finished another restoration a little bit before Christmas. This was a pre war Shelby Cadillac. The client said this was given to her great aunt as a birthday present back in 1936. To celebrate her turning 90 this year, the client decided to have it restored. She did not want a era-correct resto; but rather a "Resto-mod". She wanted it to be functional as well as safe for both her and her great aunt to ride. Here's what we started with:
and here's the after, we added a newer style drop center wheelset, converted to standard roller chain, added a chainguard, reflector pedals for safety, fresh bars & grips, Delta Defender tailight, sweetheart sprocket. We also added a newer seat re-covered in leather. We straightened the front fork. I had hours..upon hours...upon hours of bodywork on this thing; but the end result was worth it. (sadly, I did not get the front light back in time from the platers for the reveal; but hope to have a pic of the bike with the light very soon):
Desertguns: Well sht. I have to go pretend to work for a while. My last bastion of free enterprise - which is never free as far as uncle Obama is concerned. I didn't earn that !
Sept 30, 2014 16:20:02 GMT -5
bike2112: more or less
Sept 30, 2014 16:17:10 GMT -5
Desertguns: The last bastion of free enterprise!
Sept 30, 2014 16:16:04 GMT -5