Lindy project

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  1. #21 Posted Sep 14, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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  2. #22 Posted Sep 14, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    I used three different blues and an oxide red to match as close as possible. I'll add patina later once dry and blend the two areas.

    I know I know... it doesn't say "Lindy". The same cigar tank was used on both but I haven't yet the will to destroy the original iver paint & logo. Still holding out for an alternate before I repaint this one in Lindy colors.
     
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  3. #23 Posted Sep 14, 2017

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    Also added the retaining tab at the cap end today.
     
  4. #24 Posted Sep 14, 2017

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    Awesome man! I love Lindy's, I have this hanging on my wall.

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  5. #25 Posted Sep 18, 2017

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    I spent some time blending the colors on the repaired sections of the tank and aging the new paint to resemble as closely as I could to the original..


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  6. #26 Posted Sep 18, 2017

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    Also, just to be clear, this is not a modified Iver Johnson tank adapted to my Shelby frame. It is an original Iver tank repaired to original dimensions. It had been butchered by someone somewhere along its history.

    These particular Iver cigar tanks are, to my knowledge, the same tanks used on the Shelby Lindy and Whippet in 1928.

    So...
    if anyone is looking for an original paint (sorta') Iver Johnson cigar tank, this one may be available if I can locate another that I will feel less badly repainting in "Lindy" colors and graphics (like a non-og paint one)

    Please keep a look out.. thanks!

    ...Ima' get started on that frame now.
     
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  7. #27 Posted Sep 18, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    Great job Steve. Let me know if you need any more clamps.
     
  8. #28 Posted Sep 18, 2017

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    Yes, Thank you. The clamps you make for these cigar tanks fit and look perfect!
     
  9. #29 Posted Sep 18, 2017

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  10. #30 Posted Sep 19, 2017

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    Whippet tank looks similar to that one, except for the front bracket. Also the Columbia below look similar too. Hey, my Iver needs a tank. I will send you a PM.

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    From what I've learned, the whippet tank is the same tank (as lindy & Iver). The differences in the forward bracket and cap are a consequence of different frame sizes.

    The Columbia tank is essentially the same as the Indian and Pope tank, with a longer tapered rear section.

    I'll be working on making a few handmade cigar tanks, both Westfield and Shelby type.
     
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    Any updates on the Lindy project?
     
  14. #34 Posted Nov 22, 2017

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    Not (as) much time to work on bikes lately but looking forward to wrapping up some unfinished projects very soon.
     
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    Killer work steve! Im impressed! Cant wait to see that one. Seeing what you did with the bluebird, im sure it will be sweet!
     
  16. #36 Posted Nov 23, 2017

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    Excellent Job---You`re getting Spooky with your patina... A good layer of natural dust and you won`t be able to find the repairs yourself... Your eyes and hands work very well together, that`s the trick...--- God Bless,---Cowboy
     
  17. #37 Posted Dec 23, 2017

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    IMG_5818.JPG Hey Steve I have a glass iver tank that is ready for paint. I'd much rather have a OG one. I'll take one for the team and trade you since no one else will
     
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  18. #38 Posted Dec 23, 2017

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    You've come this far, why not just fab up a whole new tank from scratch?
     
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    Ok

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  20. #40 Posted Dec 24, 2017

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    Okay !!! Now You`re Talking !!! -------Cowboy
     
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