Krusty Bluebird home to nest

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ranman

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Apr 30, 2014
732
Harrisonville, Mo.
Been collecting for 5 years. Always putting feelers out. Never thought I would find a Bluebird. But I did and it's Krusty! Everything I have been finding lately is Krusty.
No decisions made yet beyond repairing the tank. Could be a rustoration, could be a full restore. First thing first. Tank has to be repaired.
This bike was originally ivory and black. Big shout out to Nick for all of his help and information and same goes to the toy man John for his help and advice as well. Thanks to Steven Hickey as well for all of his support and encouragement!
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So far handlebars have been removed along with front wheel and fender.
 

Clark58mx

Finally riding a big boys bike
Oct 30, 2016
423
27
New Wilmington PA
That's awesome. I would get it rolling good and everything working. And then wipe it down light oil to preserve it. Congratulations on the find
 
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56 Vette

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Nov 21, 2014
658
Arcadia Ohio
Very cool find! All you have to do is check out the 36 Elgin Bluebird progress thread, and you can see what's possible! I have a new found look at what is possible with some ingenuity, patience, listening and looking at what others have done, and maybe a little cash. The sky is the limit in this hobby! Joe
 

mike j

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Jun 3, 2013
3,128
Tuxedo Park, United States
Nice find ! I see a diamond in the rough. If you preserve that crust in photo's, then move on. You'll have some outstanding before & after images. Just MHO. Anyway you take it, have fun. It would be a great Halloween rider as is.
 
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partsguy

I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!
Aug 13, 2008
10,757
The Land of Oz
You should totally go for the restoration, if you can afford it. This won't be cheap in any respect. I wish you the best though! Is the frame solid?
 
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spoker

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Mar 3, 2011
5,194
Minneapolis, United States
maybe im reading things wrong,first, finding a bluebird is kool no matter what kind of condition,if thats the case why is there so much negative pub on the red one thats been on here for a while????
 

Velocipedist Co.

Wore out three sets of tires already!
May 18, 2010
990
Monrovia, CA
Nice! How was it discovered? It looks like it was buried in the ground for part of its life. Congrats on the find!
 
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Freqman1

Riding a '37 Dayton Super Streamline
Jul 14, 2009
17,766
Evans, GA
maybe im reading things wrong,first, finding a bluebird is kool no matter what kind of condition,if thats the case why is there so much negative pub on the red one thats been on here for a while????
First, I'm hoping Randy didn't pay anywhere near $5k for this bike. Secondly, the other bike wasn't to much better off before the previous owner gave it the shake and bake rattle can resto to hide some major flaws. Lastly, the '38 BBs just don't command the respect or $$ of the '35-7 BBs. Its actually a totally different bike with, essentially, a Robin frame with a detachable tank unlike the original BBs. That said the '38s are much more scarce than the earlier BBs. As everyone knows though rare doesn't necessarily = $$$. Restored or decent originals though can get decent money from those that appreciate them. V/r Shawn
 
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