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12 minutes ago, apollogary said:


Thank you. That's a big compliment. Definitely start the fat boy!!


I'm currently on other projects, and I prefer to start mine only when you have finished yours, so as not to distract the attention of the forum members that your work deserves, on mine.

Go on with the good work 👍

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Little update


So I've finally got some colour on. Harley Davidson black cherry










There is the ever present problem with these kits of the rear cylinder exhaust pipe being too short to reach properly. Not a problem on the earlier models/police bike, that also don't have the horrible fish tail ends. I bought an NOS exhaust on ebay, When it arrived though, the chrome was very faded and looked awful. I experimented with various things without much success. Then I found a company near me that chrome plates all sorts. They said they should be able to re chrome the exhaust and a dozen or so other parts for under £100 (we'll see). So I cleaned all the old chrome off, tidied up the seams and filed off the dummy exhaust clamps. Also rubbed down a few other known problem areas, particularly the coil cover and the gear shift lever. In all gave them about 20 pieces. Only problem is, they are really busy and it will take at least 3 weeks.


Have given them these rear crash bars and frames as well






Thanks for looking



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Little update


Things have slowed right down while I wait for the chromed parts to come back, so I've been finishing bits that I can do


Handlebar controls and cables


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Spot and hazard switches added



Windshield fitted.

Aluminium strip added with acorn nuts



Fender fitted and front wheel. 

My neighbour is a graphic designer, and knocked the 75th anniversary decal up for me.




He also did the tank logo. But he's doing it again as you can't really see the cream/yellow edging round the letters




Thanks for looking

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Small update


Well, the 3 weeks to chrome some of the parts, turned into a farcical 5 months, and I've only got it all back a couple of weeks ago. Some parts have come out better than others. 2 parts were ruined when "someone didn't know what was in the oven, and turned the temperature right up". Had to raid another model to replace them. And all to get rid of mould marks and seams. Was it worth it? I dunno


Just need to find the time now and the inclination to finally finish it.


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On 29/12/2022 at 09:06, PROPELLER said:

Impressive! Without the background I'm sure it should be hard to not see a real motorbike...
Hats off Sir!



Thank you. That means a lot

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