(MBBO#5 Class 1) 1971 AMF Aerobee. *DONE*

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  1. CRASH

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    Nothing fancy, just fixing it up and restoring it.

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  2. CRASH

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    Busted it apart today. The worst part is the seat. The bottom of the pan has been blown through.

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    So, going to have to do something about that.

    I checked out the frame. I love the shape! But it's in rough shape.

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    The parts are just as rough. So, I'm going to soak them in Oxalic Acid. (Tossed a couple extras in as well)

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    While I wait on that, I decided to pull apart the freewheel and clean it. I forgot to take a "Before" picture, but it was nasty.

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  3. LukeTheJoker

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    Cool bike, will be so nice when you are finished with it!
    That pan could be beaten back into place and weld a new reinforcing plate over that area, should not be too hard for someone to do for you...

    Luke.
     
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  4. Psycho Sammi

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    My neighbor had one of these when I was a kid we would race each other down a huge dirt hill behind our houses in South Dakota. It brings back great memories I can't wait to see it all cleaned up.
     
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  5. OneHorsePower

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    4 gears ? never seen that before
     
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  6. CRASH

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    5. The 5th one is hidden behind the guard ring. You can see it in the pieces picture.
     
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  7. OneHorsePower

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    oh!:thumbsup: never seen a guard ring on a freewheel ether:confused:
     
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  8. Old Scool

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    Glad you decided on doing the Aerobee, have you decided what color, looking forward to seeing this one.
     
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  10. Green Dragon

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    Crash - that is a good photo of the guard ring - is that the same as the one the Rails need ?

    Will be watching for your magic on this one, as I have it's twin in my fleet ( as most of mine = as found,unrestored, lol ) .
     
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  11. Falstaff

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    Never took a cassette apart before, doesn't seem like fun.
     
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  12. ADVHOG

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    That chain guard is crazy! That's a very cool bike. I don't think I've ever seen one.
     
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  13. CRASH

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    I'm keeping it the original black. I was surprised to learn it wasn't metallic, so just smooth gloss black.
     
  14. CRASH

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    No, a Rail and Super Stock use a separate aluminum disk that mounts on the axle next to the freewheel. They are a bear to find. I need one more.
     
  15. CRASH

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    It's not when it doesn't want to come parts. I've recently fracked a tooth on one trying to coax it to loosen. Luckily it's. It as rare as this one. You can't find them with the guard ring anymore.
     
  16. CRASH

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    Forgot a "Before", but here's the front hub after overhaul and polish.

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    I decided not to wait for the acid for one of the rims, so I attacked it manually and put it next to the other rim for a Before/After shot.

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  17. LukeTheJoker

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    Nice work as always Crash!

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  18. Indyjps

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    Great build.
    I'm looking for a guard ring as well, may have to do some trial and error repurposing some other things to make one. My build is no original to anything.
     
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  19. chuckemup

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    Had this bike when I was a kid. Can't wait to see it finished!

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  20. assa9

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    Wow what a wicked chain guard. And the bike isnt bad either. Cant wait to see where this one goes.
     
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