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Here's a '49 Schwinn Lincoln, frame has a hole in the chainstay, barely visible where some knucklehead used the bike with probably an ultra loose bottom bracket, end of the crank arm wore through. So I'm going to get that welded up and the paint comes off. Hate the color anyway. Not sure I'm going to use these wheels, probably save for another project, If I do use them need a serious rehab and have some blackout new departure hubs to lace in. Seat needs some de-rusting and rehab also.
Went to a Woodie show today for inspiration and I think this Lincoln Merc did it, blue metallic paint with a wood tank
Last edited by socal_jack on Thu Nov 29, 2007 1:12 am, edited 4 times in total.
I too have a 49"Lincoln" DX in red. That head badge has a lot of detail. I completely cleaned mine up in prep. for restore and was amazed! Later & PEACE!!!!!
Wheel-up ! its the call for air , and when your wheelies happening people stop and stare!
Im doin a "woody" inspired bike too, hope ya dont mind another woodwork bike in the ranks. I must admit id much rather be usin your frame tho. My idea was more less inspired by my 90 Jeep grand wagoneer i had to put down for fuel usage violations. Loved that thing to death but hated feedin it
No problema CCR, they probably won't look anything alike.
I'll post a closeup of the long springer, going to try out this Evaporust non-toxic rust remover on it as I'll need to disassemble.
Gonna leave this badge as is I think looks great with the patina.
Stripped the frame all the way down, badge came off fairly easy doesn't like like it has been messed with going by the screws. Need to strip the paint and get the hole in the frame welded up. May have the paint picked out.
Finally a rainy day, well it sprinkled a couple of times and the wind screwed up the surf so progress was made(only 4 inches of rain in over a year).
I was originally going to use blue but I'm thinking either all black or a combination primer/black. black gives me more flexibiblity for rim/wheel combos more like this now;
So here's the seat I'm using, lots of rust frozen nuts etc, trying this new de-rusting stuff, non-toxic and near balanced pH. Evaporust, they have a website anyway here's some shot and then the dunk, Ill leave it over night but you could tell it was working right away(they need to work on the liquid color and foaming properties )
Made a template for the "tank" and cut the wood in back,
2 tries and an unspecified amount of beer later here it is
The trim will outline the tank, stain the inside darker and outside light , possibly a cross trim in the lower third, might use some balsa for that.
Next up, make a jig and steam box to make the trim, and strip some pain
I bought a '30 Ford wagon and we call it a woody
(Surf City, here we come)
You know it's not very cherry, it's an oldie but a goody
(Surf City, here we come)
Well, it ain't got a back seat or a rear window
But it still gets me where I wanna go
Theme song for ur build, Surf City by jan and dean, AWESOME BIKE MANN!
We were Eating Potatoe's..drinking Cambells soup...
and Blowing up The Old Lady next door.
..you know, the usuall Friday night Stuff.
Yeah, hopefully this wood comes out like I want.
That Evaporust stuff work real nice, removed everything around the nuts on the pan and I was able to completely disaasemble like it was new, then dunk the rest
took the frame to a bike welder to get the hole welded up and also the intersection of the downtube and the straightbar looked like stress fractures in the paint
so that's getting re-brazed, he didn't like the look of it either
Anyway, had this Nexus-7 wheelset hanging around for a future clunker project but I think I'm going to use it here and make a stick shifter for it, kind of a suicide type
Last edited by socal_jack on Sun Sep 30, 2007 7:30 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Somewhat dead in the water til the frame gets back from the welder later in the week but gave time to cleanup the seat and some other stuff.
Thinking of using the original cranks, may combine skiptooth with Nexus ala Karfer67's mod.
Also started niblling at the Nexus shifter to see what lies beneath, and I think that'll work
The crank and a bunch of seat parts after the Evaporust treatment, been experimenting with some stains for the tank, also new fork candidate
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