1952 Hawthorne--"The black pearl"

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  1. ndaway

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    this is what i am starting with all tore down. This build may take awile with winter setting in :( and I promise no bent springer or 144 spoke surprise at the end :) [​IMG] [​IMG]
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    Re: 195? Hawthorne

    Cool, I'll be watching :wink:
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    Re: 195? Hawthorne

    im restoring the exact bike right now, have fun
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    Re: 195? Hawthorne

    That's gonna be sweeeeet!!!! 8)
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    I found a guy that made new decals. I told him what I had in mind and they came out awesome that's all you get on that till later :p. I do want to go back with the black just deciding gloss or flat think I'm leaning toward flat
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    Do you have a build thread?
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    not yet, i just finished my schwinn, i have mine torn down right now sandblasting,i found a headlight on ebay and tank decals on ebay that are like the ones on yours,im leading towards grey[​IMG]
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    Thats cool it will be neat to compare what we end up with :D looking forward to seeing yours
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    it was great seeing yours with the decals and light. this is how i found mine and have not found anything about them or what they looked like new. now i know what to get. thanks for sharing.
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    I think i am going no fenders and i got this rear rack today :mrgreen: took it apart for paint and shined up the chrome. I also got some truss rods for the front they need a little love to fit but i have a couple of ideas[​IMG]
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    I took the frame,fork,rack,chainguard and tank to be powder coated flat black and they said they should be done Friday :D :D so this project may not take long. I was going to prime and paint but my dad ran a body shop when i was growing up and then i painted cars for awile and im soooo burnt out it almost made me sick to look at my paint gun. Any way the powder coating probably wont cost much more than quality paint anyway :mrgreen: this week i soaked and cleaned and painted the small parts so im all ready for friday. this is a pic of the crank which cleaned up nice!painted the legs flat black, and the head set flat black also.The bearings cleaned up like new and polished the rods for the rear rack 8) oh and my kids have named it the Black Pearl 8) [​IMG]
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    Re: 195? Hawthorne--THE BLACK PEARL

    SNEAK PEEK Its going back together :mrgreen: [​IMG] [​IMG]
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    Re: 195? Hawthorne--THE BLACK PEARL

    awesome decal!
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    Re: 195? Hawthorne--THE BLACK PEARL

    thank you..When i first saw them i think i peed a little LOL :lol: :lol: :lol:
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    Re: 195? Hawthorne--THE BLACK PEARL

    That's sweet! :D Nice color combo :p
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    Re: 195? Hawthorne--THE BLACK PEARL

    So...are you going to "share" your decal guy ?? That is wicked cool !! Whole bike is awesome !! :D
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    Re: 195? Hawthorne--THE BLACK PEARL

    Had family stuff tonight so I think I can get it all together tomorrow for some pictures. And I will put a link up for the decal guy. I found him on ebay he does Harley decals so I hit him up with some measurements and Hawthorne text and he custom made the tank and chain guard 20 bucks shipped :mrgreen:
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    Re: 195? Hawthorne--THE BLACK PEARL

    Awesome build. Sticker guy is gonna make some money off RRB. :D
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    Re: 195? Hawthorne--THE BLACK PEARL

    Think im done :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: this is more my style than my last build 8) [​IMG] [​IMG][​IMG]
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    Re: 195? Hawthorne--THE BLACK PEARL

    BEFORE [​IMG]

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