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QUAD TRIKE!!! Finished Photos...

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ira
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QUAD TRIKE!!! Finished Photos...
Posted by ira on Saturday, February 02, 2013 12:48 PM

THE QUAD IS DONE!!!

My First Finished Build for 2013!

The Quad Trike is an Original 4 Cylinder Custom Harley Trike.  It started with the Revell 12th scale Torch Chopper Kit. I added an Extra Engine & Scratchbuilt Custom Body, Stretched the Frame and Converted it into a 3 Wheeler...

The Gastank was Sectioned and the Cyclops Headlight is from Ed Roth's Mysterion.

The Handle bars were extended a little more than an inch and the Rear Wheel & Tire are used on the front.

The Quad Body is made from Sheet Plastic and two rear Fenders. The Exhaust Pipes are made from aluminum tubing and the Taillight is a Rhinestone.

I used Black Felt to cover the Seat and the Flame Decals are from the Torch Kit. The Air Cleaners are from Replicas & Minatures.

The Rear Wheel & Tires are from the Parts Box and the Rear Axle is from an 1/16th scale 1957 Chevy.

I used Testors Lime Ice Paint for the Quad.

I almost gave up, then I finally found  "Quad" Decals, they were in an Olds Aerotech Kit!

 

 

I used two 1/25th scale wheels and part of a Star Wars X-Wing Fighter to make the Converter and Transmission for the Two BiG Harley Engines!

The Headers were made from the Cord from a Computer Mouse.

Last One!

That's All Folks...Cool

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Scalper on Saturday, February 02, 2013 12:56 PM

That is too cool love how the pipes come out the back.

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  • From: Middle Earth
Posted by dunjuz_wryt on Saturday, February 02, 2013 2:58 PM

That's really some nice work.

 Cruising on empty, running into the sun...

ira
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Posted by ira on Saturday, February 02, 2013 8:31 PM

Thanks!

ira
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Posted by ira on Monday, February 04, 2013 9:52 AM

dunjuz_wryt

That's really some nice work.

 

THANKS!

 

Cool

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  • From: Brookville, Oh
Posted by ejc34710 on Monday, February 04, 2013 3:16 PM

That thing is nasty.  And x2 on those pipes.  

Eric C.

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Posted by vettecote on Tuesday, February 05, 2013 5:23 PM

Ira, beautiful as usual...Joe

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ira
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Posted by ira on Wednesday, February 06, 2013 10:01 AM

Thanks Eric!

Cool

ira
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Posted by ira on Thursday, February 07, 2013 10:30 AM

vettecote

Ira, beautiful as usual...Joe

Thanks Joe!

Cool

 

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  • From: leominster ma . 01453
Posted by hemi hunter on Thursday, February 14, 2013 1:29 AM

nice trike Cool

ira
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Posted by ira on Friday, February 15, 2013 9:41 AM

hemi hunter

nice trike Cool

THANKS....Cool

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  • From: Antioch CA
Posted by JM485 on Sunday, February 17, 2013 7:39 PM

Awesome build Ira, great choice of color.

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  • From: Tennessee
Posted by SLUSHER on Monday, February 18, 2013 8:29 AM

Ira, that is so cool and awsume. Really great work.............Slusher

IT TAKES A LIVING SAVIOR TO SAVE A DYING WORLD....

ira
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Posted by ira on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 9:44 AM

JM485

Awesome build Ira, great choice of color.

THANKS!!!

Cool

ira
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Posted by ira on Thursday, March 07, 2013 6:25 PM

SLUSHER

Ira, that is so cool and awsume. Really great work.............Slusher

 

Thanks!

 

Cool

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Posted by Ducky on Sunday, March 31, 2013 6:14 PM

That is so cool! Harkens me back to those custom trike kits waaaay back when.Cool

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Posted by shadetree on Tuesday, April 02, 2013 12:11 AM

Ira, great as always.

Marc

ira
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Posted by ira on Friday, April 12, 2013 12:04 AM

Ducky

That is so cool! Harkens me back to those custom trike kits waaaay back when.Cool

 

Thanks!

 

Cool

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  • From: United States
Posted by funman1712 on Saturday, April 27, 2013 5:03 AM

Ira...that is just way cool!  I have to admit that when you were first building the 1/8 scale bikes, I was (in my "scale bigot" mindset) not that interested. (N.B. - for those of you who don't know what I'm talking about, Ira had a whole series of how-to articles, and a monthly column, in Car Model magazine in the early 1970's.)  

But it's fascinating now to go back and look at your how-to's all these years later, and even better to see your new, fresh builds, that carry on your model building legacy.  Way to Go!  TIM  

"Funman1712" is the board name for Scale Auto contributor Tim Boyd. 

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  • From: PA
Posted by johnt362 on Wednesday, July 10, 2013 2:32 AM

Simply amazing !!!

ira
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Posted by ira on Sunday, November 03, 2013 8:55 AM

Ducky

That is so cool! Harkens me back to those custom trike kits waaaay back when.Cool

Thanks Ducky!

Cool

ira
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Posted by ira on Sunday, November 03, 2013 8:56 AM

shadetree

Ira, great as always.

Marc

Thanks Marc!

Cool

ira
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Posted by ira on Sunday, November 03, 2013 9:00 AM

funman1712

Ira...that is just way cool!  I have to admit that when you were first building the 1/8 scale bikes, I was (in my "scale bigot" mindset) not that interested. (N.B. - for those of you who don't know what I'm talking about, Ira had a whole series of how-to articles, and a monthly column, in Car Model magazine in the early 1970's.)  

But it's fascinating now to go back and look at your how-to's all these years later, and even better to see your new, fresh builds, that carry on your model building legacy.  Way to Go!  TIM  

 

Thanks for the kind words Tim!

So glad you enjoyed the CM articles from the 1970's. That was Great Fun, but I think I'm having even more fun now...Cool

ira
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    July, 2008
Posted by ira on Sunday, November 03, 2013 9:00 AM

johnt362

Simply amazing !!!

 

Thanks John!

Cool

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