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Saving Tempest

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Feb 6, 2012
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mfhemi1969

Finally riding a big boys bike
Oct 4, 2015
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Indianapolis, IN, USA
And this one is for a nephew...

Start here for background https://thecabe.com/forum/threads/1995-phantom-cruiser-deluxe-parting-out.120465/

Go here for more parts from a Tiger Danny the schwinn freak parted out. https://thecabe.com/forum/threads/50’s-schwinn-tiger-3-speed.126344/

I did goof a little however...no stem/bars/grips and have to get the front fender and cover. Then a tank, but that's the easiest part.

More as it progresses.
Nice TITLE i like it!!
 

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That stem is NEW!.JPG


That stem is brand new! A local friend did some trading with me and took some of my old electronics off to be reused or recycled.

We have a SEAT.JPG


He also brought a seat post collar and other parts. He has some Schwinn approved black grips and a pair of handlebars plus some Made In Germany Schwinn bowed pedals with the Schwinn crosses on the end caps. THOSE I'll have to pay for or work out a trade, but I think there were some things in the stuff I sent with him he can use. My niece gets a working 25+ in. RCA color set c.1990s I got free, an afghan, I sent one of my DTV converters/remote and a 4 input RF modulator, all for her graduation present. When Holly Huffy is done she gets her as well. That was for her birthday/Christmas, I might not take long on it as I have a conventional axle to swap out the Quick Release on and just need a rear and tubes/tires...crossover stuff to post elsewhere.
 

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And here comes the rain again (say, that would be a great song)! Time to clean and fix and hopefully await my sick cat Socks' return from the vet. Much can be done.
 

Saving Tempest

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I'll let you know that I have the fenders on hold, need a tank (but not yet, it's a bit much to spend for the moment given my other projects), I have bowed Schwinn pedals, know those aren't totally correct but since somebody sent them in a lot of pedals)...I have handlebars and grips.

Will the repro fender light cover work of the in fender style? I don't have the guts is the only problem.

Once I can get the springer and crank in I'm like practically there.
 

Saving Tempest

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
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I have the fenders coming later on, being held. Hoping I can find a tank locally, I can also get the black inserts and add the Schwinn script for a 'Phantom' style tank.

It's not really a RAT, think of it like this:

 

Saving Tempest

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I should have everything I need and then some now, all lined up.

The fender set, fender light, tank, found a really nice Phantom style chainring... the bars and grips will do, they're both Schwinn approved parts,

We'll get it done before August.
 
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Saving Tempest

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
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And the remaining parts are mostly on their way now as of Monday, waiting to hear from the owner of the Phantom type chainring.
 

Saving Tempest

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The tank, fenders and fender light arrived yesterday from Bicyclebones, the Phantom chainring will be on it's way next week.
 
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Saving Tempest

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Tank black inserts.JPG


Tank plugs for Schwinn cantis.JPG


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Thanks to Bicyclebones and @Beeler2927 for the chainring!

No horn in the tank, hence the plug and one for Germaine as I prefer a tank on my Hornet, not a hornet in my tank.
 

Saving Tempest

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
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Who can paint the light cover properly for me, I am not going to try, I have a Ph.D in Klutz? I want it BLACK with the bezel and ridge in bare metal
 

Freqman1

Riding a '37 Dayton Super Streamline
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I believe a number of us could. Do you have any talented CABE'rs near? V/r Shawn
 

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Shawn, it's 5:38 am here and I don't know, just thought I'd ask :)

Besides that, I also have a straightbar tank with two holes in the bottom, then it needs paint. I'm an industry waiting to happen, no doubt.

The Ford bodyshop doesn't have enough time.
 

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I can do that, but I don't do well with detailed painting.

I could never finish a model car without managing to melt one of the axles with the glue either.

I've had an offer to paint the light cover, have to see how I get it there at the moment, 12 daze until $$$.
 

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Tank You! to my friends at T-N-T Signs here in town who have helped me SO MUCH over the last dozen or so years with vinyl, graphics, and general work on my projects from Tempest on...

I got some much needed help getting the black inserts and Schwinn scripts on the tank for this bike.

And YES, that is a diet Dew you see reflected, not any defects :D

Tank (3).JPG


Tank (4).JPG


Tank and all decals from @bicyclebones
 

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With their dad's Columbia sent to it's home, the Schwinn in the Box is ready in the on deck circle.
 

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I have some black Krylon Fusion (bonds to plastic and metal without primers etc.) that I can use on the light cover, I don't know if it comes in the red shown in the picture of the original bike. If I can mask and carefully trim the ridge and bezel area I hope I can get this done right.
 
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