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I just finished this up yesterday. Like others have said, this is a finicky and delicate kit. I thought it was a fun build. Like 69 H.O. Firebird, I increased the length of the front seat post so the seat is at a more horizontal orientation. I also replaced the black "cables" that came with the kit with white 29 gauge silicone coated wire. 69 H.O. Firebird gave me the idea to use a pin vice to drill out the handbrake levers to attach the cables. I used .005" thick aluminum tape and cut it into 1/16" strips to make the clips holding the cables to the frame. I googled the internet to find different seat options and found a pic of one I liked and I used Molotow to make the silver stripes on it. I didn't cement the kickstand to the frame so it can be placed in the parked position or retracted. The decal on the chain guard split into 3 pieces while applying it, so part of the N is missing in ORANGE. Comments welcome!

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actual seat from internet:

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I'm thinking of someday doing a diorama depicting this advertisement (but without the kid on the bike!)...

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Edited by Safire6
edited wire gauge
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18 hours ago, RancheroSteve said:

Well done - I love seeing these getting built, especially with all the little changes and improvements.

 

18 hours ago, Nacho Z said:

This is too cool!!  Your example is one of the nicest I’ve seen.  Great job!

 

17 hours ago, cobraman said:

Very nice !  That is a cool little kit.

Thanks guys! 

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  • 2 weeks later...
On 5/4/2022 at 3:02 PM, PappyD340 said:

Very nice!

 

On 5/5/2022 at 8:23 AM, TonyK said:

Great job! Brought a smile to my face because of how well you did on the model and the nostalgia.

 

On 5/15/2022 at 10:28 PM, olmadmodeler said:

Very nice looks great.

Thank you gentlemen!

 

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  • 2 weeks later...

Love these bikes and kits. Never had crate as a kid had a fastback. I do have this kit. May need to get back to it.

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