The Vanishing Violet

Discussion in 'CLASS 1 - MUSCLE BIKE 2019 BUILD JOURNALS' started by kram, Nov 6, 2019.

  1. kram

    kram

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    I picked up this 1966 stingray today and figured I might as well join the build off. Plans are basic and it will be a ratty rider. I think most of the chrome should actually clean up pretty good. The pans on the seat might be toast, it’s a mixture of foam, twine, and various kinds of tape. I’m kind of bummed that the ape hangers aren’t there.

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  2. SpikeFC

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    I would leave the seat just as it is. It's sweet
     
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  3. Skipton

    Skipton Come out and ride with The Chicago TailDraggers!

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    WOW!
    Look out Kram just showed up for a Build Off! Things are going to get serious now. :thumbsup:
     
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  4. kram

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    lol, nothing to serous here! Had fun in last years MBBO and thought I could use a bike that would fit in my car.
     
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  5. kram

    kram

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    The seat was pretty much as expected. Turns out duct tape and foam is a great way to make a seat pan disappear, lol.

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    Better news on the chrome. This was the worst part of the rear rim, and just a few minutes with chrome polish and fine steel wool. There is some plating loss, but it will clean up much better. When I started there was no chrome to be seen.
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  6. sdframe

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    You were right as guessing the seat would be toast. It even has the same color and texture. That little bike will thank you for saving it.
     
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  7. OddJob

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    Yeah Kram!
     
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  8. OddJob

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    Put the tape and foam back on and you could call it "Don't Tell Mummy". Halloween was only a week ago. :grin:

    Good to see you back in the MBBO, @kram !

    RaT oN~!
     
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