Can someone tell me what Schwinn this is. Never seen one

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Cool score. Normally those arch bar / truss bar frames are much earlier, but you are right about the Schwinn one being 1953. Search for Schwinn arch bar or truss bar and you can see more about them. Especially on the CABE.
 
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A couple popped up on thecabe during a search, and they were asking a significant amount of bucks for them...you may have just got a significant score.

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I saw that page and started look8ng deeper at the bike. It was completely chemically stripped except under the headbadge. It was a beautiful red. Hub is a 55 so Im wondering if it was the original wheel set. Also bars look different than the catalog shows so it may have been ratrodded decades ago to resemble an english bike. There was a pile of english stuff that had all been modified
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Im going to head out in the garage for some shop time today. Since this bike is too far gone and unfeasible to restore to original, I think Im going to strip it and save the frame and any useable parts for another day. I have some interesting ideas for it but probably the most realistic thing would be to find an old racer or similar skinny tired coaster bike even if its not a schwinn and use its parts on here for a rat rod. Im beyond caring about original bikes and want to enjoy it for what it is
 
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Did you grab the step through as well? She's got some sweet wheel nuts on there, couple of builders here were looking for vintage wing style wheel nuts. Too much going on here to remember which thread, but I think it was @BartRidesEternal and @37ccmflyte
Yes, I got the Raleigh, unfortunately there is only one of the wing nuts and its metric. If someone can use it, they can have it