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| I would like to know the maker and possibly what parts are missing besides the front fender for this old bike I found the only thing I can read on the fron tag is thunderjet american made I can post a picture if necessary|
|here is a picture of the front|
| Recently got this bike from my grandma. It is a middleweight and the front emblem is not recognizable. The first letter I think is an S.|
It has a 3 Piece crank, Coaster Brake, 24" Wheels, Italian Made Springer style Seat.
Some pics are below, any help on ID this would be greatly appreciated. It is going to be for my kid.
| Additional, Germany Front Hub and Veith Tires.|
| I am on the hunt for any decals or information about a Firestone 500 that my husband gave me recently. Looking online I have found some similar, but not exactly like mine. I am a vintage bike lover and part-time collector. i do not know alot about my bike, but I see similar bikes came in a range of color options. Which brings me to my dilemma: to paint or not to paint? that is my question. I know not the value of my bike , but I am a great painter and since it is rusty I would really love making it bright and shiny and RED. Right now it is dark bluish GREEN. My husband sez, "Bad Idea", but he is loathe to ever retouch/restore/ redecorate any of his bike. If there is anyone out there with an idea of where i could get the decals, then maybe I can restore its original beauty.|
Also, if you think you might know the exact year...
Besides the Firestone 500 on the chain guard, there are a pair of checkers flags. The decals are all white in color, except for the name plate has some othere color. It has a gas tank with twin battery powered headlights mounted in it.
| I think you need to give yourself permission to be a hotrodder rather than a restorer. For one thing, as they say, it's only original once. The costs of making it look original will certainly exceed the resulting value- so a person who would just as soon have a red one may as well have a red hot rod Firestone. Typically in that era it was red for boys, blue for girls.|
You'll need to take good photos of your decals, or find pictures of one like yours. Then you can get transfers made if you want to. There's a list of people who do that kind of work on sheldon brown- http://sheldonbrown.com/bicycling-links.html
but I suggest you customize and ride with pride.
I'd like to see a picture.
| Interested in purchasing excellent condition, one Persons Majestic All Metal Pull Chain Police/Ambulance Siren, manufactured circa 1941-1945. There are many posts about this on the web but no one has gotten back to me so far. Thought I would give this website a try.|
| Shouldnt be too hard to find, I see them on ebay all the time - just not the reference "Police/Anbulance". This siren has been reproduced by the original manufacturer several years ago. Call Memory Lane:|