Josh's Car and Bike
These are pictures and info on my lowrider bicycle "Blue Fantasy", my 1965 Chevy Impala Super Sport that I'm restoring, and my 1981 Olds Cutlass Supreme Brougham.
This is Blue Fantasy. It started off as an old shcwinn frame which I picked up at a local flea market for $2.00. First thing I did was put a chrome bent fork on it just to see what it would look like.
After I rode it for about a year like that, it was time to disassemble it and do some customizing. With the help of my dad, front tanks and rear wings were welded onto the frame. I did the bondo work and grinding all myself.
After I primed and prepped the frame, I sprayed on some Cobalt Blue Metalflake. It was followed up with about 3 coats of clear. This is how it looked....
It was sitting in the garage drying, when my worst fear happened, a gust of wind blew the frame off of the hangers it was sitting on. It crashed to the ground, resulting in little batches of dust and dirt all in the paint job. My dad tried his darnest to wet sand it out, but it wasn't possible. So, he added some glitter/metalflake in with the canister of clear paint, and blew it on the frame. It still looks pretty good and I think it turned out pretty good for being our first attempt to a lowrider bicycle. Here's a picture of me behind it before I added several accessories....
I bought most of the parts on it threw mail order from Slam 'N' Ride in Pico Riveria California. Some of the accessores include 20 inch "baby dayton" wire wheels (72 spokes), whitewall tires, a twisted down crown, twisted pedals, chrome sprocket, chrome chain, chrome handelbars, chrome mirror, chrome sissi bar, chrome dovetail fenders, blue sparkle grips, blue velour seat cover, and a twisted continental kit with a 16 inch 52 spoke cross-lace rim. There's also a nifty little liscense plate attached to the continental kit which reads... "2LOW4U" . Total, I have about $256.00 invested in it. I think it was worth it. And for those of you wondering, yes I do ride it! All I have to do is put the regular crown on the fork and ride away.
NOW IM BUYING ALL NEW PARTS FOR IT AND ITS BEING REPAINTED. HOPEFULLY IT WILL BE DONE THIS WINTER. SOME OF THE NEW PARTS IM GETTIN INCLUDE : ALL TWISTED FORK, TWISTED SISSI BAR, TWISTED CRANK, TWISTED MIRRORS, AND A NEW SEAT. YOU MIGHT ASK,"BUT WHAT ABOUT THE OLD PARTS?" WELL THOSE ARE GOING ON MY NEWEST PROJECT, A 20 INCH LOWRIDER TRIKE. STAY TUNED FOR PICS AND INFO ON IT ALSO.
THE FINISHED PRODUCT.....
This Is Blue Fantasy In Winter Storage
These are new pics of my bike. It's now finished. I dont think I'm ever going to rebuild it again, it took me so long to finish it. All the new parts were purchased from Rideable Bicycle Replicas (http://www.hiwheel.com). I'm still going to order some rod twisted handlebars, kickstand, and a chainguard within the next few months. Enjoy!
This is my 1965 Chevy Impala Super Sport 5 years ago when my dad gave it to me....
NEW!!! Pic of one of the rims on my car, not real good looking but ohwell
My Audio Equipment
'81 Olds Cutlass Supreme Brougham I recently bought to drive:
More information and pics coming soon.....
A 1965 Impala Convertible we just bought to restore sometime within the next few years