★★ The Young American ★★ (DONE!)

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  1. SCHWINNRAY69

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    Well here we go :D I am gonna be starting with this 1974 Schwinn frame :wink: I have no idea what it was but because it's painted like the American Flag and Schwinn made an American so, it's a Schwinn Young American :mrgreen: So, young is for me because I'm 13 :p And My donor bike is gonna be a Schwinn chopper that I will be getting in a few days :D I'm trying to get that all american gasser look :mrgreen:
    I now present to you The Young American
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    And my crank, which is currently getting sandblasted :D
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    Here's some inspiration 8)
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    Re: ★★ The Young American ★★

    Goodluck schwinnray! are you really 13 y.o.??
    Have fun!
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    Yeah I'm 13 :mrgreen: Good luck to you too :wink:
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    Re: ★★ The Young American ★★

    If you would like my advise. keep the flag look. :wink:
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    I am, that's what make my title :wink:
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    looks like a good start 8)
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    Love the flag paint job, circa 1976???? cool ride already.
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    Hey, don't be stealing my year! haha
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    Don't worry, it's a 1974 :wink:
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    Re: ★★ The Young American ★★

    [​IMG]APPROVED!
    My favorite frame..
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    Re: ★★ The Young American ★★

    Cool idea for your bike build! 8) I'm watching to see what you do with the chopper parts.
    When I saw the title, I immediately thought of the drag race car by famous custom car builder, Carl Casper. MPC produced a 1/25 scale model kit of the beautiful red, white, & blue dragster back in the day! Search Google images for "Carl Casper Young American" and click on the photo of the car doing a burn-out . . . it's the one on this page at the bottom. . . . http://www.kustomsofamerica.net/carl_casper.htm but the Google image can be enlarged.
    Check out the car and you will find an awesome idea for your bike. ( hint-look closely at the right, front wheel. It’s an “engine-turned” aluminum ring and kind of like a partial “Moon disc”. It was used so the cycle wheel would trip the timing lights at the dragstrip!)
    Keep up the good work and all the best on yer build!
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    Re: ★★ The Young American ★★ (Update #1)

    Put on my seat and sissy bar today and redid my badge :wink: Also got my conduit for my wheelie bar today (not pictured) :D Hopefully I will be getting my chopper tomorrow and the build will really get moving :mrgreen: Oh yeah, I took the old peeling stickers off and polised up the frame so the paint isn't as dull :wink:
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    Some nice chain with one blue link :mrgreen:
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    And some freshly painted pedals :p
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    Re: ★★ The Young American ★★ (Update #2)

    Did some work today now that I got my parts :wink: Took the green flames off the triple trees and was gonna mock them up but my stem had a different plan :roll: It was STUCK :x I can't get it out, I tried WD-40, Break-Free. and heating the bottom up. Nothing :| Anyone know of some other ways :?:
    Well, here's the forks :wink:
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    And cleaned some parts :mrgreen:
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    Re: ★★ The Young American ★★ (Update #3 Mock-up)

    Finally got the stem off :shock: I still have to cut it down, probably tonight :D
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    Re: ★★ The Young American ★★ (Update #3 Mock-up)

    Nice!
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    Re: ★★ The Young American ★★ (Update #3 Mock-up)

    very nice! I like it alot!
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    Re: ★★ The Young American ★★ (Update #3 Mock-up)

    Looking very Evel Knievel!!
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    Re: ★★ The Young American ★★ (Update #3 Mock-up)

    Thanks everone :D I'm kinda combining a lot my interests in this build :mrgreen: And I still have to get my tank 8)
    Some more inspiration 8)
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    Re: ★★ The Young American ★★ (Update #3 Mock-up)

    Since you are going in that direction, Have you seen this one? It was my buildoff bike from 2 years ago.

    viewtopic.php?f=38&t=22189

    If you can acquire a Jesse James West Coast Chopper for its parts, Its a stronger front end and its also adjustable as far as the head tube, steer tube length. It will fit anything that a Stingray fork will.
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    Re: ★★ The Young American ★★ (Update #3 Mock-up)

    Way 2 cool. Can't wait to see it done.

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