Hi, my name is Keith, I'm an aquarius,I like long moonlit walks on the beach....

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  1. badxampl

    badxampl New Member

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    ...Anyways I am new to this thing, and have just acquired my project to base my motor bike on. I have a 1953 Schwinn Something (I was told could be a Green Phantom) which I plan a vintage boardtrack build on. This could change as the project progresses as my 6'4 frame only fits on a bicycle comfortably certain ways. I plan to do this on a budget, but build it right. Haha. Thats where you guys and your knowledge come in. I be bugging you for tips and advice. In return I will post progress and provide you with plenty of laughs for sure. I am currently building a 67 VW Fastback,so I figure working on the two simultaneously will be fairly efficient. Lotsa stripping, derusting, prepping, priming and planning to do on both. Heck, I'd better go get started.

    See ya round!laff
     
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    Don't build it that is too much of a classic bike.
     
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    badxampl New Member

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    Its actually more of just a classic frame and fork. all the extras are missing. Thats why its kinda hard to identify. It does seem to have the remains of downtube striping similar to a phantom. And I dont plan on doing anything irreperable to either the forks or frame at this point
     
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    Right on. I thought it was a bike as a whole. I love classic bikes. I try to just make replicas or something like it.
     
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    Welcome to the forum badxampl :D

    Sounds like ya got a sweet ride in the works, the way I figure it is that unless the vintage bike is spotless and mint and so long as ya don't drill holes or chop & weld then there's no harm in givin' some crusty cruiser a second childhood (and yerself while yer at it lol). I always thought it better to use a toy than to leave it to rot away in a barn somewhere heh

    Can't wait to see what ya come up with (^)
     
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    dude i dig the vw... i have re done(not always restored)3 bugs and 2 busses....love simplicity....lets see some pics on the vw too....my favorites where my 78 westfalia bus and my 68 bug...that bug had problems with speed bumps though...too much rake i guess...have fun with these bikes theyre a blast
     
  7. badxampl

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    Thanks, I'll post some pics of both as i go along. VW wont be resto'd either. More of a semi-custom. I like to personalize things to my taste. Very rarely to i find something I like so much I dont wanna change it!
     

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