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

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  1. #61 Posted Sep 26, 2017

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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.
     
  2. #62 Posted Sep 26, 2017

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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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  3. #63 Posted Sep 29, 2017

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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
     
  4. #64 Posted Oct 5, 2017

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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).
     
  5. #65 Posted Oct 7, 2017

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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.
     
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    Maybe vise grip the bolt in the middle of the clamp and turn the nut?
     
  7. #67 Posted Oct 7, 2017

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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.
     
  8. #68 Posted Oct 9, 2017

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    Ya may have to break down and purchase vice grips.lol ya got to have tools to work on bikes.
     
  9. #69 Posted Oct 9, 2017

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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.
     
  10. #70 Posted Oct 10, 2017

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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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  11. #71 Posted Nov 12, 2017

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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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    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.
     
  13. #73 Posted Nov 12, 2017

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    I forgot to mention that the LBS removed that incorrect bolt and badly stuck nut as well.
     
  14. #74 Posted Nov 12, 2017

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    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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    Got all winter I suppose. Still need arms.
     
  16. #76 Posted Nov 12, 2017

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    Maybe try making them out of some aluminum rod stock?

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  17. #77 Posted Nov 12, 2017

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    Don't have enough room in the second bedroom after all the LPs.
     
  18. #78 Posted Apr 8, 2018

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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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  19. #79 Posted Apr 26, 2018

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    We're just waiting, there are three bikes in my living room right now!
     
  20. #80 Posted May 13, 2018

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    Still waiting, Can't get to a tank bezel and the electrical guts just yet, I have four going at once but I get more done than DC.