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Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 14 - CLASS 1 - BUILD JOURNALS' started by sandman, May 1, 2019.

  1. sandman

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    Like most thing's on wheels I always like to check out the rear first . This oversize bread box will be my trikes trunk . Next I need to tear into the rear axle and see what needs work ? r trunk.jpg
     
  2. sandman

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    I always been told this first look is ok but the second look is a sin .
     
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    Huuummmmm I’m a bread fan ...


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  5. sandman

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    By the size and age of this thing could you imagine how many loafs that went thru it and I bet they were home made . I can smell it now .
     
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    Very cool start!
    Is that a full differential I spy on the trike?
     
  7. sandman

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    More like a trans-axle with built in 3 speed hub . I was told that it came from a Skyway trike from the late 60's ? axle.jpg
     
  8. LukeTheJoker

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    Very cool! Are both wheels driven?
     
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  9. sandman

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    Just the the one opposite of the cog .
     
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    LOL
     
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    Great looking trunk! This'll be fun.
     
  12. sandman

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    It is alot of fun and keeps your mind busy . I decided to dig out my donor bike . It's a 30's or 40's Elgin rust bucket , the house paint is about the same color I want to go with . Going to try and save skirt guards , chain guard , seat post ,stem , sprocket and chain . The bare frame I will be using is also a Elgin but with the curved seat post bar . This was a thrift store bargain I picked up and there's no telling what other parts I might need off it doner elgin.jpg ?
     
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    Fed X just showed up with the Monarch 24" springier fork I'k going to use . So I had to pull out the curved bar Elgin frame to see if the threads on the fork were going to fit . Look like it will , after the fork is completely assembled . This trike is going to be so heavy , it's going to take a ape to start it rolling . I'm going to to find a smaller sprocket or change the name of the bike to
    Blu - Ape ? monarch trial.jpg
     
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    That's a good one! ^ :bigsmile:
     
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    High cool factor with that rear axle, the vintage cool donor bike, and that trunk, oh that trunk.
    Just curious, any junk in that trunk?
     
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    Full of those pesty styrofoam shipping peanuts . Do you need some ?
     
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    This is going to be very cool!
    Lot's of nice parts and the bread box is perfect!!
     
  18. sandman

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    Decided to drag out another old lady from my stash . This ones a J C Higgins (Also a Sears bike ) my brother gave me awhile back .Going try the dog leg crank and chain guard ? The ones on the donor Elgin are in pretty bad shape. I'm sure these will shine up nicely . higgins crank.jpg
     
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    The Higgins crank set cleaned up nice , using karascene and scotch brite pad . The sprocket chrome doesn't appear to be ever polished , but had a thin layer of black sticky stuff on it ? There was no rust whatsoever on it ? h crank cleaned.jpg
     
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    That crank polished up nicely!
     

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