Board tracker replica

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Board tracker replica

Postby Pushie Pirate » Wed Apr 23, 2014 7:03 pm

Not sure if this is the right place for this so admin please move if you wish.

I am a big fan of Indian motor cycles have built a couple of cycle versions,
The world's slowest Indian.
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The world's lowest Indian.
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Haven't got the Indian bug out of me just yet, love the old board trackers so being 2014 I
thought I would build myself a 1914 Indian Board Tracker with a few twists which I will
reveal as the build progresses.

First twist she will be change-able from boardtracker to traditional, couple of pic's I found.
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Pile of parts from my stash a bike scraps. can you see a boardtracker in there?
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Drew up some plans, size determined by forks and the rear triangle and of course 26'rims.
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Have a roller, bit more welding to do then bondo, primer and get her ridable.
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Here are the boardtracker drop bars, have to be cut down yet.
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The joining tubes I always thought would be a problem, had to get these as close as possible
as the drop bars are what makes a boardtracker. Sort of stumbled across a simple solution
which has worked really well, cut and welded four handle bar stems.
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Got this thing semi bondo-ed and primed over the weekend, she is a rider as well,
rides better than I thought especially with the straight bars.

Here she with the board tracker bars.
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Now here she is with the straight bars.
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Will have fenders as with the straight bars.
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Cut it up and turn it into something else!

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Re: Board tracker replica

Postby foo on patrol » Thu Apr 24, 2014 4:41 am

That is an interest little project you have going there, PP. :shock:

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Re: Board tracker replica

Postby Typhoon Ken » Thu Apr 24, 2014 5:44 am

Good work

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Re: Board tracker replica

Postby landyacht » Wed Apr 30, 2014 10:43 pm

you will get me in trouble pushie pirate :D
Ive been looking at a build like this after seeing some of your other efforts.
hve you considered making some wider rims ?
you can join 2 rims with glass/epoxy on the inside then respoke with the same spokes to give a 50mm wide rim . then you fit a 26x2.3 0r 2.4 trye and they look awesome and wide!!!!!!
maybe bolt a 20" rim on the left of that rear , ready for the belt drive to the 3hp 4 stroke :mrgreen:

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Re: Board tracker replica

Postby Pushie Pirate » Sun May 18, 2014 6:54 pm

You read my mind landyacht, she now has a motor not petrol though volts!

A front hub electric brushless motor, so good so far can get around 35Kph (22mph) only fitted
yesterday so haven't really given her a good run.
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Plan is to hide the battery behind a fake tank.
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Re: Board tracker replica

Postby Pushie Pirate » Tue Jun 10, 2014 9:30 pm

So was going to use some plumbing pipe for the fake tank, too much curve,
so went down another track, more complex, more work but turned out okay.

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Cut the fuel filler and pressure pump from an old primus kerosene stove, yep
bit of a sin to cut the old gem up but I have another mint one, a greater cause!
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This thing was a bit more complex than first meets the eye, wanted it to look
authentic but had to get around the battery and still be able to charge it. Made
the whole thing so it can be removed four screws takes each side off.
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I live pretty isolated so have to make stuff with what's at hand 2mm ply glued, screwed
and clamped around the curve of the internal frame, then fill sand paint.
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Didn't polish up the brass too much wanted to retain the patina look.
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The top straps are for clamping pipe under a house perfect size for the job.
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Re: Board tracker replica

Postby foo on patrol » Sat Jun 14, 2014 5:56 am

8) Just make sure you don't get it going over 40kmh, otherwise you are in for some hurt from Mr Plod. :lol:

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Re: Board tracker replica

Postby Pushie Pirate » Fri Sep 19, 2014 7:17 pm

Been plodding away with my replica Indian boardtracker made up some fenders, have painted up
and fitted the boardtrack handle bars and she rides great like this. Also managed to squeeze in a
front brake set-up, yep I know not so genuine but she is heavy and with only back pedal brakes s
he needs a bit of help to pull her up!
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Re: Board tracker replica

Postby foo on patrol » Sat Sep 20, 2014 6:56 am

Well done. 8)

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Re: Board tracker replica

Postby ldrcycles » Sat Sep 20, 2014 8:42 am

I really like what you've done with the cables, very neat.
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Re: Board tracker replica

