Cleveland Welding Lagniappe

Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 14 - CLASS 1 - BUILD JOURNALS' started by N.Kildare1718, May 1, 2019.

  1. N.Kildare1718

    N.Kildare1718

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    CE7B862E-A4CC-4824-ABDC-5A9CCC25F523.jpeg Early 50s CWC with a little extra.
    Bike has a nice coat of House paint. I plan to Wet sand till a smooth finish. Whatever color comes out once that finish is achieved is the new color. Change a few parts. Have fun.
    Use only parts I have laying around.
    Van Bushnell.
     
  2. Skipton

    Skipton Come out and ride with The Chicago TailDraggers!

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    Love me a Cleveland Welding Company frame.. I’ll be watching :thumbsup:
     
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  3. OddJob

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    Recipe for a cool build: 1 CWC rusty frame. Add @N.Kildare1718
    touches until 'cool'.

    Always enjoy your builds! RaT oN~!
     
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    :thumbsup::forum:
     
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    Perfect plan! :thumbsup:
     
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    I hope you will be pleasantly surprised. I can't wait to see what's underneath.
     
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  8. N.Kildare1718

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    Disassembly is complete. The Finish on back fender and chainguard came out great super smooth . Few small touch ups to do on frame. I was able to uncover the quality seal decal and save some of it. Has Cleveland Welding Company, Roadmaster, AMF all on same decal Good start these parts are ready to Clear 9E1CB573-A660-4C29-97AB-65FA1C47304B.jpeg 6383294D-4CDE-4990-8585-FA2862803B44.jpeg E95F23CB-3EAF-49A1-8A2C-99F91D66030C.jpeg 16843F1F-957E-4F38-8274-AEBA60363B58.jpeg
     
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    Ohhh yeaaahhh! Really diggin' this so far. Very cool Rat-ina!
     
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    Sweet, CWCs are great frames to build customs on...
     
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    That looks amazing!
     
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    Now this is awesome! That came out totally cool!
     
  13. N.Kildare1718

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    Thank you for the positive feedback
    I figured it took someone all day 30 years ago to paint that bike with a brush or roller. I wanted to save their hard work and take it to the next level. I have the forks and front fender left to sand. I Plan to enhance all the character with a little Clear. All my sanding is by touch. I just keep going till I have a even smooth plain. 1500 then 2000. Then finishing sponge. Wet.
     
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    My entry is also covered in brush / roller paint. I like the color, and will try to keep it, while trying to match it on my top and straight bar tubes that I added for the TransMIG-RaT-ion.

    I may add some rust-ina though, just because that's what I do. :bigsmile:

    Your process is bringing out the best in that frame. RaT oN~!
     
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    1679E6FD-EC07-48FE-9C34-7165C6A9EBA3.jpeg CC993199-D2F3-48AF-BABF-140EFB47D545.jpeg 79ABA946-5CFA-44D9-8634-C6D5356C4CB2.jpeg 6C71918F-2869-44BB-A6E1-6DE7BB59C1CD.jpeg F46BDB60-B84B-45A0-8995-4C385B2A8060.jpeg Parts update
    Looking through my parts stash.
    Few changes from OG equipment.
    If I use these forks instead of OG I will not use front fender. I Like these wheels. Classic white with pinstripes. Enough character And patina to match the frame. I will have to find back hub and lace. Probably lace front and back with matching heavy duty spokes. Find a way to work in some copper color to match the riveting on the saddle.
    No clear yet. Rainy days in Houston.
     
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    Agreed!
     
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    Great frame, great fork, awesome seat!!
     
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    2CFCECD9-1770-4B43-9E30-F28ECE0BA721.jpeg Soft build.
    taking a look at how parts will flow. Planning for different wheels, bars and tires. Dull the red paint on the forks. Clear frame, fender and guard. Still thinking about a few splashes of copper. I like the way it sits. Looks long and low.
     
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