1946 Schwinn project

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  1. #1 Posted Dec 13, 2017

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    Got another Schwinn project in the works. No, I’m not going exclusively Schwinn, but this bike from @oldfart36 was calling my name. Also got my first 2 speed recently that I might hook up. Thought it’d be a great O.A. bath candidate, so I gave it a soak. Kinda messed up though because I woke up fairly early on my day off to get it soaking, had trouble getting the stem out and broke the stem bolt. Ended up having to drill out the threaded hold at the bottom of the forks to beat out the stuck wedge. I should have WD40’d the struck wedge for a while, but didn’t have the patience. Wasn’t exactly sure how much wood bleach to use, so I dumped what I had left in the can, which was almost half. Anyway, by the time it got soaking was around lunch time and had to work today and was afraid to let it soak too long. Ended up taking it out right before dark. Came out O.K., but I’ll go over everything with fine steel and WD40. Was too dark for pics when I was done. One question, if I change the Bendix hub to my ND 2 speed, can I use the same spokes?

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    Before: I wiped the old grease and crud off.
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  2. #2 Posted Dec 13, 2017

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    Nice Rusty...I'm watching to see how it turns out! I like the stock tank for the OA bath...
     
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  3. #3 Posted Dec 13, 2017

    I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!

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    Keep us filled in with pictures.Oxy bath all the way !
     
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    Man, sorry to hear about the AS neck bolt!!! Was worried about how it felt!!! Glad all shipped well! Keep us posted brother.
     
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    No worries , I got him covered!
     
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    It was my fault for being impatient, lol.
     
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  7. #7 Posted Dec 13, 2017

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    Here it is after about 5 hours, I was afraid to let it soak overnight. The white came out bright, but a few spots on the blue could be better. Took it out and wiped it with a soapy rag. Should’ve been patient and waited til this weekend so I could’ve set it soaking at night and checked it the next day when I wouldn’t be working. I may try another soak or fine steel wool it.

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  9. #9 Posted Dec 14, 2017

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    Wow, I like!! Some fine steel wool never hurts;)
     
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  10. #10 Posted Dec 14, 2017

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    Lookin' good, I think the spokes will be fine.
     
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  11. #11 Posted Dec 16, 2017

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    More progress, went over the frame, fenders, guard and fork with steel wool. Kickstand’s back in and working fine. Got the fork mounted. All the hardware cleaned up nicely.

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    Onto the fenders, they were a little beat up, but I beat as many dents out as I could and went over them again with steel wool. I beat on em for a good while, they came out o.k., especially since I have no idea what I’m doing. At least the braces were super straight. Much respect for real body men and fabricators.

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    Also got the front wheel apart, this baby is crusty. Gonna clean everything up and see how it goes. Not much chrome left, flaking off pretty bad, but I hate to swap out any parts that aren’t total trash. Had to cut 3 spokes out also, R.I.P to them. 566D0BFC-68EC-4209-A65D-7BBFC552733D.jpeg BB2D7CE6-E467-4285-9958-E665A573A29A.jpeg
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  14. #14 Posted Dec 17, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    Great job. Quick Glo polish can really help with the chrome parts. It does a good job on rust. You can find it on EBay. Definitely worth the price of a jar.
     
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  15. #15 Posted Dec 17, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    What mixture did you use?
     
  16. #16 Posted Dec 17, 2017

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    Didn’t actually measure it, there was about a third of the container left.
     
  17. #17 Posted Dec 28, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    Any updates?
     
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    Haven’t worked on it lately with Christmas. I’m on my night shift this week, that’s usually when I get a lot done, but the kids are out of school this week. Leave it to kids to put a bummer on what I wanna do, lol.
     
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    Family first brother.
     
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  20. #20 Posted Dec 31, 2017

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    That's turning out real nice.almost inspires me to do the OA bath on my 46.are those flat Lobdell hoops on it? I need to find a decent hoop for mine.
     
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