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Old 11-12-07, 06:20 PM   #1
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Christmas Present for Step-Mother

I finished this on Sunday morning/Saturday night and then drove 6 hours to drop it off on Sunday for hopefully a wanted Christmas Present for my step-mother.





I also have this in the classic discussion forum, but I thought some clydes might like to see it.
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Old 11-12-07, 06:24 PM   #2
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Is that an old JC Higgens?
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Quite a beaut you got there, and one lucky step mom!
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Sorry Tom. I was going to put the information in the post and spaced it off.

1949 Shelby Supreme.
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Sorry Tom. I was going to put the information in the post and spaced it off.

1949 Shelby Supreme.
AAAH, OK, well, it's a really cool old retro cruiser.
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love the light on the front
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The light would be great, if it worked. The batteries had pretty much eaten everything inside, so I just put it back together and painted it. I tried to make it work, but most everything was eaten by the battery acid and high Iowa humidity. It does make the bike look good though. I also like the design of the rear rack. You could probably put 100 pounds on it and it would still be straight.

It also has a horn in the red center section, but it was also pretty much destroyed by the batteries and high Iowa humidity. If you look at the middle of that section you will see the button and it is painted red also, as from what I can tell that is what it was originally. There are also fins in the front of those pieces. They were really damaged, but I straightened them up as best I could quickly.
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