Desert Beer Rat

Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 12 FINISHED BIKES' started by metalchewy, Aug 5, 2017.

  1. metalchewy

    metalchewy

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    I have enjoyed making this one. Was limited in time but got a lot done and ended up with something I really like.

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    Walkthru vid:



    I started with a 40 Columbia I picked up from a forum member.
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    Had been previously painted with latex, over pitted rust. So I cleaned it up, painted it up and added some personal touches and customizations to make it my own.

    Here are the results and picture walkthru.
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    Building..... Riding.....
     
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  2. metalchewy

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  3. scrumblero

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    Great job! It's perfect!
     
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  4. OddJob

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    Really like all your custom touches on this one. That rack adapter and the way it's off set is cool. Your seat pad, paint and paint-ina with the 'spicy' rust work topped it off nicely.

    And, it hauls beer! What more could you ask for?! :grin:
     
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  5. KOTA

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    Hotter than a bowl of 5 alarm chili.
     
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  6. Scribble

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    Love the patina, glad it went to someone that brought it back to life.
     
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  7. kingfish254

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    Awesome beer run bike man!
    Fun build to follow with tons of cool details!
    CONGRATS
     
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  8. GuitarlCarl

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    Digging the leather thong of a seat cover.
    Thanx, now I gotta build me a hauler of some sort...

    Carl.
     
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  9. Jake Sensi

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    REALLY DIG HOW IT CAME OUT. THAT RACK IS LIKE DOLLY!!

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  10. Chad T

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    Love how this turned out. Got the rack angle just right and the ratina job ties it all together. Nicely done.
     
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  11. 2dawgs

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    Love the overall look. The Chain guard & Beer Rack are my favs.
     
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  12. kirkpatrick

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    Nice work, perfect patina.
     
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  13. jodphoto

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    Great paint. I love the chain guard and beer rack!
     
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