New life for a Stingray/Scrambler

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  1. corysmeltzer

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    This is a bike I finished up for my oldest daughter last summer but didn't get around to posting the build till now. It started it's life as a Scrambler. I got it out of a neighbor's yard when I was a kid and it was hand painted to look like a tiger... wish i had pictures :lol: it was really ugly! I spent hours with a wire wheel taking off the paint and rode it paintless for a summer:

    about 15-20 years ago: (obviously didn't know what bent forks were back then :? )
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    then I painted it this weird purple/gray... not sure why haha

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    then it sat for years. until I thought it would be perfect for a redo... especially since there wasn't many original parts on it anymore wouldn't mean i was destroying anything or messing with originality. My daughter rode it a ton of times and kept saying how much she liked it but how ugly the color was. So told her to pick out a color and I would to the rest :lol:
     
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    All mocked up with some new parts... different forks that aren't bent

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    It's coming along nicely. Question, were the original forks Ashtabulas? Bent or not, they're worth some $$$. Worth finding them and getting them straightened.

    Just sayin'...... :roll:
    Keep going!

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    Yeah I still have the Ashtabula forks... was thinking the same thing- bent or not.
     
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    disassembled

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    After sandblasting- I primed and painted the color my daughter picked out.

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    some new rubber... classy! 8)

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    WOW! You're fast! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

    What color blue is that! It would be perfect on the new build I'm doing for the wife.

    P. S. good call on the fork too.. :wink:

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    :lol: World's fastest bike builder! Just posting the build... I finished it last summer.

    For the paint I did white primer then Rust-Oleum Satin Aqua then a couple coats of clear... all Rust-Oleum brand. I try use the same brand throughout the process when I paint things to try to stay away from weird paint reactions.

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    Putting the Schwinn back together... Paint turned out really good :D

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    All finished... my daughter was more then happy :D

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    Wow that thing is sweet the color looks awesome! good job
     
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    Beautiful bike. Nice work.
     
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    WOW! Great bike.
    That color is awesome, I wouldn't be surprised if you saw more bikes painted with it. :wink: :wink:

    Cheers,
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    WOW! That turned out awesome! Sweeet ride!
     
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    Thanks everyone :D

    Here is a glamor shot :lol:

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    And a happy kid!

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    STUNNING!!!
     
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    Absolutely beautiful!
     
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    Hey those sand dunes look familar. Very nice job for your daughter. Hopefully she will be able to pass it down to her kids one day. My son has a frame just like it. Were turning it into a chopper this summer. He really likes how this bike looks and now he wants a banana seat.
     

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