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HARLEY HILLCLIMBER
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Posted: Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 11:17 AM UTC
Wow! ... Speechless! ... Stay the course, brother!
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Posted: Friday, February 19, 2016 - 02:47 AM UTC
Great tooling!
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Posted: Saturday, February 20, 2016 - 08:24 AM UTC
Thanks Mike and Richard.
Chain drama solved , a usable tool and system worked out. 1/32 scale Becker Cannon in first color. So I can put that aside and hit this afresh.
The inner primary drive plate gets some of the cool Archer weld beads , a little bigger this time:

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Posted: Sunday, February 21, 2016 - 10:53 AM UTC
Gloss black today:

And some decal work:

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Posted: Monday, February 22, 2016 - 02:20 PM UTC
Battled with this for about four hours, the shift mechanism:

Good night!
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Posted: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 07:28 AM UTC
...bit of an exhaust leak...
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Posted: Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 09:55 AM UTC
As a competition machine , the hillclimber would go through a tech inspection prior to racing. The tech's want to see the welds done on any and all parts. No grinding or sanding. So the pipes get cool Archer weld beads:


Primary gets a cast aluminum finish:
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Posted: Sunday, February 28, 2016 - 07:33 AM UTC
Pipes into 'Hot Rod Primer' , flat black:
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Posted: Friday, March 18, 2016 - 11:13 AM UTC
Looks like metal rims and hubs will be the order of the day. Tool procurement and masters on the way:

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Posted: Saturday, March 19, 2016 - 09:23 AM UTC
Front hub master spoke locations being drilled with a divot , not right through:
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Posted: Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 09:09 AM UTC
Gratuitous filler shot:
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Posted: Saturday, April 02, 2016 - 03:19 AM UTC
hah, nice!




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Posted: Tuesday, April 05, 2016 - 12:09 AM UTC
Thanks KSO
Built that in 2010 outta Italeris WW2 Harley kit.
Stalled out on the HC here , some momentum building for the casting of the wheels and hubs , once that hurdle is overcome the Big Finish, wont be far behind.
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Posted: Saturday, April 09, 2016 - 11:09 PM UTC
Just stumbled into this awesome build here, wow!
Keep it comin' when ya can, love what you're doin'
so far. Excellent Bobber there too.

Dave
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Posted: Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 09:01 AM UTC
Thanks Dave.
Ceased work on this as another has reached critical mass , meaning I cant leave it until its finished:
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Posted: Saturday, June 04, 2016 - 11:15 PM UTC
Well , well ,well ,well my little droogs!

Back on this going into the wheel work , cutting spoke nipples and readying the front rim master.
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Posted: Sunday, June 05, 2016 - 02:16 AM UTC
Steve,
Lookin' frwd to how the rims, spokes, hubs and tires all come together. This is great for someone (like yers truly) with a couple of 1/12 bikes in the stash. Is your bobber in 1/12 ?, I've been wondering where to find a flathead motor in this scale.

Cheers
Dave

btw Excellent Great War vignette as well, any chance of viewing more pics?
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Posted: Tuesday, June 07, 2016 - 09:24 AM UTC
[quote]Steve,
Lookin' frwd to how the rims, spokes, hubs and tires all come together. This is great for someone (like yers truly) with a couple of 1/12 bikes in the stash. Is your bobber in 1/12 ?, I've been wondering where to find a flathead motor in this scale.

Thank you , Dave
The Bobber is Italeri's 1/9 WW 2 bike model. I have seen it in 1/35 and maybe 1/24 but not 1/12. TYhere is a build log of the 1/9 kit going on here in Armorama. 'Ypres 1914' is here:
http://kitmaker.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=156152&page=1
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Posted: Saturday, June 11, 2016 - 05:58 AM UTC
Back on this with spoke layout on the rim master , as wll as application of p/e washers to represent the spoke nipple landings
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Posted: Saturday, June 11, 2016 - 10:26 PM UTC
Nipple landings placed:
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Posted: Sunday, June 12, 2016 - 09:08 AM UTC
Rear wheel components ready to go.
36 spokes cut, bent , deburred, loaded with a 'nipple' and a washer:
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Posted: Sunday, June 12, 2016 - 08:33 PM UTC
Hi-tech lacing jig comes into play:
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Posted: Friday, June 17, 2016 - 11:23 PM UTC
Here we go now, 9 sets of 4 , 36 spokes , first row of nine in:



Second row in ,halfway done:
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Posted: Saturday, June 18, 2016 - 12:47 AM UTC
High-tech jig exchange to allow lacing of the opposite side:

Mounted:





6244
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Posted: Saturday, June 18, 2016 - 02:31 AM UTC
3/4 Done , 9 spokes to go;


...and why we move to white metal casting, the rim or hub ,in plastic , WILL fail at some point: