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All we got to make in shop was a nail set. A program like this would have kept more people interested in school.

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Here's a better shot of the bike and the kids that put it together along with more detail pictures.








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Great pics!
They did a perfect job on this Ironhead..the attention to Her details are amazing.
Ill bet it brought more than they hoped for at the auction,or will if not already sold.
Its obvious they are proud of Her..prolly even gave Her a name like "Orange Smoothie" or "Stranger Things"
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Job well done guys! Keep the spirit alive!

Lose the monkey garage shirt, have some pride.
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Personaly I would like st see a springer on it. Maybe next time. Just sayin.

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Thank you Mike for posting the pics!
Iron Mike, you're right it starts at home but you have to remember this is the first generation of kids that their parents may have cubical jobs! Parents made enough $$ to send their "stuff" to the shop and it magically came back fix! Some of the kids I get literally do not know which end of a screw driver to use! Good on you for helping to change that!
I've said this to people I know and get mixed responses, " WE (GEN X'ers) created this generation, OUR actions made it happen with failed parenting strategies and indifference to OUR communities. WE better help change it!! What are you going to DO today to make it better?

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What are the specs on the frame? Great job kids!
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Yup, a typical herd of teenagers. All they need is good leaders, parents, etc and they can save the world. Congrats to them and to you
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Job well done guys! Keep the spirit alive!

Lose the monkey garage shirt, have some pride.
That's funny SC, that's the very first thing that came to mind when I saw the pic!
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