Huffman serial number project

Discussion in 'Classic Balloon Tire Bicycles 1933-1965' started by 37fleetwood, Jul 20, 2007.

  1. #241 Posted Apr 6, 2017

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    Hi, I'm new here. I just got this and I believe it's a pre war Huffman. Can you confirm or deny?
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  3. #243 Posted May 1, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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  4. #244 Posted May 13, 2017

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  5. #245 Posted Jun 18, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Hey Scott, serial number for my twin flex, fork has 4 8 on it. No badge on bike, if it had been a Firestone do you think it would have fah on it? Thanks IMG_0768.JPG
     
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  6. #246 Posted Jun 23, 2017

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    The serial number on a 1940 Huffman/Firestone Bigtank Airflex:

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  7. #247 Posted Jun 23, 2017

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  8. #248 Posted Jun 23, 2017

    Riding a '37 Fleetwood

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    I'm going to guess it's a 1938. that said, there's no knowing what badge it would have had. FAH started in 1939. from there FBH is 1940 and FCH is 1941
     
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  9. #249 Posted Jun 23, 2017

    Riding a '37 Fleetwood

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    clearly stamped by a drunk, or during an earthquake.
     
  10. #250 Posted Jun 27, 2017

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    Looks like a 47 Huffman special
    Missing truss and headlamp, front fender has mounting slot.
    Could it be wrong badge?

    Thanks for your help.
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  11. #251 Posted Jun 27, 2017

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    the slot is where the fender attaches to the fork. please post a photo of the seat post binder and a better shot of the rear drop outs.
     
  12. #252 Posted Jun 27, 2017

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    Your right, the front fender rotated forward and I thought the slot was for a missing headlight. Thx! cb518be1d546f46ebf64f72d6fb06825.jpg 6b698b076d31b32ebcd71e915d04e1a6.jpg

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  13. #253 Posted Jun 28, 2017

    Riding a '37 Fleetwood

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    ok, those dropouts indicate post war, as does the clamp. the serial however is impossible. what I mean is that a serial starting with a 9 should indicate a 1949 date of manufacture. the problem is that frame was discontinued at the end of the 1947 model year. to me, your bike is either a 1946 or 1947, based on it's features and equipment.
    one last photo request. there should be numbers on the back of the fork crown. they may indicate month and year.
     
  14. #254 Posted Jun 28, 2017

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    Could be a "straggler", made with left over parts?
     
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  15. #255 Posted Jun 28, 2017

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    Removed the paint from the fork crown tonight, no sign of a date stamp. Do you think the headbadge is correct?

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  16. #256 Posted Jun 29, 2017

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    How likely is the headbadge correct? I'm not finding anything similar.

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  17. #257 Posted Jun 29, 2017

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    I don't think it's Huffman, looks like a Schwinn badge or something.
     
  18. #258 Posted Jun 30, 2017

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    I'm not too knowledgeable on these early odd-ball badges, but that looks like a small store brand that Huffman built bikes for at one point. It's been there for a long time, and shows no signs of recent tampering.
     
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  19. #259 Posted Aug 22, 2017

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    Features: blackout hubs, crank, chainring, seat post, and bearing cups. Painted blue fender stays and kickstand
     
  20. #260 Posted Aug 29, 2017

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    37 or 38. Back of the fork looks like 5 8 possibly 3 8

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