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Same bike as last year, a ‘58 Higgins frame and rims. This project never got off the ground last year, so I will attempt to get it built this year. Sadly it was my first DNF since joining the forum. I’m keeping the plan: tough and slick, like a 50s hoodlum.
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Looking forward to seeing your Higgins Hoodlum!!! Welcome back to the fun!!!
 
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Same bike as last year, a ‘58 Higgins frame and rims. This project never got off the ground last year, so I will attempt to get it built this year. Sadly it was my first DNF since joining the forum. I’m keeping the plan: tough and slick, like a 50s hoodlum. View attachment 193805
Dig it! I’m originally from Newark, OH. I like your shop too!

for some reason I’m thinking you have a cycle shop? Am I wrong on that?

I showed your bike to my “expert” wife to try to impress her with how much work goes into all these bikes in this build off.

Expert wife says: “looks like he’s missing some parts.”

I told her: “THAT’S SORT OF THE IDEA…..”
 

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I like that type of technique to create a faux - weld. I used hot glue to simulate welds on my header dump for RaTs GaSs. Fun stuff!

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RaT oN my Soul-hio brother~!
 

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Welcome back to the fun! Good to see you playing with bikes again!
 

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I really like the contrast of the green with the black on those forks!
 
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Paint, paint, paint. Seal, seal, seal.
3 coats of paint and 3 coats of clear. I’ve NEVER had luck with home paint jobs. They all come out looking pretty janky; that’s why I will almost ALWAYS use the factory paint, no matter how old and crusty it looks. I took extra time to prep. Primed and sanded, and then sanded again between paint coats and clear coats. Time will tell.
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Paint, paint, paint. Seal, seal, seal.
3 coats of paint and 3 coats of clear. I’ve NEVER had luck with home paint jobs. They all come out looking pretty janky; that’s why I will almost ALWAYS use the factory paint, no matter how old and crusty it looks. I took extra time to prep. Primed and sanded, and then sanded again between paint coats and clear coats. Time will tell.
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Awesome! I think our bikes would look cool parked together. 💪🏻
 

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