Stock Isn't - 40/41 Elgin

Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 8 FINISHED TRADITIONAL BIKES' started by panelman, Aug 2, 2013.

  1. panelman

    panelman

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    Well it was a Long journey, It has been very fun and while the work was hard it was relaxing at the same time. Even when things went wrong it was fun.
    Well heres what was done:
    Started as just a custom paint in mind. Ended with removing the braces and putting them inside the fenders. Welding the front fender to the fork. Making a Custom "Kick Stand" more like a prop rod. A completely revamped skirt/chain guard that is one piece now.

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    The build thread
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    A Special thanks to:
    My Wife, For getting me started into bikes.
    My Dad, For all of his help and teaching me to do this work.
    The Gulf Kruisers, for making kruising around the bay area fun
    RRB members, for all the encouragement and good fun, as well as supplying some of the parts.
     
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  2. pkh1974

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    Awesome build! What a beautiful bike.
     
  3. MazdaFlyer

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    Great looking bike, beautiful paintwork.
     
  4. LukeTheJoker

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    Awesome work, a beautiful looking bike!

    Luke.
     
  5. MrLeghorn

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    Very nice, sharp looking bike, your paint is fantastic! :D
     
  6. panelman

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    Thanks guys, It has been a ton of fun! Looking forward to next year already.
     
  7. panelman

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    Thanks Smoopy.

    Put better pics up in the top post. And moving the originals Down here.

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  8. panelman

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    One More pic.
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  9. big kountry

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    Nice build dude color is awesome
     
  10. deorman

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    Elegance on wheels! 8)
     
  11. Funkme

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    Classic, a step back in time...Blends in well with the old american style ...
     
  12. kingfish254

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

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    There is so much hidden craftsmanship going on with this bike.
    How many FAVES are we allowed to have?????? :D
    This is definitely one of mine.
    BRAVO!!
     
  13. loadside62

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    Thank you son for letting me be a part of this project. Can't wait to start the next one. (but you didn't have to crash the wife's bike to make that happen)
     
  14. rusty513

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    Beautiful bike!!!! Hope to see it next Saturday!!
     
  15. panelman

    panelman

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    Thank you kingfish! You can as many as you like as long as min is one of them. :D

    She hit me! luckily it wasn't that bad. I mean my bike didn't get scratched.

    Will be there ready to ride!!


    Took it on a break-in run this afternoon about 12 miles round trip. Downtown to some of the parks:

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  16. Gold Street Customs

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    That's one sharp bike 8)
     
  17. SCHWINNRAY69

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    Nice job! :D Very clean, classy build! :wink:
     
  18. panelman

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    Thank you

    Thanks :mrgreen:
     
  19. ifitsfreeitsforme

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    Soooo sharp. Well done.
     
  20. texasbigjon

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    nice,smooth custom looking bike! :D great job.
     

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