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Thanks guys!

 

After left side? What a surprise, right side!

First a part of the rear brake line. A curiosity...

 

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Mine:

 

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Kick starter also...

 

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And when the ejection pins are welcome!

 

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Dan.

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Hi Dan,

 

Another great update!

Beautiful job. ;) 

 

Pascal.

 

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Hello Dan

I don't come to the forum every day but every time I look first to see if you have made an update ;o)
Always a pleasure to discover your work.

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Showing, sharing, it's a pleasure for me with you gentlemen... Thanks for looking ! 

 

Some chrome parts are here now, not all... What I do like with Alclad Chrome? The imperfections!

 

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Head light bracket, not chromed!

 

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Dan. 

 

 

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Dan, I’m constantly amazed, by your updates. There is nothing in your pictures to indicate that this is a model.

Could well be the real thing. Fantastic.

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Dear Poul, you can't do a better compliment, thank you very much!

 

Some details added... Without glue!

 

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My apologies, the native's head is glued...

 

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Sometimes, Guiloy's parts are really welcome:

 

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Surely, some of you are waiting for the rims and spokes... Be patient, they are coming!

Of course some improvements are needed:

 

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Dan.

 

 

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Another fantastic update with amazing workmanship, the bodywork looks fantastic as dovthe little lights and really looking forward to the wheels. 

Awesome work.

Chris

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Thank you very much gentlemen, you know that: without my lathe

and my mill, I'm nothing!

 

After have been done that*, I thought know what rims and spokes are, I was wrong!
Car's spoked rims are not the same as motorcycles!

 

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But on my bench, there is a motorcycle...
Settings has been laborious!

 

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Who said nightmare?

 

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Now, a Nasa's technologie tool. Spoke trap!

 

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More soon? May be...

 

Dan.

 

*1/8  SE5A Hasegawa wheels. 

 

 

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Oooooo excellent to see these wheels develope, looking good so far and great idea for a jig to make the spokes up.  Those SE5A wheels look great.

Cracking work. 

Chris

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Hi,

 

Awesome as usual!

Dan, you are now an Astronaut due to your NASA Tool!

 

Pascal

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I'm not entirely sure if this is model making or engineering 🤔,  but what I am certain of is that it is totally stunning.   Thanks for sharing - Andy 

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Thank ou very much gentlemen!

Your support is really motivating.

To Andy, both may be... It's an huge compliment Sir!

 

The "system" understood, remember...

 

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Of course a jig is needed:

 

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Halfway!

 

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Dan.

 

 

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Hello Dan
It's great as always.
What I like about you are the photos showing how you do it, I learn so much by discovering your tips.
Tell me, where do you find these kinds of "hollow" rivets that act as spoke tensioners.
I don't have the impression that the 2 German stores specializing in hardware sell this. Can you tell me more, thank you.
Manu

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Hi Manu and thanks!

Those are electrical parts: uninsulated sleeves. But my dealer, sorry I d'ont remember...

 

It's time for wheels and more chromed parts:

 

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Of course, it's ridiculous to spend lot of time with the spoked rims as you can see...

In front, the view will be larger, a bit! But It was my real challenge.

 

Dan.

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On 29/06/2022 at 17:52, PROPELLER said:

Hi Manu and thanks!

Those are electrical parts: uninsulated sleeves. But my dealer, sorry I d'ont remember...

 

Hi Dan

Now that you say it, I knew and I have already had in my hands !!!
Thanks for the reply and the good idea.

 

This "bécane"(en Français) is gorgeous.
Very nice work done with great care as usual

 

 

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I’m pretty sure that you stopped making pictures of your model and instead are showing pictures of the real thing.

This is fabulous. 

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My God, I'm unmasked! Poul is right, I'm sorry guys...

 But let's me finished this motorbike, for the summer... Thank you very much!

 

I'm waiting for a virgin white decal sheet, a very big one(!) so you can see the result, with a piece of paper: 

 

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Not easy to shoot!

 

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Last post I forgot to show you the other side...

 

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Dan.

 

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Fantastic job. Cannot say more about this model. The Vintage Indian Motorcycles have plenty of character.

 

I was interested to see the piece made to mount the chuck at an angle on the Unimat bed for indexing.

Did you make this yourself?     If so, have you an engineering drawing for it. Could not see anything like it in my Unimat accessories list.

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Hi Noel, and thanks for your comment.

Just for you if I understand correctly your answer, but tomorrow, Indian, more...

 

It's just an Unimat dividing head:

 

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And an home made piece, for clamping on every vice:

 

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Dan.

 

 

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