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  1. Boneyard51
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    Got to thinking about my first “ hot rod” ... my 1949 Allstate box scooter, made by The Cushman company. Had a lot of fun with that machine. Lost all my old pics of when I was riding in in the fifties. But it’s still down in one of the barns on the ranch. Later had two Chusman Eagles.
    Took these pics at a local bike meet. Thought they might be enjoyed. Maybe some folks here have pics of theirs.





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  2. rd martin
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    I had 2 still have one, will dig up pics and post.
     
  3. tractorguy
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    I've got a 1959 step thru Cushman project that I am selling if anybody needs one. It is a rolling chassis with all sheetmetal. Needs engine and trans. Red paint with "patina" and original decal.
     
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  4. OLSKOOL57
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    Never had one,but a friend of mine had a Cushman when we were in high school 1963-1966. The rest of us had old fords and chevys and pontiacs. He rode it all 3 yrs.,it was the only one in school and he was on it good weather or bad.
     
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  5. Casey Riley
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    Make a pot of coffee and go dig it out tomorrow!
     
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  6. Boneyard51
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    May just do that........





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  7. Marty Strode
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    Here is mine, it's an Allstate 811-30 built by Cushman to be sold at Sears. It was sitting in the mud in a guy's back yard, and he gave it to me. The power has been updated with a 212cc Honda copy, and uses a torque converter like in my other bike. I built the front fender and did the seat myself. My Brother came up with the working kill button. It will make suitable transportation a B-Ville. IMG_0251.JPG IMG_0253.JPG IMG_0250.JPG
     
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  8. Very timely subject. I just recently acquired my Uncle's scooters when he passed away. I now have his Mustang Pony, and a white Cushman Silver Eagle. Pictured are the Mustang, and a red Cushman that he traded away in a deal for a '56 Chevy wagon (I don't have a picture of the white one handy, but it is very similar). Also threw in a photo of him back in the day on his first Cushman.
     

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  9. Boneyard51
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    That’s kool, I have lost all my old photos. That red scooter a “Silver Eagle” was the top of the line of scooters.Always wanted one of those Mustangs, a friend of mine had one when we were kids. I think they came in three horsepowers. I think there was the Pony, Stallion, and cant remember the other. Been too many years.
    A while back I went to a show here in Muskogee and a guy had a real nice Eagle. I commented on it we talked about them.... then he said “ take it for a spin”! I could believe it, so I got on it, seemed smaller than I remembered. But I got to ride it a short distance and it brought back a flood of old memories.




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  10. thebronc4019
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    Back on HAMB because of new Econoline project. Finished Cushman before starting van Cushman Bumper Build 3.jpg Cushman prior to resto.jpg
     
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  11. ... My buddy has 3 of em ... two '58 Eagles and a '59 Silver Eagle ... I'm trying to buy the light blue one ...

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  12. Bert Kollar
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    Got bored a couple years ago and this Mitsubishi Silver Pigeon. Couldn't find a Cushman. Now I can't find a buyer for this
     

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  13. JOHN H EDGE
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    96ECA075-2818-4F06-BE0A-2A6B5AD59F58.jpeg B0046157-61A6-41C2-B7A9-2F31193EBF89.jpeg 113C9613-F421-4293-B61B-B5444A969B34.jpeg My step thru I just put electric start,dual exhaust,front disc brake,custom wheels and tires,horn,lots of small stuff 776AB415-B4B7-4190-A454-E819CFF414AC.jpeg
     
  14. 48fordnut
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    I like yours John. I've had several and a 57 Mustang Pony. It had a slightly modified eng and was fun as well as fast.
     
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  16. JOHN H EDGE
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    2459A6E7-D0BF-4C23-911D-F0DB27B7243D.jpeg 88C3EF26-91A7-487B-ABCA-AA9445662CF1.jpeg
    I sometimes carry my mustang in the back of my truck but right now I have my Hummer back their. Love those old bikes and scooters
     
  17. JOHN H EDGE
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    0A9656D8-989E-437E-83D3-93841F247BE1.jpeg 631E1A11-9630-4395-857A-5A6A48611F01.jpeg Can’t have enough fun
     
  18. 48fordnut
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    John, your avatar and collection are stunning. Thanks for sharing.
     
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  19. Deuces
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    Gotta love a Mustang... :D:confused::rolleyes:
     
  20. I've always wanted a two-wheeled Mustang... they are sooo cool!
     
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  21. I am currently thinking about letting my Mustang go to a new home. If someone is interested, let me know.
     

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  22. flyin-t
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    Old post I know but I guess I didn't actually read it the first time because if I had of I would have checked out the kill switch.
    Pretty damn cool/funny. Love the bike.

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  23. Boneyard51
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  24. Deuces
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    Question! Was it Cushman that made the "suitcase" scooter????...
     
  25. I think it was the Centaur company that made them.
     
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  26. Deuces
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    Ok, thanks!... Gonna try and look those up..
     
  27. Bob Lowry
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    Here you go..

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    Bonneville stakebed.jpg Mine visiting B'ville a few years back.
     

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