1942 Elgin mod/restoration Project

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May 6, 2016
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This past fall, my friend bought a 1942 Elgin at the Royal Oak Swap. I fell in love with it, and had I had a little more cash in my pocket at the time - it would have been mine.
In November I found, what I was pretty sure was a 42, for sale about 4-1/2 hours away north of Chicago on Facebook Marketplace... near of all places, Elgin, IL.
The wife and I decided to make a road trip of it and went to go fetch it. Here's what it looked like that day.

Next step was to come up with my paint concept based on other '42 Elgins I had researched. (some of you may even own the sample bike photos I had found - so thank you in advance)
Now before you say it, I am well aware that a '42 would not have had a tank, nor a rear rack. That's ok ... I knew in the eyes of the purist, it was never going to meet their standards anyway, so I'm doing it how I choose.
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