The "Twisted Cruiser"
I started with only a beat up 1962 Schwinn Fleet frame and crankset/chainwheel.
It had the tank and chainguard but they were pretty beat up too, Gary Van Der Kamp worked his magic on the thin metal of the tank.
I sanded the frame and all down to bare metal, painted the frame and other parts satin black then sanded them down again and repainted them.
I then sanded the tank again to put a 3rd coat on it, I liked the "patina" it had after the 2nd sanding, Collin (my Son) agreed, he suggested I leave it so I did.
I completed the build utilizing a brand new set of Weinmann AS7X White wheels that included a Shimano Nexus 3 speed coaster brake rear hub/cable/shifter.
New Duro green tires from Ichi bike in Des Moines http://ichibike.com/
A heavy duty Schwinn fork off a vintage tandem bike (Ichi Bike)
Vintage white (bleached) grips (Ichi Bike).
A used steering stem from I believe an old 10 speed (Ichi Bike).
A set of vintage handlebars, sanded and painted.
A new "Diamond stitched" style white seat.
Cut the seat stem on a 45 degree angle, rewelded it to make a 90 degree stem so I could locate the seat over the rear wheel "Board Track Racer" style and shot it black.
I used an old set of pedals from a vintage Girls Hiawatha.
LED head and tail light.
Green "sparkle" Dice caps on the valve stems.
I finished it off with custom rat rod style pin striping in green and white and a set of vintage Schwinn decals for a "Hollywood" If you know vintage Schwinns you know that a Hollywood was a girls bike.
I used them because I thought this bike looks like the name fits it.
photobucket slideshow here http://s1025.photobucket.com/user/shuvelhead2/slideshow/