Lindy project


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Velocipedist Co.

Wore out three sets of tires already!
May 18, 2010
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#22
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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Velocipedist Co.

Wore out three sets of tires already!
May 18, 2010
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Monrovia, CA
#26
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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Bikermaniac

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Feb 17, 2011
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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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Columbia with cigar tank.jpg
 
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Velocipedist Co.

Wore out three sets of tires already!
May 18, 2010
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Monrovia, CA
#32
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.
 

ZE52414

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Dec 6, 2016
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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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