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Firebolt Build for my Dad (DONE)

Discussion in 'BUILDS' started by SCHWINNRAY69, Dec 18, 2010.

  1. SCHWINNRAY69

    SCHWINNRAY69

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    Picked this bike up in early Summer. It's a 1962 Columbia Firebolt :D Finally today, my Dad says he wants me to clean it for next Summer :roll: Okay, I'll do it :D So my plans are to try and give it a Steve clean (make it look like brand new :mrgreen: ) These are some old pics :| Progress pics tomorrow :wink: By the way each wheel is bent and looks like someone did a bunny hop on them :x
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  2. SCHWINNRAY69

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    Re: Firebolt Build for my Dad

    Got pics because I had to take a pic of something else for a member :wink: Polished the chainguard real good and it looks nice :shock:
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  3. SimpleMan

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    Re: Firebolt Build for my Dad

    Cool bike! Can't wait to see it cleaned up. Heres a shot of mine and it still looks just like the photo. It's on my list of things to do :mrgreen:


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  4. SCHWINNRAY69

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    Re: Firebolt Build for my Dad

    I wish I had a tank :( Cool bike too :wink:
     
  5. SCHWINNRAY69

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    UPDATE :D
    I polished it real good and it looks really nice :mrgreen: I'll get outside pics next weekend when I have the wheels and tires :wink:
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  6. schwinn.mann1

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    Just wanted to throw in my 2 cents. I think these are cool frames. So here a photo of my firebolt
     
  7. SCHWINNRAY69

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    UPDATE 1-1
    Lost a bolt for the chainguard :x :x The aluminum on the fender struts came out nice :shock: All I need are wheels and tires :D
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  8. udallcustombikes

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    Re: Firebolt Build for my Dad (UPDATE 1-1)

    Looking good!
     
  9. KOTA

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    He'll be telling everyone: " Look what my son did for me!".....That's what life is all about, doing "stuff" for other people. COOL bike!
     
  10. SCHWINNRAY69

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    Thank's fellas :D Larry, my Dad probably would say that to everyone :mrgreen: I hope I get some business to restore :mrgreen:
     
  11. SCHWINNRAY69

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    Anyone have 26 inch wheels, 20 teeth on rear hub, coaster brake :?:
     
  12. criminyjicket

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    I think the Firebolt is my favorite bike. Gorgeous lines...
     
  13. SCHWINNRAY69

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    DONE
    The bike is all done :wink: Thanks to KOTA for the awesome tires :D I had to take the front fender off because it was rubbing, but it gives it that "hot rod" look :mrgreen: I might have to get some wider bars form my Dad because he really doesn't fit on it :roll: :lol:
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  14. KOTA

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    NICE!!
     
  15. Santee

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    You should be proud od that bike! I like the white tires you put on it....2 Thumbs up!
     
  16. SCHWINNRAY69

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    Thanks guys :wink:
     
  17. Lonewolf

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    That's an awesome thing you did for your dad.

    Bike is 100% cool!!!
     
  18. SCHWINNRAY69

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    Thank you :D I like it A LOT, reminds me of a hot rod for some reason :mrgreen:
     
  19. masterpoop63

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    lookin good 8)
     
  20. cookietattoo

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    Gotta say-the Firebolt is one of the coolest bikes EVER! You did real good by it, and even gave me some ideas for mine...great job!!!
     

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