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1/24 Hubless Monster (Amen Motorcycles)

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Hog
  • Member since
    February, 2014
1/24 Hubless Monster (Amen Motorcycles)
Posted by Hog on Sunday, May 11, 2014 11:52 PM

Found a Pic of this and got all excited.

Pryed out a motor from a Hallmark Xmas ornament, the trike.

Mock up.

I used copper fittings brass/styrene/aluminum tubing, styrene sheet.

Wheels turn, ha ha.

Set up for the ceremonial globbing of bondo.

Some sanding done, mocked up again.

Hope you enjoy.

Regards,

Hog

  • Member since
    April, 2009
  • From: Fort Wayne, Indiana
Posted by oldscalemodeler on Monday, May 12, 2014 6:49 AM

WOW, Hog. That's all there is to say. Looks great!

  • Member since
    February, 2008
  • From: Seattle, WA
Posted by gbk1 on Monday, May 12, 2014 7:55 AM

Fab*-ulous. Kitless building is such a groove. Knowing zero about this sort of thing, I've always wondered how the rear wheel is driven on these hubless bikes.

Very nice overall design. I'll enjoy watching you as you sculpt and *fabricate your way through this.

Bernard Kron Keep On Buildin'

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    February, 2004
  • From: Middle Earth
Posted by dunjuz_wryt on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 12:14 AM

Can't wait for more. I like the whole thing.

 Cruising on empty, running into the sun...

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    September, 2012
Posted by Scooter261 on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 8:50 PM

Thats gonna be cool,,wild design.  BTW,,how do the wheels "mount"  on the 1:1  bike? 

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    December, 2011
Posted by KDmitry on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 11:50 AM

"Hope you enjoy.

Regards,

Hog"  I really am. Great !!!

  • Member since
    February, 2005
  • From: Southeast Pennsylvania
Posted by peanutgallery on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 6:24 PM

Hog....you have some very creative scratch building skills....I like it

Dennis

 

Hog
  • Member since
    February, 2014
Posted by Hog on Friday, May 16, 2014 9:07 AM

Hi Everyone,

Thanx for the comments, I'm having fun building this.

The wheels the way I under stand them are like this.

The inner ring "hub" is two pieces.  They are what mount to the forks and the frame in the back.  The rim is basically a regular rim with no spokes.  The two inner rings are then bolted together to hold the rim.  In this drawing kind of a front view you see the two inner rings machined to form a u-channel.  Slide the rim on one then offer the other to it and bolt together.

That's my story and I'm sticking to it, ha ha.

Noticed my drawing says "outer" that should be "inner" rings.  They bolt together and capture the rim in between.  Little dots are what I imagine are bearings inbetween the surface of the inner ring and the rim (outer ring".

Hog
  • Member since
    February, 2014
Posted by Hog on Friday, May 16, 2014 11:59 PM

getting closer, I had to stare at the rear end for a while to get the 3 different steps to make it look close.

I dont know anything about motorcycles, so I think it makes it easier to do than cars, lolStick out tongue

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    February, 2004
  • From: Middle Earth
Posted by dunjuz_wryt on Saturday, May 17, 2014 4:10 PM

Your diagrams make it easy enough to see how the wheels roll, Hog. What I'm curious about is how you deliver power to the rear wheel?

This is looking fantastic, BTW.

 Cruising on empty, running into the sun...

Hog
  • Member since
    February, 2014
Posted by Hog on Monday, May 19, 2014 2:51 PM

Hi thanx for the nice comments.

If you look at the second from last pic you see on the right side of the rear tire a groove.  This represents a cog built into the rim.  So I imagine something like this drawing.  A spindle very close to the rear tire.  Several spindles transfer power from the trans until finally the one at the back has a belt that slips over the rear rim.  That's how I imagine it anyway.

Regards,

Hog.

  • Member since
    September, 2012
Posted by Scooter261 on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 4:03 PM

Thanks for the rundown on the wheel /rim setup,,I kindof thought thats how they were on there ,,but wasnt sure,,Ive seen a few bikes on the web with that setup.  Yours is lookin great.  Color for this is?

  • Member since
    December, 2004
  • From: Indiana
Posted by wabatuckeun on Monday, May 26, 2014 8:29 AM

Nice build so far it looks killer!!! Here's a link to a video showing how Billy Lane of Choppers Inc. Actually designed and built the hubless wheel. It also shows how the chain hooks up! Enjoy and keep up the GREAT work on this bike!!!

StaceCool

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VxrMK8huEU

On the 8th day God created the HEMI and all the Bosses and Rats ran away!!!!
Hog
  • Member since
    February, 2014
Posted by Hog on Monday, May 26, 2014 8:52 AM

 thanx Scooter and Wabatuckeun,

Color I think will be testors metallic black and turn signal amber metallic.

Here it is with primer, looks kinda like the Alien from the movie Alien, ha ha.

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    November, 2003
  • From: United States
Posted by funman1712 on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 8:56 PM

Very, very sharp so far!!!   TIM  

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

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    November, 2004
  • From: UK
Posted by PatrickW on Sunday, June 15, 2014 4:25 AM

What a great scratchbuild! well done Hog. Can't wait to see it finished.

ira
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    July, 2008
Posted by ira on Friday, June 27, 2014 10:18 AM

Wonderful Build!

Real Nice Work, Looks Great...Cool

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