Bent tank #3

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  1. #1 Posted Sep 13, 2017

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    I ended up with this '39 bent 3 piece tank. Got it all apart with greasey parts soaking right now. Gonna give it a thorough cleaning and I gotta have blackwalls. This is actually my 3rd bent tank in a row, didn't really plan it like that, but I love these bikes. Looking for an appropriate seat for it also. First pic is from sale ad. IMG_2257.JPG IMG_0314.JPG IMG_0317.JPG
     
  2. #2 Posted Sep 13, 2017

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    I think someone just put a seat that would be correct for this bike up for sale in the last few days.
    Or I think it would be correct. Seems like it was a little high on the price. Seems like around $285
    JKent
     
  3. #3 Posted Sep 13, 2017

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    I believe I saw that one, it's really nice, but a little more than I'm willing to spend.
     
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    Little more done today. Got my nipples polished, ha, hubs degreased and rack and fenders cleaned and installed.

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    Pedals from my buddy @ZE52414 cleaned up nicely, both done since picture.
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  5. #5 Posted Sep 15, 2017

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    Looks killer rusty!!!
     
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  6. #6 Posted Sep 16, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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  7. #7 Posted Sep 16, 2017

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    That looks great!!!!!!!
     
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  8. #8 Posted Sep 16, 2017

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    I can't wait to see this one done...where you find all these sweet bikes?
     
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    Haha, pretty much on here! Don't trust eBay and any quality bikes are very scarce down here.
     
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    Got more done, it can stand on its own. Got a beautiful chain from my cabe buddy, but it's just barely too short. Also might look for a real dropstand, this one's a reproduction. The dropcenters it came with were a little too rough for the bike, so I laced up the hubs to nicer spokes and rims.

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  11. #11 Posted Sep 27, 2017

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    Lookin' Awesome! Can you let me know what brand tires are on the bike?
     
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    Thanks, it's some Lightning Darts I've been holding onto.
     
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  13. #13 Posted Sep 27, 2017

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    That tread pattern fits that bike well! Thank you for letting me know.
     
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    Got my tank, guard and grips hooked up. Got a seat and chain in the mail. Will be riding this baby soon.

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  15. #15 Posted Sep 28, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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  16. #16 Posted Sep 28, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    I remember when this bike was up for sale on here a sweet bike just got sweeter Rusty!
     
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    Finally done, got my brand new chain installed and took it for a spin. Got it all oiled up and ready for the photo shoot. Rolls pretty good, but no more bent tanks for a while.

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  18. #18 Posted Oct 23, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Excellent job, looking good, really like the color combo! Joe
     
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    Killer!!!!
     
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    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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