RRBBO13 Lucky 13 - She's Done



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Well here is my entry, 1938-41 Elgin Twin-Bar. I'll get some more detailed photos of my parts pile posted up soon. This is just going to be a classic Scribbles restomod, all I've done since getting it was collecting as many original parts I could get my hands on.
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That bike is right up your alley! RaT oN!
 
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You can't go wrong with a Twin frame. I still love riding mine and I look forward to seeing how you build yours out.
 
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Well here's the parts pile, only thing I'm is missing is a drop/kick stand. Otherwise I've got all the parts to put a nice Twin-20 together.
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Found this super sweet Elgin Deco stem
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That paint on the fenders is original so I'm thinking of soaking them in OA, then painting the frame to match them, thats the plan so far.
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Torrington 10 pedals and OG sprocket.
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Found these original Torrington half moon bars.
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Sadly I could not find a set of Elgin Air Cooled wheels for this bike, but I did get these nice prewar New Departure wheels that will work perfect for this restomod.
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They have these cool pie crust tires mounted, but I'm gonna use them for my Murray Curve Bar, so I'm going to use these awesome cream Lightings for the Twin.
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Cadet Speedo and a nice set of OG salt&pepper shaker grips.
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And a custom RRB license plate
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Glad to see that the plate turned out well. :)

Gonna be an epic build!
I was super excited when I got it in the mail, turned out perfect thanks a bunch @Rat Rod
 
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.some of the jams I rock out to when working in the shop.
 
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Took the bike down, to get ready for paint stripper.
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After two rounds of paint stripper I still had to take the wire brush to the frame.
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You are making good time Scribbs! That frame is cool. :thumbsup:
 
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Very nice bud such a great pile of parts you have accumulated.
I usually like some color on a bike. But I will agree about being on the fence with the bare metal . It dose look pretty cool, a bit of a Art Deco look.


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You are making good time Scribbs! That frame is cool. :thumbsup:
I'm trying to slow my roll for this build off, I tend to get really obsessive with my projects. And I end up running out of stuff to do.

And I have to agree this is one of the most beautiful frames I've ever worked on. I mocked the bike up and it really is a striking bicycle.

Very nice bud such a great pile of parts you have accumulated.
I usually like some color on a bike. But I will agree about being on the fence with the bare metal . It dose look pretty cool, a bit of a Art Deco look.


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Just wait I'll post the mock up, I'm super tempted to leave it bare now. especially since the green fenders add that little bit of color needed.
 
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I spent some time today sanding the frame down, and did a little mock up. I'm going to order some OA on Monday so I can clean up the fenders and rims.
One thing I'd love input on would be, leave it Bare steel, or should I go ahead with my forced patina paint job idea. I'm leaning towards bare steel as of right now.
 
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More jams

 

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I don't think I have seen one of these done bare steel, so I would vote for bare. Would you go all bare, or use the fenders and other parts to bring color in?
Looking sharp!
 
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