█★█ starsNbars █★█ 38 Hawthorne Twin Bar 5 Bar ☠ - Red White and RUST - Finished in a Tie for 7th

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█★█ starsNbars █★█ - RED WHITE and RUST
1938 Hawthorne Twin Bar (5 Bar)


Here is the story and details of my build intermingled with my final photos. PIC HEAVY

Finding these cool backdrops wasn't any sort of hassle either. This bike was built as a rider, so I rode it around the Historic District, then I put it in the car and ventured elsewhere in Savannah. I rode all over Fort Pulaski and Tybee Island. I am a lucky man and proud of the backyard that I have to play in.

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My build this year was a 1938 Monark Built Hawthorne Twin Bar (5 Bar) frame that I got from @prewarguy . This is a very unique frame with twin top and twin down tubes. The 5 bars of the frame are what inspired the "BARS" part of the build name. Here is a link to the build thread.
BUILD THREAD - http://www.ratrodbikes.com/forum/in...ar-5-bar-☠-red-white-and-rust-finished.83243/
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VIDEOS
Here is a walk around video at the Savannah Railroad Museum and Roundhouse
Here is a short flag waving video for ya to salute!!!
Horny Brake Video



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I like the way the headlight turned out. It's a tractor light that I cut the back of the sealed beam on and LEDized it. I also painted the star shape with the hammered black and used opaque red plastic and white mylar to give the starsNbars look to the head light.
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The tail light is a jeweled tag shroud that I got from @ozzmonaut . I LEDized it and added a concho star inside.
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The "STARS" part of the build started with the starsNbars rust and polished rust pattern that I wire wheeled onto the 1930s longspring saddle that I got from @Tailwinds
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Then I mimicked this starsNbars pattern with paint on the Girvin forks.
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And also on the Iverson muscle bike three speed shifter that I got from @ilikebikes
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Old Locomotive Boiler Savannah Railroad Museum
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I rode out to Fort Pulaski for the first time in about 20 years or so and was just in time for the cannon firing.
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One of the customizations that I did was to convert the Girvin springer fork into a JC Girvins Beehive Springer. This was done by adding some faux rockers with the beehive springer from a JC Higgins and then using the nose from a nanner seat pan as the beehive bracket.
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I also went to Tybee Island for some beach shots.
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One very cool doodad that I fabricated was the Brake Actuated Water Can Spout Gangway Horn.
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I loved the crackled and beat up patina of the red house paint that the frame had been painted with ages ago. It fit right in with the Red White and Rust theme that I planned once I decided on the crème 3.45" BOA-G fat tires. Here is a great shot that shows how the twin down tubes of the frame wrap under the BB.
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During the build off, I purchased a couple of cool parts from one of @gaskill 's builds. I loved the way the lettering looked and discovered it was done with masking tape that had been shellacked over. So I decided the do my stripes with masking tape. The only stripes I wanted were inside the two sets of twin tubes to give them distinction and definition and make them more noticeable. Once I was done with the striping and decals, I coated the entire frame with boiled linseed oil.
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Savannah Railroad Museum
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Here are some shots of me with starsNbars

Patriotic Flag Wall
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Prewar longhorn cross bars from @marius.suiram
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North Pier Fort Pulaski National Monument
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1976 Cheerios Bicentennial "Don't Tread on Me" stickers
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Moat Fort Pulaski National Monument
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Owens Thomas House - Balcony the Marquis de Lafayette gave his speech from after Revolutionary War
(obviously not me, super polite tour guide)
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I also created this Kingfish Kustoms Built To Last starsNbars spoke card from a Grateful Dead card.
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Iver Johnson chainguard from @bikesnbuses . The old red paint on this matched the frame perfectly. Dogleg crank from @Wildcat . Red pedals from @dogdart . AMF jeweled star chainring from @509clunk . I made some white jewels to replace the green ones.
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Prewar kickstand and 1943 Cleveland tag and jewel from @marius.suiram . Token folding bottle opener.
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Snakeskin and leather tassle grips from @Rockit! . Motorcycle brake levers from @yoothgeye . Red White and Rust tassle skulls from Chinatown (idea from @tvc15 - SHAKE AND BAKE!)
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60s ladies tank which fit perfectly upside down in the frame
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Cathedral of St John the Baptist (Queenfish and I were married here)
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Rat Rod Bikes sticker
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Most of this build was sourced from parts that I got from fellow RRBers.
Here is the parts list

  • 38 Hawthorne Twin Bar Frame - @prewarguy
  • Girvin Noleen fork from ProFlex bike that I parted out - craigslist
  • Longspring rusty saddle from 36 Fleetwood Supreme - @Tailwinds
  • AMF Jeweled Star Chainring - @509clunk
  • Worksman Three Speed Heavy Duty Wheelset with front drum brake - @slowriderz
  • Iverson 3 speed muscle bike stick shifter - @ilikebikes
  • Red and White Block Pedals - @dogdart
  • 3G BOA-G Creme 26x3.45 Tires - Bike shop buy out
  • Snakeskin and Leather Grips - @Rockit!
  • Tank - ebay during BO6
  • Uncle Sam skull (made shifter knob out of it) - ebay
  • Royce Union horn (used with water can spout to make gangway style pancake horn) - @duncan
  • Watering Can Spout - Queenfish
  • Concho stars from belt - Yard Sale
  • Cheerios bicentennial Don't Tread on Me stickers - ebay
 
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Here is an old ad for this bike
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Really nice build Kingfish,for some reason the front end gives me the post apocalyptic vibe like Mad Max should be tearing it up around the hood:thumbsup:
 

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Really nice build Kingfish,for some reason the front end gives me the post apocalyptic vibe like Mad Max should be tearing it up around the hood:thumbsup:

Thanks BTR, I really like the way the fork turned out. The Girvin by itself was cool, but I think changing it to a JC Girvin Beehive added some balance to the goofiness of Girvin geometry.
 

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Nice job, it has a mean profile! To me, the upward curve on the bottom of the tank really makes the whole thing work. Perfect choice! :cool2::thumbsup:

I love the stance too. The tank fits perfectly and that upswing compliments the downswing of the frame wonderfully.
 

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Beak out the fireworks Brian, you did it! Just the perfect balance of add ons. I love it!

Thanks Carlton. Feel free to call them doodads on my thread. I embraced my inner doodad a long time ago and proudly display them for all to see. Doodad is not a bad word on any of my threads.
 
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Brian,
Your use of parts in non-traditional & creative ways make this baby a masterpiece. Well done!
 

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Brian,
Your use of parts in non-traditional & creative ways make this baby a masterpiece. Well done!

Thanks 2D, I'm not sure which I like better the Nanner Brace for the JC Girvin Beehive or the Brake Actuated Water Can Spout Gangway Horn.
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Awesome build! awesome bike! I love that picture on the beach and the bikes shadow.

Thanks Foghorn! I love that mirror effect too.
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