better late than never

Oct 14, 2006
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Here she is, my entry. I think it's a schwinn knock off from the late fifties or sixties. When I got it, it was rusty and reddish with no markings. Sorry about the late progress pictures, my camera was on the fritz. Anyways I've already painted her with some rustoleum satin accent paprika(my new favorite satin paint, It's like a nice satin red primer), and some krylon semi flat black, and a little striping with white(still learning to pinstripe)

I was hesitant to use this frame because it had some bad history, I guess it had thrown about three people to the ground in unexpected accidents. Oh well, live like there's no tommorrow, right?

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Oct 14, 2006
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This is my first donor bike for the project. Just scored it the other day from a farm where it had been run over and left for dead in the bushes. The back wheel was destroyed as was the back fender, but I scored a lot of nice parts off it, headset, forks, sprocket, crank, pedals, grips, stem, etc. all pure schwinn suburban.




Sorry about the late pictures.
 
Oct 14, 2006
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petaluma, CA
found my seat, crusty and rusty, just the way I like it:



twenty minutes with the brillo on a stick:




and it's nice and shiny, with a finish you can't get anywhere else but with a little help from good ole mother nature.
 
Oct 14, 2006
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petaluma, CA
now tryin' to decide on chainguards:

i like the skyrider but i think the black looks a little better

awww i'll decide later, things always change.
 
Oct 14, 2006
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petaluma, CA
had to ditch the shiny headset for the original, polished to rat status:

oh yeah, and my forks came, not too ratty but I can't afford those hundred dollar monarks I dream about.
 
Oct 14, 2006
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petaluma, CA
here's my wheels, one from a dump score western flyer, one from the bike gods?


and my tires:


ready to roll

not that exciting, I know, but it's all part of the process i guess.
 
what do you mean"Not that exciting"
it's looking good...And those tires!

I think Rat Rod has the same one's...
and I want those tires....and a set of Monarch Double Springers...
just as bad!

it's looking great!

keep postin up pic's...it's the same when restoring or Rodding a Car!
you always wish after that you had taken more Pictures..

looking great Yustin :mrgreen:
peace,
Kev.
 
Oct 14, 2006
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petaluma, CA
wanted to lower my seating a bit

i couldn't get my hands on anything else so i pillaged my 48 higgins for its post

first i had to fit the smaller bracket back into a beat seat


 
Oct 14, 2006
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petaluma, CA
the seat bracket is really wacked so i had to wack it some more

after the beating it needed some more adjustment to fit the post into the bracket so that it would sit right

then it fit pretty good


 
Oct 14, 2006
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petaluma, CA
now i needed to work on the fact that the post was way too small for the seat tube. first to hack the original post a little



alright, I still have some play in between the old and new posts, time for some good ole emt

hacked off another piece to the puzzle, that 1/2" emt is the perfect size for both the posts inside and out, I am very pleased indeed.