Recently aquiered a vintage AMC bicycle. It needs only a little bit of work to restore it, but I think instead I will turn it into a rat rod bicycle. Embrace the rust! I can't quite learn to like the pristine, perfectly restored bikes, or anything for that matter. I love the junk I find in it's roached out form. Let the grunge speak for itself. It's cooler the way it is.
So I'm not going to go on an endless search to match the exact parts to this bike. I'm going to build it with any original part that I find that makes this thing scream.
In the 50s the greaser culture started taking some of these bikes and replicating the way their motorcycles looked. I love it. So this is what I'm after with my bike: