Hawthorne #3

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  1. #1 Posted Apr 23, 2016

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    Got this Hawthorne recently from Caber Klunk!.http://thecabe.com/forum/posts/548223/ Started the clean up process. Got it tore down. The wheels gave me hell. Ended up breaking a few spokes because of stuck nipples. image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg
     
  2. #2 Posted Apr 23, 2016

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    Got hubs apart and soaked them for a day in degreaser. Came out nice, didn't take after pics yet. image.jpeg This is what I use. Comes from the local hardware store and works pretty good. image.jpeg
     
  3. #3 Posted Apr 23, 2016

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    Acetone and automatic transmission fluid 50/50 mix on the spoke nipples. It's like magic.
     
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    Thanks for the tip, will try next time.
     
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    Got the hubs cleaned up, came out pretty nice. Also soaked the wheels and fenders in OA. First time using it so I checked it like every hour. Probably could have went longer but it was getting dark and I didn't want to leave it overnight. Didn't want them to come out too clean anyway. image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg
     
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    Spent a few hours on the braces today. They were pretty trashed, but I got them pretty strait, polished them and WD40'd them. Got the front put together.
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  7. #7 Posted Apr 25, 2016

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    Hubs came out great! Good looking project.
     
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    Wheels came out pretty good also. image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg
     
  9. #9 Posted Apr 26, 2016

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    Sweet find man, lookin forward to seein whatcha do with it....
     
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    Got my pedals greased up and ready to go. image.jpeg image.jpeg
     
  11. #11 Posted Apr 30, 2016

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    Back fenders done. Had to replace one of the braces, the end was torn on one of the ends. image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg
     
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    Laced up my wheels today. Had to buy new spokes, a bunch of the originals were too rusted or broke when I I took the wheel apart. Scuffed them up and soaked em in vinegar and salt overnight. Couldn't have bright shiny new spokes. image.jpeg
     
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    Cleaned up the tires as best as I could. This ones obviously newer, still has some flashing from the molding. image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg
     
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    Got more done lately, finally took more pics. Almost done. image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg
     
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  15. #15 Posted May 6, 2016

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    Nice man! She's ready for another 70 years of rollin'!
     
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  17. #17 Posted May 6, 2016

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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  18. #18 Posted May 7, 2016

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    This wasn't at me but.....I use a vice and it works great....a light touch and a little patience...works great.
     
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    Definitely a vice. Had to take them off, put them in a vice with an old skinny front axle in the brace's groove. Tweaking them with pliers, a hammer and a lot of patience. Put them on the wire wheel and cleaned them afterwards with wd40.
     
  20. #20 Posted May 7, 2016

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    Thanks for the tips, and nice project.