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The "Over & Under" award

Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 12 VOTING BOOTH' started by GuitarlCarl, Aug 13, 2017.

  1. GuitarlCarl

    GuitarlCarl

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    I wasn't sure what to call it, but I'm sending a trophy to the bike that deserved more votes than it got. We all have seen the bike before, the one we know the guy knocked himself out building but gets overlooked by the voting masses. After discussion in the "prize pool" and at OddJob's suggestion, I'm calling it the "Over & Under" award. It's going to be a RAT styled trophy, combining bicycle and trophy bits with a touch of patina thrown in for good measure.

    Carl.
     
    Last edited: Aug 14, 2017
  2. OddJob

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    Can't wait to see it!
     
  3. GuitarlCarl

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    Here are the beginnings of it...[​IMG]
    Still looking for the right "cup" and watching the voting...

    Carl.
     
  4. Scribble

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    Love this idea !
     
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  5. kingfish254

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

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    Way cool!
     
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  6. GuitarlCarl

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    I have a bike in mind.
    Classic frame, lotta work stripping and repaint. What about relaced wheels? Check. Any custom fab work done? Yep. Patina? Faux. Anything else? Leather work too! Definitely an overachiever & underappreciated, until now...

    Carl.
     
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  7. KOTA

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    I know exactly which bike you're talking about.
     
  8. OddJob

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    I think I've got it narrowed down to 4 candidates. Which goes to show, there are many builds here that had extensive work involved, and that work was so well done that it may have gone unnoticed by the voting public.
     
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  9. GuitarlCarl

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    The WINNER of the first Over & Under award is...
    [​IMG]
    DESERT BEER RAT
    by metalchewy

    The award is a work in progress but will be completed soon. Check out the Desert Beer Rat build thread and see why this bike deserved a lot more votes than it got.
    It's a winner here. Congrats @metalchewy !!!

    Carl.
     
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  10. OddJob

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    Perfect! Congrats MC. Well deserved.
     
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  11. KOTA

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    Congratulations! Well deserved.
     
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  12. kingfish254

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

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    Great choice!
    Congrats!
     
  13. metalchewy

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    Wow, I am honored.

    Thank You Carl for this cool award!

    It was a fun build to do with a few challenges. With so many skilled builders in the build off I was happy to just participate, get some advice and have fun building something I thought would be cool for me. I was happy to get the new bike to get my beer with, and am floored to get an award!

    Thanks Brother!
    Much appreciated!

    --Tom
     
  14. SILVERKINGPC

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    4-votes I cast. One was for Met-Chew's blue demon beer runner, and one other for the restored BA Hawthorne(+finisher #1 & #4)
    I also was a bit surprised both did not do better, but this is the way the voting goes.
    Enjoyed watching the builds. Way to go Met-chew! Love your blue ride. Rat-a-tat-tat to all participants..
    skpc
     
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  15. GuitarlCarl

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    Trophy time...
    [​IMG]
    Oh it lights up! In true rat fashion I stole the headlight off of Harlequin T.

    Carl.
     
  16. metalchewy

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    Thanks guys, I appreciate it!

    Thanks silverkingpc, Each year I get a few more votes. Glad to hear I had your vote and a few others ;-) Thank you!

    That trophy looks Great! Awesome work on it! That light is sweet!

    Building..... Riding.....
     
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  17. metalchewy

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    Woohoo!
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    This cool trophy arrived the other day in the mail. It is a really cool honor. Thank You Again @guitarcarl . I was happy winning a blue.bike and am overjoyed to get this. It is sweeet!
    [​IMG]

    In good company with @OddJob award I got last year. And a local trophy for my bed frame bike from BONine.
    [​IMG]

    -- Awesome
     

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