Another Revell chopper - rake and extended springer
Posted 11 August 2006 - 05:27 PM
To increase the rake, I shortened the top tube of the frame approx 1/8" ahead of the motor mount, requiring the short tank to be utilized, though I moved it back until it nearly will touch the front of the seat. The back of that seat will rest right up against the severely bobbed rear fender.
I'm not sure yet, but I may go ahead and scratchbuild a new tank. This has taken on such a "Choppers, Inc." look that I may try a Billy Lane trademark angular tank as well.
Posted 11 August 2006 - 06:43 PM
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Posted 11 August 2006 - 07:06 PM
Posted 11 August 2006 - 11:02 PM
With regard to the Billy lane tank does that mean you are going to bend plastic over your knee like Billy bends steel over his knee, I couldn't believe how he builds the tanks for his bikes, he is a true hands on craftsman or should that be Knees on craftsman
Posted 12 August 2006 - 12:31 AM
Wouldn't want yours to wind up like his last hubless :shock: :!:
Posted 12 August 2006 - 01:55 AM
And as for the model's tank, I think maybe slide it forward a bit. Too much frame showing between the yoke & edge of tank. Otherwise your bike looks great. I just bought both of these kits and I can't wait to build one. Imagine if the aftermarket pops out a few resin & metal pieces for these? Wow......
Posted 12 August 2006 - 02:32 PM
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