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Mas
10-05-10, 08:49 AM
I was tripp'en thru eBay and came across this in the housewares category. I had never seen this model before. It looks like a nice diecast. I don't care that much for die-cast's but this would have to do until I could at least come up with a Pan Head engine so I could build one for myself. As a person that grew up in the time this movie came out in theaters, it has always been my most favorite movie, but the bike is my most favorite'est bike too. I would really like to build one from scratch if only I could find an engine.

The guy who won this auction got the bike and a plate for $56.99 plus $15.00 for shipping.
260669180785

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/image_missing.jpg (http://www.scalemotorcars.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=10955)

One of the most famous "choppers" in the world!

At The Franklin Mint it goes for $149.00, check it out at the link below;
Harley-Davidson® Ultimate Chopper (http://www.franklinmint.com/%2FHarley-Davidson-Ultimate-Chopper-P111.aspx)


I just wish that The Franklin Mint, or some other manufacturer would use the die-cast tooling to make a plastic model of this bike for sale to use end-users ya know..

Harleybuilder
10-08-10, 02:18 AM
You can make it from plastic in scale 1/8:

Captain America Chopper, Revell 1:8 von Alexander Bähr (http://www.modellversium.de/galerie/11-motorraeder/3328-captain-america-chopper-revell.html)

Mas
10-10-10, 05:37 AM
You can make it from plastic in scale 1/8:

Captain America Chopper, Revell 1:8 von Alexander Bähr (http://www.modellversium.de/galerie/11-motorraeder/3328-captain-america-chopper-revell.html)


Thanks a bunch HarleyBuilder; I apreciate the link, Not that I completely understand what kit he used to customize into the Captain America bike. Is the engine he is using from a panhead kit or does he build the valve covers from scratch? I see the revell 1/8th scale but what kit is it and where might I pick one up from?? Let me guess, ebay lol

Thanks for your Time!!

Tom

ScaleMotorcars
10-10-10, 10:02 AM
Try this link it will auto translate the page.

Here (http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=de&u=http://www.modellversium.de/galerie/11-motorraeder/3328-captain-america-chopper-revell.html&ei=jLixTNTGNMT6lweArpmYDQ&sa=X&oi=translate&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CBgQ7gEwAA&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dhttp://www.modellversium.de/galerie/11-motorraeder/3328-captain-america-chopper-revell.html%26hl%3Den%26client%3Dfirefox-a%26hs%3D9sG%26rlz%3D1R1GGGL_en%26prmd%3Div)

I could be wrong but it looks like the ELECTRA GLIDE

Here's a cop version on eBay right now... Here (http://cgi.ebay.com/VINTAGE-HARLEY-DAVIDSON-1200-ELECTRA-GLIDE-REVELL-H1553-/140461952750?pt=UK_ToysGames_ModelKits_ModelKits_J N&hash=item20b42f4eee)

Mas
10-31-10, 06:01 AM
Its too bad there aren't as many kits with the Pan-head & Electra-Glide engine combination of models running around like they used to when there were more hobby shops and department stores that carried model kits.
I think if I do decide to build one of the Captain America bikes, I may just do the thing in a scale that isn't so cotton-pick'en hard to come by.
If I could just find someone that would cast some after-market Pan-Heads and Electra Glide Crank Cases and stuff for us hobbyists we just might finally get a beak, ya know.. I'm sure that if that certain someone was able to cast some engine parts, they would go with the flow and capitalize on the parts, and just like everyone else on eBay, and would probably "milk-it" for every thing they could, and leave us kit bashers hanging or buying a high dollar kit just to use a couple pairs of heads and engine cases.. Dauh!! :O(

I'm not really positive, but, isn't the right engine combination for the Captain America bike the same combo that is in Revell's LA STREET CHOPPER kit instead of the Electra Glide, the difference being the Electra Glide has the Soft Tail and the Captain America bike has the Hard Tail and wrap around oil bag and so on.

Anyway, Thanks for the links and the in-put :)

Tom Douglas aka "Mas"