1946 DX redux

Discussion in 'All Things Schwinn' started by deepsouth, Dec 24, 2017.

Tags:
  1. #1 Posted Dec 24, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2017
    Messages:
    184
    Likes Received:
    464
    Location:
    Monroe, Ga
    FB_IMG_1500720471281.jpg 20171222_133217.jpg 20171222_133150.jpg 20171222_133202.jpg I bought this '46 DX last spring. Got it home and found the original paint was long gone. It was stripped to bare metal years ago. The only trace of the original red was found when I removed the bottom bracket bearing races. So I stripped it to bare metal again. The fenders were from who knows what . The seat had some oddball cover on it and the drop center wheels were mismatched.
    Fortunately, it still had " good bones ". Between the Cabe classifieds and swap meet parts I found what was needed to bring it back to life. I'm still working on the Mesinger seat I bought for it. The one pictured is my "stand in" seat. I had the paint matched to the chain guard which was OG paint when it got it. It's done in single stage acrylic enamel. Rebuilt the wheels and added new spokes. Also, I was lucky enough to find the tapered kickstand on eBay. I did everything including the pin striping. It should be a good rider.
     
    #1 deepsouth, Dec 24, 2017
    Last edited: Dec 24, 2017
    Venom5sc, Oilit, gkeep and 17 others like this.
  2. #2 Posted Dec 24, 2017

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2012
    Messages:
    6,821
    Likes Received:
    5,139
    Location:
    Ol' st. Lou
    wow! gorgeous!
     
  3. #3 Posted Dec 24, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2017
    Messages:
    201
    Likes Received:
    141
    Location:
    Front Royal, Virginia
    Awesome effort on your part! Love the color and how the clay colored tires make it look!
     
  4. #4 Posted Dec 24, 2017

    I live for the CABE

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2016
    Messages:
    1,003
    Likes Received:
    493
    Location:
    Tucson
    Absolutely beautiful.
     
  5. #5 Posted Dec 25, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2016
    Messages:
    427
    Likes Received:
    917
    Location:
    Bethlehem, PA, United States
  6. #6 Posted Dec 25, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2014
    Messages:
    400
    Likes Received:
    270
    Location:
    Gilbert Arizona
    Great work!