Huffy Panama Jack/Harley Davidson bike
Here's the latest build that I put together. I started with a Huffy Panama Jack, and ended up with this - really without many modifications. I've seen a few of these on here, but with silver motors and with the woodgrain still on the bike. I wanted to build one where everything really fit together well.
The Harley Davidson lettering was just an afterthought to make everything look finished. It's just vinyl lettering - I could peel it off and put whatever I want there. I'm thrilled with the look of the bike, though. People keep stopping me and asking how old it is.
I like that this bike comes with a sturdy, extendable rear rack. Much nicer than the flimsy bold-on ones.
Here's what I did, besides the normal install stuff:
-Painted all the plastic woodgrain stuff flat black to match the bike
-Painted the tank flat black, also. Once light coat did it, since it was already black.
-Machined out the center of the sprocket to give clearance for dust cap and coaster brake arm
-Added heat shrink tubing to the fender mounts and inside the extending part of the rear rack to reduce vibration. The rack especially vibrated really bad. I mean, really, really bad. I think the rack was louder than the motor until I added the tubing.
-Reinforced the front fender mount - A MUST!
-Cut off the front of the rear fender so the chain could clear. I used to notch the fenders, but I think this looks a lot better.
I'll be selling this bike, like I have all the others I've built. I'm thinking of asking $400. Everybody put in your two cents and let me know what you think of the price. Am I too low? Too high?
Last edited by Foeller32; 08-18-2010 at 08:12 AM.