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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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    Here's a few more mock-up pics....







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    The frame and front forks need a little touch-up filler and sanding Article: Re: Budget Board Track Racer? , but other than that they are done.



    A few more mock-ups with the rear fender added.







    I'll be using brass tubing to bend up some handle bars.

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    What no leaf spring.....
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    Nope....just bracing.
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    I must have bent up a foot and half of tubing before I got the bars to look the way I wanted and match from side to side. Seems like (at times) what I think should be a snap to fabricate drives me nutz.



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    Woo, woooo....it's got some paint, now I can get started on the engine and sprockets.







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    Looks purdy.... Hows the motor coming along?
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    Haven't exactly been broken down with modeling time lately Dan. Trying to complete some long overdue projects and finish my new hobby room so that I can get back to the work bench. Ain't life grand?
    Top all that off with too much month left over at the end of the money & things tend to slow a bit .
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