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These 1982 Sun rims needed some love so I decided to treat them to the straw trick. It worked out real good. The paint I used is Dupli-Color caliper paint (with ceramic). It took a solid day to dry real good, but its very durable and hard. Its also the perfect deep red to complete the "look"..!
So we're going with a bobbed rear and no front fender. I was going to leave the rear fender brace off, but fter getting the fender cut in just the right spot it was real flimsy without the brace. I tried to get the brace to sit as vertical as I could. I got it all mocked up and took it for a spin, and it rides real nice. All thats left is to get the chain guard mounted and paint it!!
thats a tough lookin bike
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Thanks!! I think once the paint is laid down, it'll look incredible! My son can't wait to cruise it!
I took the pedals apart to clean up & re-grease. It's a Wald pedal set. I thought I'd find some bearings inside, but nope! I guess they just packed some thick grease into the cups at each end of the spindle... Also one of the spindles has a slight bend in it. It feels awkward when pedaling. I think I'll heat it up and try to bend it back.
I picked up a Rat-Trap springer fork for this project for a good deal. Its missing two of the four shoulder bolts.. I'm going to post a wanted ad for them, and also begin to search for the correct size I need through various hardware sources on line. Any help to point me in the right direction would be great!!
Here's the dimensions of the bolt:
Overall length = 1 1/4"
Shoulder length = 1/2"
Shoulder width = 7/16"
I'm not sure what the thread pitch is, but its the shoulder portion that is most important here.
Are all four shoulder bolts identical? The one that goes through the fork may have a longer threaded portion. Can someone check theirs and see..?
I stink at hardware, but will these work?
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Joe, those bolts will work!! PM SENT..
The shoulder width on those is 1/16" too big. Someone would have to turn em down on a lathe.. I know (hope) some originals will pop up.
This is one COOL build
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