1959 Western Flyer. finally figured it out

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Going to be going to check out this western flyer here after a bit and was hoping to come up with a ballpark year & value (maybe an idea who built it)
 
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Looks like a Murray Flightliner style frame. Tank but missing light hood. $60-$100.
 
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looks like a spaceliner frame
Its a Spaceliner frame I believe
Lol shows how tired I am. I think your both right.
Always wanted a spaceliner now I have a frame; need every other part lol.
Think I may try selling the frame as I know how over priced spaceliner parts are.
 
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OK got some fresh pics of the western flyer.





I do have the serial number but not sure if others is any way to decode it.

As for the spaceliner frame I have found it to be a 46305 model 66-68 26" wheel 7 tank version.
 
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Found some info on my western flyer.

The bb has top line:
Date: MOR = 1959
Model ?: 2052 = ?

There's 2 more lines of numbers:
Row 2: 6 digits
Row 3: M followed by 5 digits

Can't seem to find this model listed.
I did however find on the cabe where a guy restored the same year and model # for his dad. I couldn't find anywhere that he figure what model it was either.

Here's the one he did. If this helps anybody I'd this bike.

 
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Well I finally figured out what this western flyer is.
This pic is from the Christmas 1959 Western Auto catalog.

Turns out that its the "Super Deluxe Tank model. Full part number 2FC2052.3 corresponds with the partial number system Murray used on the BB being 2052. The only other 2052 I can find is for 1962 but I know that this is a 1959.

Also I need to look a bit more bit I think I see a sign that there is red paint under this blue.
Oven cleaner?
 
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I laughed too. Especially seeing as that basic design started in 58 from what I've found in my research.

The great part is that is the only version I've seen that has the truss rod like that. Looks like I'll be making my own truss rod.

Kind of stinks now I have a few middle weight bikes but no 26x1.75 tires.
I've always done bikes with 26x2.125 tires.
Looks like I need to order a lot of tires.

This is my first bike that has its tank thats why I went so crazy trying to ID it.
 
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