Springliner (Formerly Raceliner) ??Finished??-Pic Heavy

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  1. inshane64

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    I present to you: Raceliner (I'll always put a pic of its current state first.)

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    I am started out with the 1959 Sears Flightliner pictured here:

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    And some parts from his sister:

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    These bikes were bought in Roswell New Mexico, on Presidents Day weekend. I have been saving parts and lookin for ideas since then.

    Here is the bike as it sits the first day of the build off:

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    This sprocket and rat-trap might make it on the bike, i am still kinda feelin it out:

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    Re: Raceliner? (name pending)

    Nice rack on the girls spaceliner! :lol: Sorry, I couldn't resist! :lol: Looks like you have a great start on the build. I'm kind of a spaceliner freak myself. Always wanted a chrome one. I need to get off this computer & get busy, but there are so many cool projects in the works, I can't stop checking them out! Can't wait to see the finished project! 8)
     
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    Raceliner's a fine name. I'm looking forward to what you do with this one; I've built a bike with that frame, painted rather than chrome, and a ladies' version for my wife which did have a chrome frame.

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    Re: Raceliner? (name pending)

    thats gonna be sweet!!..... but thats a Flight liner... spaceliner/cosmic liner has the double tubes all the way to the back.. :roll:
     
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    Re: Raceliner? (name pending)

    Dang those are nice bikes...
    I think I see as much potential in the girl's version as in the boy's...

    Good luck and have fun!
     
  6. inshane64

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    Re: Raceliner? (name pending)

    Sprocket comparison:

    New is under old

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    Those are cool bikes and one HEFTY sprocket!
    All the best on your build! :)
     
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    Re: Raceliner? (name pending)

    Here is an old ad of a flightliner!

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    Re: Raceliner? (name pending) Update 1 (mock-up)

    Well I decided to go for the faux-patina look, I completely stripped the bike, primered, painted yellow, painted green, painted black, final coated in yellow.

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    Alittle wet sanding here and there and I present to you, mock-up number one!!!

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    Re: Raceliner? (name pending) Update 1 (mock-up)

    man those liners are cool lookin. yeah i think its a good name what number are you gona give it. every racer needs one?
     
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    Yours is Race Liner and mine is Speed Liner, Lets go Racin Boys.....

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    Re: Raceliner? (name pending) Update 1 (mock-up)

    I decided I wanna push bi bike out of my comfort zone so I decided to fabricate a seat, pics follow:

    I cut out a basic template of the idea in my head.

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    Set it on the bike to see how she looks.

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    I took a router to the edges.

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    I then cut out some sheet metal.

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    Wood on both sides of vice and started the beatdown.

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    More beatings.

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    Tacked the seams on one side and flipped it.

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    Tacked on both sides.

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    Welded up front.

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    Welded up rear.

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    Underside (gonna trim at blue line)

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    Touched up front.

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    Touched up rear.

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    Set in place.

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    Settin a lil high.

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    As she sits now.

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    Tons of work left, got a couple of surprises and hopefully original(ish) ideas.
     
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    Re: Raceliner? (name pending) Update 1 (mock-up)

    You've got some awesome fabricating goin on there. Lookin good! 8)
     
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    Re: Raceliner? (name pending) Update part Deux

    Nice work on the seat! What are you planning for upholstering?
     
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    Re: Raceliner? (name pending) Update part Deux

    Without givin away too much tonight the wood part on top of the metal will be in black leather and the metal part will be fake patina'd like the yell parts. this seat is gonna have a suspension on her, made of trampoline springs. I am letting that evil voice in my head guide me. I am hopin that this seat is gonna compliment the rack not replace or overtake it, but the voices in my head don't mind collateral damage.
     
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    Re: Raceliner? (name pending) Update part Deux

    verey cool looking so far!
     
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    Re: Raceliner? (name pending) Update part Deux

    Got some more done today.

    I cut off at the blue line.

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    Here is a mock up.

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    Spaced it out as needed.

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    I used some spring to get the right look.

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    I am still thinking about where to anchor the seat.

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    Here is how she looked at the end of the day.

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    I had to take a build-off break and finish upholstering my Vomit Comet!!

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    Ready to tear up the streets!!!

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    Re: Raceliner? (name pending) Update part Deux

    After being gone a while due to a road trip and health issues imma have to push to get this bike done, but I thrive on the pressure, here is the progress so far:

    I plan to replicate the look of the old 'liner rack in the seat. So i made a jig to bend rod to the shape of the rack supports.

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    First couple bends:

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    The bend back:

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    And the seat is starting to take shape! (I know a lil lop-sided)

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    Oh, did i mention I saw Kota's build and felt the need to step it up? Any who, this seat will have suspension!!!

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    Rear view:

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    Re: Raceliner? (name pending) Update part Deux

    Another sleeper that I totally missed.
    That is some serious bending work you have going on there.
    I love it. Hope you have enough time
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    Re: Raceliner? (name pending) Update !!!!

    You have what we call "Mad Skilz".....You out SKILL me by a long shot. I hope you finish in time...But then again, Maybe I don't. :wink:

    GET IT DONE!!!
     

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