(BO-X) RAMCHARGERS Drag Bike (Finished, last detailed pictures)

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  1. Falstaff

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    It's a bicycle,but all I can think and hear in my head is (forgive me if I mis spell it)

    Wraaaaaaaannnt
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    Huwtaaaaantttt
    Kshoooshhhhh
    Wraaaaaaaanntt
     
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  2. Falstaff

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    How awesome would a type to sound effects app be?
     
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  3. kingfish254

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    This build is so much fun and so detailed!!!
    It's like it was made my Revell and we are all getting a buzz from it like model glue
     
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  4. Chad T

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    Those are unreal. Super cool.:thumbsup:
     
  5. LukeTheJoker

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    Very, very cool!
    Awesome work!

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  6. OddJob

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    Great job on the decals! Liked the step-by-step on the tank build and decal production.
     
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  7. Bike Bum

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    Holy cow!! I love those decals.
     
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  8. metalchewy

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    Stripes and tank match the retro Ramchargers look. I really like the way it turned out!!
     
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  9. The Renaissance Man

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    Nice clean job! Looks great.
     
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  10. hammer mechanic

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    Strictly strip!
     
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  11. roadwarrior

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    Thanks ALL for the likes. I am really pushing to get this done by the dead line. I am in the middle of doing a gazillion things. I also sprained my ankle last week and have had to try and stay off of it but that hasn't stopped me completely. I still have to work to make the bread. Even at the end there are still additions I want on it that I know I don't have the time to complete. They will just have to be added after I move to the new house.
     
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  12. roadwarrior

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    I took your advice and pulled off the derailleur. There was a portion at the end of it, where it is pressed to make the tang (lip) so it sets in the drop out, that is about 5/32 of an inch. I grinded it out and still retained a tad bit of the tang and that set the axle back 1/8 inch more. I also added a plastic washer behind the brake pad so that the caliper arms would not have to compress as much. That helped a lot as the more it had to compress the closer the caliper was to rubbing the edge of the tire.
    The 15mm flange nut on the right side I had to swap out with a washer less 17mm so I could get the stay bolt on the derailleur. (tight fit there)
    My 50t sprocket was in the mail today as well and I got he BB reassembled. I'm expecting my shifter cable to arrive tomorrow and get that sorted out.
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  13. LukeTheJoker

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    Getting close!

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  14. topnotchlsx

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    That shifter is so over the top and so perfect!!!
     
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  15. roadwarrior

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    Yeah after sitting back and looking at all that is let there isn't a whole lot left to make it ride able. There are things I would still like to do to it but they may have to be done later. I have a Stewart & Warner speedometer for it but my cable is too short. It is a 23" and I need one at least 28". It has the 9/16" ends on it. I also have a 5' parachute for it but I still need to make the bag and bracket for it. The last thing is the wheelie bars. I think I have all of the parts for that it's just going to take some time to make. Time is a valuable commodity at this point.
     
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  16. roadwarrior

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    4:35 in the AM. I had to get this part finished before I went to bed.
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  17. Falstaff

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    I'm beginning to wonder who would win a drag race, Ramcharger or Raceliner. The world may never know.
     
  18. LukeTheJoker

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    So very cool!

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  19. c1run1

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    that's a muscle bike !
     
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  20. roadwarrior

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    So, got the shifter cable in the mail yesterday and now I have to make my own cable. The cable was originally on a Schwinn Krate so all of those cables were the same length +/- and inch or so. Since I have a longer frame and an odd mounting location for the overload tube I only needed some of the parts that this cable had.
    I also had to make my own clamps to hold the overload tube. Using the same method I did to make my clamps for the CAT bike plate. The chain stay is 3/4" so I used a 3/4" diameter bolt taped to the overload tube to use as my sizing tool to make the clamps the proper size.
    Next I routed the cables to make sure they would reach. Now I'll measure and cut the cable jackets.
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