RaTs GaSs (RG) is a gasser bike build inspired by the gasser drag cars and the spectraflame paint models of the Hot Wheels line. It's also Rat Fink inspired with it's goofy graphics, eye catching Metalcast paint job, funky headers, and hot rod style.
The street across the pond from the BACK40 bike shed, the birthplace of RG, was newly paved last week. Yesterday, with the sun at it's highest peak in the sky, I ventured out to a few photo op locations. After sorting through dozens of shots, this one came out the winner. With a little added 'fade', appropriate for the paint on this bike, you have the Final Photo, the laSt gaSp of RaTs GaSs , built by OddJob, RRB Build-Off #15.
Here is the build thread for RG if you want to check in on any of the process and step-by-step info.
So, we are in a strange time world wide right now. With that thought firmly planted in your mind, here's another unusual thought. OJ will be doing a 'shiny' rat build this year~! o_O Not only will it be shiny, it's going to be colorful as well! My experiment with the Dupli-color Metalcast...
It all started with inspiration from my youth and my experience using Metalcast Smoke paint on my RaTsberry Buffet muscle bike build last Fall. Cars and motorcycles often give us platforms for ideas on themes or styles that we would like to emulate in our rat rod bike builds. I've always loved the gasser cars, and thought it would be a challenge, and fun, to try and build a gasser bicycle. Here is a collection of photos encompassing some of the highlights on the RaTs GaSs build. Enjoy!
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