1930's Elgin

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  1. 361Fury

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    Here's what I'm starting with. I found this Elgin at a flea market a week ago and I will build it as a boardtracker. Other than that, I'm not sure what I will do to it, can't decide if I should leave it rusty or paint it. [im[​IMG]
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  2. yeshoney

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    ooooo my!

    This bike has all the ingredients for a super board tracker! I would say paint it, but not so good that it looks restored. In other words, make it look like the bike has beenr iden, crashed and repaired and then rattle can the fixes. Very nice basis for a cool ride.

    Joe
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    ohhh I love this one!
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    The rear fender is just too cool! Kinda like a work of art. :shock:
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    wow, an original set of bars with the cross bar, howd they get them suckers into the stem anyway?
    fast eddie outty
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    A lot of straight-bars here, I might have do built up something different....
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    Oooooohhh those baaars !!!!!

    Those C.B.'s are bangin Dude, please say you will let me have the first shot at those!!!!! ( in the unlikely event that you should part with them) Those would look too sweet on my Cycletruck! Later & PEACE!!!! :mrgreen:
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    Thanks guys. I'm not sure how the handlebars go together or come apart yet, guess I'll find out soon enough! I'm almost done taking everything else apart. Slick Rick, I will probably keep the bars, but you have first shot if I part with them.
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    take the bolt all the way out of the post and when the post gets to the cross bar it will slide over it.
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    Ooooooh! I love that stem!
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    This build,I look VERY forwrd to seeing!!!

    I absolutly Love the whole Bike as it sit's!
    and It's a HUGE starting point for a very cool Custom!

    peace,
    Kev.
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    This bike needs a front rim and tire and there you go!!! your build off is complete! awesome as is. the rear fender is the best part for me. It has character. :)
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    Now that's a great boardtracker start without even starting! Keep the pics coming! You've got me drooling already!
    Chainsaw
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    Wow!

    This is a great starting point. As others have said, it would be a fantastic boardtracker/racer.

    I'll second that - the rear fender is awesome.

    -Mp
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    Thanks for all the comments! Disassembly was easier than I thought it would be, it's not as rusty as it looks. Some of the chrome will even clean up ok. [​IMG]
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    Thats a good looking frame. Can't wait to see what you build it to.
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    Amazing how easy it came apart given the rusted out rear fender. One thing to look out for is that built-in seat post clamp. Seems like I see alot of those re-welded cuz they crack.
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    I started cleaning up some of the parts this evening and found C7 stamped on the frame. Does anyone have any info on Elgin dates and serial numbers? Just curious what year this is.
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    Pre war for sure. Sears used the Elgin before the war and then used the name J.C. Higgins after the war. A side note J.C. Higgins was a Sears employee and someone liked his signature so that is how they come up with the name. PS That tank will bring some good $$$ on Ebay so don`t tear it up.
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    I will be watching this one for sure! Very cool platform to start with!

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