Hey Everybody, Kinda hinted about this build when making the "Little Guy's" Schwinn sting ray: Mag Ray viewtopic.php?f=21&t=48122&st=0&sk=t&sd=a&start=15 Wanted a cool muscle bike so I could ride with the little guy and Mag Ray this spring My Dad bought me a new 1970 Murray Eliminator F3 MarkII when I was a 10 years old. This was my exact bike (thanks for the picture member MurrayEliminator). When doing Mag Ray, my friend Terry (did the part stripping for free, thanks again) said “Aren’t you going to build a bike like you had?” I said no, they are too small. A side note: when I was 10 years old and Terry was 14, I wouldn’t let him ride my new bike. Didn’t want to let “the big kids” ride it, they might wreck it. :lol: It took about 7 years before he forgave me and we’ve been hanging out ever since (~40 years now). So now, going to build The Eliminator. Thought about perfect restoration like many of Murray Eliminator’s bike (truly incredible!) but again, a ~ 6foot tall guy can’t (or shouldn’t , lol) ride a 20” inch bike (unless they’re having fun, of course). Knew I wanted a different Big and Little tire combo. 24” wheels were a must (for my arthritic knees). Also, run coaster only. The original weight was 49 lbs. I don’t remember it being that heavy. Do remember not being able to ride a wheel very well. So a lighter bike was another goal. Need to use original shifter and frame too. Talked with member Loco Joe (thanks Randy) about the width and shape of the frame thanks to his Western Flyer Buzz bike (cool) http://vanscyoc.net/blog/pages/bike_pho ... Buzz_Bike/ So I bought a frame and fork from member J South (thanks). Started thinking about taller a wheel that might fit. Talked with member Murray Eliminator (thanks) about hubs and used his extensive resources to see that there was a 24” rear tire on an Eliminator. He has such a fantastic collection! 8) 8) :mrgreen: Also saw a Sears spider with 24” on front and rear. So decided to go with a 24” Jerald slick in the rear. The Jerald slick is 2.125 but has a thread width of 1.5 so it fits tightly into the frame. Knew I needed to move the 24” rear wheel out farther than the drop out would allow. The drop out is perfect for modifying due to its flat plate design. Confirmed with a colleague (who helped on the Spaceliner a bit) that making/modifying the drop outs was possible. Next, more about wheel/tire combinations. Thanks for looking.