BEN'S FIFTY FIVE

Discussion in 'RR KID BIKE BUILD OFF' started by ej599, Feb 22, 2008.

  1. ej599

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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.
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  2. Markm

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    8) 8) 8) 8)
     
  3. Bunbury

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    I thought it was Suzy Creamcheese...
     
  4. ej599

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    I'm not sure, I'll have to dig that album out now. Just don't call us groupies.
     
  5. TheFlyingDingo

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    I looked pretty closely...theres NOTHING

    i should check again
     
  6. sensor

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    looks great! bet the boys gonna flip when he finds out hes sonny!
     
  7. ej599

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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.
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  8. NLCTVWguy

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    Looking good! Can't wait to see the finished product!
    It's going to be a beautiful bike, looks like new!

    Nice job documenting the build too. You and Ben have fun!

    --Rob
     
  9. ej599

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    More parts came in. spokes and a hub.
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    Pulled out my mack striping brush, freshened up the red stripe with 'one shot' and called in reinforcements.
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  10. ej599

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    Some more pics:
    chain guard mounting tab prior to weld.
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    Mounting bracket I made from aluminum. I welded the bend for strength.
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    Guard and bracket after paint with vinyl graphic.
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    Almost finished.
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    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.
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  11. Boardtrack fan

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    Wow! That turned out really nice. I love the color, the whole bike just has a real nice look to it.
     
  12. Rollin Double Sixes

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    I like it! It looks brand new.
     
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    boy..... i know theres gonna be one little boy grinning from ear to ear when he finds out its his :mrgreen:
    looks great!!
     
  14. ej599

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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.
     
  15. FaceOFFbikes

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    That bike is ROCKIN'!! Simple and Amazing.. I dig the rim and tire combo..
     
  16. Joshua85

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    :shock: :shock: awesome bike! i need to get me some of that metal flake paint that paint job looks gorgeous, i love that chain gaurd
     
  17. tartosuc

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    that looks like the same paint i used on my ratfink
     
  18. cman

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    That looks great. Great details all around. I like the chainguard.
     
  19. Anonymous

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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......
     
  20. ej599

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    A few more pics outdoors.
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