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1935 Speedway Special- New fender! (new-old rust)

Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 8 - TRADITIONAL BIKES' started by blackdiamond, May 6, 2013.

  1. blackdiamond

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    I am entering my first big build off with a 1935 Shelby Speedway Special! I have great plans for this bike in store :mrgreen:
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    Parden the pictures, im running on cell phone pics for two more weeks before a new camera :oops:
     
  2. kentercanyon

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    Re: 1935 Speedway Special- The SS

    That's a CWC frame for sure. Could have been a Shelby Airflo or a western auto bike circa 1935-37. Send close ups of the dropouts, seat post clamp and the serial number next, also anything else that came with the frame when you got it.
     
  3. blackdiamond

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    Re: 1935 Speedway Special- The SS

    Haha dont need to, already done a lil research on it to get the year, and the headbadge says "Speedway Special" :mrgreen:
     
  4. kentercanyon

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    Re: 1935 Speedway Special- The SS

    The reason we ask about the serial number and other details is that plenty of others want to date their similar frames and we're trying to build up a knowledge base by documenting what we can. If your frame has the top tube split into a Y before it reaches the seat post (which it should) you've got a very cool frame. I'm guessing the headbadge is squarish, too and has a nice script lettering.

    Shelby is famous for their Donald Duck bike of later vintage, but these frames were made by CWC I think. There's a thread somewhere that was started that attempts to assemble some info on the company and the brands they sold to, and some serial number info that helps make sense of things.
     
  5. ratina

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    Re: 1935 Speedway Special- The SS

    It looks like a Shelby built frame, should have the tubes split around the seat post. CWC didn't make these
     
  6. blackdiamond

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    Re: 1935 Speedway Special- The SS

    Thanks ratina, i knew this, but havent been on much latly :wink:
     
  7. blackdiamond

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    Re: 1935 Speedway Special- The SS

    Heres pic from when i bought it, ive only added some clear and got some dirt off yesterday.

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  8. ratina

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    Re: 1935 Speedway Special- The SS


    I figured you did, just correcting the other statement.

    Love that headbadge on there!
     
  9. kingfish254

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    Re: 1935 Speedway Special- The SS

    Love that frame and badge!
    Good luck!
     
  10. tailhole

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    Re: 1935 Speedway Special- The SS

    schweet.
     
  11. Lowlife Lucas

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    Re: 1935 Speedway Special- The SS

    That frame! 8)
     
  12. SCHWINNRAY69

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    Re: 1935 Speedway Special- The SS

    Sweet frame! :mrgreen:
     
  13. Green Dragon

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    Re: 1935 Speedway Special- The SS

    Nice start :)

    Definately watchign to see this one. Have fun.
     
  14. erichitscar

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    Re: 1935 Speedway Special- The SS

    What are your plans?
     
  15. BatavusRod

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    Re: 1935 Speedway Special- The SS

    That's a nice frame, and a realy cool headbadge!! lovit :oops:
     
  16. blackdiamond

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    Re: 1935 Speedway Special- The SS

    Gonna start the build up of it tomorrow, better pics and details to come :mrgreen:
     
  17. blackdiamond

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    Re: 1935 Speedway Special- The SS

    The possible tires- apparently no longer made grey specialized hemispheres (unless i find some brick red color tires)
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    The custom rat-rodish bars- extended AMF muscle
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    If anyone has some red aged Hunt-Wilde gripes LMK :wink:
     
  18. kingfish254

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    Re: 1935 Speedway Special- The SS

    Nice tires, but those wicked apes steal the show!! Fastest looking apes out there!
     
  19. SCHWINNRAY69

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    Awesome apes!! :D Looks bad butt :mrgreen:
     
  20. blackdiamond

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    Re: 1935 Speedway Special- Need a Seat!!

    Well i need a seat for this roller, sorta brooks style, anyone got one?

    Anyways, updates tomorrow!! :mrgreen:
     

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