BEN'S FIFTY FIVE

Sep 19, 2007
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That's got close to a can of rustleum clear on it. It's very shiny and smooth. The metallic came out nice and even too. I'm happy with the results. Here's the hoops I'm gonna use and some parts I I picked up from the NLCTVWguy. Thanks Rob. I'v also got a horn and front hub in the garage and a rear hub and NOS crank on the way. That mirror will clean up nice. The vinyl graphic BEN'S FIFTY-FIVE is for the chain guard. I think I'm gonna use the sand blasted one. If I use the chrome one I'll paint the green strip blue.


 
Sep 19, 2007
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He helped me lace one of those s-2's to a front hub. He couldn't wait to show mom. After he went to bed I put the front end together. Those grips are in great shape and say schwinn on them, thats a mesinger made in the U.S.A. seat and thats a wald neck...... Now I wait for parts.

 
Sep 19, 2007
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More parts came in. spokes and a hub.

Pulled out my mack striping brush, freshened up the red stripe with 'one shot' and called in reinforcements.
 
Sep 19, 2007
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Some more pics:
chain guard mounting tab prior to weld.


Mounting bracket I made from aluminum. I welded the bend for strength.



Guard and bracket after paint with vinyl graphic.

Almost finished.



I'm looking for an early white with black letter or brass head badge with 3-3/16" hole centers if any one can help. I radiused the end a piece of aluminum round stock that I drilled a hole down the center of for a headlight mounting spacer.


 
Sep 19, 2007
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just checked my email and I've got a '64 stingray frame I picked up on ebay fairly cheap that the seller said was 'on the way today'. Life is good.
 
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pics prolly do it no justice.... i'm sure it pops nice in the sun with the flip flop paint nice......