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RRBBO13 The Skylark

Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 13 BUILD JOURNALS' started by G-Matt, May 1, 2018.

  1. kingfish254

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

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    Frame looks great with the parts mockups.
    I like the flow with the parts too.
    Nice work man.
     
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  2. KOTA

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    First bike of the build off I catch myself going back to many times. Bike definitely has the right look.
     
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  3. G-Matt

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    Thanks for the compliment & some inspiration man .


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  4. G-Matt

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    Got something cool in the mail today....
    This years build off 13 shirt ,
    With my build off 11 bike the
    Swamp Dog [​IMG]


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  5. kingfish254

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

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    COOL
    and COOLER
     
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  6. G-Matt

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    Was out of commission the past week ,,, Between work then
    Went camping & went to the House of blues. We saw a band based out of East Texas call Whiskey Myers . Had a blast .
    [​IMG][​IMG]
    I was able to put it some good time today . Went down to
    Old Ed’s shop . I made some frame plates and did some more welding. It’s starting to take shape . Still have many more hours to go. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Broke out a little roller I have and make a bracket for the chain guard. I used a old piece of fender bracket[​IMG][​IMG]
    Here’s a few shots of the the Lark [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]


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  7. Dr. Tankenstein

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    That top view.......mmmmmmm


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  8. kingfish254

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    Love the tank halves on the split top tube!!!
    Excellent location for some lighting!!
    Kickin butt brother!!!
     
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  9. The Renaissance Man

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    Lookin' good!
     
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  10. KJV

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  11. deven_science

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    One of my top favorite builds so far.
     
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  12. Chad T

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    Bike is lookin' right G
     
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  13. G-Matt

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    Thanks guys ! I haven’t been very detailed in my posts kinda letting the pictures do the talking. I’ll take the flap disk wheel to the welds and smooth them over. I like the look so far . The drop outs give it a slight stretched look but not much. It dose drops the back a couple inches Which looks pretty cool. I’m going to try and fab up a tail dragger fender from two newer Schwinn fenders . [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    I’m drawing some inspiration from these old trucks .
    Rat On my brothers Rat On


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  14. OddJob

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    ^ No better place to draw inspiration from brother G!

    Bike looks sweet. RaT oN~!
     
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  15. G-Matt

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    Been locked out of the forum a few days . Got it figured out and I’m back on but now I can’t post pictures. Not sure what’s going on with the Tapatalk app .
    Hopefully I get it fixed out soon.
    Got quite a bit of work done so pretty happy about that. Wish I could post some pictures. I do everything off my phone not much for the computer.


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  16. G-Matt

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    I think I got it fixed
    [​IMG]
    So I cut a front & rear Schwinn fender off a early 2000 bike & made a tail dragger .
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    I added a hinge to it which works well for installation & chain adjustment. Also if I have the removed the wheel the fender can stay mounted. All I will have to do is pull the render stapes off the axle and fold it up .[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Then it was time to get to work on the front Elgin fender . It was made to have the fork go through the fender . [​IMG]I had this fender/fork combination for sale for ever & it never sold . So it’s time to use it . [​IMG]
    I made a patch to fill the fork hole . I will have to fill the rest with bondo.[​IMG]
    Used some small rivets to hold in place .[​IMG]
    Need a spacer to make it fit the JC Higgins beehive fork .[​IMG]
    Time to drill for the kickstand [​IMG]
    Sand some off the rust off the saddle.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Had to heat the luck 7 post and take some of the bend out of it to work properly. [​IMG][​IMG]



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  17. Chad T

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    Some great work going on. The hinged street sweeper is cool! Great idea.
     
  18. The Renaissance Man

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    ^Ditto!
     
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  19. G-Matt

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    I little closer went back to the welding shop . [​IMG]
    Welded on the end of a old handle bar for a nexus 3 speed shifter.
    This was from some custom made bars from Mr Tick I bought that were a little to long . Notice the nickel on the end cap.
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    This little piece will be for a home made light I will show at a later time .
    [​IMG][​IMG]
    A couple of 1/4” bars for fender brackets .
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    A pipe elbow for a kick stand extension . That will keep it from sinks in the dirt . Almost looks Like a muffler .
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    Mounted this old Monark tail light reflector
    . Gives it that back of a car look .
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    Mounted the seat on the post with the new angel. Fits like a charm but I wish it was slid back another
    1-1/2” or so may have to extend it .


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  20. OneHorsePower

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    Very cool build !:rockout:
     
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