Phantom Mutation

Discussion in 'Custom Bicycles' started by 5760rj, Sep 29, 2017.

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  1. #1 Posted Sep 29, 2017

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    over the next several weeks I will be posting and in photos, my attempt in using extra bicycle parts to assemble a rideable custom schwinn phantom, after looking at the amazing and fabricated beautiful custom bikes on this site I'll tell ya up front this wont be anything of excitement or astonishing just the combination of different parts, I am not a fabricator in sheet metal, no plating experience and without a shop to build in, but I have accumulated alot of different parts, from everywhere along with the frustrations of not bidding high enough, seller raising his asking price, listed item disappears or what is received was not what was pictured, visiting recycling centers, wrecking yards, second hand stores, goodwill, salvation army on a regular basis for bike parts or bicycles for parts I've learned to ignore the comments from the employees like vampire or bike addict and stay focused, begging has crossed my mind at times at swapmeets when I had to go use the ATM and on my way back passed my deal being carried out by some kid that will spray can it to death before junking it, ah crap. where I live there are trucks with panels on the sides that allow stacking so high that I'm surprised they clear the underpasses stacked with bicycles going to Mexico. I have seen a phantom with tank, no bars, seat or rims, as well as a JC Higgins with colorflow rack and fenders, no rims or seat heading to the border, my heart drops seeing vintage bicycles stack on top of each other in this way, my project will consist of schwinn, jc higgins, monark silver king, mid 40s buick roadmaster, 50s studebaker, harley davidson, radsonne, and a little bit of Taiwan, ha ha ha, but really, photos coming soon...
     
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  2. #2 Posted Oct 4, 2017

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    I have posted the first items coming back from being rechromed, I have added a propeller, that I bought still in the box, by turning down a grade 8 bolt and having it threaded for the springer brace and propeller, box is interesting as well, used in hot rods and studebakers 20171004_203321.jpg 20171004_203344.jpg 20171004_203934.jpg 20171004_204349.jpg 20171004_204450.jpg 20171004_204508.jpg 20171004_205526.jpg 20171004_205626.jpg
     
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  3. #3 Posted Oct 4, 2017

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    That's pretty sharp!
     
  4. #4 Posted Oct 5, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Very Cool!
     
  5. #5 Posted Oct 5, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    I like it....will be fun to follow.
     
  6. #6 Posted Oct 7, 2017

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    off to the fabricators, a JC Higgins colorflow rack, with the different variations I felt this would give a cleaner appearance than the other that extends and connectes to the back of the seat post, I chose this rack because of the rear design having two red reflectors and a wide side profile and its just so 50s, what I am doing has no approval from collectors, restorers, purest and those that hold most high NOS in the box, in my last post, I posted a Lundberg Propeller with box, for those that drove the 50s studebaker like the commander or flew the P-38 Lightning, you know what im talking about, designer's (car industry) were combining the two together and came up with clever idea's like the propeller, well here's another sin, Buick rear fender reflectors in box available in 1942-48 these items are extremely hard to find and used in classic, hot rod or custom cars and now in Bicycles. the higgins rack will have a hidden bracket that will raise it enough for fender clearance and for reflector to be centered in the side of the rack and secured and will be more forward because the rack has a tapper towards the rear, and the reflector housing is almost the width of the higgins side dimensions, still working on the hi-torque motor that will be mounted on the rack behind the seat which will operate a 1958 Harley Davidson police siren...more to come 20171007_210943.jpg 20171007_210919.jpg 20171007_210631.jpg 20171007_210612.jpg
     
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  7. #7 Posted Oct 11, 2017

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    Looks like you're off to a good start and aren't cheaping out. I like where this is going, and you've got my attention. Anxious to see what you come up with.
     
  8. #8 Posted Oct 11, 2017

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    Really liken; that prop !
     
  9. #9 Posted Oct 12, 2017

    I live for the CABE

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    I agree. To me the scale of that prop to the spring setup is pretty good for something just by chance put together. Gotta follow this for sure.
     
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