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WIP Brighton, 1964

Discussion in 'Sculpting' started by valiant, Jun 27, 2021.

  1. valiant A Fixture

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    I think Im already past that point, Martin!!;)
  2. fogie A Fixture

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    The sculpt is an inspired idea, and one that seems to have awoken a
    few sleeping tearaways. My own abiding memory of Brighton in those
    times is of retreating bravely in the face of marauding Rockers intent on
    seeing the colour of my insides. And as a student protester, the same
    thing happening again a few years later in Grosvenor Square..only that
    time it was a line of Mounted Police. It has always been a mystery how
    we ever emerged into staid and respectable wage earners

    Mike
  3. valiant A Fixture

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    Mike, an interesting point - although I am of a certain age, I still feel more than capable of doing some really stupid stuff....!!:sneaky:
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  4. valiant A Fixture

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    Hi Guys - Retro fitted Bonneville with drum brakes, rear frame modified, chain swapped sides, front mudguard stays removed to be replaced with more in scale versions, chrome plating stripped. Now need to prime, then refit rear wheel. Rear carrier added on Lammy, then on to front crash bars, with lights and mirrors - but not going for overkill!!!(y)

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  5. Chris Oldfield A Fixture

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    Like backdrops & spins maybe? ;)
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  6. valiant A Fixture

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    Chris - :LOL: No chance of that yet, Ive got sciatica!!(y)
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  7. valiant A Fixture

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    Backrest, rear carrier and crash bars added on the Lammy - on to making some mirrors and lights....(y)

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  8. valiant A Fixture

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    Some more progress on the Lammy - Lights, mirrors, backrest, crashbars, spare wheel in cover and rear carrier completed. Awaiting primer, then paint, but first, onto finishing the sculpting of the rider... The Bonnie is almost retro fitted, again, awaiting addition of cables, gear change, rear brake..... then onto the rider - Im quite enjoying this!!(y)

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  9. 1969 A Fixture

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    Nice work mate, love the mirrors.
    Steve
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  10. valiant A Fixture

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    Cheers, Steve - took a bit of fathoming out how to make them and attach to the stalks. They were cut from plastic card, edged with strip,then attached by drilling out plastic tube, then slipping over the stalks and fixing with a drop of CA!!(y)
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  11. Airkid PlanetFigure Supporter

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    That's looking excellent! Looking forward to the "Bonnie"

    Phil
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  12. 1969 A Fixture

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    Worked out a treat mate, bet there's no blind spot on that scooter.
    How are you going to paint/create the mirror glass?
    Cheers
    Steve
  13. valiant A Fixture

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    Not sure yet, Steve - probably cross that bridge when I get to it!!(y)
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  14. misfit151 A Fixture

    Thats the bee's knees .....(y). I cut an old for coat up for a double seat cover and an old car aerial from the scrap yard....well done keep it going.....
    You've got me reliving my youth. Lol. Mike
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  15. valiant A Fixture

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    Hi Guys,

    Pretty much completed the Bonnie. Added cabling, gear change, footrests, kick start, rubber gaiters on front forks, swapped chain over, added chain guard, rear light and number plate and front and rear brake linkages. I should like to say that my interest in anything two wheeled stops with Italian scooters and racing cycles....!! I know it's not perfect, but it's good enough for what I want!!

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  16. Airkid PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Racing cycles?? - ones you have to pedal?
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  17. valiant A Fixture

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    Yes!! Pedal ones!! I used to road race and timetrial in my younger days!!
  18. Airkid PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Me too! 1959 to 1995 - road, TT, track and 'cross. Still got a decent MTB but it doesn't get out much:rolleyes:
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  19. valiant A Fixture

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    I sold all my bikes off, when I started having knee problems - couldnt face looking at them, but not being able to ride them anymore..!!(y)
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  20. MCPWilk A Fixture

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    Back in the day (mid 70s) I always fancied myself on a Bonny or a Commando, but ended up with a Honda instead before being tempted by a beaten up old MGB Roadster!

    Mike
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