1. Shrug53

    Shrug53 New Member

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    Here is a picture of the bike I am currently working on. Already have the frame, seats, everything to make it a regular stretch cruiser.

    I am now saving up for a motor, the fenders, and a trike conversion kit.

    I will not be using the fiberglass tank that came with it, nor any other regular tank. I plan on using a small cylindrical tank mounted on the back of the bike.

    I am going to have some custom airbrushing on the fenders and some vintage style lights.

    I will keep you posted.

    [​IMG]

    p.s. In an effort to earn project money I am giving super deals on web design, graphic design, and photography. trk.
     
  2. chainmaker

    chainmaker New Member

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    Are You kidding Me???? That thing is SICK!!!!!!!!Definitely the coolest trike I have seen.. Kinda looks like its floating there..
    Cheers
     
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  3. Shrug53

    Shrug53 New Member

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    Thanks, it is the fenders that really make it. I found a super secret person to make them for me. Spooky Tooth is going to make the custom trike conversion kit. They weld on an extra sprocket to work with a motor.
    I am not one to build boring bikes, Back in the 80s several of my customs were in Lowrider Magazine.
    I am actually in the middle of restoring a 64 1/2 Barracuda, but it has gotten to hot to work (110 today) so I decided to go for the bike. I just wish I had more than 100 bucks a month to spend. That is why I want to do some web design work, even though I am semi-retired from that work.
     
  4. wheelbender6

    wheelbender6 Active Member

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    Wayyyyyy off the hook! Love the streamliner fenders.
     
  5. azbill

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    agreed :)
    very cool and sleak looking !!!
     
  6. CoastalCruiser

    CoastalCruiser New Member

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    So, what you'e saying is this is a picture of someone elses trike that you're going to copy?
     
  7. flybytaco

    flybytaco Metal Molding Madman

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    nice that looks like a familiar frame
     
  8. chainmaker

    chainmaker New Member

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    I thought that too, but if you look close You can see that He added the skirts to the photo digitally.
     
  9. Shrug53

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    The frame is a standard Micargi Mustang GTS stretch. The fenders are made by a person in SoCal.
    The trike kit to support the motor is made by Spooky Tooth. They make that tank too, but it is fake. They make a really neat two sided chain guard too.
    I am going to skip that tank and just fill in that part of the frame.
    The paint is going to be done by the same shop that painted my 65 Chrysler.
    The custom airbrushing is going to be done by a guy who owns a local tattoo shop.
    I am designing the graphics myself in Photoshop. Probably a pin-up type thing.
    Another thing I was considering was painting the whole thing like a WWII bomber with some nose art.
    Besides what if I was going to copy something? Are you saying that everyone who owns a bike has a completely original art piece?
    HA!
    Most people have stock bikes with a motor bolted on. We all have to get inspiration somewhere.
    I guarantee you that all the art work will be 100% original!
     
  10. CoastalCruiser

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    Sounds like you've got it all figured out. Great! Git 'er Done!!
     
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    Man oh man you're gonna be sending people to the chiropractor for sprained necks because they be giving it the hard second look!
    What a beautiful bike.
    Awesome work.
     
  12. GTX

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    Gee Bee R-1 Thompson Trophy Winner Model Airplane
    Reminds me of my old Air Racer model kits I used to build...the Bee Gee and Dago Red P-51 were my favs...The trike needs a badass engine in it,or maybe side by side ones.
    Oh,and another Mopar Freak here...got a '67 GTX now,but drove a '65 Barracuda,Commando V-8,4-speed ex-drag car to High School.
     
  13. Shrug53

    Shrug53 New Member

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    Here is a rough concept mock-up of the artwork for the bike.

    [​IMG]
     
  14. Hoeha

    Hoeha New Member

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    Man that's sick! I'll be checking this one regularly. Will u be doing the artwork on this yourself?
     
  15. Shrug53

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    I will be designing it myself. Then I will get either somebody to airbrush it, or get some custom vehicle wraps from this place in SoCal.
    All I have to do is send them exact measurements, and the artwork is psd format.
     
  16. foryourride

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    looking forward to the finish
     
  17. thefruitgnome

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    looks like a freakin' batmobile! :O
     
  18. redrkt

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    Interesting, that sure looks a lot like this bike only with the fenders and tank blacked out via photoshop [​IMG]

    Or am I just imagining things here???
     
  19. MotorBicycleRacing

    MotorBicycleRacing Active Member

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    That's too funny because I know where that photo was taken and who that company is.
     

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