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HiaWhatThe? might have to call her done,not sure yet

Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 7 BIKES' started by Xcruiser, May 2, 2012.

  1. Xcruiser

    Xcruiser

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    Heres my build off bike,time to get started I guess!
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  2. char

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    Re: 50' HiaWhatThe

    Very cool! Love the truss rods! Happy building :D
     
  3. tin machine

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    Re: 50' HiaWhatThe

    hey man , that bike is smokin vintage , love the patina !!! wow , not sure i would ratrod that ? but wow looking forward to your build :mrgreen:
     
  4. Wildcat

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    Re: 50' HiaWhatThe

    CWC will make a good showing in this build off. Looks like it's been repainted at least once. I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with it.
     
  5. octapusonfire

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    Re: 50' HiaWhatThe

    great starter!
    those bars are really growing on me!
     
  6. Doon

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    Re: 50' HiaWhatThe

    Cool starting point. I look forward to seeing what you do.
     
  7. Skipton

    Skipton Come out and ride with The Chicago TailDraggers!

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    Re: 50' HiaWhatThe

    This is going to be good.

    Killer CWC with tank and cool fork.

    And Xcruiser working his magic. :wink: :mrgreen:
     
  8. pick

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    Re: 50' HiaWhatThe

    Great bike & great name also! I will be watching this one.
     
  9. yoothgeye

    yoothgeye I <3 Single Speeds Moderator

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    Re: 50' HiaWhatThe

    Great project name and bike!

    So many great starts to be watching.
     
  10. Circa Cycles

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    Re: 50' HiaWhatThe

    Great bike to start with :!: I've got an earlier version of this bike I'm considering for the build-off but can't decide.....I am definitely curious to see what you do with this one :) Good luck with it :!:
     
  11. CCR

    CCR Mouth-Breather Moderator

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    Re: 50' HiaWhatThe

    YES Please !!! :D
     
  12. Xcruiser

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    Re: 50' HiaWhatThe

    I know Tin,it was a tough decision.It needs more than it appears to restore to original and cost would be high.I dont have the heart to damage it in any way so it will be a reversable build should I decide to restore it later.
     
  13. SCHWINNRAY69

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    Re: 50' HiaWhatThe

    Awesome frame :p Best name yet I think :wink:
     
  14. MplsCoaster

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    Re: 50' HiaWhatThe

    That's a great bike to start with! Perfect patina and super cool tank. Love the name :lol: Good Luck!
     
  15. Xcruiser

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    Re: 50' HiaWhatThe

    Getting a late start but better late than never.Heres a peek at whats crackin in the basement!
    see Tin buddy,things are worse than ya thought,,pinholes in tank.
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    Vans representing,ah the 80's
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    leather
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    sneak peak at possible parts,nothing decided yet
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    had to cut off one side of the axle (seized nut),thank gooodness for air tools
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  16. octapusonfire

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    Re: 50' HiaWhatThe

    nice wheels!
    looks like a unique build 8)
     
  17. Xcruiser

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    Re: 50' HiaWhatThe

    After diving into this bike I dont feel bad about Ratting it.everything is kinda shot and was stuck.
    Cut off crank arm,air hammer/chisel for the crank nut,pounded out gooseneck.But anyhoo she's down to frame and fork.Also had to spot weld the kickstand nut underneath to keep it from spinning.
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  18. Road Master

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    Re: 50' HiaWhatThe

    Hi! I see you have all the makings of a great build! Starting with a Cleveland Welding Tanker w/ Springer - doesn't get any better as far as I'm concerned. Did that come with a CWC Chain Guard? If not I'll look in my storage space and see if I have one. Have Fun! Robert
     
  19. Xcruiser

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    Re: 50' HiaWhatThe

    Nope never got the guard with the bike,darnit
     
  20. Road Master

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    Re: 50' HiaWhatThe

    I bought a few of the 50s style guards with the name embossed - Western Flyer, Hawthorne and I'm thinking I might have picked up a Hiawatha also - I'll let you know if I find one. Robert
     

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