1950 Schwinn Tornado - Not what it looked like from Schwinn

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Fellow DHP (Dry Heat Panzers VW club) member - John's 1950 Schwinn Tornado how I got it. He wanted it re-done and to match his Type 3 Ghia. Here's how I got it.
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This is what it wouldve originally looked like from Schwinn. It was a kids bike.
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Not too bad but not what he wanted.
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The springer after some treatment.
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Speedshack is a VW resto shop in Tucson owned by some friends. They rebuilt John's engine and the sticker also matched. Win - win.
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Here it is after. Re-powdercoated. New true black chain. Regreased, Cleaned. Etc etc... Banged it out til 3AM (night of my bday) to have done by 530AM to deliver back to Tucson.
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A happy "kid". I call him Kenny Rogers Roasters. Dont know if he likes that I call him that.
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That's beautiful! Powder coating the sissy bar, handlebars,seat post, and springer really makes it look sharp!
 
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I'd actually never seen or heard of those type 3's until around a week ago, when I saw one on My Classic Car, he was at a car show in Puerto Rico. Now I've seen two! :mrgreen: ~Adam
 

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