Pilot. P-40 Warhawk

Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 14 - CLASS 1 - FINISHED BIKES' started by SkyknightJohn, Aug 31, 2019.

  1. SkyknightJohn

    SkyknightJohn

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    1950 Firestone Pilot,
    badged as
    Seattle Sporting Goods Co.

    Build Thread: http://ratrodbikes.com/forum/index.php?threads/pilot-p-40-warhawk.108698/

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    The start:
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    Drivetrain:
    Sturmey-Archer RX-RD 5 speed drum brake rear in a Halo SAS rim, Avid mechanical disc front, Bontrager H5 Hardcase hybrid tires, 2.00 rear, 1.75 front, Truvativ Bottom Bracket adaptor with SRAM BB + 42t single crank.

    Other:
    Surly Trucker disc fork, headtube reamed for 1-1/8” threadless headset, <insert name> handlebars, Brooks grips and toolbag, Gyes saddle on a 5/8”- 7/8” post from ebay, original truss rods, coffee cup bell, wooden tank.

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  2. OddJob

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    You need a cap like this and a scarf when you ride around on that cool bike, John!
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    :21:

    Seriously, lots of cool gear on this build! It looks like a well-kept cycle-plane from days gone by; with a new engine and brakes and a vintage clean paint job.

    Well done! :thumbsup:
     
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  3. SkyknightJohn

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    Got my mandatory Build-off Savannah Fountain Photo!
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    (sorry, the bike didn’t fit in the overhead bin! :21:)
     
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  4. SkyknightJohn

    SkyknightJohn

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    Thanks OJ. I’ll see what I can find for winter. Not sure about the leopard print scarf, but at least I have the rugged good looks! upload_2019-9-1_15-27-54.jpeg
     
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  5. sdframe

    sdframe

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    And speaking of rugged good looks, that bike is the bomb. (even though it's a fighter.)
     
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  6. kingfish254

    kingfish254 CHECK OUT MY SALE THREAD FOR COOL STUFF! Pro Member

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    Classy and well done build!
    Ride that sucka!!!!
    Bravo!

    You probably already know this, but Don't forget that when the Voting thread is created we will use the first pic from your Finished thread.
     
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  7. Duchess

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    P-40s were commonly used as fighter bombers, so that works!
     
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  8. SkyknightJohn

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    10 mile ride today, snapped a few more pics... 1.JPG 3.JPG 6.JPG 10.JPG
     
  9. Dr. Tankenstein

    Dr. Tankenstein

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    A simple, well executed build. I’d ride that all day long.
    Great job!


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