Schwinn Chopper bicycle ( Bike from '29 Ford Woody )

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Got this fun puppy in a trade.

( Thanks Tom aka Modlbldr )

Anyhoo....this is what I got.

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Added styrene to the back tire in order to make it a slick.

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Made a paper clip sissybar with backrest.

Bent some tubes to make the fenders.

Thinned out the banana seat and added a seat post mount.

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This pix shows the paperclip chopper forks.

Head lite is a tach with Micro Kristal Klear.

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Some mock up photos....

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The chopper is a companion piece for a '63 Ford Galaxie on my bench.

Thanks for looking...

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I need to get one of those ,

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Excellent!!!

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Very nice. Those wheels have always been a sore spot however.

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That's so cool! Love it!

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Nice! I've always wanted to try out some photoetched dragster front wheels on one of these.

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Very cool!

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Thanks y'all

Totally agree on the wheels.

A little more sanding and then on to primer and paint.

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Edited by Joker

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Posted · Report post

Used to have one those when I was a kid , cute !

cheers

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NICE! :)

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Very nice work James. looking forward to seeing it painted. Looks great with your custom touches..

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Wow! If I had known it could look that cool I might not have sent it to you. Looking great.

Later-

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Thanks (?) Tom...hahahaha

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Posted · Report post

Looks Great James!

B)

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Nice!

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What a sweet bike!!!

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Test pixs from phone.

Thanks again.

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Posted · Report post

Texas sweet tea ! It works !

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A few w.i.p. pixs.

Posted using the kitchen wall phone app.

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Another cool creation coming out of the Joker's workshop.

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That is really cool! B)

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That is too cool. And you make it look easy!

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I had a Raleigh Chopper... actually went through two of one because my original orange one got stolen. I should look into modifying that Schwinn into this... the Chopper is all straight lines. Only challenge would be to make the seat! Hmmmm...

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Looks like a lot of fun. Great work.

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Very cool!

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Thanks y'all...much appreciated.

Work and fishing have taken up all my time.

(grateful for both)

A little update on my 'lil project.

Using my trusty bottle of Ambroid Z-Mask,

I slathered it on the handlebars,

chain/guard assembly and the crank/pedals.

Clear bubbled on me ....a light sanding is in the works.

anyhoo..here are some pixs

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