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Alright guys, I just moved Donkey Kong Love Dubstep into the Build forum and I’m starting a new build-off Bike now.

Why? I build bikes I want, I didn’t want the Donk, I can’t imagine myself riding it much and as fun as it was to fit 32” tires on an old Murray, I just wasn’t digging it.

So tonight I grabbed this frame from the shed.

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It’s a USA Huffy that’s been sitting in my open shed for years in the weather.

I got out the wire wheel and started cleaning the rust and some bad spray paint.

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Then I painted it, this could be a primer coat or I might go with it.

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Then I grabbed a fork from the pile, cleaned and painted it.

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While the paint was out I might as well match a chainguard in case I want to use it.

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I think it was off of a 50s JC Higgins.


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While the paint dried I grabbed some wheels from the shed. They aren’t a matched set but they are both USA made, alloy coaster rear and mid/high flange front with heavy duty spokes.

They need to match so I got out some cream paint.

Now I have to apologize to people reading this from California (and sea turtles) for what you’re about to see.

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Best way to mask spokes and nipples to just paint rims.

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And then I painted them and forgot to take any photos. Stay tuned.


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Quick progress! Plenty of time to finish this one!
 

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Quick progress! Plenty of time to finish this one!

Yeah, doesn’t need much more. Might end up being a nice bike to haul in the back of the ‘47 pickup I’m building. Nothing too special, but should get some attention.


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Any updates on the truck?
 

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Any updates on the truck?

I found a 39 Chevy front end for it, gathering parts to get the engine running. I bought some 17x8 smoothies for it and painted them the same color I just painted my bike rims. Still looking for bedsides.

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I found a 39 Chevy front end for it, gathering parts to get the engine running. I bought some 17x8 smoothies for it and painted them the same color I just painted my bike rims. Still looking for bedsides.

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Maybe a wood bed and stave sides? Or a wooden sided bed? We had a '41 Dodge as a farm truck, sides rusted out, and we used it to haul sweet corn, potatos, and other veggies to the farmer's market. My dad made a flip down stave side on the sidewalk side of the truck bed (all the vehicles were parked around the county courthouse square). Wish I had some photos.
 

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Maybe a wood bed and stave sides? Or a wooden sided bed?

I bought rear fenders for it, I could make wood bed sides but I really want steel. 1 reproduction bedside costs 3-4x what I paid for the truck, so if I can’t find anything I’ll be buying a couple sheets of 18ga sheetmetal and just cutting and breaking my own sides.


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Alright guys, I just moved Donkey Kong Love Dubstep into the Build forum and I’m starting a new build-off Bike now.

Why? I build bikes I want, I didn’t want the Donk, I can’t imagine myself riding it much and as fun as it was to fit 32” tires on an old Murray, I just wasn’t digging it.


:20::cry: I was loving the donk!
 

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Ran home for lunch and put a few more layers of paint on it. This is the topcoat but it will be weathered.

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Here’s a quick picture of the cream wheels, paint still curing.

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That's an awesome color
 

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I pulled some tires from upstairs in the shop, sprayed down with Simple Green, scrubbed them, and hosed them off. While hosing them off it started raining, so I had to pack it in.


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I like the paint mix a lot. I'm sure there is more aging to come. Looking great in short order.
 

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I like the paint mix a lot. I'm sure there is more aging to come. Looking great in short order.

Thanks. Yes, I have more work on the patina. I would be riding it today but looks like the in-laws will be home when I get home from work.

I’ll be back and forth on what bars to use anyway.


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