View build here: ~~"Smokin' In The Boyz Room"~~
After completing "Smokin' in The Boyz Room", a 1952 Monark (Deluxe? :roll: ), I am hooked for life on antique/vintage bikes. After a lot of research, I was unable to pin point the exact model of my Monark. The nearest information I could dig up was that it is possibly/probably a "Deluxe" jr. model. Oh well, I went with it. In my world, because I joined RatRodBikes.com, I made it my goal to build a genuine Rat Rod. In the tradition of Rat Rodders, I really tried to use what I had lying around to create the bike. From the cheap Testors paint and brushes for the artwork, to some of the wood for the tank. I didn't want pretty, shiny. I wanted "RAT", greaser style. Although, despite the name of our site, there are some gorgeous, beautiful bikes here that I would LOVVVEEE to have in my garage.
As so many other people on and off this site, I've had a bit of tough time in the recent past (although as we know, others have had extremely hard times to which my issues don't compare). Building this bike was a great mental escape for me. Great therapy. I need to get another...SOON!
I got carried away with the photos and I know we're not competing for best photo shoot , but let's just say I was having fun with my model.
I didn't get nearly as unique, artistic or creative as some of you. I don't have any huge mods to the bike, but I do like the results I achieved. Good luck to all of you. I know we will all enjoy our 2 wheel creations. Thanks for the support. I really like this community and feel a bond with the members. I wasn't expecting that when I joined, what a bonus! Roll long, roll smooth! :mrgreen:
With that said, what we have here is:
- A Boys 1952 Monark 24"
- "Widened" white walls
- 1940's Dietz 510 NY, Sealed Beam 6 volt fog lamp
- 6 volt sealed lead acid battery hidden in tank
- Birch and Pine custom "Tank"
- Stem courtesy of boybluela - unknown 40's/50's bike
- Seat purchased from DoubleNickel - unknown 40's/50's bike
- A 1953 California bike license plate from feepay that I couldn't pass up even though it's not the correct year :wink:
- 20" bent springer fork bought at local bike swap meet - modified
- Pinstriping, lettering, woodwork by me
- Wooden grips from Cycles US
- Pin up girl/Genuine Stolen Parts stickers from Smoopys
- ...and a couple of other touches.
In the beginning...
...then, later on...
As per a request, less tricked out shots :wink: :