Name Change, Theme change. The Challenger

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  1. vanilla_gorilla

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    im using the corpse of my 1960 Schwinn Speedster for my BBO6 entry.
    and the inspiration from Mickey Thompson's salt flat cars "Challenger", and "Challenger II"

    I want it to resemble a barn fresh dragster find.
    here we go
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    Re: Quicksilver

    "also see: Speedy Gonzales"
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    Re: Quicksilver

    hahah nice.

    i spent the day cleaning the grime off the frame, i cleared the chainguard and ive been working on the chrome.
    ill post pics later tomorrow sometime.
    i would have done more but i had a big house fire to deal with today in the next town over.
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    Re: Quicksilver

    Oh you're a fireman? Thank you!!
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    Re: Quicksilver

    hurry-up with those pics! We wanna see..
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    good luck with the build and have fun!
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    Re: Quicksilver

    thanks rocket, no one was injured so thats a good thing. pics soon i promise!
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    Re: Quicksilver

    My dad has been involved in firefighting for about 40 years now, and a close family friend was killed in the line of duty a few years back, so I'm very appreciative of you guys....especially the volunteers!
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    thanks, we couldnt do it without the support of the public community! much respect to your father too!
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    Re: Quicksilver

    when I read quicksilver I thought about this bike
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    Re: Quicksilver

    even though kevin bacon is awesome, thats not exactly what i had in mind haah
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    Re: Quicksilver

    heres what i got so far.
    chaingaurd is set to go.

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    heres some of the old chrome brought back to life
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    frame getting de-grimed, it was brown before
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    hey look its blue under there!
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    box o parts

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    im spending the rest of the day planning, polishing chrome and diggin for parts
    stay tuned.
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    Re: Quicksilver update. pics 5-6-11

    I like that movie Quicksilver. Especially the scene where Kevin challenges the taxi driver to keep up with Nelson Vales our then top USA velodrome sprinter. He was an idol of mine back in the day when I was racing.
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    Re: Quicksilver update. pics 5-6-11

    frame and chain guard are all ready to go. just gotta finish up 2 projects then i can get goin on bolting up parts and
    bringin this beast to life
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    i forgot to post up a finished product but here it is anyway

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    thanks pretty fast in a straight line. goes about 25 mph or so the speedo says.
    cant pedal around around corners too well cuz the pedals smack the ground

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