48 Autocycle project

Discussion in 'Project Rides' started by Lance Vangraham, Oct 29, 2017.

  1. #1 Posted Oct 29, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    Picked this crusty guy up recently and have torn it down and been cleaning it up. Diet soda and steel wool has made the white paint white again! Have parts shipping out currently. Figured I would show ya my.progress so far.

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  2. #2 Posted Oct 29, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    Spent time cleaning up the nuts and bolts and other various items today. Got more stuff soaking overnight.

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  3. #3 Posted Oct 30, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    Today's project was getting the seat in order. the seat frame, springs,nuts, bolts and pans had all been soaked and cleaned. Painted them flat black. Then I used new foam padding and some white leather to finish it off. Pretty happy with it, we will see if it comfortable when the bike is done.

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  4. #4 Posted Oct 30, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    That's gonna be a sweet B6 when you get it done, hell it's sweet as it sits!! Looking forward to seeing more progress!! Joe.
     
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  5. #5 Posted Oct 31, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    Thanks Joe! I'm pretty excited for this one to ride again!
     
  6. #6 Posted Oct 31, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    Its nice to see these old abused bikes put back together and refurbished! A very nice project! Jay
     
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  7. #7 Posted Oct 31, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    Thanks! That's what it's all about!
     
  8. #8 Posted Oct 31, 2017

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    Today's progress was small, since it's Halloween and all. Got the chain ring, bearing cups, and springer struts cleaned up. There was chrome under that pile of rust!

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  9. #9 Posted Nov 2, 2017

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    Got a lot done yesterday. Putting the bike back together now. The rims are still soaking but are cleaning up really nicely. Here is the progress so far and an comparison pic of the rims soaking. Oh and I got a blue chain gaurd for it. Not sure what to do about matching the color of the bike. Don't wanna paint the gaurd if I can avoid it.

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  10. #10 Posted Nov 2, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    Chain gaurd I got.

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  11. #11 Posted Nov 6, 2017

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    Today my light cover showed up. Some one painted it at one time and most of that paint is falling off. Gonna get a neat skull lens for the light, a company called rollrite goods has some bad ass lenses BTW. Rims are almost done soaking and then I will scrub and polish them by hand. Service both hubs and install the new tubes and tires. Stay tuned folks!

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  12. #12 Posted Nov 8, 2017

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    Tonight I got the front rim cleaned and polished, serviced the hub, and installed the new tires/tubes. The backing plate I installed is shoe less, like a dummy kinda. Just there for looks. The cream tires are pretty sweet, and there is a good amount of chrome left on the rims still.

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  13. #13 Posted Nov 8, 2017

    I live for the CABE

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    Looks good, the white tires are a good fit also.
     
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    Thank you! I like how they look on there too, glad I took a chance on them. I was worried they would look weird
     
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  15. #15 Posted Nov 8, 2017

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    That's looking SWELL so far, Lance! I agree the tires are a really nice touch.
     
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    Today I got the back rim, hub, and tire sorted out. Installed the chain and chain gaurd as well. I still am waiting on the lens for the light and need to do a polish on the rims a bit more, wax or use boiled linseed oil on the paint as well. Pretty happy with the overall look of the bike, even though the chain gaurd doesn't match. Once I get a break in the weather I'll get better photos of it. Stay tuned

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  17. #17 Posted Nov 10, 2017

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    Waxed and shine done. Even took it for a ride. Really happy with how soft this thing rides. Just waiting on my lens to show up and that's a wrap.

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  18. #18 Posted Nov 15, 2017

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    Last piece showed up today. The skull lens from rollrite goods. Pretty stoked. When the storm breaks here I will get better full bike pictures to post. Thanks!

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  19. #19 Posted Nov 15, 2017

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    NICE PROJECT!
    GOOD JOB!
    NOW ENJOY IT....
     
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  20. #20 Posted Nov 16, 2017

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    I will for sure!