(MBBO4 Class 1) Super Slingshot

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  1. CRASH

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    I've grown to love Huffys. I restored a Rail for my son last MBBO and he loves it! I'm almost done restoring a Super Stock for a friend and it looks very cool. But, like all muscle bikes, they didn't make one for a guy like me. So... I have to make one for myself. A 26" Huffy Super Slingshot.

    This is how it started, a 26" Huffy El Dorado

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    The concept and colors are based on this ad from 1969.

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    There will be a few differences, which will be necessary since a 26" version was never made. But, the concept will be to stay as true to the original as I can.

    In the Rail version the tires were 20/16 (4" of difference). In the Super Stock version the tires were 24/20 (4" of difference). So in my version I managed to get the parts for a 22" front wheel to give me 4" of difference from the 26" rear.

    Here's (most) the parts.

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    September 1st isn't until tomorrow for me, so I'm not going to touch it until then. I have my friend's Super Stock to finish... so I can stay busy.
     
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  2. OddJob

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    Looks like you're on the right track, er, rail....
     
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  3. kingfish254

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    Gonna be another CRASH CLASSIC
     
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  4. GuitarlCarl

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    I do love that paint scheme...

    Carl.
     
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  5. LukeTheJoker

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    You hit the nail on the head King! Crash will once again be hard to beat!
    Been waiting to see this beat with that awesome seat Crash!

    Luke.
     
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  6. Old Scool

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    Can already tell it's going to be an amazing build, and the colors are going to look really nice!
     
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  7. Falstaff

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    I like the idea of an adult size muscle bike,it's a good thing 22" wheels and tires are a little easier to find these days.
     
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  8. Roadie64

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    I like the "super stock" bigger version. This is going to be sick!
     
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  9. Bike Bum

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    The way this is laid out, it reminds me of those Egyptian rock carvings. Kind of a flattened 3D look. Very cool!!
     
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  10. G-Matt

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    Love it ! That seat it the bomb


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  11. Dr. Tankenstein

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    You KNOW I'm glued to this one!



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  12. Falstaff

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    Wonder what the odds of finding a seat like that in black & green are:39:
     
  13. CRASH

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    That's a custom seat, and the guy who makes them is extremely busy at work. It took me a year to get 3 seats made, and I had to sell a child to afford them. But they are beautiful and worth it!
     
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  14. Falstaff

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    Looks great,definitely worth the wait.
     
  15. CRASH

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    Alright, got a small bit of work done today to actually kick off this build. The frame is originally from a 26" Huffy El Dorado which was a single speed bike. So, as seems be a reoccurring theme for me, I'm going to have to open the rear up to accept a bigger hub. Unlike the Monster Ray I did in MBBO2, this bike didn't come with a 36 hole 5-speed hub.
    The good news: I had a new hub on hand.
    The bad news: It's a quick release.
    So... I busted apart an old 28h Shimano 333 hub (Like the ones that come on original Super Stocks, Rails & Slingshots) and used the axle.

    Before (during the surgery... I remembered to grab my phone)

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    And after.

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    I have to get the rims cleaned up before I can lace.
     
  16. CRASH

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    A preview of some challenges. (Those of you who frequent the Muscle Bike forum may remember some of these discussions)

    I'm going to use a Felt Shorty rear fender. But the brace on the frame doesn't allow for a brake or fender. So... I'm going to have to change the brace. (That's a Super Stock to the left)

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    Here's a Rail... which I may use build this type of brace.

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    The Flaming Stack chain guard is going to be an exceptionally tricky piece to this build. A Flaming Stack is not long enough for a 26" frame. So in order to make it fit correctly I need to extend it. That's going to require a cut, weld, a lot of smoothing, and chrome. Here are the two Stacks that will become one.

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    Actually, before anyone freaks out about cutting a perfectly good stack... this is the stack that will be used for the rear.

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    To make it a true Slingshot I'm going to use the spring portion of a Slingshot fork.

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    I'm going to hack off the legs and hack off the head tube and weld a the head tube from the frames original forks, and use portions of the original forks' legs to extend the length to accommodate the 22" wheel.

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  17. Falstaff

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    Man,I like the chrome over green. Maybe you can find a way to mount the chrome one over the green one instead of cutting and welding.
     
  18. CRASH

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    While I appreciate the enthusiasm, when I build large "one-off" muscle bikes I try to make them like they could have (should have) been built. So I want this custom Flaming Stack to look like the real thing, only longer.
     
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  19. Falstaff

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    You do some great stuff,glad we're building different classes.
     
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    :21:

    I don't think of this is a competition as much as a collaboration. It's all for the fun and for the bikes.
     

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