The bolt on the seat post bracket was totally wrong. I thought I had an original, but I was wrong. So I’m going to switch it for a little extra bling. I just need to file out the round hole to fit the square recesses.
Tore it down. I’ll get the frame and fenders blasted this week. I’ll take the parts in to chrome, but going to have to evaluate some of them. The pitting is pretty deep on some of them.
The rest are just a mess with no finish left on them at all.
Thank you for the votes. It was a good, motivational group this year. It was difficult juggling 4 different builds, but this group kept me motivated, so thank you!
I don't think it'll get any better out of me than the Super Fueler. That may have been my Mona Lisa, and I may just retire...
I’ve been hired to build a bike to compliment a collector’s prize muscle car. He’s got an Oldsmobile Cutlass 442 in Matador Red. So I found him a 1969 Huffy Slingshot. It’ll be brought back in Matador red and will have white accents!and fresh chrome.
The current state of the bike:
lol. No. It’s a can of Park bike grease. But I didn’t want it to distract from the bike, so I wrapped some paper towel around it, inadvertently causing a bigger distraction. You aren’t the first person to ask this.
Here’s an interesting snag I’ve never run into before. The pedal threads of the crank were so corroded that I couldn’t install the new pedals. The old POS pedals came off ok. But the new left one fought me all the way on, and I couldn’t get the right one started at all. So I took the bike to...
Had to replace some brake hardware due to condition. So this represents 1 hour of searching, selecting, fitting, and polishing. Just this little bit! And I wonder why it takes me so long to finish these bikes!
@ingola was kind enough to send me a replacement chrome seat post, but it’s coming from Canada, so Lord knows when it will arrive. I have to assume it won’t be here in time for final pictures, so I had to improvise. I wire wheeled the powder coating at the max height line and below. Slipped...
I got this as a frame. My original goal: use parts I had, and make a cheap build.
What happened: I decided to take a direction where I had no parts, so I had to buy everything.
What I got:
First and most important: This build would not have been possible without Jay, aka @JNOACK ! His critical small part fabrication was instrumental in the success of restoring the Twin Stick, which was an absolute requirement to me to bring my vision to life. So, thank you Jay, you're a true...