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ive been busy:
buy stock in "aircraft" paint stripper!
normally id be sweating my butt off standing infront of the blast cabinet, but since all the chrome is in decent shape, it has to be chemical time!
buy stock in aircraft stripper
the rear rack came out perfectly, only minor pitting in the chrome.
i got a nice little treat when i started cleaning the brake arm - this was black with grease and i had no idea this would be under there
i also spent time cleaning the paint from the original bolts and small hardware - but overall im about ready to start having fun with this thing.
im thinking i want to skirt the back and use a 24 inch wheel for that tail dragger look - the bad news is that the fenders arent in the best shape, stripping paint revealed lots of rust and almost no chrome left - oh well
get ready for it!
And I thought I had the most off the wall frame...boy howdy the X-53 blows mine out of the water...what a COOOOOOOOOOL bike...yessir.slick from stem to stern,dadgumit!!! ...Pappy
REMEMBER...ITS ALL JUST NUTS & BOLTS...OH & GREASE...SOMETIMES PAINT BUT ALWAYS BLOOD,SWEAT & GEARS
Skirted will be perfect because you already have the frame of the skirting built with that rack.
Double Nickle- " All I'm planing on doing is building a awesome bike for me to ride...."
thats slick brotha!
i didnt have the heart to change much on my x-53, i just threw on new tires,bars and seat and alittle paint on the fenders/rack. the frame looks like it was painted with a brush years ago.
cant wait to see the finished project, perhaps it will motivate me to do something with mine.
btw if anybody comes across a tank/chainguard/front fender/light, i'm in the market
These are one of the coolest looking vintage bikes in my opinion, I would love to have one someday. cant wait to see your finished bike!
My Intro: http://ratrodbikes.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=3913
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yeah, im going to keep the skip tooth in it. the bearings still roll as good as they did when it was new.
but i officially hate paint stripper... since i started this project, ive gone through 2 cans. i just wish the fenders were in better shape
i have to beg a few friends to let me use their sandblaster for the frame and fork!
i got some sheet metal for my skirt idea, and i pulled a 24 incher off my silver king to give it that taildragger look
well hello there mr.freshly sandblasted frame, i want you to meet mr. primer
so finally i bribed my friend to let me use his blast cabinet, all it took was a bottle of chimay beer.
it sucks because i actually like the primer color, but im still searching for some ideas about the colors!
i cant wait to start assembly
i copped out and painted it semi-gloss black
ive got some other ideas that will have to do..
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