Which should I build?

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  1. CRASH

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    I have the pleasurable dilemma of having 3 projects I want to do, but not sure which I should tackle for the MBBO. Originally I was going to restore the Aerobee, but it looks like someone else is entering one, so... maybe some variety in Class 1? Here are the choices:

    1) 1970 AMF Aero Bee. This is going to be a straight restore, just how you see it, but returned to life.

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    2) 1969 Huffy Slingshot. This will be a variety of differently-sourced parts to join together to bring a derelict Rail back to life.

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    3) 197? Sears Huffy... Mystery Machine. I picked this up off CL. It's a really pretty gold underneath the flat orange spray bomb, so I think I'll try to bring the gold back. If not, I'll pick a color and make it pop. Tall sissy, fenders, new sneakers, etc. All from different sources, but I'd really love to make it look like something, like a Huffy Cheater Slick, or something like that. I really wish I could find out what it was. All I know is that it's a Huffy made Sears bike.

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  2. CRASH

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    If someone says "All 3" I will hate you.... because I've considered it. But I'm doing a Class 2 build too, and I think four builds in one MBBO might kill me.

    Oh, and I have my Super Stock to finish as well. ugh.
     
  3. LukeTheJoker

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    Hard choices! Just remember we have only 3 months this year not 4, so don't over extend yourself with too many builds!

    All the bikes are cool, but that little Sears looks so forlorn next to the 2 other more flamboyant bikes that I would love to see it get the love it deserves... :)

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  4. CRASH

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    Oh man, that's right! ugh. I don't have any procrastination time! Hopefully we get a countdown clock again this year!
     
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  6. Chad T

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    Was looking forward to seeing the Aero Bee but those will all be great bikes. Hard to go wrong with a Slingshot. I'm with Luke on the orphan bike getting some love too.

    Sorry that's probably 0 help but if you're just doing one my pick would be the Aero Bee. It's got a cool style and it's less common.
     
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  7. CRASH

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    I just love them. I've been looking forward to building one for a long time.
     
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  8. LukeTheJoker

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    Sounds like the right choice then! AeroBee for the win! :thumbsup:

    (Just promise me we will see that little Sears returned to it's former glory at some point!)

    Luke.
     
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  9. Falstaff

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    Just do all 3...... I kid of course, I can't even see the Sears bike.
    I like the sissy bar on the slingshot, but I think we've seen you redo one before.

    I'd go with the Aero Bee, nothing wrong with a little competition. And you know you really want to do it.
     
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  10. CRASH

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    I restored a Rail for MBBO3, but that's a front end difference. I see your point.
     
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  11. CRASH

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    Well... maybe I can juggle 3 builds?
     
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    With your O.C.D./attention to detail, I don't know if that's a good idea. You'd wind up looking like Doc Brown on back to the future.
     
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    Aero Bee, if for no other reason than the tires!:cool2:
     
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  14. reeducado2003

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    #1 just because I like it, it's more complete also. Here is the proyect that I'm working on. [​IMG]

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    I like the 2nd bike old blue by you !


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    the Rail :)
     
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    I'm biased. I had an AMF identical. Purple with Silver Metallic Seat and white grips. My brother lost his front teeth on it when he went down an extremely steep hill. I ended up with the bike in 1978. He wrecked on it in 1970...the year I was born.

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  18. CRASH

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    Thanks for all the opinions. I'm going with the Aerobee. I'll poke around with trying to get the spray bomb off the Sears. I may toss that in the mix later if I'm successful.
     
  19. LukeTheJoker

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    Welcome aboard @reeducado2003! You should post up an introduction thread and tell us more about yourself and your bike!

    Post up a new intro thread here: http://www.ratrodbikes.com/forum/index.php?forums/intros.9/ ;)

    Luke.
     
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  20. reeducado2003

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    Thanks I will post more pics, we are bicycle fans, we should help each others.

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