Junk Crafted HIGGINS - After competition minor modifications

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  1. LukeTheJoker

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    Looking good! Those pipes are going to be awesome!

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  2. MONARKofSoCal

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    Did some more work this morning before work I will not get time until the weekend to do more

    Made an insert in order to use as a template to transfer the holes from one side to the other
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    As you can see both sides now have the hole locations for the emblem
    (not attached yet
    *the emblem on the lower 1/2 came to me that way
    the J is actually broken off on that emblem
    but no worries it is for a rat bike
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    Then I measured out and drilled the other holes (on one tank side so far)
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    Now it looks like the one of the tanks that it was inspired by
    The Columbia built Higgins with the place for the jewels
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    and I am fairly sure that it wasn't custom I have seen a couple other pictures of Columbia tanks like that
    as well as ones with the side pipe decal

    And finally a tank mockup with emblem and pipes
    sitting below the other tank that inspired it
    [​IMG]

    Still needs more work but getting closer
     
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    Looking slick!!!! Nice work!
     
  4. LukeTheJoker

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    Loving this!

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  5. Falstaff

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    Puts a whole new spin on photo realism.
     
  6. MONARKofSoCal

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    Yes I would have to agree with that statement
    lets just hope i can turn the realism into reality before the deadline

    No work progress to report but i did get this innova 20x3 whitewall tire ordered for the rear
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    I could only find two places that still carried this tire
    the one I ordered it from was 1/2 the price compared to the other place
    http://www.bikehighway.com/tires/chopper/innova-big-road-hog-cruiser-chopper-bicycle-tire.html
     
  7. MONARKofSoCal

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    Didn't get to do much this weekend but I did get the other tank side drilled and the other thing was swap out the standard chain ring bolts for actual bolts and nuts
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    Other than those two things the only other thing i was able to do was get the stem riser for the circle trek build
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    here it is with the 3t mutant stem
    I had that one left over from a build turned out I needed a 1" and this was a 1 1/8
    if I didn't have that stem I was going to use a cinelli groove which looks similar
     
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  8. MONARKofSoCal

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    I mocked the bike up once the 20x3 tire arrived and it looked so good i had to take a teaser pic
    but first more stuff being done on the tank
    I ordered some split washers from mcmaster to mimic the curve on the side pipe cutout on the decal
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    looks like they should work once I cut them
    Now that i know they will work i just need to order the matching steel bar for the straight pieces

    But enough talk now time for the teaser pic
    *pipes attached with tape and not the stem i will be using (just haven't found the correct one yet)
    [​IMG]

    Also other than a few shims on the rear axle no problems getting the wide tire to fit
     
  9. g-ratter

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    Nice tire combo!
     
  10. G-Matt

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    Nice looking like a true rat should ...


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  11. LukeTheJoker

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    This thing is going to be wild!

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  12. horsefarmer

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    Looks long n' low!
     
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    Everything is coming together well on that. Except I'm not really feeling the reversed stem and bars look, but I know you're still working on that part.
    Gonna be cool!
     
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  14. Kevin Kanouff

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    I concur!
     
  15. MONARKofSoCal

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    Yes I know the reverse stem is a bit much
    but the ratty rat trap had so much rust in it that I have only been able to drill out so much
    the fork top tube needs to be cut down before i can remove more material
    it was either mock it up really far back or really high in the air
    but this weekend is the Long Beach Cycle Swap so I hope to find a stem that will work
    I keep forgetting how over exaggerated normal size 26" parts can look on a 24" bike

    :grin: :113: :cool2:
    :thumbsup: :dontmentionit: :rockout:
     
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  16. OddJob

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    Really like the rusty frame with the wide white-wall in the back....truly rat-isfying!
     
  17. MONARKofSoCal

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    rat-isfying that would be a good name for a bike
    speaking of names I think I might have one for this bike
    Right now I am thinking of calling it
    "Junky-Culled Higgins"
    and tell people that is what the J.C stands for
    another possible name is
    "Junky Cullumbia"
    Kind of a combination of Culled and Columbia
    or maybe just call it "Junky Colombia"

    I will make my decision by the end of the week
    unless someone has an idea for a name that I end up liking better
     
  18. MONARKofSoCal

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    Got the split washers and rod cut in order to mimic the opening for the pipes
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  19. Kevin Kanouff

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    Cool idea, my mind would not have gone there.
     
  20. c1run1

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    pretty slick build going on there !
     

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