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  1. Smoopy's

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    hello all, well, here we are again..build-off time!! after finishing in the "dirty dozen" last year with "Scooby Snack", I was stoked to begin another build-off with hopes of maybe climbing a little higher this year.. :wink:

    I've had this 1965 Schwinn Tri-Wheeler lying around my shop for a couple years now. It is unique as it was a special order build for a Dr. in the Chicago area back then. Sadly, the guy I bought it from had poorly done a resto job on it and really destroyed the value. I had intentions of restoring it back to original; but that ship has sailed so build-off trike it has become!!

    I'm going to try to build a prohibition-era "booze runner" trike with a couple small details that should make it stand out from the crowd.. :D .

    Here is my inspiration for this build..this old, original prohibition-era Cook's Bottle Beer crate a scored a few years back.. I plan to use this:
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    and here is the bike..1965 Schwinn custom ordered and built tri-wheeler:
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    chrome rear end with bendix 2-speed and 26" rims:
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  2. Smoopy's

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    I plan to keep it as "Schwinn" as possible and use pretty much all Schwinn parts..here is the new frame:
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    and a quick mock-up... :lol: :lol: ..MORE to COME!!
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  3. yoothgeye

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    I know you will build something mind blowing! Great theme, you know prohibition moon shiners brought us NASCAR... :roll:

    Can't wait to see all your sweet details on this.
     
  4. Jake Sensi

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    What up Smoopy!! Thanks just what I needed more reason for sleepless nights. GTB!! Peace
     
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    I still lust after that seat you built last year. That whole build was just plain wicked.
    You know you have my attention if you are building a beer bike!!!
     
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    What was custom about it when it was originally built?
     
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    I'm itching to build a 3 wheeler,I'll be watching this one..
     
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    Awesome idea and plan... can't wait to see you work your magic!
     
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    You have my vote just because of the name... :mrgreen:
     
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    Great song/album by a great band.I love trikes.Talented builder.I'm in :)
     
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    Glad you to see you in Smoop Can't wait to see what you do this year.
     
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    Sounds like another winner :D Can't wait to see how it goes from here.
     
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    Very nice crate, I´m watching! :mrgreen:
     
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    A trio band, a three wheel bike. I'm watching!!
     
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    needs an owl headbadge

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    Almost makes me wan't to do a frame swap on my build and build my Hawthorne trike,,,,,,almost, but I will be watching yours 8)
     
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    agreed..I have the same idea
     
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    So, who's building the seat this year?
     

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