1945 Westfield custom, custom...


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bobbystillz

Look Ma, No Hands!
Nov 5, 2018
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Atlanta, GA
#21
Do you know how hard it is to purposely pull a crude line? Lol! My OCD is killing me, but it matches how the original was done. Weathering the paint should blend it a bit.

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The lettering will be done in Cyan

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Likes: Balloonoob

bobbystillz

Look Ma, No Hands!
Nov 5, 2018
96
215
36
Atlanta, GA
#23
Here we go! I give you 'BALLOONATIC' :tonguewink: So here is the context and origin of the name. This bike was made in 1945. The kid who customized it put a hot rod spin on it and bolted a 'Spitfire' badge to the front. In trying to pick a name I wanted to tie in the WWII factor in some way. The 'Supermarine Spitfire' being a British fighter plane, I decided to delve farther into that. During WWII pilots of the Royal Air Force (R.A.F.) referred to anyone who worked at Balloon Command (headquarters for barrage balloon units) as a 'balloonatic'. Seeing as this is a balloon tire bike I thought it was a fitting name and a fun hot rod name as well. Here is a the lettering process thus far, though there will be some more weathering and touch up as I go. I am pretty happy with how it is looking.

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bobbystillz

Look Ma, No Hands!
Nov 5, 2018
96
215
36
Atlanta, GA
#27
He's 99% finished (have a couple fun details to round out). This has been an incredibly fun build, and a piece of custom work that I have the honor of owning, and adding to. BALLOONATIC...for when you wanna get a little crazy.

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