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Re-tired Stripper (Formerly Spit Ply-er) IMAGES ADDED

Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 9 FINISHED BIKES' started by Pedal2daMetal, Aug 3, 2014.

  1. Pedal2daMetal

    Pedal2daMetal

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    Well this has been an incredibly fun time building this bike. It's the first time I've built a bike and definitely not my last. I found out about this build off just as the voting started last year and I was amazed at all the bikes so I knew I wanted to participate when it came back. The level of talent on this site is second to none. I had a lot of help to make this all possible including everyone that's followed my build and I'm thankful for the support. I have to thank my very understanding girlfriend for putting up with an absent boyfriend at times this last month when I realized I was at risk of ending without a complete bike! I really couldn't have finished without her support. I also have a lot of friends that helped with different things like the final photos, donating parts or supplies, and especially donating their time to help me get the tank milled correctly. Thank you to them... they know who they are!

    With that said, I hope everyone likes the bike! I had a tough time narrowing down the pictures so hopefully the bike is cool enough to keep everyone looking until the end!

    Lastly, here is a link to the build thread if any one is interested:
    http://www.ratrodbikes.com/forum/in...er-formerly-spit-ply-er-done-basically.83360/

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    The first shot we took is the one I think that turned out the coolest.. so that's the one I wanted to show first!
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  2. The Renaissance Man

    The Renaissance Man __CERTIFIED DIVER__ (Open Water & Open Dumpster)

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    It really turned out beautiful! Be proud and tell you girl friend that I said thanks!;)
     
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  3. raggedjim

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    I've said it before, that tank is awesome! Great build, Rg
     
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  4. Pedal2daMetal

    Pedal2daMetal

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    Thanks! Your build has been the one I followed the most throughout the build-off. You've really set the bar high my friend!
     
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  5. SCHWINNRAY69

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    That's a good looking bike!
     
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  6. Pedal2daMetal

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    Here are a couple I forgot to add, hopefully I can add them to the list of final build photos??

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  7. MazdaFlyer

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    Tank is over the top, very clean build.
     
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  8. karfer67

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    I think it actually looks really good raw rather than painted. I say job well done. The tank is ground breaking stuff.

    Sent from my PG86100 using Tapatalk
     
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  9. Pedal2daMetal

    Pedal2daMetal

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    Thanks guys, I added the two forgotten photos into my original finished post... saw that I had until 10 PM CST and realized I could add it just in time!
     
  10. LukeTheJoker

    LukeTheJoker Moderator

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    Great build!

    Luke.
     
  11. Pedal2daMetal

    Pedal2daMetal

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    Anyone know the best way to have my main picture for the voting page changed to this?
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  12. gsc

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    Beautiful, over the top craftsmanship.
     
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  13. 2dawgs

    2dawgs

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    This one beautiful build. The tank is cool & unique; especially leaving it natural wood.
     
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  14. kingfish254

    kingfish254 CHECK OUT MY SALE THREAD FOR COOL STUFF! Pro Member

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    That tank is a work of art!
    The rest of the bike does it justice too!
    Congrats!
     
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  15. Pedal2daMetal

    Pedal2daMetal

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    Thanks, I ended up leaving it that way because I was afraid of messing it up when applying stain. I am very happy with the way it turned out. I still think it would look good with a little sheen but I'll have to experiment on a scrap piece of ply some day to make sure I like the look before I touch this bike again!
     
  16. Kroozerdave

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    Great different way to make use of the visibilty of layers in ply and a high tech way to shape it.

    For those of us who have limitations on what we can now do 'hands on' confirmation that there may be ways to plan a vision and outsource the actual machining, similar to having certified welder do structural or safety items on a rod.
     
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  17. Pedal2daMetal

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    Thanks! Yeah, I like getting my hands dirty and making something by hand but I also love how precise you can get when using machines to help!
     
  18. white_cross

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    Excellent build and you would never know this was the first bike you built.
     
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  19. Jake Sensi

    Jake Sensi

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    Oh my is this a rocking bike!! Those tires are screaming RIDE ME!!
     
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  20. A.S.BOLTNUT

    A.S.BOLTNUT

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    Hey ; How did i miss the Build on this one ?, Great lookin Bike , Just the right amount of Everything ! Love the Tank , Can you build me one ?


    ~RafaeL~
     
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