Sawsall time

Discussion in 'ANYTHING GOES BUILD OFF' started by Schwinnspastic, Oct 2, 2009.

  1. Schwinnspastic

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    Been wanting to cut one up for a while now and I'm bored with this one so I guess I'll pick up a few new blades.
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    still have a pile of parts to throw at it
     
  2. deorman

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    Man, if this keeps up my tank-bike could end up being worth something! 8)
     
  3. sensor

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    just leave the fork alone or ill hunt you down :p
    glad to see you in :mrgreen:
     
  4. UncleKudzu

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    think twice before you cut! that's a beauty!
     
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    the chaingaurd is the best part! keep that in the build.
     
  6. jondutch46

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    I agree... one sweet chainguard!
     
  7. Schwinnspastic

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    As usual , I bait the hook and make my cast but I dont hardly get a bite.....I didn't figure many of you would
    think I would actually cut up that bike but I will cut on the Schwinn in the back of this photo !
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    Its a bike I have had for quite a while and deserves a make over and in the proccess I am also building a new
    frame jig out of an old trailer axle ,bike parts and some square tubing for this and future builds so here is the
    start with an old frame being used for dimentional purposes only ... I dont plan on cutting this frame !
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    I have this old tank that doesn't fit any of my Schwinns so I plan on doing a little modification to the frame
    to compensate :mrgreen: and maybe a few other mods .
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    as you can see its a bit small for a 26" frame and too big for a stingray , mods will be chop, rake , seat post
    tube replacement and a mild stretch of the bottom bracket.
     
  8. cman

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    Is the tank more bait? If that is old, it may be for a 24". Maybe worth some money.
     
  9. Schwinnspastic

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    Clancy, No its not bait and I do plan on using it in the build. Yes it is old and for a 24", probably worth a few
    bucks but I dont have a frame that fits so I'll make it fit the bigger frame with the help of the sawsall.
    The frame has been slightly modified at the seat tube already so its a perfect candidate for a chop job.
     
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  11. Schwinnspastic

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    Well Thank You , I actually joined the club in "72 so I have been choppin up Schwinns for a few decades :)
    ' cept back in those days they rode a little weird :?:
     
  12. ratina

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    If thats an original 24" tank its worth $$$ but its yours so do what you want with it.
     
  13. ElChupacabra

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    Looks rad. Let the sawzall loose on that vintage stuff! Dont forget to set the original Schwinn stuff on fire too for increased patina. And most importantly post your carnage over on The CABE....
     
  14. sensor

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    you wont really offend that many people over there........maybe 3 or 4.........most are into things non- schwinn :p
     
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    movin' along slowly, dividing my time with the bike and my fly tying ( its fishing season in my backyard )
    so I managed to strip off the wheels and fenders and started throwing a few parts on ....I really have no clue
    as to the direction I'm going yet. I had these 20x3 tire left over so that was my start.
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    put the tank in place and found how different an 1982 frame is from the 1955 frame pictured above,
    less to cut off but more bends are in order....
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    started on the fork but no pics of that yet.
     
  16. karfer67

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    i love this bike for the wrong factor. you are in that club with me of taking rare things and whacking them up for sure.
     
  17. Schwinnspastic

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    Uuhhmm so far I haven't wacked anything rare yet Adam but I did cut the frame to make the rare part fit
    a little better :wink: Started with a bead near the rear of the tank to hold the tube there then cut the tubes
    near the head tube, pulled them up a 1/2 in. and rewelded them.
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    tank fits much better now, not perfect but thats ok to.
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    tossed a triple tree fork on still working on the front end but this is a start
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    this is an old caliper mount from a boat trailer ??????
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    yep rockers ....stretching the bb is next on the list.
     
  18. FLAT BLACK KUSTOMS

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    Is this bike a COLSON? 1940/41? if it is, what model is it...Do you know?
     
  19. Schwinnspastic

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    FBC , I dont think that bike is a colson what I know about it is its a Clevland Welding built frame most likely its
    a Hawthorne as they are the most common here in California. I never have put any time into reseaching It, I just
    ride it when I feel like a workout...it weighs over 50lbs :roll:

    I've had a busy week but in my travels...( read my trip to the dump this week ) I found this old lamp along with some
    other goodies, I was suprised someone through it out.
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    we'll see if it fits this build today while I tinker with the bike.
     
  20. Schwinnspastic

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    Oops I think I cut up the wrong bike :roll:
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    well now what , some slugs from a previously cut up Schwinn and the pieces fit though I may shorten it up a bit

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    This front hub fits the crank shell pretty good
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    I'll have to take all the pieces to work and do the welding since mine is still on the fritz but it will bolt on without
    any frame mods, I was just going to stretch the frame but decided on rear suspention ...its a start.
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    more later
     

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