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1980 Huffy Pro Thunder BMX - FINISHED

Discussion in 'FRESH FINDS' started by GTCOMA, Nov 18, 2011.

  1. GTCOMA

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    Found this 80's classic on lunch today

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  2. Rat Rod

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    Re: 1980 Huffy Pro Thunder BMX

    Awesome.....should look almost perfect when it's cleaned up.

    Love the double clamp stem. :wink:
     
  3. rustymotors

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    Re: 1980 Huffy Pro Thunder BMX

    Now I realize it may be a sin to admit this, but I have always had a soft spot for those bikes. They cover all of the old school bmx basics. Funky colors, gusseted frame, color match wheels and seats, and cool necks. I would love to see it all cleaned up.
     
  4. Danimal

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    Re: 1980 Huffy Pro Thunder BMX

    If my scanner was working I would show you all the photo of me and my Pro Thunder circa 1981.

    Nice bike btw.
     
  5. Re: 1980 Huffy Pro Thunder BMX

    Nice, I had one of those when I was a kid. Got it back last summer but it was too far gone to restore so I sold it again.


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  6. jaydub

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    Re: 1980 Huffy Pro Thunder BMX

    I need to go out for lunch with you.. :wink:
     
  7. plankowner

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    Re: 1980 Huffy Pro Thunder BMX

    My first bike! Ah the memories..... Growing up in a single income family with 5 children, it's all my parents could afford. I loved that bike! Cried for a week when it was stolen..... :(
     
  8. forrestsmith

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    Wow! Where did you find that? I would love to have that for my Huffy BMX Bike collection, they are the only ones I can Pay for :lol: A two grand BMX bike is not fun :wink: I also have a 84 Stu Thomsen that I have to get up on the museum
    http://bmxmuseum.com/user/50624
     
  9. Springman74

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    Here's my pro 3. Just like the one I bought new at wal-mart in 1982 or 83. Got this one off on eBay . Looks almost exactly like it did back in the day but my rims were blue like yours when I bought it. Also had a clear tinted chain guard. Can you tell me what size your tires are I put 1.75 on but they may be smaller than the originals
     
  10. tanksalot

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    Re: 1980 Huffy Pro Thunder BMX

    This is a neat thread cheep cool old school bmx. I just bought a Huffy pro thunder in Blue with a factory 2 speed troddle shift & factory Araya rims & alloy brakes .. For 2 bucks at a yard sale !!
    Ill post a pic when I get a chance.
     
  11. GTCOMA

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    Re: 1980 Huffy Pro Thunder BMX

    Mine has the 20 x 2.125's. The tires and tubes are the only thingi plan on replacing. I think I can save everything else
     
  12. Springman74

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    Thanks for the info. I think your bike is 100% original. I remember those tires and hand grips on mine when it was new
     
  13. Rat Rod

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    Re: 1980 Huffy Pro Thunder BMX

    I too had the exact same bike, but mine had yellow mags and blue MX tires.
     
  14. GTCOMA

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    Re: 1980 Huffy Pro Thunder BMX

    This must have been a popular bike. It seems like a lot of people had it. I am searching for tires and it looks like the only yellow with gumwall tires i can find are the repop Comp III design. I think those will work, but I wonder if there are other options out there... The front tire is a little dry, but could be saved, but the rear is down to the threads.

    how do you think a blue w/gumwall tire would look?

    I started cleaning it up today. Here are a few pictures from before I started:

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  15. Springman74

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  16. GTCOMA

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    Re: 1980 Huffy Pro Thunder BMX

    those are cool, but i think i really want to stick with a gumwall tire
     
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  18. GTCOMA

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    Re: 1980 Huffy Pro Thunder BMX

    I'm digging the look of the Comp II's. Most likely with stick with yellow to keep it as original as possible
     
  19. GTCOMA

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    Re: 1980 Huffy Pro Thunder BMX

    I never know if i should start a new thread in the build section or other bikes... so I'll just continue this one here.

    I tore it all down tonight. So far I just cleaned off the the sticker covering the decal. It was a Kelloggs sticker for the 1984 Olympics. It has it's share of nicks, but I think it is worth restoring

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