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Stunning work, Dan. So much real life details. I imagine that when you are finished with this, you can park it next to the real thing and ask for votes, which is which. I guess many will then choose your model for the real thing.

 

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This just gets better and better.......a silk purse out of......a faded

silk purse !!

 

Tried to build Italeri's Harley WLC into a replica of one I owned in the  60's.........but never came close to anything like this !

 

As others have said, stunning workmanship !

 

Rog

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Thank you very much Poul and Rog! Much appreciated, always...

 

Today, hubs, fortunately front and rear are similar.

 

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But in two parts.

 

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Why? An easier way to make some holes(!) ...

Sorry for the bad pic.

 

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And why hubs? I have to do them for rear settings and after, for the fork.

So, next... fork!

 

Dan.

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13 minutes ago, PROPELLER said:

Thank you very much Poul and Rog! Much appreciated, always...

 

Today, hubs, fortunately front and rear are similar.

 

06jb4c.jpeg

 

But in two parts.

 

87om1e.jpeg

 

Why? An easier way to make some holes(!) ...

Sorry for the bad pic.

 

7p9j13.jpg

 

gimg2k.jpg

 

xvf6fk.jpg

 

And why hubs? I have to do them for rear settings and after, for the fork.

So, next... fork!

 

Dan.

 

It is always as beautiful as simple (2 adjectives that go well together) and masterfully done. I remain in awe Dan 👏

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Good evening,

 

OMG!!

I wonder how I missed that build…

Awesome job and soooo many home made parts, machined parts…


Mesmerizing!  
 

Pascal
 

 

 

 

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Thank you gentlemen!

Without my lathe and my mill, I'm nothing...

 

Today, small history about hubs and settings. Its better when the

wheels are centered I suppose!

Hubs in black tie... 

 

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Settings...  Note the spacer on the right, between hub and chain ajuster as the 1/1 motorbike!

 

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First step on the fork:

 

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That's all folks!

Dan.

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Hi Dan
It's always great what you do and perfectly executed, what a pleasure to look at your subjects.

To drill your hubs, you used a centre drill? Is that right?

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You are right Ghost. Holes are impossible to do with a drill first on the angled side of the hub.

Fortunately I have the good size center drill!

 

Every time I forgot to show you the real life.

So, let's go...

 

Front/rear hubs are the same:

 

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Then, on the fork, they are not alone...

Brake side:

 

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And the other side:

 

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I talked about settings. 

 

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All is now in place...

 

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Dan.

 

 

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Just saw this, love the work. These older bikes, especially the Indian are works of art. i'm not big into bikes but I'd take one of these.

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Hi,

 

Another stunning update!

 

Pascal

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Thank you very much to all, really motivating of course...

Today the beginning of a long way, hard but a passionate one!

 

Ladies and gentlemen I introduce an Indian's fork:

 

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The Guiloy's one was not ridiculous, but _ are you surprised?_ I want be closer to the real thing...

 

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First step:

 

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Easy? Not really, To maintain this kind of piece in a vice, it's not evident. All the holes must be in the same parallel axel...

 

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I said it's the beginning!

 

Dan.

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Oh wow, what great precision work you're doing.   I am looking forward to seeing the wheels receive their spokes, I find that  fascinating.

Great work 

Chris

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Thank you Chris and Gary...

It's seems that all pics have been erased. Why, I don't know. My uploader collapsed?
Another one now...

 

First, some work on the front brake flange, with brake arm and the delicious speedometer drive:

 

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And now, one more a time, work on the fork...

Avoid pernicious traps first!

 

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Now, we can add some parts:

 

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The fabulous "triple tree"...

 

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Next? Fork may be...

Dan.

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Thanks gentlemen!

 

Today, surprise! More work on the...fork!

Settings with the Guiloy's shackles. Of course, they will be replaced.

 

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Some parts:

 

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Dan.

 

 

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Beautiful craftsman ship.

 

I thought I was putting a lot of time into my build. This is off the scale though

 

You must be equally excited and sad to be covering all that amazing brass work with paint

 

Gary

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Hi Dan,

 

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Pascal

 

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Stunning work Dan, every little detail that you add is a masterpiece on it's own.

 

Très impressionant, chaque pièce que tu fais, est un chef-d'oeuvre. Vivement la suite.

 

Cordialement

 

Pascal

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