Huffy Cheater Slick - Class 1

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  1. Muttley

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    I got this in a trade during last years MBBO and thought about entering it then. I was knee deep in refurbishing my '65 Wildcat and '65 Stingray for last years contest so I decided to mothball the Huffy and run out the clock. There wont be anything fancy done to this, just a good cleaning, polish and rebuild but I do have a couple of cool parts that might find it's way onto this one. It's now a pile of parts. The seat (which was recovered by Odder) and sissy bar are now on my '64 Stingray.........if anyone has a reasonably priced Solo Polo core please let me know.



    I now present to you.................Project: 'Beater Slick'...................

    Cheater Slick 1.JPG
     
  2. LukeTheJoker

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    Wow, that looks tiny, is it a 16"?
    I wish I had something like that as a kid...
     
  3. Muttley

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    No, it's a 20" but yeah, it's pretty small.
     
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    Haven't done much to any of my three entries but I did manage to get the bars, stem, crank/chainring and wheels in the vat of oxalic acid. All the stuff came out looking great. You may (or may not) be able to tell in the above photo but the factory grips were extremely grungified™ with (at least) five layers of funk. I soaked them in the secret sauce and they look killer. I may or may not use them. Yeah, it would be cool to have the OG grips but I love, love, love me some NOS Hunt Wilde grips........time will tell.
     
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    As you can clearly see in the above photo the wheels on the Cheater Slick were extremely crustified. After a long (probably too long) soak in the oxalic acid the rust was gone but a lot (huge understatement) of nasty yellow residue was was all over the wheels. I spent the better part of two hours with 0000 steel wool soaked in metal polish (I've got the claw-hand to prove it) removing it. The chrome is pretty much gone in quite a few spots but the wheel isn't too bad, at least in my opinion...........fits right in with the level of crustiness on many of the other parts of the Scruffy.............er, Huffy. This thing certainly wont be a show piece when it's all back together but I prefer a preservation over a restoration anyway.

    Anyone have a decent seat available? I'd prefer a Polo but would consider others.
     
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    What color?
     
  7. Muttley

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    Red, white or maybe an animal print. I'm not repainting this so your green one may clash. :eek: ;)
     
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    I have a black one as well.
     
  9. Muttley

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    Got any pics?
     
  10. A.S.BOLTNUT

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    I have a solo polo
     
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    Sorry, been busy with work. I'll snap a pic tomorrow.
     
  12. Muttley

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    Right on.
     
  13. Muttley

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    I found/bought a Troxel polo seat W/48 inch sissy bar on ebay. I scored it supercheap™ and the sissy has the perfect amount of crustification™ to match the Beater Slick. Stay tuned to this channel for further updates.
     
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    Or... I'll be so busy with work and sleep I'll totally forget.

    Sorry. :(
     
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    No problem. I got such a killer deal on the polo/sissy combo I couldn't wait or pass it up.
     
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    Spent some time this afternoon de-greasing & washing the frame and afterwards hit it with some Meguiar's compound. Tomorrow afternoon it starts going back together.
     
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    I wasn't able to get as much done today as I has planned but I did manage to get the rear tire/tube mounted. The NOS Cheng-Shin slick is so big I have to deflate it to get it in the frame.
     
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    Could've listened to this thread on the radio...
    CUZ THERE AIN"T NO PICTURES...o_O

    Come on bro, show us the bike.

    Carl.
     
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    Took the words rite out of my keyboard !
     
  20. Muttley

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    Ask and you shall receive. This is from this afternoon, it's just put together dry to make sure everything fits. Tomorrow I'll take it back apart and grease it up. Then it just needs the chain and a good cleaning and detailing.

    Cheater Slick In Progress.JPG
     
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