Crusty Western Flyer

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  1. #1 Posted May 6, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    Next project is this western flyer. Not sure on a year for it. Also forgot to get a pic of the serial number. Can anyone tell me a year on it with out serial number? Planning on cleaning it up and polishing rust away. And then sell it, but I always seem to keep them after I'm done hahaha. Thanks guys!

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  2. #2 Posted May 7, 2017

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    60s Huffy built, w/a Schwinn chain ring, and newer seat. First digit of serial is the year. '5H12345' would be a '65.
     
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  3. #3 Posted May 7, 2017

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    Thank you for the info!
     
  4. #4 Posted May 10, 2017

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    The fork is also not original either.
     
  5. #5 Posted May 11, 2017

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    This one will be a fairly quick project and I'll be selling it as a "bar bike". Going to try clr on that rust and see if the og paint comes back to life
     
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  6. #6 Posted May 11, 2017

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    Got it in the shop tonight. Soaking it down with penetrant. Took a few more pictures, crank hits the frame a tiny bit, so I may change that out for a diff one. Super light so I am thinking it will make a great bar bike for someone. Here are a few more pics.

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  7. #7 Posted May 17, 2017

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    What is a "bar bike"?

    I MIGHT have a spare crank for this exact style of Huffy. I will have to check when I get home Friday night though.
     
  8. #8 Posted May 18, 2017

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    A bar bike is a bike that would be used as transportation when you go bar hopping. I got the crank set in good working g order and cleaned up now. Thanks though!
     
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  9. #9 Posted May 18, 2017

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    Here is an update on my progress. Waiting on tires to show up and that's about it. There was chrome under that rust!

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  10. #10 Posted May 18, 2017

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    Looking good man!!

    Thanks for the info too!
     
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  11. #11 Posted May 18, 2017

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    The fork is not original? The patina matches (I was going to say "paint" but thought better of it), so I would have never guessed. What's the tip-off?
     
  12. #12 Posted May 18, 2017

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    Some one painted this bike, so that's why it matches color wise. Not sure on how to tell the difference of what was stock for this guy. I will be waxing the paint so it shines a bit, I have already steel wool and wd40'd the frame.
     
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  13. #13 Posted May 19, 2017

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    That cleaned up beautifully !!
     
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    thanks! still more to do but its coming along!
     
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    Finally got it all finished up. Came out great and it rides amazing. Hate to sell it but it's up for sale. Need to move on to the next one now.

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  16. #16 Posted Jun 1, 2017

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    Sold and in to it's new home.
     
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  17. #17 Posted Jun 2, 2017

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    AWESOME! Now go find and save another! :p
     
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    I need to show you how my rat rod started out. Man, it was a rusted, broken, and bashed POS and now it's badass!
     
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    I have 40 bikes right now. Next resurrection is a 61 Schwinn co-ed already sold just gotta restore it.
     
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    I'd love to see it!
     
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