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Bojangles

1968 Sears and Roebuck "Screamer" rebuild

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Couldn't find my old thread about when i first found this bike, so here's a new one.

 

Found this bike in someone's attic and they had no idea how long it had been there.

 

Here's how it looked:

 

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Wasn't sure if it was even salvageable...:confused:

 

 

BUT...After a few months of work...

 

 

 

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Things were looking up...;)

 

I hand painted the chainguard and a few coats of Summer Squash and Sweet Tomato saved the day.

 

 

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I'm too poor and lazy to have the chrome dipped, so they got hit with silver...:o

 

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Here's where I'm at as of tonight! :cool:

 

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Shifter cleaned up nice!

 

 

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More to come soon!

 

This should be rolling by next week.

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was it too difficult to restore it to the way it looked when bought?

 

 

Hell yeah! Just getting it to this point was hours and hours of sanding off decades of rust and filth.

 

 

Plus, look up this bike online. There's little to no info, so matching the colors, etc. would've been ultra hard.

 

Plus, re-dipping the chrome costs more than i wanted to spend for a fun project.

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glad you saved the emblem thought you painted over it would be cool to reproduce the other stickers on it, usually steel wool gets the original chrome back to its shiny glory shit looks good, keep the flicks coming

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Its comin out sick bojangles

 

cant wait to see the finished product!

 

Thanks! To do list for this week:

 

Re-string original dual brakes.

 

Reupholster seat

 

New tires

 

New chain

 

Clear Coat

 

 

...So close yet so far. It's going into a custom ratrod bike show next weekend, so I gotta' finish it up.

 

 

Please believe I'll be riding this thing too.

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i was doing some research some one was trying to sell one for 700 on google and this one has a not as cool emblem as yours probably newer,, Screamer7

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Shellshock, I found that same Flicker site when i started and that was all that i found.

 

If anyone finds any old ads or info, post it in here for me.

 

EDIT:

 

Looks like there's a few more on Flickr now.

 

A few variations:

 

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it reminds me of the moped we found at another friends' mothers house. same shitty condition but we just fixed the engine so it works but looks similar to how your bicycle did in the beginning. Yours is fixing up to look much more legit than ours.

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gold handle bar tape and white brake cable covers must be hard to find just noticed it has 2 back brakes. would be cool to have tall white walls on that thing

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nice bike! that motherfucker be BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIINNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNGGGGGGGGGG

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Shifter cleaned up nice!

 

Into first gear...

 

Here we go!

 

Second gear!

 

Third gear!

 

Here we goooo!

 

Ha ha ha!

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HAHAHAHA YO PROPS THIS IS DOPE

ITS REALLY REWARDING BUILDING SOME JUNK INTO SOMETHING AWESOME.

KEEP THIS UPDATED.

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