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brown sugar ---finished.

Discussion in 'BUILDS' started by beatcad, Feb 19, 2009.

  1. beatcad

    beatcad

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    i was supposed to get some other bikes last weekend, but this showed up first, so i'll start on it first.
    i bought this from fellow member rusty513...thanx again man.
    it's a 24" rollfast. i'm guessing late 40s, but it could be early 50s. i'll keep lookin' that up.

    i promice to have update and progress pix this time.
    this aint gonna be anything extreme. just a mild and classy custom.
    and it will be brown & tan.
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  2. rusty513

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    Re: latest project "brown sugar"

    Looking forward to seeing what you do with it.
     
  3. OUTLAW

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    Re: latest project "brown sugar"

    yeah, that will be a nice build

    Outlaw
     
  4. sensor

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    thats a great start :mrgreen:
     
  5. beatcad

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    lsat nite i blew it apart to see what i was workin' with. mostly to check out rusty parts and to make sure threads were good.
    i wont be using these wheels/seat /bar. i just tossed some stuff on it to get an idea of where i'm headed.
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  6. beatcad

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    i guess i'm doin' this outta order, but work is kinda slow today.
    i started to work on the tank(s). tappa, tappa, tappa.
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  7. beatcad

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    the seat post aint gonna work, so i poked thru my junk pile for one that's the same O/D but longer.
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    i dont have a fancy chop saw. a $2.00 mitre box will work.
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    rotate post pieces and a welders magnet is your friend.
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    a little fine tuning w/ a bench grinder and belt sander. and bevel the edges for a bigger weld surface.
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    welded it together and added some gussets for extra strength.
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    i'll get back to the tank(s) later.
     
  8. beatcad

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    i tried the modified post w/ a seat last nite and it will work just fine.

    i've been thinkin' about using this motorcycle drag bar and dogbone risers, so i tried 'em on last nite also.
    they do put me in a comfy riding position, but i dont think i'll use 'em. i think the 90* angles clash w/ smooth curves of the bike. i dunno. maybe it'll grow on me.
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  9. beatcad

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    got the frame+fork+tank(s) media blasted. i'll probably primer them tonite and paint the frame and fork tomarrow. than do some bodywork on the tank. there's a few dents.
    still a bunch to do, but i hope to have the bike comlpete befor next weekend.
    happy easter everyone!
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  10. rgallen

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    Re: latest project "brown sugar"

    Nice work, it's looking good
     
  11. chimichanga

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    nice job! What color brown are you planning to do?
     
  12. elvis51

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    i like the way this build is going so far! i definately love the seat post but dont agree with the last set of bars you put on there with the dogbone risers. they look WAY outta place, like a turd in a punch bowl. but other than that....SWEET!

    Easy E
     
  13. beatcad

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    thanx for the support guys.
    chimi- the brown is gonna be a normal straight outta the box crayola brown. for the tan/brown color combo think of your grand-dads '71 oldsmobile :lol: . i used to have an el camino w/ that color combo and i loved it.
    E- i aint using the dog bones. it didnt take long for me to decide that they were'nt rite.
    i stayed after work and primered last nite. i came into work and painted and cleared it this morning. it's in the booth baking at 180* presently.
    it turned out lookin' creamier than i thought. i dig it.
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  14. voodoo curse

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    You have access to a sweet paint booth?????????????????????????????????????????

    I hate u :D
     
  15. chimichanga

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    oooo nice color! i know which color you are talking about. lol The way you described I knew right away what color. lol
     
  16. beatcad

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    ok. a little set back.
    i spent a few hours tryin' to install the fork sat nite. i knew the threads on the steering stem were a little boogered, but i thought i got that resolved by changing the race and a crown to one that caught the threads higher. it seemed to work for mock up. i gave up.
    i visited my folks and my wifes family sunday(easter) so no bike work.
    i messed w/ it today for about 2 hours and discovered the problem..
    the threads were almost gone, but the main problem was the bottom race had a ....-eyed groove in it.
    good news is i called a pal of mine and he mite have another for me. 24" stuff is kinda hadr to come by.
    other good news- befor i discovered it was the race and i thought it was just the threads i stopped by the local junk guy at lunch today.
    he didnt have what i was lookin' for, but i did pick up a 26" columbia 3spd for 5 clams that i mite use as a platform for the next rrbbo :)
     
  17. beatcad

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    my buddy came by last nite and gave me a 70s? murray 24" cruiser. i yanked the fork out and discovered it was bent a little :cry: i brought it to work today and put it in the press and got it straight :wink:
    now i need to take it to the LBS and get it threaded farther down and than cut it to the corrcet lenght.
    than strip,sand,primer,paint...again :x
    i'm a little father behind than i thought i'd be ,but i can see the light at the end of the tunnel.
    sorry no pix. i'll take some soon.
     
  18. Rustinkerer

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    gonna be a bit like the late 70s Murray Montereys, like this one- [​IMG] Only better!!! ~Adam
     
  19. beatcad

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    yeah. that's the bike i got the fork from^^^^^^^^ a girls monterey, but it was blue.
    i should have my fork back tomarrow and my wheels later today.
    i cant do much now but wait. i still need to do the bodywork and paint the tank.
    i talked to a guy who does striping and he'll letter the tank next week.
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  20. beatcad

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    dang the luck. i just had another set back.
    i just found out my wheels are on back order.
    my original plan was to dis-assemble the original wheels and paint the rims to match the tank, clean up the hubs, and replace all the spokes and nipples. well, when i was looking up parts i found out i could get a brand new pair of wheels for about the same price as 56 spokes & nipples thru my bike supplier(w/ my good guy discount of course :wink: ).
    now maybe i'll go back to plan A and dis-assemble the wheels and see how ruff the rims are.
    hopefully i'll get my fork bcak from the LBS tomarrow afternoon, so i have SOMETHING to work on tomarrow nite.
     

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