underrated bikes/ girls bike buildoff progress/ beginning photos

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  1. heartlandcruisers

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    due to this post being for progress photos for the underrated bikes build off, please keep all posts to progress and build photos as much as i appreciate comments i want to keep the post strictly for progress photos please feel free to comment on the first post if you wish and thank you and have fun guys
     
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    Think I found my girl...a 1961 Columbia Firebolt...extra rough. Just kind of stumbled over it on CL last night.
     
  3. The Renaissance Man

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    I'm in.

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  4. heartlandcruisers

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    this reason right here is why i love having you in the buildoff The Renaissance Man you always bring the cool stuff and turn it into even cooler
     
  5. heartlandcruisers

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    awesome start love the color cannot wait to see it built
     
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    well some progress on my entry her name will be Betty boop influenced by the classic cartoon i decided to dedicate this entire build to miss Betty boop plans are a satin black finish with pink lace paintwork and pink spokes 24 inch wheels here is what i got so far basically torn ll down and determining what needs repairing and what will be replaced my toughest work is these fenders they are rough!!!!! but i have been known as one of the best body men in the car industry back in my days so i think i can handle it i may bob the rear fender but not sure yet here is ll the part i have to work on and what was removed from the bike still have to get a wheel set for it my starting point junkyard fresh 88425_9373208efb3318e3e2c4f701732b0c04.jpg I have removed most of the parts and will begin cleanup and paint/rust removal next the frames pretty solid even though it is ugly
    100_2926.JPG all these parts will be used the fenders need to be worked on and dents popped out and cleaning the rear is the worse so i may chop it going to use fiberglass on the seat to strengthen it up not sure if the headlight works or not but i will still use it
    100_2927.JPG this rear fender is rough!!!! this is where i may cut it since it is so ugly and dented but who knows i may smooth it up
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    thats all for now more updates soon
     
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    Is this still going on?
     
  9. MojoK

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    I’m still working on mine.
     
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  10. The Renaissance Man

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    I've yet to have time to even think about mine.:(
     
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    Disassembly and my tire selection:
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    Rear dropout and fender brace needs a little straightening:
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