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I present to you: Raceliner (I'll always put a pic of its current state first.)
I am started out with the 1959 Sears Flightliner pictured here:
And some parts from his sister:
These bikes were bought in Roswell New Mexico, on Presidents Day weekend. I have been saving parts and lookin for ideas since then.
Here is the bike as it sits the first day of the build off:
This sprocket and rat-trap might make it on the bike, i am still kinda feelin it out:
Last edited by inshane64 on Sat Jul 30, 2011 8:07 pm, edited 9 times in total.
Nice rack on the girls spaceliner! Sorry, I couldn't resist! Looks like you have a great start on the build. I'm kind of a spaceliner freak myself. Always wanted a chrome one. I need to get off this computer & get busy, but there are so many cool projects in the works, I can't stop checking them out! Can't wait to see the finished project!
My Favorite Color is Rust!
Raceliner's a fine name. I'm looking forward to what you do with this one; I've built a bike with that frame, painted rather than chrome, and a ladies' version for my wife which did have a chrome frame.
Dang those are nice bikes...
I think I see as much potential in the girl's version as in the boy's...
Good luck and have fun!
Those are cool bikes and one HEFTY sprocket!
All the best on your build!
My Intro <((><
Jesucristo es mi Señor y Salvador!
Well I decided to go for the faux-patina look, I completely stripped the bike, primered, painted yellow, painted green, painted black, final coated in yellow.
Alittle wet sanding here and there and I present to you, mock-up number one!!!
I decided I wanna push bi bike out of my comfort zone so I decided to fabricate a seat, pics follow:
I cut out a basic template of the idea in my head.
Set it on the bike to see how she looks.
I took a router to the edges.
I then cut out some sheet metal.
Wood on both sides of vice and started the beatdown.
Tacked the seams on one side and flipped it.
Tacked on both sides.
Welded up front.
Welded up rear.
Underside (gonna trim at blue line)
Touched up front.
Touched up rear.
Set in place.
Settin a lil high.
As she sits now.
Tons of work left, got a couple of surprises and hopefully original(ish) ideas.
Without givin away too much tonight the wood part on top of the metal will be in black leather and the metal part will be fake patina'd like the yell parts. this seat is gonna have a suspension on her, made of trampoline springs. I am letting that evil voice in my head guide me. I am hopin that this seat is gonna compliment the rack not replace or overtake it, but the voices in my head don't mind collateral damage.
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