Rat-For-Now-CWC Hawthorne *DONE bobbed-drilled w/green tires

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  1. corysmeltzer

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    I've had this late 40's Hawthorne hanging around for too long and it is time to do something with it! I have had it for over a year- buying it at an estate sale for $3 out of their chicken coop... they didn't even know it was in there :lol: The last few bikes I've done have either been restorations or sandblasts/repaints so I wanted to do something different and keep one with a little rust :wink:

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    Quite a while back member "rms37" figured by the serial number and the cw symbol following it that it is around a 1948-1949 vintage.

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    Light has seen better days...

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    The headbadge

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    After I cleaned the bike:

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    After some polish:

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    mmm... this stuff was like tar to remove :x

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    :shock: Dirt! :shock:
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    I think you should turn the remains of the headlight
    into something artistic. Put a bird's nest in it with a
    fake bird perched inside.

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    Re: Rat-For-Now-CWC Hawthorne

    hmm not sure about that :lol: might be going totally fender-less but most likely just a bobbed in the rear.
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    some new green tires 8) thought it would make it interesting.

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    Great choice for tires.
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    Re: Rat-For-Now-CWC Hawthorne

    wow those knobies are nice and green.... :mrgreen:
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    Re: Rat-For-Now-CWC Hawthorne

    Had an old aftermarket chain guard that had some rust so I masked it off and painted to try and match the tires. Then I sanded the paint a little to look older.

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    Re: Rat-For-Now-CWC Hawthorne

    Chainguard turned out really nice.
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    bought a repro schwinn style springer fork... had to go through my washers and find a couple to make up for the headtube being a little too long :lol: but now it works great.

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    mounted up the tires- going to use these rims I got out off a donor bike... they have huge gauged spokes. :shock:

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    Now for the bobbed rear fender- I wanted a bobbed rear but something a little different but I am unsure if I saw someone else do this on RRB or I thought of it myself... I don't remember :oops: I remember member(s) drilling out chainguards and I think that is where I got the idea. If there is someone else that did it first thanks for the idea! I see so many things on here I forget where to put the credit sometimes if it is needed. Anywho here's the process I did:

    The original fender in it's rough condition- didn't really like the look of it like this so i decided to cut away.

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    Took the front fender and made a cut line with a marker the same as the factory one.

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    cut... cut... cut...

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    Equally measured and drilled some pilot holes for the large holes that would be coming next.

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    The larger holes... drill... drill... drill...

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    Mounted up:

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    Re: Rat-For-Now-CWC Hawthorne *new bobbed/drilled fender

    That's gonna be nice, I really like the idea of holes in the rear fender!
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    Re: Rat-For-Now-CWC Hawthorne *new bobbed/drilled fender

    super kool. to bad ya not doing this for the BO7. very sweet bike. now get back ta buildin.

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    Re: Rat-For-Now-CWC Hawthorne *new bobbed/drilled fender

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    Chainring I am using.

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    Pedals off an old exerciser.

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    Re: Rat-For-Now-CWC Hawthorne *new bobbed/drilled fender

    Maybe it was me? I love the green tires.
    Here's one I did for Dingo.
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    And here are the fenders on my build "Stainless".

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    Re: Rat-For-Now-CWC Hawthorne *new bobbed/drilled fender

    Wow awesome! :shock: Yeah I remember your stainless build now... probably where I originally got the idea, THANKS! :mrgreen: Your's is way more elaborate then mine and probably took way longer too... looks good on polished or rusted hahaha
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    Re: Rat-For-Now-CWC Hawthorne *new bobbed/drilled fender

    Got it all together and it was warm enough so I rode it around town. Not sure about a couple things but pretty sure this is going to be the set up. I was unsure about what bars to use because I have a whole stack of them but I really like apes and I just think they are so darn comfortable to use. The "Rat-For-Now" was from not knowing if I would keep it rusty/crusty or mock it all up like this and take it all apart sandblast and then paint it... Gosh I'm not 100 percent but I think I'm keeping this one rusty... think it looks good that way :wink:

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