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Notagamerguy

Wore out three sets of tires already!
I purchased this and it just arrived today. I believe its an August 63 frame. Im never owned a 63 or 64 stingray befor. Just curious on everyones thoughts. I didn't think 63s had fenders

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60sstuff

Finally riding a big boys bike
That looks like an Aug. ‘63 Red J38 Standard that someone added fenders to.
Typically the first Deluxe models with fenders started in Nov. / Dec. 1963.
These late ‘63 Deluxe’s also came with white wall tires and the reverse screen guard, plus a tufted seat.
Are you able to see a date stamped on the inside of the fork drop out?

It has the “Diamond Tread” rear tire that Schwinn used on the ‘63 Stingrays. You may be able to decipher the date codes on the tires.
That 36 spoke rear wheel is the worst I’ve ever seen. Rusted completely through in one spot.

Cool find!
My Red Aug. ‘63 J38 is shown below.

PS, I see a PERSONS tag on the back of that seat. Can you take a clear photo of it?

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Notagamerguy

Wore out three sets of tires already!
That looks like an Aug. ‘63 Red J38 Standard that someone added fenders to.
Typically the first Deluxe models with fenders started in Nov. / Dec. 1963.
These late ‘63 Deluxe’s also came with white wall tires and the reverse screen guard, plus a tufted seat.
Are you able to see a date stamped on the inside of the fork drop out?

It has the “Diamond Tread” rear tire that Schwinn used on the ‘63 Stingrays. You may be able to decipher the date codes on the tires.
That 36 spoke rear wheel is the worst I’ve ever seen. Rusted completely through in one spot.

Cool find!

PS, I see a PERSONS tag on the back of that seat. Can you take a clear photo of it?









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60sstuff

Finally riding a big boys bike
Thank you for the additional photos!

The rear Diamond tread tire is dated 1st quarter of 1965.

The hardware (screws and nuts) securing the fenders are not factory Schwinn hardware.

The fork date looks like 9-3 which is close enough for that frame date considering we are talking about the first year 1963.

That PERSONS tag looks like it may have the small ears on the ends that the rivets pass through??

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Notagamerguy

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Thank you for the additional photos!

The rear Diamond tread tire is dated 1st quarter of 1965.

The hardware (screws and nuts) securing the fenders are not factory Schwinn hardware.

The fork date looks like 9-3 which is close enough for that frame date considering we are talking about the first year 1963.

That PERSONS tag looks like it may have the small ears on the ends that the rivets pass through??

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It does appear to have the ears the rivets seam to cover it.
 
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