That 70's Bike
Posted 01 March 2007 - 01:49 AM
Back in the days when a peanut farmer was the president, choppers looked like this. They often had no front brake. The extended Sportster forks were made with aluminum tubing and the fork boots painted on. The pschycadelic swirl paint took about 5 hours, total, over a base of Duplicolor white and lots of clear.
Many parts, including the engine, came from an old Imex Harley that I took apart. The handle bars, sissy bar and chain guard are made from twisted 20 guage silver wire. The stash pouch was scratchbuilt.
I cut grooves in the Revell kit tire to make it look more like a tire from the 70's. The wrap-around fenders are resin from Reps & Mins.
The old Imex kit tried to represent a (then) new Evo engine, but it was actually a shovelhead with Evo blockheads,,,,,so I scratchbuilt the shovelheads from shaped plastic and pin heads for bolts.
The ol' school solo seat and p-pad are available now from Replicas & Miniature Co. of Md.
We now return you to the 21st. century.
Posted 01 March 2007 - 03:45 AM
That is amazing. Great work on the twisted wire pieces, Lyle! And that paint is the knots.
I'll have to add those seats to my NNL East buy list.
Any bike with a stash pouch & a p-pad is a friend of mine. 8)
Posted 01 March 2007 - 04:04 AM
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Posted 01 March 2007 - 06:42 AM
Thats a pretty cool take on what the Seventies looked like!
The twisted bars and sissy bar really put it in the era, great little trick there.
Posted 01 March 2007 - 12:00 PM
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Posted 01 March 2007 - 01:28 PM
Reps & Mins latest catalog doesn't include the newest chopper parts because they are brand new. I just got the first seats and the primary drive last night and painted and installed them on the, otherwise, finished bikes this morning. I have all of the bike parts shown in my Fotki album.
I have last years cat. from him and dont have none of this bike stuff.I will have to give him a call and request a updated cat.!!
Posted 01 March 2007 - 01:34 PM
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Posted 01 March 2007 - 04:09 PM
And you call yourself a modeler...harrrrrumph.
(Apologies...I'm out of town for 6 days on business in Atlanta...already punchy and it's only day 3...don't expect my posts to get any better.)