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    Should I take on this project?

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    If there is anything left after you clean it up, let us know.

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    heh... Corrosion 'R US ? If you decide to give it a second life I'd keep the colour scheme.

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    It could have worse if it were made of CF.
    oldschool areodynamic brick

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    But what can you do with a pile of crumbling resin and some random fibers ?
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    After you get done with that, you can start on this.

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    doesn't look like there's anything left under that rust to work with. I guess it depends on what your project is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alanknm View Post
    But what can you do with a pile of crumbling resin and some random fibers ?
    I might get some epoxy resin and mold the mixture into a beautiful ashtray or picture frame.
    oldschool areodynamic brick

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    Better you than me.
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    And what project is that?

    I'm thinking that, with a lot of work, you could turn it into an expensive, not-too-good bicycle. On the other hand, it wouldn't take very much time or money at all to convert it into a nice trellis.

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    Project? What project? Looks like perfectly good yard art as is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobbycorno View Post
    Project? What project? Looks like perfectly good yard art as is.

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    Get a couple more, add a rusty car or two up on blocks and you've got a serious piece of folk art.

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    Collect a few more and do some boundary maintenence

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    Here in the south, most would say that's a perfectly fine bike the way it is.

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    I think it's a worthwhile project. First you find a frame with a comparable geometry. You can decide if you want to stay with the original frame material. Slowly add components to it. Paint it a similar rust color. Voila!
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    How many times have I seen guys take 2 or more cars to get one ? nos88, you never said why you want to even consider fixing it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stapfam View Post
    Collect a few more and do some boundary maintenence

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    that is awesome

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    Quote Originally Posted by himespau View Post
    Get a couple more, add a rusty car or two up on blocks and you've got a serious piece of folk art.
    Push a broken fridge off the front porch of the mobile home and the white trash art will be finished. Then you can marry your cousin.
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    Push a broken fridge off the front porch of the mobile home and the white trash art will be finished. Then you can marry your cousin.
    A broken clothes washer out by the curb with "No Parking" rattle canned on the side is also a good addition. Black paint preferred.

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    If it was a horse you would shoot it.
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    Yard ornamentation.

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    Now THAT's a beater that should be safe left unlocked!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by thompsonpost View Post
    A broken clothes washer out by the curb with "No Parking" rattle canned on the side is also a good addition. Black paint preferred.
    Add cinder blocks, a few broken ones as an accent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NOS88 View Post
    What do you think?
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    And I'd still go for the rust colour. Just use steel primer with a bit of sand thrown over it for some texture. I'm not sure how you can get that flaked effect though.

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