Ruf'nRusty - Finished! - 28 Jul 11

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  1. jerrykr

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    Finished Bike Thread here: viewtopic.php?f=60&t=43502

    I'm throwing my hat into the ring for the first time for this build off.

    This will be my first rusty bike build up. I got this one for $5.00, so it's also going to be on the cheap.

    Murray Skybolt.

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    Good Luck to all the Builders!
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    Who doesn't love a Murray Tetanus...
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    Good luck and have fun!
     
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    Great potential. I hear ya wheels turning. Have fun. Now get ta building!!
     
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    Re: Ruf'nRusty

    Oh no! Another 76er!

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    If I'm reading that sticker right it says 10-76. Mine is 08-76, kinda wish I had yours since it falls on not only my birth year, but month as well.

    Love it.
     
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    Thanks for the encouragement guys!

    yoothgeye, it does indeed say 10-76. If I could get it off intact, I'd gladly give it to you for your bike. That won't happen, so, I guess it and the other stickers stay. BTW: looking at your build so far, I haven't got a chance! Keep up the good work and ideas.
     
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    No problem, my sticker is gone too, I just didn't realize they'd have a sticker dated each month... that's cool. Glad I was given a bike just close to my birthdate, the 10/27 would've been too good to be true.
     
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    Oh yeah, and I think it's totally crazy that both of our bikes at over 30 years old each still had the plastic axle shipping caps still attached.
     
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    yeah, I've got 3 out of 4. that was the first thing I noticed about this rusty critter when I was loading it up at the garage sale (along with the Schwinn Corvette for $10 --- one of my better garage sale days!) If you happen to want them, I'll save them for you and mail them along???
     
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    Yep...that one's from Texas. :wink:
     
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    I like the pics! Good work!
     
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    Great start! Stock up on the PB blaster for that baby! :lol:
     
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    Nope, I saved all mine, and really don't need them. Mine also had the little plastic cap that went on the exposed bar tightening bolt on the stem.
     
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    make sure you get a Tetanus shot befor you rid that! :lol:
     
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    Looking like the headline says! Good luck with the build, looks like the bike my friend took to Burning Man.

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    Re: Ruf'nRusty - Progress 10 Jul 11

    Spent a good part of Memorial Day taking this rusty thing apart.
    The seat post is totally stuck. Got to find a way to deal with it next.

    Here's the pile'o'parts so far. :D

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    You guys are building some great looking bikes!
     
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    Re: Ruf'nRusty - Progress 31 May 11

    OK, got the wheel set cleaned and repacked. Getting the Shimano coaster back together was interesting to say the least. I *think* I could do it again! :D

    The rims in paint - etching primer.

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    I decided to try a suggestion I saw somewhere here, don't remember who posted it, but I used a rattle can of spray on bed liner to get a pretty nice textured paint on the rims. Thanks for the idea - whoever posted it!

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    These 2 rims represent a whole rattle can. I can't imagine how many cans it would take to paint a whole pickup bed. :roll:

    Next they go into my paint dry oven -- my attic. It's upwards of 110F up there every afternoon. That should dry the paint! :D
     
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    Re: Ruf'nRusty - Seat Tube/Seat Post day - 19 Jun 11

    This is the day I've been dreading and putting off until I had a full day to attack it.

    Father's Day worked out good for me, as my sons are grown and away, and Sheryl had to work, so I had the day to myself. Only drawback is that it must have been 104F and high winds all day. Crazy weather here! And crazy builder, to choose a day like today to do gas welding! :shock: But, Aug. is creeping up, and this bike won't build itself.

    As I've said before the seat post in this frame was Major Stuck. I've been soaking it in PB Blaster for a month, and tried every trick, and it just wouldn't budge. So, I decided to cut it off flush with the seat tube and drill it out with a long 13/16" drill bit I have.

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    Sounds simple, but believe me this is not easy. I charged my drill motor batteries 4 times in the process, and it took hours, but I finally got it drilled out of the way. My right wrist is going to be hurting tonight. That drill motor has some impressive torque, and a few times the bit grabbed and wrenched my wrist around. Funny thing was, it made me pull the trigger all the harder, I could not get off the "gas". :(

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    Losing the original seat post was pretty much in the "plan". I wanted to try to build my own laid back seat post anyway. I had previously purchased a couple of lengths of 13/16" round steel bar stock for this very purpose. I also have a new unused 7/8" laid back seat post to use as a pattern.

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    I wish I had a MIG or TIG electric welder, but I don't, so I stuck this together with my Oxy-Acetylene gas rig. I don't weld often, so I was kind of out of practice, and the results show, but I don't think anything will fall apart. I got it primed and painted, but need to do a little bit of "Bondo Welding" to make it look better. Ran out of time and energy today, Dang it was HOT!

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    Sorry there were very few pictures, but my hands were dirty and I think you can fill in the blanks!

    Should start going together now that I'm past this hurtle, and a lot of the parts are prepped and cleaned.

    I still need to create a couple of brackets for the lights. I think you will like the lights I'm going to use.

    Stay Tuned!
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    Re: Ruf'nRusty - Seat Tube/Seat Post day - 19 Jun 11

    Just an idea for "next time"... they used to make drills that plugged in. :mrgreen:
     
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    Re: Ruf'nRusty - Seat Tube/Seat Post day - 19 Jun 11

    yeah, but the one I have doesn't have a big enough chuck for that drill bit! :D
     

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