Spaceliner project

Discussion in 'Middleweight Bicycles' started by schwinnman67, Jun 17, 2017 at 6:27 PM.

  1. #1 Posted Jun 17, 2017 at 6:27 PM

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    Picked up this Spaceliner a few weeks ago and the seller claimed that the lights worked. Pulled it apart and found a mess of home done soldering (light and horn didn't work). I ended up cutting down a very rusted tray and put in a plastic Radio Shack one and repaired the horn switch contacts. The tail light that was on the bike did work, but had been sandblasted. I had a good original, so I used it.

    So here are pics of the lights...
    2017-06-17d Sears Deluxe Spaceliner.jpg 2017-06-17c Sears Deluxe Spaceliner.jpg 2017-06-17b Sears Deluxe Spaceliner.jpg

    2017-06-17a Sears Deluxe Spaceliner.jpg
     
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  2. #2 Posted Jun 19, 2017 at 3:43 AM

    'Lil Knee Scuffer

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    Have that problem with a few of mine.
     
  3. #3 Posted Jun 20, 2017 at 5:28 AM

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    Sweet bike! Good job on the work around.
     
  4. #4 Posted Jun 20, 2017 at 10:02 PM

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    Nicely done. Did you upgrade to LED bulbs?
     
  5. #5 Posted Jun 21, 2017 at 12:37 PM

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    I'm going to get one with the chrome frames. I think maybe a red tank. Not sure. Nice bike.
     
  6. #6 Posted Jun 21, 2017 at 4:04 PM

    On Training Wheels

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    I need to know how to do this for my tank light. Is their a how to video somewhere?
     
  7. #7 Posted Jun 21, 2017 at 5:39 PM

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    Thanks everyone. The previous owner did a lot of work, but did a horrible job wiring the lights and horn. I thought about doing an led conversion, but wasn't sure how. Once I figured out what wires needed to go where, I wired it up. The original tray wasn't in bad shape, but it just wouldn't get the lights working. I had another tray laying around that was in bad shape, so I cut it down to just the mounting tab to the bezel and the reflector. I used a Radio Shack plastic battery tray and put a ground on the back of the reflector.

    The tank and rack was painted by the previous owner, but he didn't paint the fork legs or the white sections on the rack. I might redo them later. I also have the repop seat decal to put on. I raided another Spaceliner I have that is missing the tank bezel (and in a litter rougher shape) for the an original seat (not in the pics).
    Hope to post better pics soon..
     
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  8. #8 Posted Jun 22, 2017 at 5:57 AM

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    Though a different bike, but it works the same, I have a guide on here for wiring a Huffy Silver Jet. That bike also has dual headlights and horn.
     
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  9. #9 Posted Jun 22, 2017 at 9:47 AM

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    I would like to see that parts guy.
     
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    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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