Old Schwinn "Bomber"

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  1. tuga

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    I've never been good on keeping up a build "diary" but will try with this one. Here's what I started with and a couple of phone pics from the paint guy for it's current state. Frame is a 1937 Schwinn Excelsior. Project will start sometime next year and I'll be updating with pics as I go.

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    stay tuned :wink:
  2. Critter1

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    wow! paint looks great!!
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    It will be nice to see you document a build. :wink:
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    Thanks...
  5. tuga

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    Here's some better pics, anyone who needs some nice paint work in the Dallas area talk to Michael(RiverRat)

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  6. RiverRat

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    Thanks ... appreciate it.. bike is gonna look killer..
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    very sweet paint good luck with the build
  8. azchopshop

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    The paint looks really good. Did you use automotive paints, or did you get that finish from spray paints?
  9. KickBackCycles

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    Is that acrylic enamel, if it is or not what brand is it?
    And did you use a clear coat?
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  12. RiverRat

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    Paint is Sherwin Williams Automotive ...

    It was bare steel when TUGA brought it to me..

    It was primed in self etching primer

    Then I fixed the imperfections

    Primed with urethane primer..p30a

    Wet sanded

    Then white based it with urethane u7000

    Masked the white off

    Sprayed the black base

    Then finished it off with Sherwin Williams HPC15 urethane clear coat
  13. chevyshwsnbikes

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    stunning paint!!
  14. mmcdaniel69

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    That's beautiful. It's the perfect combination, can't wait to see the completed bike.
  15. tuga

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    finally had some time to start on this one.

    Tried fitting a campy headset using some reducers, but turns out the steer tube is too short :cry: so I just used a generic chrome headset.

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    Working on finish in up the wheels

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  16. KickBackCycles

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    Wow! Nice choice of rims!
  17. SCHWINNRAY69

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    Wow, great build so far! :D
  18. aka_locojoe

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    Ditto what everyone else has said.
    Looks too nice to be called a bomber. I suppose the name will fit after a little use :D
  19. tuga

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    Got some parts to clean up

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  20. Rat Rod

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    Looking great so far! :D

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