FRANKENSHELBY ! - Paint!

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

  1. horsefarmer

    horsefarmer

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2014
    Messages:
    2,883
    Location:
    Peshtigo Wisconsin
    I picked this at the Ann Arbor swap. Complete except missing crank, sprocket, chain seat post and seat, but came with decent newer wheels and tires that I believe came from a 70's Murray. Gonna be a hodgepodge of vintage and newer parts. Aim is to build a comfortable cruiser that will attract attention.
    IMG_5604.JPG

    Frame has been described as a "Scimitar", I believe this bike is pre-war, mfg. in 1932.
    scimitar curved sword.jpg
    Fun facts:

    Scimitar was used in the middle ages by a Saracen. It originated in the Middle East and has a distinctive curved blade designed for slicing enemies from horseback. The blade is single-edged and curved ending with a sharp point. The blades were ranged from 30 to 36 inches in length. The blade had two styles, such as narrowly curved and deeply curved. This medieval weapon could inflict serious injury to a knight in armor. Due to their relatively light weight, scimitars were commonly used in horse warfare. It was an ideal weapon for slashing opponents while riding on a horse. Mongols, Rajputs and Sikhs used scimitars in battles.
    Fork bent back into shape. Tires and tubes look sound, once I got them apart and dried out as they had water in them!
    Stripped black paint off,
    which left orange, under that is black and under that is original red paint!
    IMG_5392.JPG
    At least all that paint protected the fasteners, as everything unbolts easily.
    IMG_5396.JPG
     
  2. sandman

    sandman

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2018
    Messages:
    176
    Location:
    NEW SMYRNA BEACH FL.
    I was wondering where horsefarmer was , better late then never . Your sword is nice , but this might end up being a gun fight ?:happy:
     
    horsefarmer and OddJob like this.
  3. OddJob

    OddJob

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2012
    Messages:
    5,847
    Location:
    Maplewood, MN
    Yes! The Equestrian Agriculturalist is in!
    Nice start for a build. Will enjoy following this one.
     
    horsefarmer likes this.
  4. Scribble

    Scribble

    Joined:
    May 14, 2013
    Messages:
    1,823
    Location:
    Boise, ID
    I dig it !
     
    horsefarmer likes this.
  5. horsefarmer

    horsefarmer

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2014
    Messages:
    2,883
    Location:
    Peshtigo Wisconsin

    Ha ha. As soon as I read this I had to post this clip. Maybe have to change name to Colt 45?
     
  6. sandman

    sandman

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2018
    Messages:
    176
    Location:
    NEW SMYRNA BEACH FL.
    That is so funny .
     
  7. The Renaissance Man

    The Renaissance Man __CERTIFIED DIVER__ (Open Water & Open Dumpster) Pro Member

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2012
    Messages:
    7,408
    Location:
    The Tropics of Alabama
    Multiple layers of paint is good for protecting metal!
    I'm not sure which picture is before and which is after paint stripping.:39:
     
    horsefarmer likes this.
  8. horsefarmer

    horsefarmer

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2014
    Messages:
    2,883
    Location:
    Peshtigo Wisconsin
    IMG three.jpg IMG four.jpg
    Sorry RM, the second pic is actually as I found the bike.
    Did mock up today with different fenders and chainguard.
     
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2019
  9. horsefarmer

    horsefarmer

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2014
    Messages:
    2,883
    Location:
    Peshtigo Wisconsin
    Paint plan. Looking at Shelbys shown online as reference... red chain guard.jpg
     
  10. horsefarmer

    horsefarmer

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2014
    Messages:
    2,883
    Location:
    Peshtigo Wisconsin
    Stripped down to frame, don't think any paint is worth saving on it.:cry:May try more oven cleaner on the lumpy super heavy drips and runs, or maybe just try a wire wheel and or sandpaper to prep for paint.
    IMG_5641.JPG
    Such a cool head badge!
    IMG_5651.JPG
     
  11. OddJob

    OddJob

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2012
    Messages:
    5,847
    Location:
    Maplewood, MN
    Whatever you do, don't touch that badge! It's perfect as is!

    This frame would be a great candidate for Zip Strip. It's toxic so lay down a plastic drop cloth you can wrap up and throw later, wear heavy duty rubber gloves and have no exposed skin, 3M breathing filter, and you will have great results.

    I put it on pretty thick, then let it sit for 20 mins. Scrape off with a plastic scraper / putty knife for all but the small corners. Use a bendable scaper cut from a Cool Whip container (you can make 4-5 from one container) to get around and in between.

    Here's a couple of photos from my work on my Desert Sky klunker build a few years back. IMG_20150727_085125.jpg
    IMG_20150727_085223.jpg
    That curved tool I found at a flea market. Worked great for the rounded surfaces!

    IMG_20150727_092711.jpg

    Yup! A brazed frame underneath all that heavy orange paint.

    IMG_20150729_145220 (1).jpg

    And a fresh spray bomb paint job.
     
  12. handyandy1100

    handyandy1100

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2017
    Messages:
    611
    Location:
    Willow Spring, NC
    All those red splatters and red on that putty knife and gloves looks like some horrible murder scene.

    Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk
     
  13. horsefarmer

    horsefarmer

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2014
    Messages:
    2,883
    Location:
    Peshtigo Wisconsin
    Got this post and seat out of my stash. Don't know why it isn't a regular lucky 7 post tho.
    seat post.jpg
    Can't get seat flat, have to put seat guts forward to get seat not to tilt at a jaunty angle...
    seat 1.jpg seat angle.jpg
    I'm sure I would like to offset the seat as far back as possible for leg comfort. Does anone know if I can heat and bend the top of the seat post to remove the curves and make it a regular lucky 7 laid back post?
     
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2019
    Captain Awesome and Scribble like this.
  14. horsefarmer

    horsefarmer

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2014
    Messages:
    2,883
    Location:
    Peshtigo Wisconsin
    IMG_5674.JPG Well, The icky paint is finally gone! IMG_5677.JPG The heavy brushed on layers saved the threads from rust but what a pain to remove. IMG_5659.JPG Got the bars, stem and truss rods stripped and polished. The chrome is missing is some spots, maybe some silver paint will help? IMG_5670.JPG IMG_5667.JPG Cool fork details...
     
  15. horsefarmer

    horsefarmer

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2014
    Messages:
    2,883
    Location:
    Peshtigo Wisconsin
    Primer applied, IMG_5679.JPG IMG_5681.JPG IMG_5682.JPG
     
    modelcarjedi, KJV, Scribble and 8 others like this.
  16. OddJob

    OddJob

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2012
    Messages:
    5,847
    Location:
    Maplewood, MN
    Moving right along on this!
     
    horsefarmer likes this.
  17. horsefarmer

    horsefarmer

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2014
    Messages:
    2,883
    Location:
    Peshtigo Wisconsin
    Trying to get the painting done before weekend rains! :rofl:
     
    OddJob likes this.
  18. OddJob

    OddJob

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2012
    Messages:
    5,847
    Location:
    Maplewood, MN
    Yeah, it's coming. Should hit us sometime tomorrow night. Sounds like an all-weekender.
     
    horsefarmer likes this.
  19. Yooperman

    Yooperman

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2015
    Messages:
    174
    Location:
    Upper Michigan
    Looking good! Can’t wait to see some fresh color.
     
    horsefarmer likes this.
  20. sandman

    sandman

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2018
    Messages:
    176
    Location:
    NEW SMYRNA BEACH FL.
    We have been getting afternoon heavy rains for two weeks now .
     
    horsefarmer likes this.

Share This Page