Postby Recycler » Sat Sep 20, 2014 4:00 pm

G,Day Great to see others thinking out of the box. Keep up your good work. Bob

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Re: Board tracker replica

Postby Pushie Pirate » Thu Jan 01, 2015 7:50 am

So going to have a go at a bit of fake patina on this one, want the brown primer to show
through the Indian red top coat, give her that old orginal barn find look hopefully. Now I don't
really know what I am doing here so go easy on me! First a base coat of brown oxide primer.
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Used a cheapo spray bottle and squirted water over the areas I wanted effected.
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Then random sea salt this comes in different grades rather than standard salt more evenly graded.
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Wasn't overly happy with this as I used too much salt, looks okay and with some more
weathering should look okay, if I'm not happy can always rub it back and go again.
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Decided the chipping effect was a little too aggressive and too she was too brown, so used my
airbrush and went over her with a light almost dusting of Indian red, also painted the Indian logo.
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Hope you can see the effect with my corny photos?
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Next another clear gloss coat, then a black pin wash to make her look dirty then
flat sealer, in total when finished she will have 9 layers of fluid sprayed on her,
wonder how much weight that would be?
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Re: Board tracker replica

Postby bychosis » Thu Jan 01, 2015 8:02 am

Looks great. Keep it up for those of us that have neither time, space nor skills.
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Re: Board tracker replica

Postby Pushie Pirate » Thu Jan 01, 2015 8:29 am

bychosis wrote:Looks great. Keep it up for those of us that have neither time, space nor skills.


Wow someone else is up early on New Years day, don't really have the space, she is not keen on all of my bikes,
as for the skill thanks for that trial and error lots of mistakes and lots of learning, she's getting there this one!
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Re: Board tracker replica

Postby bychosis » Thu Jan 01, 2015 8:45 am

Just another day for a two year old (and his father)
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Re: Board tracker replica

Postby ldrcycles » Thu Jan 01, 2015 8:50 am

Very impressive work. I got a somewhat similar result on a recent project by spraying paint onto a sponge and dabbing that on the frame. It looked surprisingly good.
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Re: Board tracker replica

Postby Pushie Pirate » Fri Jan 09, 2015 7:39 pm

So got the black pin wash on this hopefully gives the thing a grimy worn look.
Also dabbed a bit extra on around the fuel filler, let it sit to give the spilt fuel look.
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Re: Board tracker replica

Postby Pushie Pirate » Fri Jan 09, 2015 7:50 pm

And she's on the road, hot day in the South Pacific today bit of a breeze in the arvo so nice for a
ride around my favorite photo spots, she's a gem this one.
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Fitted her up with a suitable light, will be powered eventually.
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So where does the fuel go? In the fuel tank of course, fitted the charge jack under the fake
fuel filler, where else!?
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Had a to get a pic of my Indians together hey could you call this a tribe!?
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So what's next, having a go at a Headbadge, so had a bit of scrap copper tube, found a
pic on the net, copied this to size then cut out the gaps. Traced this onto the copper than
cut it out with my dremel, bit fiddly but getting there. Making two as I have two Indians.
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Re: Board tracker replica

Postby Mulger bill » Fri Jan 09, 2015 11:08 pm

Outstandingly beautiful work :D
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Re: Board tracker replica

Postby jaseyjase » Fri Jan 09, 2015 11:52 pm

yep, a-friggin-mazing

kudos sir.

looking forward to stories of you blitzing guys on roadies etc, then film their reaction as you 'gently' pedal by =D

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Re: Board tracker replica

Postby Pushie Pirate » Sat Jan 10, 2015 7:43 am

jaseyjase wrote:yep, a-friggin-mazing

kudos sir.

looking forward to stories of you blitzing guys on roadies etc, then film their reaction as you 'gently' pedal by =D


I did that to a guy yesterday but went by not pedalling, this bike makes me smile
as it does to others as well!
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Re: Board tracker replica

Postby Clydesdale Scot » Sat Jan 10, 2015 1:55 pm

Pushie Pirate wrote:this bike makes me smile
as it does to others as well!


+1
I marvel at your imagination, and skill to bring it together.

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Re: Board tracker replica

Postby foo on patrol » Sun Jan 11, 2015 10:13 am

Dang 8)

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Re: Board tracker replica

Postby peachy » Sun Jan 11, 2015 3:07 pm

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Very impressive!

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Re: Board tracker replica

Postby roonroonroon » Sun Jan 11, 2015 5:41 pm

Awesome Job man!

On a side not, my cus is working on lord howe atm I think flying choppers! loverly spot!;)

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