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Old 06-12-2013, 12:43 PM
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Default Huffy Cranbrook Rat Bike

Look like I just dragged this baby outta the junk pile. $30 Huffy Cranbrook in like new condition. I scraped, sanded and grinded the paint to bear metal and the hit it w/ muratic acid washed it and coated it w/ a peroxide / salt mix to start some good rust and while still wet I hit it w/ some red, black, green and brown primer spray paint. I then rubbed it w/ a wet rag and let dry. The tires and motor got some wood stain. I then hit it with a hammer on the tank and applied torch here and there and viola! rat bike. I built this for a drinkin buddy who said he wanted a rust bucket.






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Old 06-12-2013, 01:07 PM
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Default Re: Huffy Cranbrook Rat Bike

Love the look of the bike. Now transfer that to the engine and it'll be super great.
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Old 06-12-2013, 11:25 PM
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Default Re: Huffy Cranbrook Rat Bike

I hear ya. Im looking at some of the old Ducatis and thinking ! China Girls are a staple...boring, cheap, but workable. I cannot afford a maytag motor. sooo .. have to think

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Old 06-12-2013, 11:36 PM
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Default Re: Huffy Cranbrook Rat Bike

I was thinking a casing with holes in it around the air filter and a rustic look to the engine. Could you do it with paint? That way the engine would look as old as the bike. Right now its like an old chest with a new lock on it.
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Old 06-12-2013, 11:55 PM
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Default Re: Huffy Cranbrook Rat Bike

I did hit the motor w/ wood stain to give it a patina. It will burn and change over time.. HMMMM I do have a torch
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Old 06-13-2013, 12:01 AM
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Cover up that blue filter. Only rust spotted chrome allowed. That way the average person would think the whole bike was very old.
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Old 06-20-2013, 01:45 AM
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I like the look of the bike.
BUT you need to replace the fender stays with something more stout.
There have been several threads about fenders ending up in the wheel with less than pleasant results.
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Old 07-12-2013, 05:43 PM
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Default Re: Huffy Cranbrook Rat Bike

dude this bike is sick i've always had a thing for rat rods and this really brings it to motorbikes
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Old 07-12-2013, 06:38 PM
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I like the look of the bike.
BUT you need to replace the fender stays with something more stout.
There have been several threads about fenders ending up in the wheel with less than pleasant results.
Yuppo . I only use stout fenders w HD mounts. Im avoiding front fenders all together on my current builds
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dude this bike is sick i've always had a thing for rat rods and this really brings it to motorbikes
Thanx. I did the paint by hitting it w a sander and a grinder, then hit it w peroxide and salt, muratic acid then I hosed it w water then while wet I added more peroxide & salt. While it was still wet I hit it w paint to give it a fresh out of the junkyard look
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