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Finished - Sun Chaser custom bike.

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Started with a R/M Crusader kit. Reshaped the frame tubes, extended and raked the gooseneck, shortened the forks, made a wide tank from two tanks, made a wrap-around rear fender from two fenders, fender supports made from sheet plastic, sheet plastic body panels, seat was doubled in thickness and mounted on springs.

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Primary belt assy. turned out and teeth groves cut all the way through. Scratchbuilt belt guard, linkages made from silver wire and plastic. Horseshoe oil tank was sectioned and mounted between frame rails.

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Scratchbuilt mirrors with chrome mylar faces. Scratchbuilt carburator. Aircleaner is a modified 1/25th wheel cover from the parts box. Paint is Duplicolor Orange Mist with white to yellow feather flames hand painted, all buried under lots of Duplicolor Clear Lacquer and polished A LOT!

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Flush tailight is Bare Metal Foil with several light coats of Tamiya Clear Red.

More pics here if ya want:

http://public.fotki.com/mamaprez/lyles_mod...les__race_cars/

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Wow, that's beautiful! I really like all the styling mods and the paint job is very cool, too.

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Lyle, THAT IS AWESOME!

That came from a Revell kit?? WOW!

CHris

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Has to be the best build from the Revell kits I've seen so far. Great work.

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BRAVO !!

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Awesome stuff Lyle!

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GREAT build Lyle!

These kits are a home run. To the ponit that even I may consider them...

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Lyle can you send me high res images and story on this?

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Like always, great job by the master......

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:shock: :shock: The styling is great and the workmanship top-notch! I see a few ideas I'll have to "borrow" - hehe. Great build, Lyle.

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Awesome job Lyle. I am also putting an open belt drive and a "sprung" seat on one of my bikes. The "air cleaner" I beleive is a wheel cover from the AMT Avanti kit. Beautiful build! Hope to finish mine within a week.

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Lyle can you send me high res images and story on this?

Gregg, I'll have this bike at Toldedo. You want to take the photos there?

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Watch it Lyle, he'll not only want to take photos he'll end up taking it home!!

Would you trust this face:

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That'll be his face once it is in his hands, he'll be off and running! LOL

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Outstanding! What else can I say?

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That's a beautiful build. Awesome work and the paint is great!!

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Excellent work! Its amazing how well these kits have taken off and the killer builds everyone is coming up with.

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Lyle can you send me high res images and story on this?

Lyle! Don't do it! It's a trap!

Seriously, I am constantly amazed at what you do on the bench. Muscle cars, street rods, factory stock, street machines...and now you're gettin' your groove on with the choppers. All of it outstanding. All of it impressive. All of it very creative. Yikes!

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Thanks to everyone for the nice comments. Actually, Dan, I got back into modelling in the 70's with bike models. Here's one from the early 80's.

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Nice Flathead Lyle! And that chopper don't look bad either. :wink:

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Low and Long can't go wrong! Love it!

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Jeezam, that's nice! I have to get me some of these chopper kits.

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Nobody does Feather Flames better than you Lyle

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Lyle, I didn't see this back in Sept when you originally posted it. I wish I had because I would have stolen some of your ideas. I guess I will use them on my next build. I have copied a couple of your pictures for referrence, if that is OK. I really like what you did. Very nice paint job also.

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Thats beautiful....great work!

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Lyle, I didn't see this back in Sept when you originally posted it. I wish I had because I would have stolen some of your ideas. I guess I will use them on my next build. I have copied a couple of your pictures for referrence, if that is OK. I really like what you did. Very nice paint job also.

Terry, copy all the pictures you want. There are more at the link:

http://public.fotki.com/mamaprez/lyles_mod...les__race_cars/

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