‘53 Black Panther


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Boris

Fat tired old rider
Feb 16, 2008
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Portland, OR 97206
#23
I love this thread!!!!!!!!!! Looks like he's hooked now. And what a great bike and what a great shared memory for the two of you.
 
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Curtis68

Finally riding a big boys bike
Oct 23, 2013
146
34
Shingle Springs, United States
#24
Can't wait to see the finished product. What a cool father son project!! Congrats!!
 
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jimbo53

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Jul 17, 2015
628
1,158
Charlotte NC
#26
Love this thread! Spreading the gospel of rust redemption and restoration to the next generation.
 
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Mr. Monkeyarms

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Oct 30, 2018
559
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Colorado
#30
This is awesome. :sunglasses::sunglasses: Reminds me of the time Dad and I gutted and remodeled the inside of the house he and my Step Mom got when the got married. :) You're building much more than a nice bike, I'm sure. ;)
 
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ballooney

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Dec 5, 2010
635
1,888
Santa Rosa, United States
#32
I was starting to wonder how long this project was going to stall. After work I wanted to get an hour in on my bike and my son checked in on what I was up to. “Hey, do you want to work on your panther?” I asked him. “No. I’ll just hang out with you for now.” And as fast as he replied he left. Well okay then, that was fast! Fast forward a few hours and USPS delivers the left pedal for my 1904 Sterling...as I was unboxing the pedal I go into the story of having a bike that’s over 100 years old and was missing the left pedal and that I found it on the cabe. He was fascinated so we jammed to the basement to make sure the pedal fit. He was anxious to build up and rode the turn of the century bike with his name on the head badge. I said “why don’t we finish the panther first” and he was all in. “Let’s do it!” He said. So we put in an hour before he needed to get to bed.

Some fender dent removal work...
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Then buffing the fender put with some brasso
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Then mounting it up with the rear carrier after spending half an hour to find some hardware! Doh!
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As she sits after tonight.
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We need a rear reflector...anyone have a proper reflector for a panther? Let me know.


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ballooney

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Dec 5, 2010
635
1,888
Santa Rosa, United States
#33
My son made some more progress tonight...didn’t have much time but built up the top end...

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He was adamant about a black seat...on a Panther! I know right! I took a deep breath and smiled...”your bike”.
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Getting there...
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ballooney

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Dec 5, 2010
635
1,888
Santa Rosa, United States
#37
More progress tonight...tearing hubs down...
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scrubbin’ rims...
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Used our new toy to clean hub parts...before:
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After 15 minutes...really incredible!
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Rockman9

Finally riding a big boys bike
Oct 28, 2017
189
811
59
Fort Worth, TX, United States
#38
I just looked the Magnasonic up on Amazon. It looks pretty interesting
 

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