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Mooneyes Shop Bike (finished)

Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 8 - TRADITIONAL BIKES' started by HuffDaddy, May 1, 2013.

  1. HuffDaddy

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    I have a Dyna/GT Mooneyes Cruiser that's like new and a Lil Indian minibike that I painted to match. I'm into traditional Hot Rods and anything Mooneyes. So my theme will be to build a bike with traditional Hot Rodding in mind and have a Mooneyes look to it. I want to try to stick to using parts I already have, that I've collected over the last several years. I'll probably be using a 26" men's Schwinn frame. I'll have some pictures to post as soon as I can dig them out of the garage. I'm really looking forward to getting started.
     
  2. kingfish254

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    Re: Mooneyes Pit Bike

    Smoopy has some mooneyes stickers for sale right now.
     
  3. LukeTheJoker

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    Re: Mooneyes Pit Bike

    Looking forward to pics!

    Luke.
     
  4. HuffDaddy

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    Re: Mooneyes Shop Bike

    Thanks kingfish. Smoopy, I ordered one of each mooneyes stickers that you have.

    Thanks Guys.
     
  5. HuffDaddy

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    Re: Mooneyes Shop Bike

    Here's some inspiration for my Mooneyes Shop Bike!

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  6. LukeTheJoker

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    Re: Mooneyes Shop Bike

    So, um, yellow? :lol:

    Luke.
     
  7. HuffDaddy

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    Re: Mooneyes Shop Bike

    Yep, there will be some yellow. Here's the frame I going to use for my build. This frame has a pretty decent black paint finish on it, but I'll be changing it.

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    I need to find some fenders that will work w/ this Swchinn Straight Bar.

    And here's the wheels and tires I going to use.
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    I got the wheels from someone on here. I really like the way white walls look with black rims.

    Still working on what some of the other components will be.
     
  8. supergoob

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    Re: Mooneyes Shop Bike

    Can I inspire you? A buddy of mine had these hand painted on my truck while I was away from it at a car show last month. I love me some moon eyes!

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  9. HuffDaddy

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    Re: Mooneyes Shop Bike

    Here's my Mooneyes truck.

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    The only thing that's Mooneyes is the license plate, but it will soon have a cool mooneyes shop bike in the back.
     
  10. HuffDaddy

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    Re: Mooneyes Shop Bike

    Looks like my frame is a 1952, made between 12/06 and 12/10. It's older than I thought.

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  11. Lowlife Lucas

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    Re: Mooneyes Shop Bike

    Sweet frame! Look forward to seeing more of this!
     
  12. HuffDaddy

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    Here the chain guard I'm going to use. I picked it up from someone here.

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    It lends itself to putting a mooneyes sticker in the circle area.
     
  13. kingfish254

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    Re: Mooneyes Shop Bike

    That is a sweet frame! Love those twin tubes.
    Great guard too.
     
  14. HuffDaddy

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    Re: Mooneyes Shop Bike

    Thanks.

    I'm trying to figure out the rest of the components, starting with stuff I already have. I'd like to make my own horn tank type panels out of sheet metal and create a springer front end using a mountain bike shock. We'll see. I started stripping the chain guard at lunch today. Way more layers of paint than I thought.

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  15. MrLeghorn

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    Re: Mooneyes Shop Bike

    I like that chain guard, it would look good on my Spaceliner.

    FL
     
  16. HuffDaddy

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    Re: Mooneyes Shop Bike

    Here's some ideas for a tank I want to make for my bike. I think I like no. 2 & 4. Once I get started, it will probably change.
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    There might be two different thicknesses, above the straight bars & below.

    I want to put a springer fork on it.
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    It will probably be made of some of these parts. I didn't want to use a traditional Schwinn springer fork.
     
  17. supergoob

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    Re: Mooneyes Shop Bike

    I like option 5, except with a yellow chain guard.
     
  18. kim_dude

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    Re: Mooneyes Shop Bike

    me too
     
  19. kingsting

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    Re: Mooneyes Shop Bike

    #2 tank with #4 chainguard. 8)
     
  20. Captain Awesome

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    Re: Mooneyes Shop Bike


    me three
     

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