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« Reply #30 on: November 26, 2007, 11:17:24 PM »

Assembly has began and is almost finished since my last post. Motors are in, swingarm and rear wheel have been installed, frontend and front wheel have been installed and more.......



















Bodywork has been primmed, worked and the white coat has been shot.








The blue goes on first


and then the red


and then the clear coat
You can see the mad scientist in the corner of the room shooting






The bottom is finished and the top is out to get some custom lettering and stripping done.




Cutting the opening for the wheel




Rear shot of the liner



Front shot




Front wheel and suspension




Motor



Fire extinguisher



The newly built gas tank





And some misc shots of the liner. Body work should be complete in the next day or so and the small details will be finished off in the days to come. Tomorrow the liner is off to the upholstery shop to get the drivers compartment covered.





















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« Reply #31 on: November 27, 2007, 12:21:42 AM »

Wow, nice pictures Scott and congrats to Dusty, Kent and whoever else is working on it.  They are doing a great job,

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« Reply #32 on: November 27, 2007, 10:24:46 PM »

I stopped by the upholstery shop after work today to see there progress. It looks awesome! The material used is a blue metal flake, it really has a lot of "pop" to and really finishes off the driver compartment.



The old upholstery



This is Jesus, he is doing the great work on the upholstery.
















While I was there I snapped a few more shots of the work Kent and Dusty finshed up after I left last night.Wiring and plumbing is underway.........









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« Reply #33 on: November 27, 2007, 10:36:19 PM »

Incredible!!!!...a beautiful machine , fantastic work....

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This is Jesus, he is doing the great work on the upholstery.



I think he's nailed it... wink
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« Reply #34 on: November 28, 2007, 01:13:53 AM »

   

I see that there were provisions to change the shock/spring rate if needed.  Now I don't feel so alone.

Was the front wheel-well enclosed or did salt enter the cockpit on a run??

I hope to see that in person someday,

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« Reply #35 on: November 28, 2007, 01:38:29 AM »

There is a front fender Sumner.

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« Reply #36 on: November 28, 2007, 10:51:52 AM »

There is a front fender Sumner.
Scott

   

Are there sides on it??  In the above picture I can see the tire and that is what got me wondering.

Thanks,

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« Reply #37 on: November 28, 2007, 11:01:37 AM »


Front fender has been made and is ready for installation.



Sum, old guys get forgetful over the course of a couple of days.... huh.....

Wish I has just bought airplane tickets to go see it at the party tomorrow instead of working on the N20 for the time machine....  Looks really good.
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« Reply #38 on: November 28, 2007, 11:30:00 AM »


Front fender has been made and is ready for installation.



Sum, old guys get forgetful over the course of a couple of days.... huh.....

Wish I has just bought airplane tickets to go see it at the party tomorrow instead of working on the N20 for the time machine....  Looks really good.

Thanks, that is what I needed to see, now I can sleep nights.  Seems you are "loaded" with good info .,

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« Reply #39 on: November 28, 2007, 12:21:44 PM »

Did they use the Yamaha OW1 race engines in the liner or just regular modified 650's?
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« Reply #40 on: November 28, 2007, 01:24:43 PM »

Don and Rick had a Yamaha dealership, If you look on page 1 of this post, reply#14, look at the top picture.... if you look in the background, to the guys right sholder, you will see a bike liner partially under a tarp....that liner is "big red".. it was the liner that Don had the 2 "TD250" and then 2 "TR350" 2 stroke Yam motors...Rick built this liner in '69 and decided to use Yamaha's brand new fangeled 4 stroke twin motors.... they were mildly tuned to handle the "Pepco" superchargers...Finishing the wireing, cabling, then installing fenders and the bodywork tonight. Tomorrow we will build the crate, buy the beer, pizza and then party... hopefully we'll see ya'all tomorrow
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« Reply #41 on: November 28, 2007, 02:28:09 PM »

dude, the liner looks awesome great job wish i could be there to help ship it out.
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« Reply #42 on: November 28, 2007, 09:55:21 PM »

Here is the finished upholestery.













Here are a few shots of the liner leaving the upholestery shop this evening and headed to Randy Nelsons shop to have all of the throttle cables made up and then back over to Kent's for an all nighter to get the liner finished up so it can be packed up and shipped out on Friday.



This is Dusty strapping the liner into place.


The wheel holes have been cut in the belly pan.



Here is the finished off paint...........looks AWESOME in person!
















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« Reply #43 on: November 30, 2007, 12:49:23 AM »

Here are the final build photos of the liner I took after the get together this evening at Air-tech. The last picture is of Kent and Dusty the builders of this beautiful machine.

Scott


















































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« Reply #44 on: November 30, 2007, 08:17:43 AM »

Great job guys! That thing looks like it should go right back to the salt.

Pete
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