Huffy Cranbrook

Discussion in 'Photos & Bicycle Builds' started by Typhoon, Nov 26, 2008.

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  1. Typhoon

    Typhoon Guest

    The bike started as a new Walmart $80 Huffy Cranbrook Cruiser. The customizing details are as follows.

    1. Schwinn replica tank with 3 installed push button switches for 12 volt Bates motorcycle headlight and rear LED trailer light, motorcycle Horn and standard engine Kill. Headlight bracket was made from a large chrome spoon handle. Lights are very bright!

    2. Electrical wiring secured and routed on a 2X4 wood filler block mounted into frame.

    2. Lights and horn are powered by a rechargeable 12 volt burgler alarm battery that just makes the clearance sitting on a custom bracket. Recharge is easy with easy access to battery posts with charger clips.

    3. Springer front end, with custom brace to hold front fender.

    4. Engine brackets made from gate harware from Home Depot. Note; engine sitting level in frame.

    5. Early model lawnmower gas tank, chromed ($ ouch) attached to bike with custom bracket and wide ties. Tank has in line filter and shut off valve.

    6. Boost bottle for that extra "get up and go"

    7. New better pedals, center kickstand.

    8. Copper plug wire and plug upgrade. Stainless steel hardware used through out build.

    9. Engine sripped and painted with high heat black and aluminum. Cases stripped and just buffed.

    10. How does it run? Like a fine swiss watch....

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  2. looks sweet, I love the gas tank!
  3. stealthc9

    stealthc9 Member

    that is awesome, i can't wait to finish my huffy cranbrook build
  4. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member

    great looking build!!
  5. KilroyCD

    KilroyCD Active Member

    Excellent job! Very, very nice.
  6. bluegoatwoods

    bluegoatwoods Well-Known Member

    Yes. That's an exceptionally good looking Cranbrook MB.
    Classic over-all look without being "busy".

    Nice job!
  7. wheelbender6

    wheelbender6 Well-Known Member

    It looks great. I think a lot of people will copy your engine mount
    and wiring ideas.
  8. graucho

    graucho Active Member

    There's just something about it. I cant take my eyes off of it. It just flows from front to back. :cheers2:
  9. BSA

    BSA Guest

    WOW What a superb bike.

  10. wavygravy

    wavygravy Guest

    youve done amazeing things with a cranbrook! looks great!
  11. I'm with Graucho here. I too can't take my eyes away. It's simply beautiful. The front schwinn "Tank". Is that custom or was it made long ago?
  12. Yup thats a sweety
  13. Ramblerfan

    Ramblerfan New Member

    Hi, I'm just finishing a 4 stroke Cranbrook build and the muffler does not clear the front fender. If I removed the fender, it would clear the tire. My question is, did the springer front fork gain any clearance over the stock front fork? I hate to go bending and modifying my muffler since I was thinking of ordering a springer anyway. Thanks and very nice looking bike!!! Great job!! Larry
  14. BAM

    BAM Member

    NICE cranbrook do you guys accually ride these things mines covered in mud snow and still running strong maybe next bike will be a show piece
  15. coax1ogsking

    coax1ogsking New Member

    Awesome bike, man. Looks killer!
  16. lickerbox

    lickerbox New Member

    where did you get your tank?