Turtlelady (wifes bike) Finally complete

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  1. dragnusa

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    decided to start a post for the bike im building for my wife. Were calling it turtlelady after my wife nickname. It started out life as a western flyer sonic flyer
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    cleaned the chrome
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    used rust converter primer first to get in the areas I couldnt when I stripped it
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    then coated it with a white primer
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    once its cured Ill sand it again then another coat of primer then ready for paint
     
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    Great build!! What is that cleaner for the chrome and where did you get it?!? And that was buildoff caliber. Dude...Get ta Buildin'!! Peace
     
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    thanks jake, I cleaned it all with glasstop cleaner and a green scrubby pad. I would have been but Ive had it in the works for a while, have to get it done before I start my build off bike but did work on ideas for my build off bike between coats of paint on her bike.
     
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    :shock: wow cant wait to watch
     
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    Thanks guys, This is my first full restomod. but got plans for atleast 3 more already
     
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    Further progress has been postponed do to rain
     
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    Frame and tanks painted will post pica once I can
     
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    Got the turtle lady build as a roller. Had to wrap up for the night
     
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    Can't wait to see the "Turtlelady" in the theme and how that sweet sprocket will tie in.
     
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    Having a stressful day with the build today. Since the chain desires where the tire sits I have almost no clearance and am having a hard time getting the rim true enough to clear both sidesand for some reason the handle bar neck seems to be at a angle grrrrr. Going to step away from the bike and work on my build bike
     
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    Having to spread the rear frame so the tire will fit. Anyone done this before?
     
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    What I've done was pulled the rear forks apart and stuck a spare piece of a 2x4 near the seat post to hold that width and pushed the fork back to the correct width for the rim. I hope this makes sense and is what you're asking.
     
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    heres an update on turtle lady
    tank pieces
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    here it is together but still have to spread the frame down by the kickstand
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    we started calling it turtlelady as a combo of my wifes nickname and my daughter having a fairlady
    but all the kids call it the bubble gum bike
     
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    Im going to get better pics of it once I get the frame spread and the bars swapped out, may switch them back once shes rode it some
     
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    I had the same frame, AMF from the 60's, I just went with narrower tires, 2.00 instaed of 2.125. I have used a 2 x 4 and hammered in between the frame members up by the kickstand, the squeezed the dropouts back together, but be careful and do it slowly making sure everything is lined up exactly right. The wood should sit right where the tire will. It's all good steel so it should bend and look good.
     
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    going to spread it with a wedge with a hub in place, then put a piece where the bottom fender stay is. then touch up the paint
     
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    Got the frame spread but before I did i thought it was to nice out not to get a outside pic of it
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    and I know some people have been wanting to see the star sprocket so here you go
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    ended up switching out the handle bars tonight the wife liked the look but didnt like how the first ones fit so I went with a set of wider set that I ended up painting since the chrome wasnt the prettiest
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    I like the painted bars. Nice work.
     
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    I actually do to I didn't think I would. They was actually the ones that came on my build off bike
     

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