Old build need a restoration... Harley with a twist... DONE!

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I built this one in 1995, the kit was the Protar 1/9 Harley, probably what after became the Testor kit. I made few parts for this kit, and after I brush painted it. :)

Few years ago I had shipped it oversea with some other models, the package was well done, knowing the fragility of those items. But a the custom they inspect the package and made a massacre. I was able to save some models because the part came off only, and there was not damage on the paint or parts, but this Harley, had both, broken parts and paint damage. So I decide to build it different... :)

Here I put all the parts together just for show how it was.

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I start to disassemble it.

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And here the new chassis...

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Something wicked this way comes !

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Great looking frame..........this should be really good.......

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That frame does look very good.

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Nice frame build. l'll be watching this one. The original looks like Hopper's bike from "Easy rider" ? Bart.

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Something wicked this way comes !

Thank you! Oh yes!!! :D

Great looking frame..........this should be really good.......

Thank you! :) Will see... :)

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That frame does look very good.

Thank you!

Nice frame build. l'll be watching this one. The original looks like Hopper's bike from "Easy rider" ? Bart.

Thanks! Probably I got inspiration from the movie, also because before this I modified a 1/18 Die-cast (I think Polistil) to resemble Hopper's bike. :)

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That really sucks that all your models and stuff got ruined on the trip over. I guess all the more reason to rebuild things. What's the new frame built out of? Looks kinda like paper clips, cool frame, can't wait to see what you do with it.

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That really sucks that all your models and stuff got ruined on the trip over. I guess all the more reason to rebuild things. What's the new frame built out of? Looks kinda like paper clips, cool frame, can't wait to see what you do with it.

Thank you! It is wire metal, paper clip would be to thin.

Yesterday I cut the frame, from the back bone to the rear. I don't know if I did good or not...

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LOOKING GOOD

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Fabrizio,

I saw your recent steampunk build. It was awesome!!

Based in that build, I have a lot of confidence in your ability to make this one look better than it did the first time you built it!!

Later,

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LOOKING GOOD

Thanks!

Fabrizio,

I saw your recent steampunk build. It was awesome!!

Based in that build, I have a lot of confidence in your ability to make this one look better than it did the first time you built it!!

Later,

Thank you! Will see what happen this time, I have not a specific idea on what to build, I just want to build... :)

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Here the "new" chassis I came up...

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Drilled "I" beam ....nice !

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Your new "spine" actually looks like a backbone! Cool!

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I like this .

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Please keep this up. You inspired me to dig out an old 1:24 Maisto custom job from the "Hopper era". Love the updated frame work. Bart.

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Drilled "I" beam ....nice !

Thank you, it needs the top part.

Your new "spine" actually looks like a backbone! Cool!

I was looking for something different and I came up with this thing... :)

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I like this .

Thanks!

Please keep this up. You inspired me to dig out an old 1:24 Maisto custom job from the "Hopper era". Love the updated frame work. Bart.

Good, it is always fun build motorcycles! :)

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Fascinating........

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Fascinating........

Thank you! :)

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So I take it this is an around town bike,not a long hauler? :P

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So I take it this is an around town bike,not a long hauler? :P

It depend how much you want to ride it... :D

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I finally were able to do something, I start to build front and rear fork.

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Some more progress, the frame now I think its done.

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