1948 JC Higgins

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  1. #21 Posted Aug 20, 2017

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    A little more progress. The seat has been recovered. The horn and headlight are now working. I still have the chain soaking. The rear brake light assembly also needs some work. The switch is stuck and I need to find the clip for the hub that actuates the lights when braked. I'll probably have to fabricate one. IMG_20170820_120138.jpg IMG_20170820_115907.jpg IMG_20170820_120208.jpg
     
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  2. #22 Posted Aug 21, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    cool bike. that headlight looks like it can fly all by itself.
     
  3. #23 Posted Aug 21, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    Nice work.....like the results that you achieved!
     
  4. #24 Posted Aug 21, 2017

    I live for the CABE

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    Good save , I actually have the same bike in parts , yours gives me inspiration to do mine ..

    Thank you
     
  5. #25 Posted Aug 21, 2017

    I live for the CABE

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    I kind of get the concept ,but can you place a fork on the jack to show how it works ?

    Thank you again
    Rafael
     
  6. #26 Posted Aug 21, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    Looks good man!!
    Frank


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  7. #27 Posted Aug 22, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    That cleaned up great !
     
  8. #28 Posted Sep 3, 2017

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    Found my dad's old three fingered mitt. It's a JC Higgins, perfect for this bike, about the same age too. IMG_20170820_120426.jpg IMG_20170820_121221.jpg
     
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  9. #29 Posted Sep 26, 2017

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    Finally added the chain and took it riding last week. Also added a Higgins speedometer that was shown in the 48 Sears catalog. Will have to rebuild/lubricate it before I hook the cable to it and damage it. The cable does spin and the needle moves but it seems sticky and tight.

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  10. #30 Posted Oct 11, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    Soo Bad ass bro..love it

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  11. #31 Posted Oct 20, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    I have straightened forks by using my car trailer. It has a rail around the front. Strip the bike down to the frame & fork, locate the fork between the bed & rail on the trailer. You can align the fork by using the frame as leverage.