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Here's my latest "Barn Find". It's a 1939 Firestone Flying Ace with a few missing parts. I went to a yard sale and there were bike parts all around, including a prewar Columbia frame in rough shape, so I inquired and then the fellow says "I have more bikes in the loft" and he got a flashlight and we went looking. There were two 40's bikes (Hawthorne and Schwinn) and the Firestone. I quickly agreed to buy the Flying Ace for the asking price of $20.00! The seller couldn't find the front wheel, but promised to find it for me at a later date. I will probably end up with the other bikes and parts too, so more to come on that, but for now I'm just excited to learn more about my latest find!
I need the following for this project: Handlebars, Chain guard and rear stand. Not sure if the rear wheel is correct, so if someone knows, please comment.
Very cool bike. I am guessing you could make a coin or two buy selling it.
http://cgi.ebay.com/1939-HUFFMAN-FIREST ... .m14.l1262
Double Nickle- " All I'm planing on doing is building a awesome bike for me to ride...."
I am looking forward to building this one...
To answer your question regarding tank:
The right side of the tank comes off, but the left side is integral with the frame.
I'll post a few more pics.
WOW!!!That bike is amazing!!!I thought that is what I saw with the tank.I dont know how you could get any cooler than with that bike.Thanks for the extra pics,I really enjoyed them.Make sure when you get it rolling you update your pics as you go.Man those ribs in the tank with matching neck!!!Awesome.
The correct guard for your bike is "crows beak" chainguard. Sam guard that is on the Dayton Twinflex.
Pretty spendy when they surface, you might be able to put a regular Dayton guard on it?
The guys over at the CABE ( http://www.thecabe.com ) might be able to help with what is correct.
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