Here's a pic of what I'm working with. The 2 on the left are my buddy's bikes. Both, in my opinion are in too bad of shape to ride.
I've tried convinced him to get a new bike without a coaster brake and some better components but he found a really good deal on this bike with a new set of 36spoke wheels for $100. He's tight on cash and these bikes are his only mode of transportation so I'm going to work with him until he can get some better parts.