60' corvette

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  1. Xcruiser

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    as found
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    Day after bringing it home,trial and error of parts just to basically get a feel of it before new wheels,tires and whatever else gets added as it goes along.
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    trying to recycle old parts as much as possible
     
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    merging rust into polished chrome.Trying to hold on to some patina on this bike.
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    Looking good! What did you use for a neck and bars?
     
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    neck is off of a 1967 schwinn varsity (as wheel as cranks).Bars are random-I have no clue
    Thanks man
     
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    oops that neck is not off my 67 varsity,off a later model varsity.
     
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    cool sprocket.
     
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    Is this a 26"?
     
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    Wow! How did you clean up that chrome on your chain guard? That came out awsome!!
     
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    first (with plenty of water for lube) I use a typical blue SOS type steel wool scouring pad.Then buffing wheel on grinder if necessary.SOS (make sure they have the blue powdery stuff) dont even harm old enamel paint in my experience if used with caution.I used them on the paint of my 1953 starlet to remove stuck on brown attic muck and then waxed--you can comb your hair in the finish its so glossy.
    I use the cheapos from Dollar General as they seem less abrasive.
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    forgot to mention-i only used pads on the guard.I did not need to use the buffer.
     
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    Some might have a heart attack and assume the pads will ruin paint.So ill post this.The angle of the shot doesnt show how super glossy it is ,but close enough to show my point.
    I used them on every inch of the bikes paint as it was stained brown badly.
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    yes its a 26"
     
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    black rims with silver nipples,black spokes,chrome hubs ordered.Jerald rear ordered.maxxis Xenith 1.50 slick for the front ordered.
     
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    Cool!

    Can I see a close up of the pinstriping on the seatpost?
    What did you do with the handlebar from the first pic, is it for sale? :roll:

    Cheers
     
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    just got back from a trip to Kentucky(sorry for delay).Ill post photos of the pinstripe in a bit.I dont think i have any plans for the bars but Im not sure,let me see if they would clean up nice enough for you to use.I think they will.
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    Nice!

    Very clean stripe design.
    Cherio :wink:
     
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    The vette cleaned up nicely.
     
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    rims have arrived,picked up a white/black chain.Waiting on front tire and deciding on a Jerald or Bontrager Hank for rear.
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    Loose fitting of a seat idea I dreamed up.I think I like it.15" mini banana seat.
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