CWC Western Flyer Build

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  1. Antknee

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    Hello, thought I would post since it's been a while, I am now working on a CWC western flyer? with many modern upgrades. photos to follow.

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    Phil Marshall dated the frame to production during 1948. That is appropriate for the pattern of the frame which is a CWC 3-Gill type frame The original chain ring pattern makes it likely the bike was originally branded and retailed by Western Autos.
    After some cleaning up I found some rust that needs repaired.

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    I mocked up the bike with the parts I wanted here is what she look like.

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    A Monster inspired green theme will ensue....

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  2. kingfish254

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    Love the lines of those CWCs!
     
  3. Antknee

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    Well got some welding done this morning, found more rust but I think I have it all repaired, will do some paper wheel sanding on it and get it to the body filler stage by lunch

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  4. Antknee

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    Got the crank set together, the front and rear sprockets are almost one to one
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    I am using this with a three speed hub so I wouldn't be pedaling my butt off all the time, should be kind of like a single speed with a lower gear for hills
     
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    Got the first layer of body filler on and sanded now I need to get some spot filler putty
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    next Ill scuff the whole frame and get it ready for primer....
     
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    Great work!

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    Agreed! I dig the green paint too.
     
  8. Antknee

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    well I got some time to paint today although I did not get any pictures of the primer I did get pictures of the finished paint job, not bad for rattle can.

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    Green with envy! :D

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    I'm really liking this build.
     
  11. Antknee

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    well I got her put back together, here is a preliminary picture.
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    more details to come....
     
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    I like that you painted the spring on the fork... looks awesome...
     
  13. Antknee

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    Here are some detailed pics
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    painted the spring and the struts, makes for a more uniform build I think.
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    this sprocket is off a bmx some kid was throwing away it's a 25 tooth with the rear being a 22 tooth it's almost one to one and with the three speed it works like a regular single speed coaster with some hill climbing gears/
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    the seat post hole on this frame was small, so I used a 5/8 inch bolt that was about 10 inches long and welded the seat mounting bracket to the bolt head, works pretty good.
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    solid rubber works for me as I am forever replacing tubes and repairing flats, due the sand burs and goat head stickers in this area so I decided to go solid this time and I like it, now I can ride almost anywhere I want.
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    got some switchblade grips, the leather is nice and looks good too, indexed three speed shifter will probably be replaced with a frame mounted stick but I am not sure yet.
     
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    Great bike!

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    I'm not a big fan of green, but I do like the one you used on this build. Great work...
     
  16. Antknee

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    Can we move this thread to the winter build off forum? not sure how to do this who do I PM?
     
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    Anyone with "Moderator" under their name. @rrbadmin is probably your best bet.

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