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John Teresi

Donnie Firkins 1970`s "Coca Cola" Trike: On the Work Bench 12/3/18

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Hello......This is on the Work Bench:  Donnie Firkins 1970`s "Coca Cola" Trike.......It will  "Not"  be an exact replica.......I will be changing the The 45 Engine for a Shovel Head Engine......cause, I couldn't find a 45 Engine in this Scale.......I will be modifying the Revell Evo kit engine into a Shovel Head Engine.....I`m Starting with a Revell 1/12 Scale Custom Chopper.......My buddy Curt Ratz gave me a suggestion how to make the can for this build......Curt suggested that I wrap a thin sheet of styrene around a spray paint can and glue it together......thats what I did, thanks Curt......but,I took it a step further and used the Spray Paint Cap and grafted the top of a 1:1 soda can with the pop top......I didn't want to spend the time looking for a plastic tube to use .......thanks for looking

 

 

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Oh boy !  More good stuff ! You have my attention !

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John based on the age of the bike wouldn't the can have a pull tab? :lol:

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1 hour ago, Jantrix said:

John based on the age of the bike wouldn't the can have a pull tab? :lol:

Well Rob, if you got one send it my way......they don't make them anymore:D

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Hey Bro, good job on the can...you listen well Grasshopper!

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John... this is going to be another epic build from you that we all will get to watch come together. You always come up with the most Unique builds. I really like the creativity you have done with taking the top of a Coke Can and incorporating it into the main body. I personally thing it adds a lot more character to the build. Keep doing what you do because you always pull off awesome builds 

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Hello.......thanks guys so very much for the kind comments......I really do appreciate them:).......I made the frame  and shortened the tank  a 1/4 inch.......I got the engine and trans mock-ed up in the frame.......I will be making a different front end it will have a longer rake......just used the kit one for mock-up.......thanks for looking.

 

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Hey Dude...I like it. You have already captured the look of the real trike. Your model might turn out better!

I really like the front wheel;)

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And in the blink of an eye.... the frame is done just like that.  This is looking totally sweet!! You are on a roll for sure and you just started this killer build.  Like Curt said, you captured the look of the 1:1 for sure. “They See Johnny Rollin....” Keep it up my friend.

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This is so cool. One really has to wonder what the effect of all that air going into the can would have been on the 1:1 bike. Very unique project it looks great at the start. My sister has a massive beer can collection, lots with unpulled pull tabs. I can probably get you one if you want it.

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2 hours ago, r60man said:

This is so cool. One really has to wonder what the effect of all that air going into the can would have been on the 1:1 bike. Very unique project it looks great at the start. My sister has a massive beer can collection, lots with unpulled pull tabs. I can probably get you one if you want it.

John......that would be AWESOME if you would like to donate a can for this project.......I really don't  want to spend the big bucks on Ebay to get one......on the 1:1 bike there is a cut opening  around the edge at the top of the can to release the air

 

thanks for looking

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I will get you one. Look for a message once I do for an address.

John

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41 minutes ago, r60man said:

I will get you one. Look for a message once I do for an address.

John

Cool....thanks John

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Kool! I'm looking forward to seeing this one finished. 

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Hello.......thanks guys for the kind comments.......I really do appreciate them:)........I made the rear suspension with box parts and modified the Crager Resin Wheels to make them deep dish ......I made the seats and the interior......and made a new Springer Front end.......I am using a "TruWires"  Wire Wheel that my buddy Curt Ratz made for me .....its a very cool wheel and will look great on this bike.......I also mocked-up the kit oil tank.......all the detail will be added later......I will work on the handle bars next......thanks for looking 

 

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And a few more......thanks for looking

 

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Wow John... you aren't even a week I to this build and you are practically done with the fabrication. It is turning out killer so far. Can't wait to see more of this build.

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Hello.......I finished the scratch built Springer front end.......I got a coat of putty on the body and sanded down.....I`m ready to primer the body and and put another coat of putty where it's needed.......I made a clutch and added ribs to the belt drive.......I made a tail light and some handle bars with risers and a mirror and a bulb horn........and modified some resin Crager wheels to deep dish Cragers ......and also made a brake pedal......thanks for looking

 

 

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Few more WIP pics.......

 

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And a few more.......thanks for looking

 

 

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Looking really good so far. I love the front end and that front wheel is killer. Can not wait to see the new can top. (Spoiler Alert)

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Always happy to see a new update.

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