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  1. Donniebikes55

    Donniebikes55

    Hey everyone. My name is Chris and I'm a very good friend of Donnie. Donnie unfortunately passed away on Tuesday August 13th 2019. I just want everyone to know that Donnie was a huge fan of Rat Rod Bikes and loved all of the work, craftsmanship, and effort put forth by all of you. He lived for...
  2. Donniebikes55

    Velo De La Revolution Idustrielle

    My new frame squaring tool.
  3. Donniebikes55

    Velo De La Revolution Idustrielle

    I took the back end of the Worksman trike and turned it upside down and front to back. Then proceeded to bolt it to the frame assembly...
  4. Donniebikes55

    Velo De La Revolution Idustrielle

    Up until now everything is just soft fitted and held together with TEK screws. Now the long and arduous task of aligning everything into their final positions. Wish me Luck! Words to live by...
  5. Donniebikes55

    Velo De La Revolution Idustrielle

    Several of the frame parts are now soft fitted into place awaiting final approval and welding...
  6. Donniebikes55

    Velo De La Revolution Idustrielle

    Re Rear pieces cut, cleaned and trimmed...
  7. Donniebikes55

    Velo De La Revolution Idustrielle

    Moving onto the back side of the vehicle, these parts are marked to complete the chain assembly and wheel stays...
  8. Donniebikes55

    Velo De La Revolution Idustrielle

    Neck assembly is soft fitted and waiting for final welding
  9. Donniebikes55

    Velo De La Revolution Idustrielle

    Fork pieces cut, cleaned and trimmed
  10. Donniebikes55

    Velo De La Revolution Idustrielle

    Lets start up front shall we? These pieces are marked and prepped for cutting. They are the same parts that I would use for a gooseneck, but I am going for a really drastic rake...
  11. Donniebikes55

    Velo De La Revolution Idustrielle

    Hey Folks, Im at least a day late and a dollar short as usual, but I am back! Last year was my first build off and I've been looking forward to this one. The camaraderie, the sharing of ideas, and all of the positive feedback to everyone involved really makes this contest something very special...
  12. Donniebikes55

    Velo De La Revolution Idustrielle

    (Before beginning this thread I would like to apologize to all the contestants, members, and my close friend Donniebikes for my tardiness. I am in command of posting all of his build journal material and unfortunately due to personal and technical difficulties I have only now been able to begin...
  13. Donniebikes55

    Rat Rod Bikes Build Off #14?

    If it's fine with you, that's all I need. I can't wait to start, I might try something a bit radical (ratical ?? ) this time. Thanks much
  14. Donniebikes55

    Rat Rod Bikes Build Off #14?

    You are somebody and thanks for your input. Good luck with your build
  15. Donniebikes55

    Rat Rod Bikes Build Off #14?

    I'll take feedback from anyone in reference to my email on 5/19 about using parts I have, I'm dying to start building as soon as I get approval of my stuff. Have a great day everyone
  16. Donniebikes55

    Rat Rod Bikes Build Off #14?

    Hey Grand Master Rat Rod, I'm back and I want to play too. As usual I have a question. Early in 2018 I got a bent up J.C. Higgins and started cutting it up to repair and modify it, then got involved in Build off 13 and used my repair parts for that build. I only got as far as cutting the...
  17. Donniebikes55

    RRBBO13 Q U O I S E

    Very cool pic in the fog TRM ,I like it! ! I Makes me wonder what's ahead in the fog. BTW, apparently there were more build offs before I found this site. The Muscle Bike Builds are cool, but I would love more full blown offs, it's my excuse to really cut loose. Anyway, I love Quoise,,it has...
  18. Donniebikes55

    Hey bro,I grew up on Lafayette St in Copiague, graduated in 1973. I'm amazed

    Hey bro,I grew up on Lafayette St in Copiague, graduated in 1973. I'm amazed
  19. Donniebikes55

    Bare Naked Cruisers

    That's really amazing, I grew up on Lafayette St in Copiague, I live in West Babylon now. I graduated in 1973
  20. Donniebikes55

    Bare Naked Cruisers

    Yeah, the rideable part is so much fun !!