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Late 30's Murray

Discussion in 'BUILDS' started by floridasfavson, Mar 11, 2008.

  1. floridasfavson

    floridasfavson

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    Here is another build I have going on along with my 1960 Hercules. It is a late 30's Murray frame. I had it sandblasted and primered by a local paint shop. I got a X 53 springer fork off of ebay for it. I plan to run it skip tooth as I have the orginal crank and I am picking up a Bendix skip tooth hub this weekend. I plan on getting it painted black cherry with some white accents. I still need to get the frame smoothed out a little more before I paint it. Also, the weather is still to crappy to paint.
    In the mean time, I will continue to look for parts.

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  2. yeshoney

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    Just curious how you are planning to compensate for the fork being what looks like at least an inch longer than the head tube?? :cry: :roll:
     
  3. floridasfavson

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    That is a problem I am currently working on. Might just have to cut it down and rethread it.
     
  4. 66olds98

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    Dude, I saw that Wayne had a fork die last time we we're there. I'm pretty sure I could do a better job then the guys at Scott's did on mine!!! Once you get a headset.
     
  5. floridasfavson

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    Sounds good. I need to find a head set and then go from there. I thought the X 53 would match right up but I guess not.

    66ols98 - Still waiting on pics of your new bike. :roll:
     
  6. jtdaddy

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    I really like that frame. It's going to look great. Can't wait to see pics.
     
  7. Anonymous

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    flor',Looks good.

    Maybe to save ya some ag',you could use a spacer on top of the forks like my ZOOT bike...

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  8. floridasfavson

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    MagicRat- Thanks for the idea. I will definitly take it into consideration. Nice bike by the way.
     
  9. cman

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    That is a very cool frame with the curved seat tube.
     
  10. floridasfavson

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    Yeah, the curves are what attracted me to this frame. My friend has a frame very similiar except his down tube is straight instead of curved like mine. His frame is a 1935 Murray. He should be posting pics soon. At least that is what he keeps saying. :roll:
     
  11. Joshua85

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    i would do magicrats idea with the spacers, if you cut that fork i think you may have an issue getting the springer to fit...
     
  12. Anonymous

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    Thanks flor',Any Q's shoot me a PM
     
  13. floridasfavson

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    yeah, I will probably end up just using spacers. Now I am in search of some rims to build around my Bendix skip tooth hub. Might do black rims. I think it would look good with the black cherry paint job that I will do later on.
     

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