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Post by zenrat on Tue 04 Aug 2009, 1:00 pm

This is the next bike.
Engine from Ponch/Jons ride in the Bone Daddy frame.

So far i've started frame mods (losing the softail rear end and making it rigid) and thrown most of the Kwak engine into the stripping tank to dechrome it.
Hammozed, any idea if the big zeds had lacquered aluminium cases or if they were painted silver?

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Post by Clutch on Tue 04 Aug 2009, 4:51 pm

I'm interested to see how you build this one but I must ask why? Isn't the Chips bike worth some money?
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Post by zenrat on Tue 04 Aug 2009, 5:52 pm

I bought the CHiPs kit specifically for this build and didn't pay much.
Don't know if it's valuable but in the end it's a plastic model kit and so should be built (OK, raided for parts).

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Post by Bryce on Tue 04 Aug 2009, 7:22 pm

Oh man that brings back some memories - I made a real mess of that CHiPs bike when I was a boy. Would love to have another crack at one - just for old times' sake!
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Post by zenrat on Tue 13 Jul 2010, 2:10 pm

As it's Scratchbuilding season again in Victoria and i've been motivated by someone elsewhere I dragged this one down from the top shelf at the weekend. Previously I didn't get much further than assembling the engine block and frame.
Real choppers don't have suspension so i've hardtailed the frame (was oringinally a poor attempt at being a soft-tail) and since taking the pic have also removed about 5mm from the bottom tubes.

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Post by Bryce on Tue 13 Jul 2010, 2:22 pm

zenrat wrote:As it's Scratchbuilding season again in Victoria

lol!

So true... I have about a dozen things I am half heartedly cutting off sprue, test fitting and putting back in boxes on a daily basis. So frustrating not being able to paint anything... Sad
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Post by Mustang_67 on Wed 14 Jul 2010, 12:19 pm

Lookin good mate
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Post by Geoff on Fri 23 Jul 2010, 8:58 pm

looking good so far
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Post by zenrat on Mon 26 Jul 2010, 1:55 pm

Thanks guys. It's curently one of the many projects receiving filing, filling & sanding attention.

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Post by HAMMOSZED on Tue 27 Jul 2010, 8:51 pm

not painted Fred, the Z1 were painted black, and of such high quality that the makers decided the best way to dispense with warranty paint claims was not to paint at all so they left rest bare alum straight outa the mold. Cheaper too. Until they developed better paint Z1R - 1978 were the next painted cases - black of course
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Post by zenrat on Wed 28 Jul 2010, 2:06 pm

Thanks mate. All I can tell from the box art is that the engine was a silver colour.

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Post by HAMMOSZED on Sun 14 Aug 2011, 8:13 pm

hows this goin Fred
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Post by tezza43 on Mon 15 Aug 2011, 9:28 am

Yeah what's the holdup? Very Happy

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Post by zenrat on Tue 16 Aug 2011, 3:45 pm

Too many other things to build.

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