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Wards Guy..

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Mar 1, 2016
544
50
Denver Colorado
It truly was a great place to start. First I had the frame, then I found the bars. And for me it’s all about keeping it original to a point. Then I just have to add my own uniqueness to turn a few heads ....... i’ve got a long ways to go to get it here to final paint this fall. My Christmas present to me would be having everything ready to be put together Christmas day !!!!!! But no rush, I’m going to enjoy the ride..
 

SKPC

I live for the CABE
Feb 2, 2018
1,122
62
Utah - United States
Those bars are very interesting... I wonder if they would look quite racey if flipped upside down, and would your knees hit them?:oops: Cool old Shelby.
Can you read the serial number on the crankcase?
 

hoofhearted

Saint Lactose The Tolerant
Jan 20, 2010
4,228
Fairborn, Ohio
@Wards Guy..

Doood - your ability to orchestrate and transform
a heap of selected parts into a ride that clearly
has cohesiveness and personality is noteworthy.


In Lieu of Adding Paint ….. Read On ….

Please consider a chemical formulation that will
slightly darken and oxidize the exposed metal --
maybe a Birchwood Casey product … allow for a
few days of ''curing'' ..followed by a very light sec-
tional application of ''KIWI'' Neutral shoe polish.


It's a hard wax when cured/dried .. but can easily
be removed with mineral spirits and a cotton rag.


My reference to a ''sectional application'' means to
apply lightly … let dry .. buff out with a shoe-shine
brush and a cotton rag, doing a small section at a time.


The longer it sits unattended after application -- the
more difficult it is to buff to a shine.


Before doing anything with the KIWI Neutral …….

Do a test application of the product on a spare bicycle
part … to see if any white residue appears in low areas.


Most auto waxes develop the white residue in lightly
pitted areas.


….. patric


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Wards Guy..

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Mar 1, 2016
544
50
Denver Colorado
I appreciate you compliments and your unique finish suggestions. But I have a vision and for as much as I hate to get painted, I think you will respect the final product. I have taken a newer Hiawatha tank emblem and recreated it so it fits this tank and flows on the rear rack. All accents will be polished metal/ no chrome. I promise to give the CABE a showstopper...
 
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hoofhearted

Saint Lactose The Tolerant
Jan 20, 2010
4,228
Fairborn, Ohio
I appreciate you compliments and your unique finish suggestions. But I have a vision and for as much as I hate to get painted, I think you will respect the final product. I have taken a newer Hiawatha tank emblem and recreated it so it fits this tank and flows on the rear rack. All accents will be polished metal/ no chrome. I promise to give the CABE a showstopper...
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You are the BEST - Big Daddy !

….. patric
 
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