Route 66 Rollfast Cruiser BOTEN! Finished

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  1. Vintage-Iron

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    I am going to throw my hat in the ring for the first time. My wife brought this frame home a while back, and she wants me to build it into a cruiser. In her words "not ratty, shiny paint" So it will be a resto/mod (mild Custom) project. I will likely look for advice along the way.
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    it came with a rear rim with three speed hub, I will keep the hub at least. here it is up on some rims. I might try to find a springer front fork.
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  2. Vintage-Iron

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    I would love to keep the crusty paint, but in the name of domestic harmony, shiny paint. I am thinking fat creme tires
     
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  3. Glen

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    Nice starting point. Fat cream tyres sounds good. Any ideas on colour? I'm sure the wife has input there.

    And I really like that caravan in the background... is it a wee teardrop?

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  4. G-Matt

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    Cool got love a women who say build me a bike . Good bike to start with ,the 3 speed will be cool she will like that . Also like your little camper ( caned ham ) getter done


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  5. Vintage-Iron

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    The Camper/Caravan is a 1947
    possibly bright blue, 1947 teardrop trailer
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  6. G-Matt

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    Very cool


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    It would look good in the color of the wheels on tear drop or maybe a little liter green. It would tie the two together . Look good at the camper shows ...


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    I was thinking the same thing. That green on the wheels would look nice with creme fatties.
     
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    Better yet, bare metal with matching green rims and all black balloon tires.
     
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  10. G-Matt

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    O ya , I think you should just sell us the tear drop & bike , as a bundle ... LOL


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    I'm going with all the guys above. Match it to the caravan.Would look great as a set.
     
  12. LukeTheJoker

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    Very cool! That current fork looks a little bent though, if you are switching to a springer it is not an issue, but if you are keeping that one, there are some good threads for fixing it if you run a search on the forum...

    Luke.
     
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  13. Vintage-Iron

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    A bit of work has been done , got it thrown together with wheels and tires,so I could test ride it.
    probability wont be done in time... But I will step it up into high gear. pics to follow soon.
     
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  14. Vintage-Iron

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    excuse the blue tape on the spokes

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    Love this patina, I will miss it!

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  15. Vintage-Iron

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    tonight I tore the whole bike down to start prepping for paint.
     
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    I'd have a hard time covering up that patina too....after all, it took years to achieve that level of beauty! Of course, that's the perspective of someone on the verge of sexagenarianism.....(I wonder if that will get through the censor filter....):rolleyes:
     
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    What color did you decide on?
     
  18. Vintage-Iron

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    Well Kingfish, SWMBO decided on a kinda teal blue, I was liking the green, but blue it is. The color will be close to that of her car 2009 Mini Cooper oxygen blue

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  19. Vintage-Iron

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    love your Beer Boy build
     
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    Love the shifter and cable!
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    I had to google that one. :21:
     
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