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FRANKENSHELBY ! - a little newer that I first thought..

Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 14 - CLASS 1 - BUILD JOURNALS' started by horsefarmer, Jun 11, 2019.

  1. horsefarmer

    horsefarmer

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    Primer & white then black... Giving 24 hrs between to dry.
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    Not happy with coverage of black and gonna re coat today.
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    Going to lightly sand transition between white and black and re mask white further in and hope for a kind of fogged effect? Also going to curve tape to reshape edge.
     
  2. KJV

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    A Red pinstripe ,between,,
    the Black, & White..
    Would look good.:):39:
     
  3. Yooperman

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    Red pin stripe to match the fenders!
     
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  4. horsefarmer

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    Final frame paint and pinstripes!
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  5. Scribble

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    I dig it super clean !
     
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  6. horsefarmer

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    Thanks! That's what I'm after, bike as found was so ratty yet the lines are so nice I wanted to show 'em off.
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    Added bearing cups and test fit an old Huffy crank.
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    I like the delicate thin vintage look of the crank, but it needs work.
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    The crank arms were twisted (not 180 apart) heated center with torch and carefully straightened and left to air cool down.
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    A test fit shows the right arm is bent inward, and is gonna need bending back. gonna have to be easy on the heat so I can sane the chrome! bent crank 1.jpg bent crank 2.jpg
     
  7. Yooperman

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    Still trying to save that crank! Maybe put the crank in a donor frame and put a broken pedal in the bent arm so you can measure its trueness during the bend. Good luck with the challenge.
     
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  8. Chad T

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    Tasty looking ride. Great job on the paint. Looks like somebody put some serious tork on them cranks.
     
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  9. horsefarmer

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    Straightened crank.
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    Now right crank clears chainstay same as left. Pedals look a little wonky because they are not fully tightened in the crank. I also added a washer to space the chainring outboard a bit...
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    Chrome got little discolored though polish helped remove it.
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  10. horsefarmer

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    Have painted wheels with red pins from same Huffman bike as the crank. Added red Duro tires... red 1.JPG red 2.JPG red 3.JPG
    And the chrome rims and white wall tires it came with...
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  11. Chad T

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    Hard to go wrong there. Both sets look great. Not a fan of red tires but those look killer. Love the ww/chrome too. Tough choice. Guess I like the white walls with chrome rims a little better.
     
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  12. OddJob

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    I'm going to have to agree with Chad, the ww and chrome, and the tread on the tires, seem to go better with the frame / fork / bars.

    Seems like for me the colored tires only really work on a chrome bike or a raw finish bike. But that's just my preference.
     
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  13. handyandy1100

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    The red tires make the red stripes stand out better, but I am inclined to agree with the previous responses in favor of the white walls. You could split the difference and go with red walls. [​IMG]

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  14. Captain Awesome

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    Beat me to it ^

    I was thinking red walls also



    or do both :D

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  15. horsefarmer

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    Did a mock up with the chainguard and a 44t chainring. chainguard 1.jpg chainguard 2.jpg
    I agree maybe a chrome frame would look best with these very red Duro tires, and I can always swap em back to wide whites later on.

    I'm wanting to run older stuff if possible and the Sachs Komet 20t on the painted wheels allows an easier pedal for cruising and some hills. :grin:
     
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  16. handyandy1100

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    I can dig wanting to use older stuff. I also understand the 22t rear sprocket! I put one on my Spaceliner so I could keep the original 46t front sprocket.

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  17. The Renaissance Man

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    Really pops with the red tires!
     
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  18. OddJob

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    I've got a 48 x 20 on this bike, and it's a beast to keep rolling on any incline. But I only have about 1/16 of an inch clearance on both sides of the rear stays, so the chain tension / line is perfect right now! :bigsmile:

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  19. kingfish254

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    The white rims with the red duros look best with the paint scheme.
    Hard to go wrong with a Shelby
     
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  20. horsefarmer

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    Was given this ratty seat by Yooperman, and bought the seat post for $5 at a swap...[​IMG]
    The angle was wrong so I took the funky curves out by heating it with s torch, and turned it into a lucky 7.
    Ran old air hose around the ragged seat pan edge to prevent ripping the leather.
    Used an old yoga mat for padding and used this method to form leather to pan.
    http://ratrodbikes.com/forum/index....seat-or-not-how-to-recover.33484/#post-326757
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