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Revell Torch Chopper...slightly modified


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#1 fatkidd

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 05:41 AM

This started out as a Revell Torch Chopper.

 

I de-raked the frame and arched the back bone.

I wasn't happy with the kit forks and front end so I made fork legs out of aluminum rod and tubing.

 

Here's a list of stuff that was made or altered...

  

    triple trees, headlight bucket, gas cap and rims were also machined out of aluminum.

    risers/bars, primary cover, air filter and oil tank/cooler were machined out of brass.

    oil filter was machined out of copper.

    rear fender was made using 2 rear fenders from 2 kits to make it longer.

    front fender rests on a "floating mount" so that it can ride up and down on the forks (forks actually work).

    gas tank was split and massaged to fit underneath the backbone.

    seat section was made out of sheet styrene, tubing and bondo and the seat is covered in lizzard skin .

    tail lights are pins from hobby lobby.

    shift linkage made out of aluminum tube, small plastic "tabs", and pieces of wire.

 

The brake calipers were pilfered from a tamiya motorcycle kit. 

 

Paint is House of Kolor Limetime Pearl.

 

Enough of me babbling...on with the pictures.   Thanks for looking.

 

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#2 fatkidd

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 05:44 AM

few more pictures...

 

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Again, thanks for looking. 



#3 Ira

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 05:53 AM

GREAT BUILD!!! Nice Details...

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 07:53 AM

Very nice work!

#5 cobraman

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 11:48 AM

You did a great job on this bike.



#6 fatkidd

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 05:53 PM

Thanks guys!  I had fun building this one.  I'm planning on adding throttle and clutch cables and a few other goodies, but I thought it was ready to be seen.



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Posted 16 December 2012 - 12:27 PM

And it looks even better in person.  There's even little grommets things to hold the cables.  Extremely nice build, Kidd.



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Posted 17 December 2012 - 09:30 AM

Thanks, Jim.

 

It was a fun build...although there were a few "oopsie" moments along the way.



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Posted 18 December 2012 - 06:56 PM

man..that looks great..