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80's Cruiser turning 50's Clone *FINISHED!!!* well sort of!

Discussion in 'BUILDS' started by boybluela, Mar 21, 2012.

  1. boybluela

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    Re: 80's Cruiser turning 50's Clone *Paint is DONE!!*

    Ok guys Im updating this as I acomplish something new things... I had said on an earlier post I wasnt going to do the pin striping myself, well, I DID..lol.. and I think I did a pretty good job. I finished the paint this morning and I called to see if maybe my parts were ready, but it looks like they wont be till maybe Monday and I cant wait.. Ill be replacing the springer and installing the Phantom sprocket, till then this is the Trolley Dodger as it sits at the moment, thanks for the compliments :D this was my first time attempting a paint job with this much detail :)
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  2. boybluela

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    Re: 80's Cruiser turning 50's Clone*More PICS Added*

    Thanks Dr. Tankenstein.. I really appreciate that compliment.. I just really want this bike to look like it belongs next to my DX and Straigh Bars :)

    Thanks, I cant either..once its done I could move on to my Straight bar..lol..
     
  3. chimichanga

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    Re: 80's Cruiser turning 50's Clone *Paint is DONE!!*

    That thing is sure purty!
     
  4. NewOrleansFlyer

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    Re: 80's Cruiser turning 50's Clone *Paint is DONE!!*

    If I can do half the job you did...I'll be happy :D Nice build...
     
  5. scott brownsey

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    Re: 80's Cruiser turning 50's Clone *Paint is DONE!!*

    looks great bro nice job u need a siren,lol,
     
  6. ruddigger

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    Re: 80's Cruiser turning 50's Clone *Paint is DONE!!*

    ...., good work.
     
  7. Frankthetank

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    Bad azz bike
     
  8. Mr. Kool

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    I love it !!! Now teach a poor newbie please... What makes différence with a real one??
     
  9. KickBackCycles

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    Re: 80's Cruiser turning 50's Clone *Paint is DONE!!*

    Good job on the paint!
     
  10. klunkerleaguenow27

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    that is a beautiful bike!
     
  11. ndaway

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    Sooo awesome 8)
     
  12. boybluela

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    Re: 80's Cruiser turning 50's Clone *Paint is DONE!!*

    Man I have alot of catching up to do...lol..


    ndaway, klunkerleaguenow27,ruddigger, NewOrleansFlyer, Frankthetank, Chimichanga and KickBackCycles thanks so much for the compliments fellas, I really appreciate them :)

    Well its a real Chicago Schwinn if thats what youre asking, but its an 1980 by then the era of big ballon tank bikes were long gone and this was meant to be a California Beach Cruiser.. as far as frame construction it is pretty much the same as they were from the late forties on.. I wanted this to be a special build.. My birth year is 1980 so thats why I hold it dear to me but I also decided I wanted a 50s style bike, so just by adding the period correct parts I figured I could acomplish that look :)

    lol..Im working on that, Thanks Scott :)
     
  13. Mr. Kool

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    Thank you Boybluela,

    so except the front sprocket (can't find the real name right now) that looks 60's everything looks fine to me.
     
  14. boybluela

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    Re: 80's Cruiser turning 50's Clone *Paint is DONE!!*

    Correct, The Sprocket is acutally of a 60s Typhoon Middle weight and so are the Handlebars, when I first built this bike I just went with parts I liked..and I love that sprocket and bars..

    Now that Im going with a 50s Tanker look, I'm replacing that sprocket with a 50s Phantom version that is a the chrome palters at the moment getting refinished and I just picked up a set of Phantom bars from a member near San Francisco.. so I might be replacing the bars too :)
     
  15. boybluela

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    Re: 80's Cruiser turning 50's Clone *95% FINISHED* Chrome Done!!

    A quick update. What Ive been waiting for... A phone call from the platers came today, My parts were ready :D I picked them up and got busy, and well here it is!

    Love them AS Bolts..
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    60's Typhoon Sprocket is goooone! :)
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    Bye Bye Chinese Springer, Hello restored Chicago beauty :D
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    I still have some work to do, Im most likely replacing the bars and stem for a set off a 50s Phantom ( and of course they need to be chromed plated also..lol..)
    I also need to pait and add the Phantom headlight to the front fender, and Im replacing the Headbadge to an 50s Big Oval version :d Im on the home stretch now, thanks for looking :)

    I really like the Typhoon bars I have on it now, but Im really debating and will most likely be restoring this set to go on there..what do you guys think? Ill appreciate the feedback..
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  16. Mr. Kool

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    Wow wow wow!!!!! 8)
    Thank you for the update. I would go with the rusted handlebars.
     
  17. King Zebba

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    Re: 80's Cruiser turning 50's Clone *95% FINISHED* Chrome Done!!

    Nice lookin ride!!! 8) 8) 8)
     
  18. Elwood

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    Man that is one sweet ride. :D
     
  19. ruddigger

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    Re: 80's Cruiser turning 50's Clone *95% FINISHED* Chrome Done!!

    That's insane. Are you bringing it on Saturday?
     
  20. boybluela

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    Re: 80's Cruiser turning 50's Clone *95% FINISHED* Chrome Done!!

    Kingzebba1 and Elwood thanks for the compliments fellas, I'm really proud of this one and I do appreciate it :D

    Yes sir, this will be my transportation of choice for our ride this Saturday :D
     

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