1939 Schwinn DX


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skiptoofer22

Look Ma, No Hands!
Aug 1, 2018
59
135
Spokane, Washington
#1
I bought this bike as a basket case at the last Iron Ranch swap meet. Has the uncommon "flying star" headbadge. Finally had the time to mock it up today, and it looks pretty cool but it has been repainted.

The previous owner was able to get some of the original paint back with sand paper but it's pretty far gone. I'm think I will ride it as is until I collect the missing parts then maybe restoration.

What do you guys think I should do with it?

If I do restore I'll probably stick with the same paint scheme. Does anyone make the deco wing paint stencil for the tank?

-Trevor

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skiptoofer22

Look Ma, No Hands!
Aug 1, 2018
59
135
Spokane, Washington
#6
I guess I didn't take very good pictures. The bike looks good from a few feet away but when you get up close you can see the difference between the house paint and the original.

Maybe if I can get rid of the white house paint and touch up the original it will look ok.

Here is a picture of the front fender.

-Trevor

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GTs58

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Sep 2, 2012
9,750
8,061
Central Arizona
#8
I'll walk the tight rope. If I fall to the left I'll repaint, and if I fall to the right I'll leave it as is and sell it to someone that loves it like it is. :p

Love this one. If I was going to spend hours on end cleaning up paint, it better look like this when I'm finished.
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rickyd

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Apr 3, 2012
779
1,373
65
Marshfield MO
#11
Is it just me or is the fork on these raked out more than other schwinns of this era? I do own one also. Rick
 
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skiptoofer22

Look Ma, No Hands!
Aug 1, 2018
59
135
Spokane, Washington
#13
Is it just me or is the fork on these raked out more than other schwinns of this era? I do own one also. Rick
I think all of the straight downtube bikes (C-Model, '39 DX, and Motorbikes, etc. ) have more rake than the newer models. Trevor
 
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skiptoofer22

Look Ma, No Hands!
Aug 1, 2018
59
135
Spokane, Washington
#14
I would get the house paint off then sit back and decide what to do.I like it original.
That's what I would like to do but some of the white scallops have already been sanded though. I'm thinking if I could get the house paint off maybe I can have the original paint color matched and then I could touch it up. I just don't like not having the scallop on the top tube missing. Trevor
 

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