(MBBO 4 CLASS #1) WHEEL'N in the years

Discussion in 'MBBO 2015 FINISHED BIKES' started by Old Scool, Dec 14, 2015.

  1. Old Scool

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    Well my first attempt at building a bike for the MBBO, "WHEEL'n in the years" is finished. I chose this bike because when I was a kid I always thought this bike was cool, a buddy of mine was the only kid in the neighborhood that had one.

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    When I was able to get this one through Ebay on the cheap I knew right away what I wanted to do with it. It started out chipped, scratched, rusted, tore up seat, and with a car steering wheel (looked like an old VW dune buggy steering wheel) mounted to it. I almost hated to fully restore it but I knew what color and vision in my head that I wanted for it.
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    After I tore it down, stripped it, and painted it I was really happy with the color. I bought an old Huffy chainguard that had the original Rally Bronze paint that was in nice condition so I had a buddy of mine match the color and it was pretty spot on.
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    Wanted to make something unique about the bike so I combined two seats into one by adding a Rally Bronze insert to a black metal flake Persons seat. I also machined two new Rail tube insert end caps out of hardened aircraft aluminum to replace the original plastic ones.
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    Assembly mock up went better than I thought.
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    The final pic's
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    Interested in seeing the build thread? Well here it is take a look from start to finish.
    http://www.ratrodbikes.com/forum/index.php?threads/mbbo-4-class-1-wheeln-in-the-years.94264/


    I remember seeing this Schwinn Krate ad when I was a kid and thought it was so cool because it had a Rail dragster in the background, but I had a Huffy Rail and always thought it would be cool if this ad did have a Huffy Wheel in it . . . . . . Soooooo
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    . . . . . . I added my grand daughter riding the "WHEEL'N IN THE YEARS" Huffy Wheel to the ad with the original ad description for the Huffy Wheel in the place of the Krate description.
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  2. Old Scool

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    One more thing,
    Thanks for all the help and support from all the RRB guys especially Jaxon, Crash, Rfeagleye, and Lukethejoker. Thanks for everything guys you really made this fun!
     
  3. Jsparks

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    Great work I really like the way you performed MAGIC on the seat.
     
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  4. LukeTheJoker

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    Great build, certainly one of the most amazing muscle bikes from back in the day!

    Luke.
     
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  5. Scribble

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    Fantastic build, of course now I'm going to have a long talk with my wallet about why I make it cry all the time.

    Off to go find a Wheel :forum:
     
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  6. G-Matt

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    Wow really nice job came out awesome ! I think This was huffy's answer to the sting ray . I would have had one ! This is show room quality


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    I see in your magazine ad the highest price is $45.70. Fair enough: I'll take it!
    Great looking bike.
     
  8. Falstaff

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    Looks great, and the ad is really cool. Good job on this one, next time I'm in the hills I gotta check it out.
     
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  9. Jaxon

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    The bike came out super cool looking. I am really digging the way you did the seat. It looks great. Paint is killer to. Great Job All Around!!
     
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  10. Chad T

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    Wow you did the seat too. Awesome, goes great with the paint job. Love that color.
     
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  11. Old Scool

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    I bought a Huffy Super Stock to restore for my Grandson that had a tore white person's seat with the Rally Bronze insert so I cut it out and glued it to the black seat I had picked up for this build.
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  12. Chad T

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    I remember that now. Thank you. Really ties the wheel and the paint together nicely.
     
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  13. OddJob

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    Well done! The bronze color really hits the mark for the era, the crate style, and the steering wheel...cool!
     
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  14. KJV

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    Dear Santa,
    You know , what,
    I Wheelie want for
    Christmas.


    Super Job, man...
    DIG IT !
     
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  15. metalchewy

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    Great looking bike. The pictures in the sun really show the depth of that great looking paint. The round wheel screams 60s Muscle.

    Building... riding...
     
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  16. CRASH

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    Gorgeous example of a Wheel Bike. I think I've only ever seen them in blue. Yours is probably he finest I've seen! Well done!!
     
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    This is the bee's knees!


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    Super build! Beautiful, spectacular and awesome! Love it, love it, love it!
    Very clean build. I can't stop looking at it. Muscle bike is defined in this build.
     
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  19. Old Scool

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    Well I don't want to over do it with pictures but after 3 weeks of overcast cloudy days the sun finally came out nice and bright in Ohio so I wanted to show better pic's of the paint because the silver metallic really shows through the candy when it's in sunlight making the color change depending on the angle.

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  20. LukeTheJoker

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    Looks even better in the sun!

    Luke.
     

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