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★★★1975 Stingray Restoration★★★(FINISHED!)

Discussion in 'BUILDS' started by American Vintage Bicycle Supply, Nov 1, 2011.

  1. American Vintage Bicycle Supply

    American Vintage Bicycle Supply Double Nickle Moderator

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    Hello Friends,

    I ran into a deal the other day....two Schwinn Stingrays/$50 each. 8) So I plan to restore one and keep one as it is for show purposes. Both being March of 1975 Stingrays with almost the same exact parts on them.

    Here they are...


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  2. American Vintage Bicycle Supply

    American Vintage Bicycle Supply Double Nickle Moderator

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    Re: ★★★1975 Stingray Restoration★★★

    Progress Report #1...

    I got the bike in a much more manageable state and have all the chrome parts sitting in an OA bath ( viewtopic.php?f=1&t=37604&st=0&sk=t&sd=a&hilit=Oxalic+acid ) to remove all the rust so I can either polish them or get them rechromed. I think re-chroming would be the best bet.


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  3. Jimmy the Gent

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    Re: ★★★1975 Stingray Restoration★★★

    *Reply to subscribe to thread* 8)

    I'll be watching this for tips, how-to, future reference, and sheer entertainment. (Mine is a '75, too)
     
  4. American Vintage Bicycle Supply

    American Vintage Bicycle Supply Double Nickle Moderator

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    Re: ★★★1975 Stingray Restoration★★★

    Contgrats!!! Your my first "subscriber" 8)
     
  5. Dr. Tankenstein

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    Re: ★★★1975 Stingray Restoration★★★

    Subscriber #2 checking in... :mrgreen:
     
  6. deezenuts

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    Re: ★★★1975 Stingray Restoration★★★

    hey if you wanna send your extras down this way, i would be more than happy to have them!! haha. ive always wanted a Stingray. coolest bike ever! 8)
     
  7. Jimmy the Gent

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    Re: ★★★1975 Stingray Restoration★★★

    I guess I should mention that if you end up with leftover parts ;say things to help convert a coaster brake to a 5-speed, I'm in. :wink:
     
  8. NLCTVWguy

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    Re: ★★★1975 Stingray Restoration★★★

    Yeah, sign me up! I'll be happy to provide any info I can help with and otherwise I will just sit back and enjoy the resto thread.

    I'm guessing someone had twins born about, oh, 1966? :)

    --Rob
     
  9. American Vintage Bicycle Supply

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    Re: ★★★1975 Stingray Restoration★★★

    Thanks guy for all the comments, Progress coming soon!
     
  10. SCHWINNRAY69

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    Re: ★★★1975 Stingray Restoration★★★

    I'll be watching this one for sure! 8) Good luck :wink:
     
  11. American Vintage Bicycle Supply

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    Re: ★★★1975 Stingray Restoration★★★

    I just sent the bars, crank, sprocket, stem, and sissy bar to be re-chromed 8)
     
  12. American Vintage Bicycle Supply

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    Re: ★★★1975 Stingray Restoration★★★(Bling Bling)

    Thanks to my friends at Dallas Plating, I now have shinny new parts for the Stingray...(Which is undergoing a paintjob that will end up being a Christmas present for me from my grandfather (DonOne)). They always give me a good price over there at Dallas Plating. Something about old Stingray parts coming into the shop just makes him want to be generous and cut me a deal!

    So far this restoration has been very in expensive. Maybe I will even spend less than the overall value of the bike, but im not selling this one. This will be one to pass onto the grandkids. Imagine the value then. :wink:


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  13. Xcruiser

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    Re: ★★★1975 Stingray Restoration★★★(Bling Bling)

    roughly how much was it for replating the chrome parts?
     
  14. American Vintage Bicycle Supply

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    Re: ★★★1975 Stingray Restoration★★★(Bling Bling)

    I got a deal, but was told that It would be about $275 to get every chrome part on my Stingray re chromed. Not counting wheels. :?
     
  15. SCHWINNRAY69

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    Re: ★★★1975 Stingray Restoration★★★(Bling Bling)

    WOW :shock:

    That looks nice 8)
     
  16. Dr. Tankenstein

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    Re: ★★★1975 Stingray Restoration★★★(Bling Bling)

    Those are pretty enough to make me want to buy them dinner! :mrgreen: WOOO!!!
     
  17. American Vintage Bicycle Supply

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    Re: ★★★1975 Stingray Restoration★★★(Bling Bling)

    Your going to have to come over to the garage soon and hang out!
     
  18. iven

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    Re: ★★★1975 Stingray Restoration★★★(Bling Bling)

    wish chroming wasn't so expensive..
    how much for the rims too?
     
  19. Xcruiser

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    Re: ★★★1975 Stingray Restoration★★★(Bling Bling)

    Applying the decals to my Sunset Orange 5 speed 77 as we speak,luckily my chrome was ok.275.00 for rechrome is TONS cheaper than replacing parts.Thanks for the info!!!!
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  20. MplsCoaster

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    Re: ★★★1975 Stingray Restoration★★★(Bling Bling)

    That chrome is fantastic! :mrgreen:
    Looking forward to seeing it all together
     

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