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Discussion in 'Schwinn Stingrays and Other Muscle Bikes' started by Artweld, May 4, 2017.
Damn love that frame is that hard to come by
I have two of these sure looks like a Huffy Rail
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Sweet huffy rail, man If I ever get my hands on one I'll do a mild mid 70s custom on it, that frame is a perfect candidate for a project I've been wanting to do, just after I do a clone penguin
I looked at my 1964 dragster and my 1966 cheater slick and each of them have very slight indents between the stays right behind the kickstand, not like the deep ones on you black frame. Dropouts are the same as your black one.
I'm getting 2 messages from you concerning the drop outs., one says same as the others, and other message says same as black frame? Any idea why that black frame is starting with a #2Rxxxx,serial number seem to be a little confusing, any idea on the other serial numbers that I have listed sure would like to know the other years any help would be greatly appreciated thanks
What i'm saying is the dropouts on my 2 huffy's are the same as your black huffy, but the part of the frame where the rear wheel passes though just by the kickstand is not. your frame has deep indents in the stays on each side to clear the tires where as mine have very slight indents. The "R" is different though. Did you have a dept. store or other retailer in your area in the 60's and 70's that started with an R? I've never seen a huffy frame that has that. Regardless, I would buy parts and make yourself a Penguin replica. Who cares what others think?
Thanks I'm going to stick with my original plan and build a penguin replica, that's interesting to know how different years used the drop outs on some early style huffys then stopped and used them again on later years, guess it all depends on what the buyer wanted on their order, so I'm finding out now that are on 64 66 and 75 huffys and others I suppose, just a guess with the serial number starting with a 2 is it possible it's a 1962 frame I'm going to check that R again may be a P.
That's the way to be; don't worry about the purists and make what you want. I'll keep my eyes open for the R or P serial number stamping. Here's my 1964 dragster. I loved the look of these so I found a 1966 cheater slick and made it into a Dragster. Then I found an original 64 dragster black frame on eBay and swapped all the parts over from the 66. I'll post a picture of the 64 and 66 bikes together later. I made it into a mercury marauder themed bike.
Wow that's great work awesome looking bike that's a great resource for my project penguin down the road just takes time to locate the period correct parts, would really like to see those other bikes pics when you get a chance thanks
Thanks for the compliments. I tried to make it like the earliest photo from the catalog for the dragster. I'll post a newer picture with the correct grips I've since found along with the 66 marauder tribute. We just moved, so I know it's in a box somewhere
So are you assuming that it's a 62 frame because it starts with a # 2? That's kinda what I've been reading lately but sometimes it gets confusing on different sites, are you the Jaxon that was selling that hangman bar on ebay?
Yes and yes. Huffy made bikes had a number then a letter then the serial number all together. So it is either a 62 or 72. The rear stays would help narrow down the year to 62 or 72. I think someone mentioned them. Yes that was me with the Hangman's sissy bar. It is a hard to find sissy bar in nice original shape. Price on it is crazy. I bought it to copy but someone else copied them for a short time. I bought 2 of his copies and they are really close to the originals. I also make the Top Fueler Drag forks.
Those forks look absolutely Kool, are they almost identical to the original ones? What are you getting for the top fueler drag forks?
They are identical to the originals except I use stainless steel instead of steel. I only have to polish them no chrome plating costs. They will be 450 dollars plus shipping. They will be ready in a few weeks.
Will you let me know when your ready to send a pair of the forks and what would shipping cost be to stockton CA 95201 thanks
I will let you know when they are ready. Thanks !
Finally got a chance to take some pics after the move.
1964 Huffy Dragster. This is a real deal 64 black frame Dragster.
1966 Dragster Super Marauder. I made this up because the the Bill Stroppe shops made Mercury NASCAR racers in the 60's so I used a 65 Marauder air cleaner decal for the chainguard and a Bill Stroppe racing shop sticker on the seat so it looks like something they sold for kids out of their shop. I like it anyways...
Here's 2 64 Huffmans a sears and a western flyer
Very Cool Bikes! Nice to see first year bikes.