Bluebird Technical Discussion 1935-1937

Discussion in 'Classic Balloon Tire Bicycles 1933-1965' started by Freqman1, Apr 12, 2016.

  1. #81 Posted Aug 18, 2016

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    I agree shawn i dont think its going to have the decal on marcs/mine. Thanks for the year. I still havent heard from him. I hope that he hasnt preemptively put it on a boat or im in trouble :(

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    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    Amanda, congrats! I have had stuff shipped to the Netherlands, cars and motorcycles. I have used California Shipping They ship to Rotterdam Netherlands. If you call them they may be able to find you another business to get your bike to California from Switzerland. Its a slow boat but its worth it. California shipping is in Stanton Ca. 714-590-1999.
     
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    Thanks for the tip joe!! Marc and i seemed to have gotten a solid plan together but ill call them if we get stuck

    Thanks im super excited!

    I feel like Wayne and garth, im not worthy!

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    My restored 37 bb seems to have lost its badge during shipping. Can anyone pt me to one i can buy? Im looking too!!

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    false alarm :(
    sorry everyone
     
  6. #86 Posted Nov 12, 2017

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    1937 og color. 1937 "B" serial number. But also a 1935 "N" serial number? And a "B11" any thoughts?
     
  7. #87 Posted Nov 13, 2017

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    Steve look at post 26--Chris' red BB. It, too, has a dual set of numbers. Pure conjecture on my part but it certainly looks like Westfield used some leftover frames and re-stamped them. I think the "B11" may represent Bluebird and month as you see this on all three years. I haven't seen a number higher than 12 yet. V/r Shawn
     
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    Wheel question on 35 bluebirds vs. later years. Did only the 35 have triple step wheels and the later years have the more basic wheel. Thx Andy
     
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    I think so, but by no means definitive.
    The rim profile for the 36&37 model Elgin Bluebird, used the same Type that was used on the Schwinn Aerocycle.
     
  10. #90 Posted Dec 5, 2017

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    I’ve been trying to wrap my head around the same question. Here are few original bluebirds with the earlier triple-step profile...
    The red ones I think are ‘36 and the blue is maybe a ‘37?


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  11. #91 Posted Dec 7, 2017

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    Hi,

    Below is a link to some work I did on dating Westfield made bicycles. Post 11 is the most useful here:

    https://thecabe.com/forum/threads/westfield-frame-numbers-1933-1945.100743/

    B11 is a BB code for a frame made in November 1935

    N162009 is a frame number from very late in 1935.

    For some reason, several N 1935 'Bluebirds', were renumberd with later frame numbers (those in brackets in my table), normally A for 1936. These may have been 'spare' frames that never left the factory, or unsold dealer samples, returned and refurbished to the new year colour etc. This seems to have been a unique 'Bluebird' thing, I've not seen it on any other Westfields.

    B22978 is the first from 1937 that I've seen this happen to.

    Best Regards,

    Adrian
     
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