new life for a '39 Schwinn parts bike


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Tim the Skid

I live for the CABE
Jan 3, 2013
1,293
2,071
Tacoma, United States
#1
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.
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Tim the Skid

I live for the CABE
Jan 3, 2013
1,293
2,071
Tacoma, United States
#10
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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SKIDKINGSVBC

I live for the CABE
Sep 2, 2008
1,226
1,470
Puyallup, United States
#15
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...
 

gkeep

Finally riding a big boys bike
Jun 11, 2014
354
563
Alameda, CA
#19
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
 

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