I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!
- Aug 13, 2008
- The Land of Oz
Took me a while to build it. Once I found out it was a Silver Jet and restoration would be in the thousands, I wasn't sure what to do. The bare metal rat rods in the 2012 ZZ Top music video for "I Gotsta Get Paid" gave me inspiration.
The bike was cleaned and stripped to bare metal. What was left of the chrome was polished. Michelin Country Rock tires, a hub shiner made from a vintage two-stone shiner strap and a Spaceliner reflector, vintage decals, Spaceliner grips, ratty pedals, and 1960's baseball card in the spokes. The frame bullets were painted Limelight Green, a color used on 1970s Chrysler muscle cars.
I'll be adding to it this year hopefully. A different seat, shorten the rear fender, add a springer, and maybe go with a multi-speed of some kind. But, my Radiobikes come first. Only if I have time.
After emblems were rechromed at work, and bullets and baseball card added: