Board tracker replica

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Re: Board tracker replica

Postby Ferrovelo » Mon Jan 12, 2015 11:31 am

Well others have said it, but I have to join in - this is super impressive.

Awesome project, thanks for sharing.
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Re: Board tracker replica

Postby Pushie Pirate » Tue Jan 13, 2015 8:01 pm

Took most of a rainy day to make these two, dremel, then file, then buff.
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May just be able to see I scribed in Hendee MFG an Springfeild Mass to and bottom.
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Also added a tail light from an old reflector I had and some plumbing pipe
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Getting all arty on the computer.
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That's the ten year old Boarder Collie "Fly" looking happy to have her picture taken.
Getting close but still a bit more to do, will convert her over to a boardtracker soon
and see how she looks.
Cut it up and turn it into something else!

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Re: Board tracker replica

Postby ldrcycles » Sat Jan 17, 2015 4:29 pm

Just keeps getting better and better. Inspirational in the truest sense of the word.
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Re: Board tracker replica

Postby Pushie Pirate » Wed Jan 21, 2015 7:40 pm

So here she is as a boardtracker, not as comfortable a riding position for sure!
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Cut it up and turn it into something else!

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Re: Board tracker replica

Postby Pushie Pirate » Wed Jan 21, 2015 8:29 pm

As the title first suggested she's a boardtracker first and foremost. So wanted a more
authentic looking boardtracker seat, cut from a skateboard deck.
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Cut it up and turn it into something else!

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Re: Board tracker replica

Postby Pushie Pirate » Thu Jan 22, 2015 7:56 pm

Thought I'd get a few pic's of my Indians together, the lowest, the slowest and the boardtracker!
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Cut it up and turn it into something else!

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Re: Board tracker replica

Postby koshari » Wed Dec 02, 2015 9:48 am

truly artistic, good work. those lever operated front forks are still popular in africa.
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Re: Board tracker replica

Postby mark field » Wed Dec 02, 2015 8:25 pm

impressive detail and craftsmanship. well done.
steel is the real deal.

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Re: Board tracker replica

Postby Pushie Pirate » Thu Dec 29, 2016 6:41 am

Okay so been off my bike projects for some time, lately been working
on filling the void under the tank, from the outset I was always going
to try to get this thing as close to the real thing as my ability would
allow, the third twist fake engine.

So I live pretty isolated and have to build my bikes from what I can beg,
borrow or pirate from here, there and everywhere, the bulk of this thing
is mainly from scrap plywood.

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The cylinder head is cut out of an old compressor head.
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More plywood for the oil tank and mangeto, the carbie an old torch and scrap plumbing
pipe or the intake manifold and exhaust.
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Bit more detail, pipes are old brake lines pulled off a wrecked car, the oil valve from
an old primus stove as is the oil tank filler.
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Oil pump from the same dismantled primes stove, the crank shaft is driven by the pedals.
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Now most of the mock up is now done, next, dismantle and paint!
Cut it up and turn it into something else!

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Re: Board tracker replica

Postby foo on patrol » Thu Dec 29, 2016 4:46 pm

^^^ :shock: 8) ^^^

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Re: Board tracker replica

Postby ldrcycles » Thu Dec 29, 2016 7:40 pm

Can't wait to see it painted, it looks very promising already!
"I must be rather keen on cycling"- Sir Hubert Opperman.

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Re: Board tracker replica

Postby Mulger bill » Thu Dec 29, 2016 9:20 pm

Wow!
Love what you do :D
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Re: Board tracker replica

Postby bicyclepassion » Fri Dec 30, 2016 6:15 am

I am amazed by this project. A bicycle sculpture. Fantastic.
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Re: Board tracker replica

Postby Pushie Pirate » Tue Jan 24, 2017 1:23 pm

Got the fake engine painted and fitted up, not 100% happy, the oil tank is too
silver and want to add more weathering to the crankcase, getting close.
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Re: Board tracker replica

Postby nemo57 » Wed Jan 25, 2017 1:03 pm

A-feckin-mazing!

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Re: Board tracker replica

Postby Pushie Pirate » Tue Feb 14, 2017 6:17 pm

Wasn’t happy with the engine’s paint job so pulled the whole thing apart
and redid her. Took her for a ride down to the lagoon and took some pic’s.

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Re: Board tracker replica

Postby Pushie Pirate » Sat Feb 18, 2017 6:33 am

Today was the completion of a bit of a dream for me with this one. What I set out to
achieve, as close as possible replica of a 1914 Indian board track racer. To convert her
from traditional to broad tracker she gets different handle bars, fenders removed apart
from the cut down rear one and the smaller seat, ready to race!

While she is a bit nicer to ride in the traditional mode, I just love the stripped back look
of the board trackers, just something rough and raw about them. Imagine roaring around
an oval wooden track throttle wide open at 100mph, other bikes close by, the crowds, the
smell, the noise and the fear!

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Re: Board tracker replica

Postby Clydesdale Scot » Sat Feb 18, 2017 7:21 am

you have a remarkable range of skills to go with your imagination
to start from this:
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Can we see some video of it in action?

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Re: Board tracker replica

Postby foo on patrol » Sat Feb 18, 2017 11:14 am

Well done! 8)

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Re: Board tracker replica

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Re: Board tracker replica

Postby GaryF » Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:07 pm

I'm getting the feeling that folks on Lord Howe Island can't put anything down for too long before it's turned into an Indian component or two.

Absolutely brilliant and I can't stop smiling - such a wonderful thread. I'll have to re-read it now.

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Re: Board tracker replica

Postby Boardtracker » Sun Mar 25, 2018 12:12 am

You did a great job on your Indian replica. I built a 1920 Harley Replica to full scale 6 years ago. I'm in the process of drafting out a 1915 Indian Board Tracker V-twin as we speak.

As I was searching for the oil pump for the motor I'm drafting, the images that came up included your project. I had no choice but to join this site, and tell you what a fantastic job you did. lol, thought I was the only guy with such a passion for the old board track racers that I would go to the extreme to make my own, but I'm definitely not alone :D .

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