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  • From: South Central Pa.
Heller kits?
Posted by CarGuy1963 on Monday, September 10, 2012 9:29 PM

Has anyone built any of these kits? And if so do you have any suggestions for painting and assembly? I have one of the YZR 500's.  And it will be my first motorcycle build. And I was just wondering how they go together? Especially the rear swing arms as they seem to be attached to the rear fender which is split right down the middle. Is there a way to assemble this piece and paint it, and still get the rear tire in? Any help would be appreciated. carguy1963.

Its only plastic until you add imagination! CG63.

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Posted by Snake45 on Monday, September 10, 2012 10:00 PM

I have the Heller Alfa Romeo Zagato, but I haven't built or even started it so I can't tell you how well it goes together. However, I have built several of their airplanes with no particular fit issues, if that means anything.

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Posted by dunjuz_wryt on Monday, September 10, 2012 10:25 PM

I think I had the same problemo with the bike in the Cherry Bomb kit. What I did was glued the two halves together and once the glue was good and dry and everything painted up I clamped the fender together and carefully spread the swing arm apart enough to get the wheel in. This bike has a rigid frame though so the whole frame and rear fender are two pieces glued together into one piece. I'd definitely recommend waiting for a nice warm day to try something like that, and you always risk breaking things. You could try warm water to soften things up. Another option would be to drill out and re-install a new axle pin. Either way

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  • From: South Central Pa.
Posted by CarGuy1963 on Wednesday, September 12, 2012 10:29 PM

Thanks for the tips guys. Definately appreciated.

Its only plastic until you add imagination! CG63.

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