Hawthorne 6 Bar

Discussion in 'Project Rides' started by bairdco, Jul 21, 2017.

  1. #1 Posted Jul 21, 2017

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    I got this idea looking at freqman's hawthorne zep thread, and had a donor hawthorne, cwc built, bent, girls carcass I picked up for 30 bucks:

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    Chopped off the front half, mated the seat tube with the downtube to make a curved, layback seat tube, bought some 3/4" and 1/2" tubing for 8 bucks total, and went crazy:

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    The middle double bars are 1/2", and the rest is 3/4".

    I extra welded the crap out of it, so I can grind them smooth, kinda like tubes look when brazed.

    I did this all by sight, no jigs, no strings, just lined it up by eye, and used another frame side by side to get the head tube angle. It looks straight. Hopefully, when it's all together, it rides straight...
     
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  2. #2 Posted Jul 25, 2017

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    Base coat, dark blue

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  3. #3 Posted Sep 17, 2017

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    Finally got a day off and the motivation to finish this thing up. Just need to make some truss rods.

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    I put one of those single-bolt girly stems on it after I found out the Hawthorne-type one I had was bent, but it works, because the front is 4" longer than my DX, and the seat is so far back, and I'm short, so I'll probably leave it on.

    Rides good, goes straight with no hands, and weighs a friggen ton.
     
  4. #4 Posted Sep 17, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    No offence, But You`re a Welding -Painting Fool !!! Well Done!!!-------Cowboy
    Orange Striping looks like Flames...
     
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  5. #5 Posted Sep 17, 2017

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    I'd ride that any day of the week! thumbsup.gif
     
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  6. #6 Posted Sep 18, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Such a cool bike! It really makes me want to get a welder
     
  7. #7 Posted Sep 18, 2017

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  8. #8 Posted Sep 19, 2017

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    Rode it to the bar and back yesterday. One mile each way. Rode great sober, and drunk. :)

    Super comfy cruiser. My new favorite rider.
     
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  9. #9 Posted Sep 20, 2017

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    Made custom truss rods today. Pretty much done, at least until I make some cool lights.

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