Skull and bones punk rock 1939 schwinn dx derustation project

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  1. #1 Posted Nov 10, 2017

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    Found this in south san jose. And it came in pieces. S2 wheels are wrong....no headlight yet....blue original paint under dust house paint spray paint and punk rock skull flag im guessing....gonna clean it up in the coming weeks months....will need to touch up and or repaint some parts....kind of excited...back in 1997 the gentleman who owned this had a bike sale which featured old bike balloon projects....i was in my early 20s then and at that very moment the bug bit me...i didnt know anything about the classics....20 years later im bringing it back from the dead....the man has since passed away and ive been told this was stashed away in a box where it stayed for decades....wish me luck...ill be posting lots of pics including putting skills to the test that ive learned over the years. If you beg to differ or can offer better methods dont be shy....

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    I live for the CABE

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    The pirate flag is awesome, I hope you leave it! I love finding old bikes with original water transfers on them.
     
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    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    Ill leave the skull for sure
     
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    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    That looks like a nice start.
    Good luck.
     
  5. #5 Posted Nov 12, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Great project. I have a set of correct rims, white w/ blue pin striping. LMK if interested. It may look better with blue and white pin striping though.

    -Jake
     
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    jacob....thanks for the offer...i scored a pair of blue ones with prewar hubs a day ago. May not match the dx blue but ive seen a dxs with mix match blue wheels and the dx blue which im guessing is egg shell blue....ill find out when it comes together.
     
  7. #7 Posted Nov 14, 2017

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    I picked up some blue wheels and a front loader the other day.

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    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    Old sand blasted fork is pitted and fender mount hole has a busted bolt stuck in the stem

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    I m going to use this post war balloon fork with og blue paint....hopefully the blue matches somewhat and no buggered hole...a bonus...but screw hole appears to have never been tapped....odd...

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    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    This guards pretty wavy....a replacement is on the way

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    The og front fender is rough

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  12. #12 Posted Dec 17, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    The front fender has had its flare chopped off.....i just got ahold of a front fender with a good flare and may settle for the ivory fenders with blue stripes instead...like that look, but ill have to get the fender roller out and see if i can save the fender and reshape the chopped end....first....otherwise im really tempted to do the color switch
     
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    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    what a great project to be involved with, good luck to you, will check back to see your progress on this....
     
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    This fender is in better shape....although i think its for a motorbike or model c as it has flat braces.....decisions decisions

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  16. #16 Posted Dec 22, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    All this trouble for fenders? Just ditch em
     
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    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    If i ditch em
    .i.d. feel like i do when im walking around with no pants....something would feel a little off and i.d. have this strange drafty feeling?
     
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    Replacement guard came in....and the fender roller is polished and ready for action

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    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    Had to get this for this project...minty

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  20. #20 Posted Jan 28, 2018

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    Too nice but i couldnt resist

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