48/49 Hawthorne


This ad disappears when logged in

WetDogGraphix

I live for the CABE
Jul 29, 2015
1,971
4,344
West Coast
#1
I'm new here and already learned so much. Bought my bike 20 years ago for $300. It came with some wrong parts, and was spray can painted. The springer at the axle was installed incorrectly with the parts on the outside instead of the inside. I found that out from digging on here. Thanks. I would have loved to restore an original patina bike, but that's not what I have. So I decided to repaint with some colors from the time period. Since I recently retired, I needed a project.
Here's what I started with.
DSC_0168.jpg


Took it down to a shop and had it media blasted, and had the tip of the fork powder coated the secondary color.
DSC_0181.jpg


Here are the colors I chose.
DSC_0191.jpg
DSC_01931.jpg

Will probably add some subtle pin striping on the tanks and chain guard.
In the process of cleaning the chrome and deciding if I want to re-spoke the wheels with more shiny ones...also unsure of tires to use.
Getting ready to put it back together.
It's a fun bike to ride.
 

bicycle larry

I live for the CABE
Jan 30, 2014
1,617
1,889
Mountain Grove, Canada
#7
looks reelly nice paint job . good job done on it .its going to be a winner when done!!! all it needs is the pin stripping to finish it off from bicycle larry
 

WetDogGraphix

I live for the CABE
Jul 29, 2015
1,971
4,344
West Coast
#8
It looks very good. Subtle combination makes it. What color green is that?
Late 40's Ford Green. The other color is late 40's Dodge Ivory, right out of the original books. The paint shop had to call to get the right formula to mix it. I was trying to use paints from the same period. The green has tiny silver metal flake in the paint, the ivory has gold in it. It looks amazing in the sun.
 

pedal_junky

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Dec 16, 2011
2,053
2,550
Statesville NC
#11
Late 40's Ford Green. The other color is late 40's Dodge Ivory, right out of the original books. The paint shop had to call to get the right formula to mix it. I was trying to use paints from the same period. The green has tiny silver metal flake in the paint, the ivory has gold in it. It looks amazing in the sun.
Wow, nice work all around.
 

WetDogGraphix

I live for the CABE
Jul 29, 2015
1,971
4,344
West Coast
#15
Going back together.

Got all the stripping done, turned out good. Started going back together.
DSC_0194 1.jpg

DSC_0195 1.jpg

DSC_0199 1.jpg

DSC_0203.jpg


I'll get my wheels done to Scott, then have to figure out what tires to put on it.
 

sleepy

Finally riding a big boys bike
Apr 26, 2012
208
27
#16
That's beautiful!

How about a set of those repro US Royal W/W chain treads, I see that Memory Lane has them.
 

Barto

I live for the CABE
Mar 13, 2015
1,364
1,160
Somers, United States
#17
Great job, both bikes have a great look...nice work. Anything else in the fture?

Bart
 

WetDogGraphix

I live for the CABE
Jul 29, 2015
1,971
4,344
West Coast
#19
Just about 99% done. Have a new seat post, might change seat and grips. Have a few little things to tweak. I wanted to thank Scott (Rustjunkie) for getting my rims right and turning me on to Steve @ Velocipedist in Monrovia for the tires, he's a great guy. Still looking for a rear rack to add.

Before.....
DSC_0168 (2).jpg


After...
DSC_0221.jpg

DSC_0222.jpg

DSC_0223.jpg

DSC_0225.jpg

DSC_0226.jpg
 

This ad disappears when logged in
Most Recent BUY IT NOW Items Listed on eBay
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture