My 57 Schwinn Corvette Mods

Discussion in 'Photos & Bicycle Builds' started by Hawk, Jul 19, 2009.

  1. Hawk

    Hawk Member

    Since the last photos I added:
    Front Drum Brake
    Larger Gas Tank
    Garage Sign

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  2. jimmie46

    jimmie46 New Member

    Pretty nice, I like the front motor mount. Well! I like the whole thing. Thanks for the pic's. Jim
  3. wheelbender6

    wheelbender6 Well-Known Member

  4. bikebum1975

    bikebum1975 Member

    Hawk that is one fine machine ya got there love the color.
  5. wezwheels

    wezwheels New Member

    digging the green. nice look.
  6. motoschwinn

    motoschwinn Guest


    Looks great! I like the Schwinn decals, I think it needs just one thing. The long exhaust, that would finish it.
  7. Hawk

    Hawk Member

    I would love to have a long exhaust. Spooky Tooth has a Poo-Poo exhaust that is swept back and I am trying to determine if it will clear on my middle weight bike. There is very little room between the crank and engine and the crank and the Schwinn Style Kickstand. So first I am installing a wide crank from Spooky Tooth and then checking the clearance. Any other suggestions are welcome.
  8. Turtle Tedd

    Turtle Tedd Member

    real fine..did you do the paint
  9. Hawk

    Hawk Member

    Thank you! It is hard to tell in the photos but it is actually two-tone. The frame is powder coated a candy neon yellow-green and the rest is a metallic lime "VW Viper" Green. So no I didn't do the friend has a body shop and he painted the tank, chainguards etc after the powder coater did them in the wrong color and wouldn't re-do them for me!
  10. Turtle Tedd

    Turtle Tedd Member

    real nice..i would be afraid to get that one dirty....beter build another to ride and save that one for the car and bike shows
  11. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    I too, am also digging the green :cool2:
  12. Hawk

    Hawk Member

    Since my last photos I added;
    1) Phantom Style Tail Light w/ Brake light!
    2) New pinstriping
    3) Added a 50's Schwinn Balloon Tire Hat Pin as a logo to my Gas Cap!
    Tx for looking

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  13. davidsis

    davidsis Guest

    That really is nice. Have to say the exaust out the back would look cool, also, how does the rear tail light work?
  14. Hawk

    Hawk Member

    Thank You! You are right I am trying to figure an exhaust. Spooky Tooth says theirs will fit but they have been waiting on a shipment forever! The light is just battery operated and has a ball bearing that rolls forward when you stop and makes a contact. But the filament fails with the engine vibration! Ha Ha. I am trying to modify to an LED. See demo video here;
  15. simontonbill

    simontonbill New Member

    Very nice. This is exactly why I joined this forum!
  16. fow-aire

    fow-aire New Member

    getting more crank clearence

    beautiful looking classic! befor you spend money on wider crank dogg legging your stock crank is basically simple task. envolve heating up crank till it glows red hot then putting in required clearence!:idea:
  17. Hawk

    Hawk Member

    Thanks but I bought one of the widw cranks fron Spooky Tooth. Not too much ($18) and it works great. I was gonna "dogleg" it but I'd have to had gone to a welder.
  18. jjstanza

    jjstanza New Member

    What a beauty! Great Job! Love the pictures!!
  19. Barbie's hubbie

    Barbie's hubbie New Member

  20. beast775

    beast775 Guest


    shes a purdy one,they ride great.