Prewar Shelby Eagle Gamble (Jinxed) Finished

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  1. kensmurray

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    I just received my Shelby frame in the mail today, so why not enter the build off.
    I've wanted to build a Shelby bike to go with my Shelby GT500KR.
    Kenny
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  2. Glen

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    Nice. It'll be cool to see it match that Shelby GT. Do you have other components yet?

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  3. kensmurray

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    I was going through my parts tonight. I believe I have enough parts to build the bike, I'll mock it up a few times to see what works best. I don't want to show my hand for a few more days.
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  4. Falstaff

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    Awesomeness.
     
  5. kingfish254

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    Great lines on both Shelbys!
     
  6. Jarod24

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    Nice start! Nice bikes in the background too.
     
  7. kensmurray

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    I had the time tonight to throw a few parts at the old Shelby.
    Kenny
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    I'm going with an aluminum rims to match the car, to stay old style I'm running a skip tooth setup. Carlisle Lightning Dart rear tire.
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    Using my black Brooks seat.
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    Bearing cups are shot, never seen a pair with gouges like these.
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    Put a mockup crank in to get the chain length correct.
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  8. kensmurray

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    I guess I'm really getting tired, I'm starting to like the ugly green color.
    The frame has a LOT of dents, what do ya'll think leave the dents to show the bikes history or remove the dents, and loose it's history?
     
  9. Schwinnspastic

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    Stunning and the bike is cool , I'll follow along Kenny !
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  10. kensmurray

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    Thanks for all the great comments.
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  11. LukeTheJoker

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    Welcome to the build-off, great bike!
    I vote keep the history...

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  12. Falstaff

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    Dents add character
     
  13. horsefarmer

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    Is that green the OG paint?
     
  14. kensmurray

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    No it's a real bad repaint. It's tough though, it laughs at carburetor cleaner.
    I believe this is what it originally looked like.
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  15. horsefarmer

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    I've had good results removing paint with easy off oven cleaner.
     
  16. kensmurray

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    Thanks, I'll give it a try.
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  17. Kevin Kanouff

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    Welcome to the build off! Love the car and the bike.
     
  18. kensmurray

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    This is the aluminum rim that I'm going to use drop center in the front and a wider aluminum flat rim in the rear.
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    Kick stand from a JC Higgins Colorflow.
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    Found these bad boys in the garage.
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    To tie the bike in with the car the bike is going to have a Shelby vin. tag with the bike vin.# The tag I'm going to use is for a 68 Shelby the one pictured is for a 65 Shelby.
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    I'm going to bolt in an aluminum panel and paint it black.
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    Not sure if I'm going to use the 428 cobra jet emblems, at 40.00 ea.
     
  19. Glen

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    Instead of the snake and the Cobra Jet 428, have you considered making vents to put there that replicate the ones on the car?

    Glen.
     
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  20. Funkme

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    Great theme to go with...Looks like its all coming together.
    Interesting to see the color under the green.
    Mo history revealed the better...Dings and all.
     

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