Building Darla (Red Hornet)...


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Saving Tempest

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Not a huge departure but I thought I'd try and document the build up of my straightbar Red Hornet over a couple or three months.

In the morning I'll round up all the pictures I took while the computer with my the card reader for my camera was down.
 
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Saving Tempest

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First of all, these are things that have arrived or are coming.

Danny the schwinn freak sold me a new large badge.

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I'm buying some DX fenders and Sun rims with Kenda whitewalls from frank 71 from this CABE ad:

https://thecabe.com/forum/threads/kustom-47-d-x-for-parts.119460/

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If you would, please help him finish that sale, it's a really nice project.

THIS is coming next month as well, from Bicyclebones!

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This came from rodeo 1988 this month, a very nice Schwinn speedo, need a cable!

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I already had the excellent red repro Schwinn chubby grips from Bicyclebones, out of this world nice!

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A new Hornet decal from our leader (sm2501)...

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And of course, Darla, also from Danny the schwinn freak!

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Saving Tempest

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There is a springer that will go on later that I bought from Jay81 and some AS pedals from Slothagese to replace the half ladies from a Breeze, half similar but unknown ones. I also have a spare pair of ladies Schwinn Cross capped pedals, also from Jay81.

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Saving Tempest

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One Sanyo generator set headlight and the Schwinn speedometer head I bought from Dave Laidecker and rodeo1988 respectively installed on the neck!

No images yet, tried to reload the computer with the card reader, got problems again.

Trying to get the badge screws out to change the badge over, that hasn't happened yet either.
 

Saving Tempest

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The idea is to eventually make a Delta Rocket light the generator headlight with backup battery power. The fenders aren't there for that yet.

And YES, so far it looks GOOOOD.
 

Saving Tempest

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I'm just getting reloading my HP with Windows 7, this is the main one with a card reader. I had to completely reinstall and change the primary partition size (maximum is 450 MB. and that manages to solve the problem with Windows Updates failing to install at all, that and selecting which updates to do first)

YAY!.

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Saving Tempest

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I get paid Friday and the Shelby rack came today so hopefully by mid-December I'll have all the painting done for now as soon as I do some light sanding on the two spots where the chrome was messy and it was a little rusty, enough time to use the Rustoleum rust reformer on those spots and paint tomorrow, probably Colonial Red to match the fenders and chainguard.

I suppose I need to start a thread called Transforming Tess, if I haven't already started one for her.
 
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Saving Tempest

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The Tess thread is there now, and we WAIT for parts for Darla.

In case some of you haven't figured it out, it's a D-15, and D is also for DARLA HOOD, the darling queen of the Little Rascals/Our Gang, flame of Alfalfa, who was a fine singer and actress long afterward until her tragic passing at 47 in 1979.
 

Saving Tempest

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Or maybe it won't. But the 9 hole DX rack repro from Bicyclebones came today and the fenders and rims/tires are coming soon now that the payment got there.

Soap operas are okay, but the Guiding Light ended ten years ago and they had to bring back Marlena and her evil twin.
 

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It will after all. Now I need a Delta Rocket Ray in any condition but with a full shell, cheap condition is best and I'll work on it if needed. The DX ducktail fenders, rims and tires are on their way!
 

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I believe the generators go on the left side if my memory is still on the right side.
 

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