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):
spokeshave: I love that wide open country side.
Jul 6, 2015 19:15:04 GMT -5
kranzor: hey hey, love seein my peeps on the banner
Jul 6, 2015 14:45:10 GMT -5
Houndog: My local bike monger bases his prices off of anciant ebay adds...
Jul 2, 2015 22:36:46 GMT -5
BEDLAM: I agree with Spokes... American pickers and suchlike shows have messed up the prices of everything... From bikes to classic cars.. I have friend in the UK that comes over here buying vw's and classic cars.. And he is losing money now...
Jul 2, 2015 22:29:58 GMT -5
Houndog: i dont have a trolling motor ,but do have oars
Jul 2, 2015 22:11:57 GMT -5
Houndog: we are going to take my 2 man boat fishing...
Jul 2, 2015 22:11:39 GMT -5
Houndog: how in the fukk can most people be that stupid ?
Jul 2, 2015 22:10:59 GMT -5
spokeshave: Me and the misses are going for coffee and bagels on the beach tomorrow morning. Happy 3rd of July momos...
Jul 2, 2015 22:10:29 GMT -5