe tire really makes the bike pop!
     
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    That blue streak is definitely the cherry on a very nice looking sundae :thumbsup:

    Jason
     
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  6. Muttley

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    Thanks guys! I got really lucky with the photos, the weather here has been really hit and miss the last week. I was hoping to use a friends garage to get some photos (he's got tons of vintage car parts including a couple of front engine dragsters) but the timing didn't work out. I had to wait until today to take the photos and I waited for the sun to come out until 12:30. It never did make an appearance but I couldn't hold out any longer. I loaded up the truck and drove downtown hoping there wouldn't be anyone parked in the way (I've used this spot for photos before). I got super lucky, there was about a ten foot space of empty curb, just out of view in the photos there is a big ugly window on the left and a tree in the middle of the sidewalk on the right. I did get a few strange looks as I wiped the bikes down and shot about 50 photos and even had one woman ask if they were for sale.
     
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  7. LukeTheJoker

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    Great work! Love the big and little rake on this.

    Luke.
     
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    Oh man! That stingray is awesome. I love the blue line tire. That's excellent.
     
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  9. Muttley

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    Thanks guys!
     
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  10. Muttley

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    Thanks to everyone who voted for the Heap.
     
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  11. N2STUFF

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    Nice bikes Muttley.
     
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  12. Muttley

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    Gracias.
     
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    We need to get together one day.
     
  14. Muttley

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    That would be cool, maybe after the Holidays.
     
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