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Dawn the Beachcruiser
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Joined: Sep 12, 2012
Posts: 154
From: broken arrow
Posted: 2016-02-08 11:42 am   Permalink

here's a project i did last year for my mail getter at the office - an old 40's goodyear girl's bike and turned it into a cool little cruiser. she had been "customized" in the 70s sometime, there were some parts i liked and wanted to keep (banana seat, sissy bar, mini apes) but the rest i wanted a even more custom look - this is a pretty photo heavy post

found her for 10 bucks at the stray kat 500 in dewey, ok

tear down and inventory

stripping the frame

stripped down, ready to rust

5 minutes after spraying my rust promoter secret concotion

rusted, baked on with map gas torch (before clear coat)

rust detail

custom tiki headbadge i had guy on rat rod bikes forum make for me

custom chain ring i designed and waterjet cut

some shorty fenders i came across from a kid's stingray bike

powdercoated with white wrinkle and satin clear coat on rust - starting re-assembly

detail shot of chain ring and patina

tore down, powdercoated and designed seat for my buddy that does leather work

a few coats of stain

sealed and finished

custom grips - tooled leather - one says Tiki other say Bar

finished and sitting pretty

the end!

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