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John Teresi

Triumph Drag Bike: On The Bench 11/15/ 17

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Hello.......this is a comission build for a friend.......he want`s some crazy ideas added to the build........ so money talks.......I will give it a try.......I`m starting with a vintage  Revell 1/8 Scale Triump Tiger 100 ,that he supplied ........and I will convert it into a 60`s Style Drag Bike....... thanks for looking 

 

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I'm sure this will be another masterpiece. I will be watching.

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Hello.......I got a mock-up of the style that he wants......I reversed the head so that the carbs are in the front and the exhaust will come out the rear.......I modified the frame and rear wheel .......I made some handle bars and a oil tank.......I made a seat and modified a Revell Chopper tank.......I will add all the detail next.......thanks for looking

 

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One of the things I was hoping to see in Salt Lake this year was some of your work first hand and up close. Even though you make this stuff look easy, I know you draw from a lifetime of knowledge. So I know this will be a classic Teresi home run. I'll be following.

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Hello......thank you all so very much for the kind comments......I really do appreciate them:).......I modified the trans and and added oil lines and "Meng" nut and bolt ends to the engine.......I made some foot pegs and wheel adj. screws........and modified a brake set up using part box parts.......I also made a chain guard........I am ready to primer and paint.......thanks for looking

 

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Hello.......I got a mock-up of the style that he wants......I reversed the head so that the carbs are in the front and the exhaust will come out the rear.......I modified the frame and rear wheel .......I made some handle bars and a oil tank.......I made a seat and modified a Revell Chopper tank.......I will add all the detail next.......thanks for looking

 

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Is reversing the heads to relocate the Exhaust, and Carbs, something that could be done on the real Bike?

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Hi Gabriel.......yes

 

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I can't Imagine why you wouldn't want to do it this way. The pipes would look way better with a downward flow out the back, of course the carbs catching Bugs, and stuff  probably wouldn't be good. LOL

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The mock ups are looking good, John! I always like to see how it looks raw, before the paint makes it come to life.

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Neat stuff.

...John you prolly already know Harley didn't offer that 'banana' brake caliper until the '70's.

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Hello......thank you all so very much for the kind comments.......I really do appreciate them:).......I got the frame,engine mounts and gas tank painted H.O.K. Oriental Kandy blue over Orion Silver base and I added Slixx Ultra Mini Flakes to the clear...........I painted the engine and front end and oil tank Alclad and the weathered lightly......I also added "Pro Tech" nut and bolt ends and I used "Pro Tech" fuel line for the spark plug wires.......and also used "Meng" nut and bolt ends.......I think I can wrap this up tomorrow.......thanks for looking

 

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Looking good with some color! Is the metal flake in the candy or the silver?

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48 minutes ago, Art Laski said:

Looking good with some color! Is the metal flake in the candy or the silver?

Hi Art.......the Mini Flakes are mixed in with the clear  ......then airbrushed  over the silver base.......thanks

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