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I just received my Shelby frame in the mail today, so why not enter the build off.
I've wanted to build a Shelby bike to go with my Shelby GT500KR.
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I was going through my parts tonight. I believe I have enough parts to build the bike, I'll mock it up a few times to see what works best. I don't want to show my hand for a few more days.
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I had the time tonight to throw a few parts at the old Shelby.
Kenny
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I'm going with an aluminum rims to match the car, to stay old style I'm running a skip tooth setup. Carlisle Lightning Dart rear tire.
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Using my black Brooks seat.
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Bearing cups are shot, never seen a pair with gouges like these.
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Put a mockup crank in to get the chain length correct.
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I guess I'm really getting tired, I'm starting to like the ugly green color.
The frame has a LOT of dents, what do ya'll think leave the dents to show the bikes history or remove the dents, and loose it's history?
 
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Thanks for all the great comments.
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No it's a real bad repaint. It's tough though, it laughs at carburetor cleaner.
I believe this is what it originally looked like.
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Thanks, I'll give it a try.
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This is the aluminum rim that I'm going to use drop center in the front and a wider aluminum flat rim in the rear.
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Kick stand from a JC Higgins Colorflow.
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Found these bad boys in the garage.
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To tie the bike in with the car the bike is going to have a Shelby vin. tag with the bike vin.# The tag I'm going to use is for a 68 Shelby the one pictured is for a 65 Shelby.
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Shelby steering wheel center cap emblem.
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I'm going to bolt in an aluminum panel and paint it black.
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Not sure if I'm going to use the 428 cobra jet emblems, at 40.00 ea.
 

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