★★ Hot Rod Deluxe ★★

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  1. SCHWINNRAY69

    SCHWINNRAY69

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    After two months of building, the Hot Rod Deluxe is finally done! :D A total of $53 and 63 man hours :shock: I started with a rusty 1953 Columbia 3 Star Deluxe and sanded it down to bare metal (a total of 21 hours) :p I always wanted a bare metal bike, so I thought this would make a nice candidate 8) I had many problems to overcome throughout the build such as the fork, rear wheel rubbing, and where to find all the parts. Now that it's all figured out, I have a good looking and riding bike 8) I appreciate all the feedback and help given to me throughout this project :D May the best bike win! :mrgreen:

    This bike could not have been completed if it wasn't for two members :wink:
    KZ1000(Rick)- GAVE me the whole bike
    ifitsfreeitsforme (Ian)- GAVE me the rear wheel

    Thanks again guys!!


    I now present to you the Hot Rod Deluxe 8) 8)

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  2. udallcustombikes

    udallcustombikes Moderator

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    Great job. Quite the transformation. I love those Columbia springers!
     
  3. big kountry

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    Good job that's a sweet hot rod
     
  4. deorman

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    8) Great stuff continues to roll in. 8)
     
  5. ODDER

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    Looks great! Nice transformation.
     
  6. ifitsfreeitsforme

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    Way to go Nick. Tremendous job. That's gonna get lots of votes.
     
  7. FatBoy

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    Turned out great !Nice work 8) :mrgreen: Love all the RRb decals
     
  8. aka_locojoe

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    Very nice. Really cool color combo. Nice photos too.
     
  9. ndaway

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    Awesome build looks fast and mean 8)
     
  10. mitchelangelo

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    It is Deluxe! Good looking machine.
     
  11. yoothgeye

    yoothgeye I build stuff. Moderator

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    I really liked your bike last year, but you've come a long way! :shock: What a great bike! Can't wait to see what else you keep coming up with in the future.
     
  12. fordsnake

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    This is one sweet ride...I love the lines and the stance.
     
  13. 54shadow

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    Fantastic looking build! Love those tires!
     
  14. texasbigjon

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    stop growing up on us nick...your getting too good at this! :lol: bike really looks sweet. great job on squeezing the big rubber into that curvy columbia frame,and keeping it lean and mean! 8)
     
  15. kingfish254

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

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    BRAVO DUDE!!!!
    That is one sweet looking build!!!
    congRATs!
     
  16. Skipton

    Skipton Come out and ride with The Chicago TailDraggers!

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    Bike is perfect!

    GREAT JOB!

    :mrgreen:
     
  17. Terry66

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    Awesome job on the bike. I love the direction you went with it. The paint is really nice!
     
  18. tvc15

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    Truely a "hot" rod, great work!
     
  19. NLCTVWguy

    NLCTVWguy Rollin' on 20's Moderator

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    Nice work little bro! Hopefully we'll see that bad boy in person sometime soon.

    Great color combo, perfect stance and the detail work is top notch.

    Good luck in the contest, you've earned yourself a top spot.

    --Rob
     
  20. Gold Street Customs

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    It all come out great in the end, nice job, on the design of the chainguard where it has kickout screams hot rod!!!
     

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