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    1. Kit: , by (Asst. Administrator) Don Garrett is offline
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      Here's a photo of the kit I'm starting with......



      I picked up one of these 1/8th kits on Evil Bay "cheap"....twelve bucks plus a few more coin for postage.

      I didn't expect much but was pleasantly surprised with the quality and detail of the kit.
      Actually it would build up into a nice model (box stock) but that wasn't my intention.
      I wanted to see if I could morph it into a somewhat believable old time board rack racer without spending much coin, I also wanted to pass on some "how to" tips along the way to help out those members that would like to try their hand at scratch building without having to take out a second mortgage or have a complete machine shop at their disposal........in other words, simple hand tools and a little effort.

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  1. Don Garrett's Avatar Asst. Administrator
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    Some photo's of the seat being sanded, filled and taking on it's final shape.....







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    Removing the seat post and an unused tab from the frame.

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    The new seat will need to be attached to the frame...below are photo's of the spring mount that comes in the kit and the modification made to it.



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    A few pictures of the seat mocked up on the frame temporarily before final fitting & finish work continues.







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    Nicely fabricated butt spoon McGurk.
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    Don, This build looks like it will turn out FANTASTIC! You are doing a great job but the pics you added are really useful. Not only are you an excellent builder, you are a good photographer. Keep up the fine work. I can't wait to see more. Jim
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    Thanks Jim, glad you are finding the build pics useful.
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    A length of wire wrapped around the seat and secured with CA adhesive to separate the "leather" part of the seat from the simulated seat pan......










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    The seat was sprayed with texture paint (top only). After removing the overspray from the bottom (seat pan) it was sprayed with the same red paint used on the wheel rims.







    The top of the seat (simulated leather part) was brush painted with Testors flat brown.







    Now the top of the seat will be lightly sanded and a few more coats of paint will be brushed on (rubbing or sanding Article: Re: Budget Board Track Racer? between coats) to knock the texture down to a point where it takes on a leather look.
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    Just about done with the butt bucket.....

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    A fuel filler neck is needed, this one was cut from a piece of tubing.......



    bonded to the fuel tank.....



    and primed.



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    Most board track racers (at least the ones I've seen) didn't run rear fenders, however one will be added to this model.

    The kit rear bicycle fender bobbed and it's off to soak in Purple Power to remove the chrome.

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    As can be seen in the photos, a little more tweaking needs to be done on the seat around the beading but here's a couple more mock-up pics before I call it a day......



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    SIXTY CENT CRANKCASE
    Below are some photos of the the crankcase being assembled....yes, the "struck" surface of the coins will be smoothed out and simulated bolts etc. added.







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    I've started fabricating and mocking up the front fork bracing.
    The blue plastic pieces are from the kit (all unnecessary tabs, speed-o drive etc. removed) and the white pieces are the fabbed up parts.







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