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Need Some Help Here!! What Do I Have??

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Its not often I get stumped, but I don’t have a clue what I have here. A little helped would be appreciated.

 

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¼” Thick Dropouts

 

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Serial # 86332

 

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The dropouts , brake bridge and serial # location all say Powerlite.

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I may be possible that Jack who did the welding for Jim Melton built this one up. I am waiting to hear back.

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The serial # seems arbitrary for a prototype. Cool piece. Torker/ Haro looking frame with Trick Star type forks. I'm guessing early 80's. I love it when new unknown stuff pops up from the past.

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Thing is pretty cool...like an amalgam of 80s features on there. Looks a little like CW forks maybe. Prolly from LA so who knows the full skinny.

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I see a little GJS in that....

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I have gotten so much different info on it. I think the best info i have right now is what I got from Mel Murphy. He believes it was welded up by Jack who welded all the frames for Powerlite and JMC. The dopouts and brake bridge are definately Powerlte. What and for who the frame was built for is unknown. Mel was going to try and rech Jack to see if he could find out if he built it. The frame is cool as hell in person. The pictures do not do it justice.

 

I'd like to sell the darn thing as I am not into freestyle, but I need to know what it is and how much to sell it for.

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that'd be dope if Jack could shed some light on it.   definitely a rad frame.  

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A few guys helped me figure it out. It is a Powerlite Bulldog.

 

http://bmxmuseum.com/forsale/172196

 

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The red one below is a 1984 also found in Portland, Oregon

 

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