RRBBO13 Lucky 13 - She's Done

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  1. Scribble

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    65428_5d834ea2403561e9b8afbf051d8847a9.jpeg Well here is my entry, 1938-41 Elgin Twin-Bar. I'll get some more detailed photos of my parts pile posted up soon. This is just going to be a classic Scribbles restomod, all I've done since getting it was collecting as many original parts I could get my hands on.
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  2. Skipton

    Skipton Come out and ride with The Chicago TailDraggers!

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    :thumbsup: WOW!
     
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    That bike is right up your alley! RaT oN!
     
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    I wondered who would be the first to claim the name 'Lucky 13'. :forum:

    Nice bike!
     
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    Sweet starting point!
     
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    kingfish254 CHECK OUT MY SALE THREAD FOR COOL STUFF! Pro Member

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    You can't go wrong with a Twin frame. I still love riding mine and I look forward to seeing how you build yours out.
     
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    Look forward to seeing this one all Scribbled up. They always look just right.
     
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    Well here's the parts pile, only thing I'm is missing is a drop/kick stand. Otherwise I've got all the parts to put a nice Twin-20 together.
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    Found this super sweet Elgin Deco stem
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    That paint on the fenders is original so I'm thinking of soaking them in OA, then painting the frame to match them, thats the plan so far.
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    Torrington 10 pedals and OG sprocket.
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    Found these original Torrington half moon bars.
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    Sadly I could not find a set of Elgin Air Cooled wheels for this bike, but I did get these nice prewar New Departure wheels that will work perfect for this restomod.
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    They have these cool pie crust tires mounted, but I'm gonna use them for my Murray Curve Bar, so I'm going to use these awesome cream Lightings for the Twin.
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    Cadet Speedo and a nice set of OG salt&pepper shaker grips.
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    And a custom RRB license plate
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    Rat Rod Owner & Founder Head Honcho Moderator

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    Glad to see that the plate turned out well. :)

    Gonna be an epic build!
     
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    I was super excited when I got it in the mail, turned out perfect thanks a bunch @Rat Rod
     
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    .some of the jams I rock out to when working in the shop.
     
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    Wolfmother... :113:
    And nice parts and frames ! Love the curves of these Elgins !
     
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    IMG_0468.JPG Took the bike down, to get ready for paint stripper.
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    After two rounds of paint stripper I still had to take the wire brush to the frame. IMG_0478.JPG
     
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    You are making good time Scribbs! That frame is cool. :thumbsup:
     
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    Very nice bud such a great pile of parts you have accumulated.
    I usually like some color on a bike. But I will agree about being on the fence with the bare metal . It dose look pretty cool, a bit of a Art Deco look.


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    I'm trying to slow my roll for this build off, I tend to get really obsessive with my projects. And I end up running out of stuff to do.

    And I have to agree this is one of the most beautiful frames I've ever worked on. I mocked the bike up and it really is a striking bicycle.

    Just wait I'll post the mock up, I'm super tempted to leave it bare now. especially since the green fenders add that little bit of color needed.
     
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    I spent some time today sanding the frame down, and did a little mock up. I'm going to order some OA on Monday so I can clean up the fenders and rims.
    One thing I'd love input on would be, leave it Bare steel, or should I go ahead with my forced patina paint job idea. I'm leaning towards bare steel as of right now.
     
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    More jams


     
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    I don't think I have seen one of these done bare steel, so I would vote for bare. Would you go all bare, or use the fenders and other parts to bring color in?
    Looking sharp!
     
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