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Old 11-17-2012, 06:05 PM   #31
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great idea.... it's getting harder and harder to find stuff my age that's restorable

and I damn sure can't afford a '55 Chevy
I once owned a '47 Jeep - the year I was born. It must have had a top speed of 50. They don't make them like that any more
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Old 11-17-2012, 06:49 PM   #32
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There is still at my Mothers house my 1967 Hawthorne 20 inch. It has been modified so many times, chopper then later a motocross bicycle. Now it sits with ape hangers on it. The only thing original is the frame. Pimpin' project. It was cool to see my 10 year old step son rode it after many years sitting in a garage.

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Old 11-18-2012, 07:43 AM   #33
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nice project! it seems you do have an affinity for the classics..i couldn't help but notice the 161 Burton Air from 1990/91 in one of the pics..loved that board, back then!

Good eye! The only other person who's noticed that was Wudscrahser when he was in my garage during my annual BBQ. Also in the garage are a '72 Kawasaki Trailboss 100, a '73 Honda CB500 and a '92 Honda XR650. All classics IMHO.
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Old 11-18-2012, 07:52 AM   #34
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Hey Dude, what seat is it that you are using? Does it come without flowers?


And grips?
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Looks like fun project Dude. What's the scoop on the new saddle? Looks bitchin.
I got the saddle and grips from Nirve. They make plenty of retro saddles, and many different designs. Since this bike is going to a girl and she liked the sunflower yellow paint, I decided to gowith a floral theme. But Nirve has plenty of other cool styles.
http://www.nirve.com/cruiser-bike-ac...?cid=3004'

I also got the cream colored balloon tires from them.
With cruisers making such a trendy come back, there are so many online parts sources. I spent hours and hours rebuliding the hubs and painting the wheels on this restoration (mainly cuz I love the old Bendix coaster hub on this one), but I could just as easily spent $56 on a brand new rear and $50 on a new front from Nirve and been done with it.
http://www.nirve.com/cruiser-bike-ac...s.asp?cid=3005
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Old 11-18-2012, 11:35 AM   #35
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Thanks Dude. I would imagine a local bike shop would have saddles like these? I am not a pedal bike guy but one of these will fit super-mini chopper project that I want to start on again in a few weeks.


Looking good man. I wich I had my grandma's old Schwinn still. I would restore it but someone snagged it from my side yard some years ago... Can't wait to see it finished.
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Old 11-18-2012, 11:57 AM   #36
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Thanks Dude. I would imagine a local bike shop would have saddles like these? I am not a pedal bike guy but one of these will fit super-mini chopper project that I want to start on again in a few weeks.


Looking good man. I wich I had my grandma's old Schwinn still. I would restore it but someone snagged it from my side yard some years ago... Can't wait to see it finished.
Yeah for sure most bike shops carry cool vintage style saddled. Any Trek store or any place that sells Nirve or Electra bikes will have them in the $40 range.
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Old 11-18-2012, 02:01 PM   #37
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I once owned a '47 Jeep - the year I was born. It must have had a top speed of 50. They don't make them like that any more
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:55 AM   #38
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try to replace the spokes if you can, as those old steel spokes will start breaking at the elbow with moderate use, Brave new wheel here in FTC can cut spokes ( double check length and gauge when you pick tho...) if they are long / not common.
Electra bikes has all sorts of cool cruiser bike n accessories
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Old 11-20-2012, 02:38 PM   #39
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when does the 1962 project begin?


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when does the 1962 project begin?



I dunno, but I'd like it to look like this

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Old 11-20-2012, 03:09 PM   #41
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I dunno, but I'd like it to look like this
Do it. That car is totally you.
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Old 11-20-2012, 03:18 PM   #42
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Do it. That car is totally you.

It does make me miss my '67 (which I never should have sold)



That one started out like this:



And ended up like this:
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Old 11-20-2012, 03:27 PM   #43
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Speaking of which....

This one ('68) is now for sale.
Running condition, $1,000. Lowered, Porsche discs and drums, Porsche cookie cutter wheels, new tires. I guess I should do a flea market ad for it.




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Old 11-20-2012, 03:49 PM   #44
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It does make me miss my '67 (which I never should have sold)
which ended up like this:
IMHO '67 was (is) the BEST YEAR for the Beetle. Old style with 12V and 1500cc. Pop-out rear side windows were a nice touch.

That '68 Ghia is tempting. Had a '59 decades ago. Was moving and had to let it go.
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Old 11-20-2012, 05:03 PM   #45
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Speaking of which....

This one ('68) is now for sale.
Running condition, $1,000. Lowered, Porsche discs and drums, Porsche cookie cutter wheels, new tires. I guess I should do a flea market ad for it.




Nice Ben, I redid a 67 convertable once. HMM. Nope no room.

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