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Old 30th April 2012
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Default Bike of the week for 04/30/2012 Likemlouder

Praise the Lord and pass me the keys to this bad boy!!! This week's ride belongs to Likemlouder down in Alabama and is it sweet...
Being an old fart myself, I grew up when bikes like this were the norm so here is Johnny's story. Enjoy!

I had been wanting to build a long fork bike for awhile and I spotted the coffin tank on eBay and decided to build the bike around it. I talked with Seth at road 6 customs and he said he would build the tail and do the stretch for me. It was about a year-long project because he had not built a tail for the rubbermount, so a lot of stuff is one off including the oil tank and battery box. I finally got the bike back Nov of 2011 and started the build. I have slowly been picking at it ever since. I decided to try something different on this bike and have the tins wrapped in vinyl.

Kind of ironic, the one thing I built the bike around (the tank) wound up getting wrapped in vinyl! I tried to stay with the old school 70's style; dog bones, king queen, tall bar look, etc.. I am pretty pleased with the results and the bike rides like a dream.

So it started here:




And ends up here:






God bless you Johnny, for building this one and sharing it with us!!!

 

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Wow, great looking bike! Love thhe paint!
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nice job--looks absolutely fantatsic-
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Old 2nd May 2012
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Great lookin' bike, Likemlouder!
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Old 8th May 2012
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Wow! Great job! Looks fantastic!
 
 
Old 8th May 2012
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Very nice old school chopper !!!
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Old 9th May 2012
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Thanks for all the comments it is a hoot to ride always gets a look
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I love it <3
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Awesome transformation!!!!!
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