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Discussion in 'RAT ROD BIKE BUILD OFF 1' started by yustin, Feb 11, 2007.

  1. yustin

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    Here she is, my entry. I think it's a schwinn knock off from the late fifties or sixties. When I got it, it was rusty and reddish with no markings. Sorry about the late progress pictures, my camera was on the fritz. Anyways I've already painted her with some rustoleum satin accent paprika(my new favorite satin paint, It's like a nice satin red primer), and some krylon semi flat black, and a little striping with white(still learning to pinstripe)
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    I was hesitant to use this frame because it had some bad history, I guess it had thrown about three people to the ground in unexpected accidents. Oh well, live like there's no tommorrow, right?
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    This is my first donor bike for the project. Just scored it the other day from a farm where it had been run over and left for dead in the bushes. The back wheel was destroyed as was the back fender, but I scored a lot of nice parts off it, headset, forks, sprocket, crank, pedals, grips, stem, etc. all pure schwinn suburban.
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    Sorry about the late pictures.
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    nice paint job. I bought the satin for my bike too. It is good to see what it looks like.
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    found my seat, crusty and rusty, just the way I like it:
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    twenty minutes with the brillo on a stick:
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    and it's nice and shiny, with a finish you can't get anywhere else but with a little help from good ole mother nature.
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    now tryin' to decide on chainguards:
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    i like the skyrider but i think the black looks a little better
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    awww i'll decide later, things always change.
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    Nice dude, Coming along good. Ur pretty good with a brush man... Its gonna be pretty when done haha
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    Oh and i love that seat it looks BOSS!
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    had to ditch the shiny headset for the original, polished to rat status:
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    oh yeah, and my forks came, not too ratty but I can't afford those hundred dollar monarks I dream about.
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    here's my wheels, one from a dump score western flyer, one from the bike gods?
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    and my tires:
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    ready to roll
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    not that exciting, I know, but it's all part of the process i guess.
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    thinking about some paint changes
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    we'll see how it goes
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    what do you mean"Not that exciting"
    it's looking good...And those tires!

    I think Rat Rod has the same one's...
    and I want those tires....and a set of Monarch Double Springers...
    just as bad!

    it's looking great!

    keep postin up pic's...it's the same when restoring or Rodding a Car!
    you always wish after that you had taken more Pictures..

    looking great Yustin :mrgreen:
    peace,
    Kev.
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    wanted to lower my seating a bit
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    i couldn't get my hands on anything else so i pillaged my 48 higgins for its post
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    first i had to fit the smaller bracket back into a beat seat
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    the seat bracket is really wacked so i had to wack it some more
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    after the beating it needed some more adjustment to fit the post into the bracket so that it would sit right
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    then it fit pretty good
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    Leave that seat. I like the polished hammered look.
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    now i needed to work on the fact that the post was way too small for the seat tube. first to hack the original post a little
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    alright, I still have some play in between the old and new posts, time for some good ole emt
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    hacked off another piece to the puzzle, that 1/2" emt is the perfect size for both the posts inside and out, I am very pleased indeed.
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    time to put them all together, first sleeve:
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    second sleeve, original post:
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    back together
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    and here's the what the finished seat set up looks like
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    It was a good sunday.
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    sweet! gotta love those old seat posts
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    today i did a little more painting:
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    i got a long way to go with the striping, but i thought i'd give it a try
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    wow..
    handy with the Big Tools..and pullin lines too!!

    Way to go Yustin!
    It's lookin killer!
    I love The Paint Scheeme and details you've created..

    Peace,
    Kev.

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