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I don’t think I’m keeping the megabasket on this one, but I’m definitely keeping it for a future build. I could haul all sorts of things in it. I think the frame has a “fast” look to it so I think the basket would be better suited on a bike that looks slower. I haven’t located the numbers on the frame yet , but from some of the early research I’ve done, it looks like a 58 Huffy Impala. No head badge.


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Jul 24, 2013
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It’s disassembled! This is the first time since I got it last summer that I looked at it closely. Ugh! Crumby paint job on it . One cool thing is, if it’s a Huffy, it has a license on it from Celina, OH ( home of Huffy bikes ). One thing that makes me question the production year now is that if the license expires in 66, it seems that 6-7 years is a short time for it to warrant a homemade paint job. Maybe it’s older? The only numbers I found on it were under the bottom bracket, 811.



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After scrubbing the frame down this evening with some steel wool and T-9, it’s revealing an interesting look.

I also found some barely visible numbers under the paint. Looks like it begins with CH9 then a couple numbers I can’t make out, and then either a 46 or 48



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AND I found more history under some crusty, cracked old paint...

Were these old Huffy head badges decals? Painted on? Or was it somehow “stained” from a head badge that used to be there. Actually, I don’t think there are any screw holes for the badge.


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I’ve continued to “peel the onion” as Kingfish has put it, and I may keep the paint. Interesting thing concerning the head badge is that there are no hardware holes. I checked outside and inside the head tube.


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That is strange. It is a cantilever...so it has to be after '57-ish...and it has that '66 license on it...and a definite imprint of the '60-ish badge (along with that era's chainring and guard).

Here is the '60 catalog...
https://thecabe.com/forum/media/albums/1960-huffy-dealer-catalog.2053/
...and it doesn't show any models that have a wrap around tank light that would preclude a badge. I would guess the next part of the onion to peel would be the chainguard...to see if there are any model specific graphics hidden under the paint.

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