kingfish254 wrote:yoothgeye wrote:Remove an "A" from that hanging emblem and you can represent something else... anonymously.
Or just cover over the middle "A" by with an airline liqour bottle .
Haha, that made me laugh.
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Haha, that made me laugh.
Check out my Build-Off bike: ☆ 1936 Off-Roadmaster Klunker ☆
Thanks for the views, Yah, the hammered part was to refer to the paint and the fact the bike frame was old and appeared to have had a hard life. The adult beverage part of this is really out of character for me. I'm a couple beers a month kind o guy. I did a beer tour at Old Chicago that took me around 14 years to get to 110. Time will tell where this goes. Put the first coat of paint on the frame this AM. Just had A thought for the rear rack area...
That's gonna look slick, I mean rough, I mean hammered!!!!
Cleaned up the handlebars today, noticed they had Torrington stamped on one end. I'm going to use them in their present condition, after using my rust remover with brass brush they look presentable, a bit rat. Also picked up some parts for a rear cargo wooden basket.
Now yer talkin'
Those would be perfect!
Thanks Randy for the offer. I looked at a couple other places yesterday, then took a look at mine again. My ball peen hammer belonged to my dad so I decided to try it. It looks almost identical to yours. Got some strapping at Home Depot per Kingfish. The hammer seems to fit the tank space. This gives me an excuse to get a new one. Also started rear rack wooden basket. Borrowing an idea I saw at Tom Sawyers.
Thanks for the suggestion and info Kingfish.
Started on a wooden basket for the rear should hold two packs of adult beverages if desired or a grocery bag. Roughly 13x9x9 in size. Also provides a mounting location for AAA plaque.
Good luck with your build. I to am suppose to get more active according to my doctor. Managing to loose some pounds with less TV, more riding, yard and garage work.
Here are some progress photos for the rear basket, or could serve as front basket also...
Overall dimensions are 13-1/2" x 9-1/2" wide x 8-1/4" high. It is constructed from 3/8" exterior grade plywood, 11/16" x 11/16", and 3/16" x 1-3/8" pine from trim section at HD. #8-3/4 pan head screws are holding everthing together along with long finish nails at corners installed vertically due to not thinking things out completely prior to assembly excitement. Predrilled all the holes, just one minor wood split which is inside at bottom fillet.
Added some Minwax pecan stain that i had used on something else. The material cost is way less than the cost of a similar basket for purchase. But when taking into account the labor hours, I should have bought one, but what fun is that. My wife just shakes her head. I have an old wire basket fork mount that I think will work on the rear of Higgins. Just need to come up with a way add stabilizer mounting bracket to rear fender bridge. A rack would simplify mounting the crate.
Wheels are being laced up. Need to add another coat of paint to frame, not getting as much hammering efect as I want. Still undecided on the fork, chrome or painted?
First get a regualr old school rack then find a couple of rusty hand saws and cut the teeth side about an inch. Then use those to skin the back braces of the rack.
Not to saisfied with the Hammered Rosemary paint so far. After doing a second coat I lightly sanded with 800 grit. I shot a third coat this AM. Just can't seem to hold the mottled effect depicted on the plastic top of the can. Spraying on heavy side produces runs, spraying in bursts seems to help some. I am getting a rough finish that appears if you were painting ofer rust pitted material. But it is a Rat Rod Bike after all so perfection isn't in the game plan.
I had better results spraying the chrome fork with a Hammered Brown, it seemed to settle into the mottled tones more effectively. I didn't sand the fork so if it goes back to chrome at some point, it will still have some shine left.
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