Kngtmat's 1968 Stingray Done

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  1. kngtmat

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    Re: Kngtmat's 1968 Stingray

    Thanks, I tried searching but like always I never get the results I was looking for.
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    Re: Kngtmat's 1968 Stingray

    The way I do it is, the the pin that you had to take out to take it out, grind a notch out of the larger piece so you don't have to try forcing the kickstand all the way in. Once you have enough room, drop the pin in with the grinded side facing away from the kickstand itself. The then all you gotta do is turn it a little till it will lock.
    Hope this helps
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    Re: Kngtmat's 1968 Stingray

    Yeah I saw it.

    Here are pics of it outside the frame so you will see whats maybe the reason why it will not fit.
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    Re: Kngtmat's 1968 Stingray

    Well other than money I have another set back for me, the headset cups I have that came from a parts bike can just slip right in the headtube so I might not be able to use them.
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    Re: Kngtmat's 1968 Stingray

    That spring will still compress!!! you just need something to hold it in the compressed position and lock it with needlenose visegrips,slide in and drop in the pin.
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    Re: Kngtmat's 1968 Stingray

    Thanks.
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    Re: Kngtmat's 1968 Stingray

    I got the rust off and cleaned the frame, it looks crappy with a lot of spots of paint off of it but I was thinging keeping it all original ratty paint partly because there is no way to afford to get it painted since I can barely afford the other parts I need for it.

    I was also thinking of using clear coat over the original paint.
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    Re: Kngtmat's 1968 Stingray

    this is the tool you need for the kickstand
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    Re: Kngtmat's 1968 Stingray

    I hate that when it happens! You think it should be such a simple thing...

    Just my $.02:
    Ratty bikes don't necessarily need kickstands...
    And, no need for expensive paint (or painting talent in my case) on a bare metal bike, just clearcoat :D
    well I guess that might be $.04...

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    Good Luck
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    I just got these wheels today that I think I will use on this bike especially since getting an original Schwinn S7 wheel would cost too much for me along with the specific tires too, what I need next is a tube & rim strip for the front wheel, sissy bar, banana seat, pedals, green grips, fenders and a few small pieces for the springer fork.

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    Re: Kngtmat's 1968 Stingray

    Those wheels look great on it! 8)
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    Re: Kngtmat's 1968 Stingray

    Thanks.


    Payed way less for these than originals would have been and less than wheels would at a bike shop, a pawn shop had those with about 10 other wheels.
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    Re: Kngtmat's 1968 Stingray

    Looks good so far. I can't wait to see how it turns out!
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    Re: Kngtmat's 1968 Stingray

    Neither can I but I have too much stuff that I don't need and I guess others don't either since no one on CL isn't buying anything lately.
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    Re: Kngtmat's 1968 Stingray

    Ha ha as always my luck the axle is too big to fit into the two other bars of my springer fork.
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    I put clear over the paint, it dried good & smooth while other spots are ruff then I fixed those spots then where it was good before is ruff so I don't know, I guess when I was fixing the spots over spray went over to what was good then messed up as a ruff fuzzy look to it.

    The paint isn't great to begin with but I wanted to put clear coat to preserve it's rat rodness so I wasn't going for perfect but at least I wanted it to be nice & smooth.
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    Re: Kngtmat's 1968 Stingray

    Really nice work with this build....today its called ratrodding, back in the day it was called hotrodding (I'm an old guy)....same difference, being creative and using what you got!

    Look forward to the finished product 8) .
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    Thanks, yeah I have a few friends from those great times.


    Thank you very much to a member at that Cabe for the banana seat with the number 1 on it or Seats as it turns out I got from him, I don't know what the other would be used for or at least yet.

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    Does anyone know how I can use the stem because when I put the stem into my springer forks steerer tube it has some play in it?

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