48 CWC Green Machine

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Okay here is the threat I should have posted here in the Build off thread.

Up for your review is a 48 CWC Western Flyer I call the "Green machine"
started out with this frame I got from a friend who has many great bikes to rebuild.

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Phil Marshall dated the frame to production during 1948. That is appropriate for the pattern of the frame which is a CWC 3-Gill type frame The original chain ring pattern makes it likely the bike was originally branded and retailed by Western Autos.
After some cleaning up I found some rust that needs repaired.
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I mocked up the bike with the parts I wanted here is what she look like.
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A Monster inspired green theme will ensue....

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Well got some welding done this morning, found more rust but I think I have it all repaired, will do some paper wheel sanding on it and get it to the body filler stage by lunch

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Got the crank set together, the front and rear sprockets are almost one to one
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I am using this with a three speed hub so I wouldn't be pedaling my butt off all the time, should be kind of like a single speed with a lower gear for hills

Got the first layer of body filler on and sanded now I need to get some spot filler putty
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next Ill scuff the whole frame and get it ready for primer....
well I got some time to paint today although I did not get any pictures of the primer I did get pictures of the finished paint job, not bad for rattle can.

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well I got her put back together, here is a preliminary picture.

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Here are some detailed pics

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painted the spring and the struts, makes for a more uniform build I think.
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this sprocket is off a bmx some kid was throwing away it's a 25 tooth with the rear being a 22 tooth it's almost one to one and with the three speed it works like a regular single speed coaster with some hill climbing gears
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the seat post hole on this frame was small, so I used a 5/8 inch bolt that was about 10 inches long and welded the seat mounting bracket to the bolt head, works pretty good.
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solid rubber works for me as I am forever replacing tubes and repairing flats, due the sand burs and goat head stickers in this area so I decided to go solid this time and I like it, now I can ride almost anywhere I want.
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got some switchblade grips, the leather is nice and looks good too, indexed three speed shifter will probably be replaced with a frame mounted stick but I am not sure yet.

okay now for the final pictures

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there she is!
 

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:113: Nice... are you going to do that coupe to match? :D

On second thought... the coupe looks great as is... so you will need to do a bike to match that instead o_O

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Great final pics! Definitely Kansas. That is the same frame I am using, mine is a 46. 5/8 seatpost also.
 
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