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Bobber '47
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    1. Kit: , by (Active Member) krow113 is offline
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      Italeri WW 2 Motorcycle done as a period piece 1947 . Stuck to parts available in '47 ,mucho parts made ,some a/m stuff used. Triple pull at the local IPMS Bobber '47 Oct '10















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    Excellent!
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    I saw it before in SAE-Forum. I like it so much. The style of the bike and the work is superb.

    Congrats for the winning prices.
    Chrome won`t bring you home ;)
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    Hello,

    WOW, I like your Bobber, this is exactly the style I love.
    Do, nevertheless, please sometimes bigger pictures only from the bike.
    I would not like to see the base, I want details of the machine.

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    Internet Modeler IPMS/Vancouver, BC Model Show Auto Gallery

    Thanks for the interest and comments .
    Last edited by krow113; 11-17-10 at 03:56 PM. Reason: thanking
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    Welcome aboard krow113. Great to have another bike builder here. Congrats on the big wins at the show mate, well done, that is one awesome model you've built there. I'll have to go and get one of those kits to add to my collection of kits that I don't have time to build. Looking forward to seeing more of your nice work, and swapping ideas.
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    Stunning work Krow. Congratulations on the much-deserved win.

    What scale is this bike and how much of it is scratch-built?

    Also, I can't quite tell from the pictures, but it that a flat-head or a Knucklehead? If it's a WWII bike, then I'm assuming a WLA flat, but '47 was the last year of the Knuck so I figured i'd ask.

    Well done mate.

    Andy.
    When I was young I used to say "When I grow up I'm going to be somebody!"

    I now realize I should have been more specific.
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    All I can say is WOW!! I really love what you did. That's a perfect post war example of what a WWII bike would be like made by one of the returning vets. Congrats on the win. Glad to have you here.
    Sometimes a handful of patience is worth more than a truck load of brains. Have the courage to trust your own beliefs. Don't be swayed by those with louder voices. W.S. Maugham :)
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    Dave ,Andym , hfc Thanks for the comments.I never knew about this site until recently.
    The model is off the 1/9 Esci/Italeri WW2 kit. Not the WLA which is the civilian version with 16" wheels(see the 1,2,3, models for me post) . Scratchbuilt includes : headlight /horn bracket, hubs/wheels , seat skirt , risers and bars .Lots of small parts as the theme was to use parts available in '47 and use parts from the kit.ie: the tail light is the stock kit bracket cut in half with only one light, perhaps how a bike shop would do it in the day.Along those lines.Flathead indeed as the knuck back then was an expensive luxury bike, a 1936 Knuck is a $100k bike in todays world. Thanks for the welcome and comments. I have worked on bikes and ridden my whole life, I have access to unlimited H-D knowledge please feel free to ask any questions. The reason for the limited pics for this model is I have sent in articles on the build to FSM in hopes of being published ,if they decide if its usable , I will go from there.
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    I can just see that veteran builder coming back from the war after having mailed the bike piece by piece from the war zone like some guys did with jeeps. It brings to mind the 303rd Bomb Group from the 8th AF in Europe. For those not familiar with that group, one of its aircraft was Hell's Angels and we all know where that went from there.
    Sometimes a handful of patience is worth more than a truck load of brains. Have the courage to trust your own beliefs. Don't be swayed by those with louder voices. W.S. Maugham :)
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