new life for a '39 Schwinn parts bike

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  1. #1 Posted Jan 9, 2018

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    I picked this Admiral badged '39 up at an auto swap meet for the parts that were on it, and planned to part it out. When I got home I threw some tires on and changed the chain guard and seat pan. Then I made the mistake of wiping down the frame. When I saw there was color coming back I decided to see if I could save the bike. Now I've reached the point of no return. I'm trying to build a low buck pre-war rider with parts I can scrounge around here. The frame turned out decent, working on the fenders today.
    travis 39.jpg travis 39-1.jpg travis 39-2.jpg travis 39 frame.jpg
     
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    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    Looking good, keep at it!
     
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    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    Looking good, keep at it!
     
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    Looking good, keep at it!
     
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    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    WOW nice score
     
  6. #6 Posted Jan 9, 2018

    Riding Miles; Collecting Smiles

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    It looks done to me.
    Great Job!
     
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    Coming out awesome!
     
  8. #8 Posted Jan 9, 2018

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    Looks fantastic,nice job!
     
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    Nice - can't wait to see it with the fenders done.
     
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    Trying to get some color out of the fenders. Mother nature was not as kind to the tin pieces. The front has pitting and a trace of color.
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    The rear had a coat of blue paint on it and preserved a little more color.
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    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    Wow! Looks great! What are You rubbing it down with?
     
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    Meguiar's 105 ultra cut compound, 1200 wet dry and 0000 steel wool
     
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    Nice save.

    Wet sanding is one of my trusted methods as well.
     
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    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    GOOD POTENTIAL! A DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH!
    IF YOU WANT A SMOOTH BRASS KEY CUT TO FIT THE CYCLE LOCK
    OR A BROKEN KEY REMOVED OR LOCK REPAIR, I CAN HELP!
    EMAIL ME DIRECT AT wespinchot@yahoo.com
     
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    I like the red pin striping ,Same as on my 37 BA-67 ..My Ba67 was in about the same condition when I got it...WD-40 AND 0000 steel wool ..Then came the rubbing compound with wet sand paper... wax on wax off! Schwinn's have great paint...
     
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    Schwinns do have good paint Gary, but the frame seems to be a lot better than the fenders.
     
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  17. #17 Posted Jan 9, 2018

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    Looking good Tim. Didn't you have a tank for that bike? You can at least ride it this summer then trade it at the Ranch.
    'Shawn
     
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    Yeah ,seems like fenders always take a hit by mother nature..
     
  19. #19 Posted Jan 12, 2018 at 12:16 PM

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    That is an inspiration! The frame has really come back to life. I f the fenders just don't make it for you leave them off and it'll qualify for the Fenderless Friday thread.:) Or put the fenders on, throw on some blue EL light wire and make it a night time only ride, no one will notice the fenders with all the LED bling.

    Gary
     
  20. #20 Posted Jan 12, 2018 at 4:00 PM

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    coool bike lookin great !