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  1. contraptionist

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    I`m starting with an old elgin bike and a new huffy bike, I plan to use as many new parts as I can in the old elgin frame. I`ve got the paint stripped off the frame and fork but not the fender. I thought I`d enter in class one while waiting for things on my class 2 build, here are some photo`s. PICT1402.JPG PICT1404.JPG PICT1405.JPG PICT1407.JPG
     
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  2. The Renaissance Man

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    Love the Elgin frame! I built one a few years ago.:thumbsup:
     
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  3. contraptionist

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    I have been checking out your skylark, cool bike, like the fenders.
     
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  4. contraptionist

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    I painted the frame House of Rustoleum grape harvest ultra mat but I may clear it before I am done. I picked up a steel elgin robin tank for $20.00, it is solid enough for me to drill holes thru it to set over the seat post, just kidding, it`s a glass tank I paid $200.00 for a few years ago, the rear miss america fender is also glass, I will have to see if I can make these work on the frame. PICT1408.JPG PICT1410.JPG PICT1413.JPG PICT1415.JPG PICT1419.JPG
     
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  5. The Renaissance Man

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    Nice! I haven't seen the reproduction Miss America fenders in fiberglass. Where did you get it?
     
  6. contraptionist

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    I have a `41 miss america bike so I made a fender off it, doesn`t fit this frame without modifications.
     
  7. The Renaissance Man

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  8. sandman

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    I,m very intrigued with this build . It's just my imagination , once again , running away from me .
    Did you also make the fender braces . I'm looking for a right one ?
     
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  9. sandman

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    You put your magic on that one !
     
  10. contraptionist

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    Hi, no I don`t make fender braces, these are fiberglass on this fender and actually a part of it. I haven`t looked at my `41 bike very close lately. I got the glass fender fitting the seat tube better, ready for some grinding and bondo. PICT1424.JPG
     
  11. contraptionist

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    Started fitting the tank on the bike, I may want to move it back some. PICT1437.JPG PICT1438.JPG
     
  12. contraptionist

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    I`ve got one of the two new huffy bike wheels painted, I used straws on the spokes to keep the paint off them. PICT1449.JPG
     
  13. contraptionist

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    I put the new parts from the huffy bike on the elgin frame and tried it out, it rides like a new bike, I don`t like the white I painted the front fender, I will have to come up with something else. Hmmm, I`m thinking but nothing happens! PICT1453.JPG
     
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  14. SwissGuy

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    Paint it to match saddle, and pedals, aka light brown and I think it would fit in nicely.
    (but your bike, just my 2 cents)

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  15. sandman

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    but nothing happens! Brain gas ?
     
  16. Scribble

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    Love it so far ! The girly Elgin's are some of my women bikes
     
  17. contraptionist

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    Darn brain gas!, yes painting the fender to match the saddle and pedals is probably the way to go, paint probably wouldn`t last on the saddle and pedals if I chose to go another color on them.
     
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  18. sandman

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    If you have a auto paint supply house near by they should carry
    SEM paint made for plastics.
     
  19. contraptionist

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    Yes, I could paint the plastic parts also, thanks!.
     
  20. Brian macumber

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    Gonna have to remember that next time I need to paint some rims if I don't feel like taking apart .
     

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