Just starting.. rat/steampunk schwinn

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  1. CBoyd

    CBoyd New Member

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    Hi my names Chuck. Just getting started on this old Schwinn. Gonna be semi rat/steampunk inspired. Lots of handmade parts brass and copper. Bike has already been raked a small amount for clearance and looks. Solid mounted the seat and got some mid rise bars. looking for old springer forks and old lights n such. Just starting so let me know what ya think. Paint will be red primer with black underneath distressed and very vintage looking.
     

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    Thanks. Got a lot of plans. Been researching a lot so I have something reliable to ride back and forth to the shop. Thinking of doing pull start and other extra goodies too.
     
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    Looks like a great place to start! I'm looking forward to seeing your progress.
     
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    Huffydavidson STREETRACER/MANUFACTURER

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    Welcome, if you do the pullstarter, buy the all matal one , the one that has plastic guts doesn't last. Belive me, I learned the hard way. I bought my second one from BGF on e-bay for $22 and no more broken starter. Caution you may have to go to wider pedal cranks for clearance. Good luck.
     
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    Thanks for the info. I've been doing lots of researching to see what makes these lil motors tick and tick well. I plan on all new gaskets, carb, spark plug and wire, and grease up some guts before she runs. Pull start and brake lights n such are also gonna be on. Lots of fun trinkets and stuff are gonna be rigged up.
     
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    Huffydavidson STREETRACER/MANUFACTURER

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    Dude, if going to buy a carb , then think about the THATDAX.com RT clone. It's $29.99+ $9.00 for shipping its the carb. I've got 2 and its got great reviews there check it out. Comes with air filter, and a jet kit. He says you need a RT cable but you don't. Just use your stock cable and them scew off the top of your carb. It's got a semi auto choke on it.
     

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