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    Posted 10 years ago

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    I bought this bicycle at a swap meet in TN. For a project for me & my son. It is a Boys Murray 24" Vanguard x3...dated somewheres 1954-58, by the seriel #. We decided on a "RatRod" theme as our direction and took the local bicycle shows by storm. His first show he won 1st place in is class and also best of show. Second show he won 1st place and his third this year also 1st place in jr. division. A 10 year olds work paid off in some nice Ribbons to display. He is very happy and we have took on more than a dozen bikes since last year but, this is still his Favorite !!

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    1. officialfuel officialfuel, 10 years ago
      Way to go young man!
    2. youngblood youngblood, 10 years ago
      @ Officialfuel, Thanks from him...I will pass it along !! I love your collection !! I have not looked at all of your pics but i plan on it !!
    3. officialfuel officialfuel, 10 years ago
      Your welcome youngblood!
    4. Hedgewalker Hedgewalker, 10 years ago
      Very cool bike !!! You didn't run over that raccoon to get his tail did you ?!
    5. Signaholic Signaholic, 10 years ago
      Great thing to do with your son and a greater bike!
    6. Pop_abides Pop_abides, 10 years ago
      Looks like a happy young man that's a kool tool..........
    7. toolate2 toolate2, 10 years ago
      Great hobby for a father and son! Keep it up!!
    8. youngblood youngblood, 10 years ago
      Thanks...Signaholie, Pop, & Toolate2. It has been great bonding experiances to find these old bikes, then track down parts & put something together in a short period of time that we can enjoy !
    9. youngblood youngblood, 10 years ago
      @Hedgewalker, No but for $10 a piece I believe I may grab the next !!
    10. DavesCoolStuff DavesCoolStuff, 10 years ago
      Cool bike and a happy kid, gotta love that!
      I've built more than a couple of bikes for my nephew and each new one become his favorite, but then he likes them all!
    11. youngblood youngblood, 10 years ago
      Thanks DavesCoolStuff !! We've done lots of bikes since this one...but he still says this is his favorite !!
    12. larry simmon, 10 years ago
      WOW! I was looking for photos of that model bike. I got one for chistmass when I was about 12 (circa 1958). Mine was a 26 inch. The frame was black and the rest was gold with chrome fenders and rims There was horn in the tank and a headlight on the front fender. The aircraft on the tank is a photo of the X3 experimental jet (1953-1956). Mine had the same details on the tank and chain guard. I would love to be able to find one like it. "Congrats" to your son.
    13. youngblood youngblood, 10 years ago
      Thanks larry simmon, glad it brought back some memories ! We have yet to see another like it. We really like this bike too !!
    14. youngblood youngblood, 10 years ago
      Thanks to all for the Loves thus far !!!

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