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I've had this late 40's Hawthorne hanging around for too long and it is time to do something with it! I have had it for over a year- buying it at an estate sale for $3 out of their chicken coop... they didn't even know it was in there The last few bikes I've done have either been restorations or sandblasts/repaints so I wanted to do something different and keep one with a little rust
What I'm starting with:
Quite a while back member "rms37" figured by the serial number and the cw symbol following it that it is around a 1948-1949 vintage.
Light has seen better days...
Last edited by corysmeltzer on Tue Mar 13, 2012 9:22 pm, edited 3 times in total.
too many bikes?
Now for the bobbed rear fender- I wanted a bobbed rear but something a little different but I am unsure if I saw someone else do this on RRB or I thought of it myself... I don't remember I remember member(s) drilling out chainguards and I think that is where I got the idea. If there is someone else that did it first thanks for the idea! I see so many things on here I forget where to put the credit sometimes if it is needed. Anywho here's the process I did:
The original fender in it's rough condition- didn't really like the look of it like this so i decided to cut away.
Took the front fender and made a cut line with a marker the same as the factory one.
cut... cut... cut...
Equally measured and drilled some pilot holes for the large holes that would be coming next.
The larger holes... drill... drill... drill...
too many bikes?
That's gonna be nice, I really like the idea of holes in the rear fender!
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