I Never Promised You A Rose Garden 2017...A Huffy Tale


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Saving Tempest

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I doofussed a little and when going to put a second coat of the blue on the chainguard I grabbed gloss BLACK to paint the outside.

Whoopsie! That can was nearly empty and it was somewhat dark at the time...I'll do that over with the blue later today.
 

Saving Tempest

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Did that, and had some for the Camaro tank. Now I need that bezel someday.

Inside done right

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OOPSIE!

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Tank and outside are now correct

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All my painting tasks are nearly finished now. If you looed at the corner of the last image you see I painted the Shelby's chainguard Rustoleum Painter's Touch Colonial Red to match the fenders.
 
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Saving Tempest

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Building will stop at the frame in October and this project will be on hiatus for about a month while I catch up on a place to chain all my bikes, house cleaning/cleanng and getting ready for winter
 

Saving Tempest

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I was told I could look through a pile of bike parts and see if I can find rims.

The tank is painted. I need the rest of the decals and to break the incorrect non-carriage bolt in collar and remove the remnants of the former collar.

That's where I'm at on projects right now (see Building Beryl).
 

Saving Tempest

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I've still got the problem with the seat collar bolt, I think I'll have to find some way to get that collar off (the bolt and but both turn freely and cut the bolt in half I gather.
 

Saving Tempest

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Vise Grips would be nice, I just don't have any, or they're lost somewhere. All I can try is to grab it with the center of my pliers and bite down hard.
 

vincev

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#68
Vise Grips would be nice, I just don't have any, or they're lost somewhere. All I can try is to grab it with the center of my pliers and bite down hard.
Ya may have to break down and purchase vice grips.lol ya got to have tools to work on bikes.
 

Saving Tempest

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I got a large wrench a month back...right now I have enough for my remaining insulin refill this month. I'll either get it done or get help getting it done.
 

Saving Tempest

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I went through a friend's pile of bike skeletons, no luck on the rims.

I did see that they had a girls 24? inch with a tank and good bezel that was similar to the Huffy I have, it might be his brother's property so I asked if he would ask him and he said he would.

Got the red chubby grips from Bicyclebones.com for my Hornet today as well, they are PERFECT!

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Saving Tempest

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@partsguy I got the decals on the rear rack.Maybe not the most centered but it looks good. No arms, it's really a Hawthorne rack and there has to be a taillight for it.

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The chainguard will be next, tomorrow, I had to touch a chipped paint spot up. The frame got some paint up front too and is also drying inside after a short time outside, the weather cooperating for that time. The bike can be put together soon.
 
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Saving Tempest

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Needs arms now and if those two holes above and below the H on the HAWTHORNE rack that is masquerading as a Huffy part are for a TAILLIGHT I want to find it.
 

partsguy

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Needs arms now and if those two holes above and below the H on the HAWTHORNE rack that is masquerading as a Huffy part are for a TAILLIGHT I want to find it.
That rack, as I said before, was originally from a 1964-67 Huffy Silver Jet. It was put on a Hawthorne much later as a "jerry rigged" replacement.

The holes are for a tail light, but it is very rare and can cost well over $100 in nice shape. In my opinion, I would cover the holes up somehow.

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Saving Tempest

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It's been a long, long time as the song goes but Holly Huffy has a mission. I have a niece without a bike. I talked to her father and that's my goal. I have a project for one of her brothers as well for Christmas.

They all have vintage stereos courtesy of me anyway. Uncle Saving Tempest has good work to do.
 
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