Blu - Gal

Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 14 - CLASS 1 - BUILD JOURNALS' started by sandman, May 1, 2019.

  1. kingfish254

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    Sorry for the loss of your FIL.
    I like the flow of this build so far. That Elgin guard is way cooler than the higgins one.
    Looking good.
     
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  2. SkyknightJohn

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    Remember high school math: Force = mass x acceleration.

    Meaning, it takes as much braking power to stop a 100 lb. bike @ 5 mph, as a 50 lb. bike @ 10 mph, as a 25 lb. bike @ 20 mph.

    I suggest brakes are the #1 safety device. (my $0.02)
     
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  3. sandman

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    I've been brainstorming about a rear break now . I think I,ll pack a
    parachute in the trunk and use it like the Top Fuel car's do . o_O
     
  4. sandman

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    I hate stripping paint and rust , so I need a diversion . Going to
    attempt my own long spring saddle ? Cleaned up some misc. vintage seat springs , frames and found this attache bag at a flea market . Had to purchase the longer square u bolts. Wish me luck ls springs.jpg ls bag.jpg
     
  5. LukeTheJoker

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    Looking forward to seeing the seat!
     
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  6. OddJob

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    Can't wait till you 'spring' that custom saddle on us. :D
     
  7. LukeTheJoker

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    o_O
     
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  8. sandman

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    The LS seat is coming along . I took the two spring frame and flipped it upside down , so the dog legs were reversed to reach further down for for spring attachments . Then added the 3rd spring . ls trial.jpg It need's a little tweeking , painted , then start on the leather cover .
     
  9. sandman

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    Been working on the boring part of removing paint or rust on parts down to bare metal . I'll be surprised if we don't all end up with lead poisoning or rust lung ? One of the last parts is the 3 speed rear . Not much to it , but I still don't any signs of a existing rear break ? I have two worksman 26" front loader wheels on order for $100 off the Bay that I will try to use on these hubs ? rusty rear.jpg
     
  10. sandman

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    Picked up these bars and wald stem at my local flippers today .
    I'm going to start calling three dollar , because that's the price he
    ask for everything . I think they look spacey and will look good
    on the old Elgin ? hbar.jpg
     
  11. sandman

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    After further inspection the handlebars are stamped NL 2015 .
    Probably for Dyno GT . I think they still look classic and cleaned up very well .
     
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  12. Dr. Tankenstein

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    I like the bars, didn’t Elgin have a similar setup BITD?
    Yours are an ‘homage’ to them....


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  13. sandman

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    Bikes are like wives sometimes they take over a whole project and
    tell you what they want . Well Blu - Gal decided she didn't want
    any muscle bike parts , but she wanted to age gracefully and keep
    her classic Elgin appearance . So I stole more parts off her ratty sister . Then located a hard to find tank and curved fender stay , to add a little class . Cleaned up the rear axle and primed everything I could . Happy bike - happy garage ? b g mock 1.jpg
     
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  14. The Renaissance Man

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    Testing mocking the homemade looong spring seat ? Maybe I need to shorten the springs ? Or I might try to recover a original Elgin seat ? looong spring.jpg
     
  16. GuitarlCarl

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    There's a real good how to thread around here somewhere about adding a spring to the seats... I'm pretty sure @The Renaissance Man posted it. It's a thing I need to do to a seat I have too. "Bottoms" out when I sit on it.

    Carl. :crazy:
     
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  17. sandman

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    This is similar to the car my parent's were married in , so this is my inspiration for this build .
    ford-super-deluxe.jpg
     
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  18. The Renaissance Man

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    I can't take credit for that one, I first saw how @léocwc did it and then made my own variation based on his idea. Here's a link to my thread. And here's a link to his original thread (scroll to the bottom).
     
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  19. léocwc

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    I'm happy to help my friends.
     
  20. sandman

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    Made a new brace out 10g channel , that would lower the trunk and alot more beefier then the basket holder that was existing , also have the fender mounts figured out . brace.jpg
     

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