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Can anyone identify this model?
Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, January 22, 2005 3:28 PM
I had this in college. Built in 1980 maybe?
I remember it as a Revell 1947 KnuckleHead.

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Posted by ragtop63 on Saturday, January 22, 2005 4:01 PM
Dont' know what kit it is, BUT I LIKE IT!!!!!!

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Posted by kustombuilder1 on Saturday, January 22, 2005 4:57 PM
Cant tell ya which kit it is, but it's definately a Knuck. Got a Sportster "peanut" tank on it too. I Love that on choppers.
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Posted by mcmainstribe on Saturday, January 22, 2005 6:11 PM
I believe that this kit is the same one I have. It's called "LA Street Chopper", and it originally came out sometime in the late 60's, although it was in the Revell lineup until the 80's. The version I have has a date on one of the parts of 1982. My dad also had this kit when I was little.
I reworked mine, I rebuilt the forks with aluminum tubing to make them shorter, reshaped the handlebars, shortened the pipes, and converted it back to a single carb. I painted it bright Yellow.
I hope that this helps.
Larry
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, January 22, 2005 8:00 PM
Wow That looks like the one ive had since Christmas 1975 wich my dad bought for me ,only I remember it as "the california chopper" w/ different exhaust & it had german cross mirrors molded in metalic burgandy plastic ! I had another chopper model back then ...I think it was called "the chaingang chopper"-metalic purple plastic & the gas tank was shaped like a diamond ! Anybody remember these ?
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Posted by k357 on Sunday, January 23, 2005 12:17 AM
Yep that's definately the L.A. Street Chopper, GREAT kit!!!!, I wish R/M would reissue it , along with all of thier original 1/8 scale Harleys & Triumphs!!! Yeah I remember the Chaingang!!! How about the 1/16th scale choppers???
Ken McIntire Better to have it & not need it , then need it & not have it. American by birth, Southern by the grace of God There is no sustitute for horsepower & cubic inches!!!!!
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, January 23, 2005 9:35 AM
That's it. LA Street Chopper.

Thanks, folks!
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Posted by modellpularn on Sunday, January 23, 2005 10:47 AM
I used the LA Street Chopper and a Triumph trike and cut and swapped frame parts to come up with a Harley trike and a Triumph chopper! I even made working springer forks for the H-D from brass tube and copper, and had it chromed. Still have it. Maybe I can show pics when I get a digital camera.....
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Posted by mcmainstribe on Monday, January 24, 2005 5:02 PM
As a kid, I had the Chaingang Chopper, it was a smaller scale than the LA Street Chopper. It also built it with the forks shortened.
"I got me a '67 Chevy she's low and sleek and black. Someday I'll put her on that interstate and never look back." Steve Earle
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Posted by eajonesgue on Wednesday, January 26, 2005 6:23 AM
This is a Revell 1/8 scale L.A. Chopper kit no. 1240. The only difference I can see is that the exhaust pipes have been shortened. I've included the box art as well as a picture of my variation of the model. More pics can be found at http://scalemodels.eajonesgue.com/HarleyChopper.html





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Posted by gluenut on Wednesday, March 04, 2015 9:08 PM

looks like the la street chopper from revell

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Posted by smellyfatdude on Wednesday, March 04, 2015 9:18 PM

As a new member, you might want to check the previous replies as well as the dates of the posts you are replying to. This particular thread is over ten years old, and the person who started the thread is no longer a member of this forum Whistling

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Posted by BigTallDad on Thursday, March 05, 2015 5:13 PM

Thanks SFD. As a tip to gluenut...if the person initiating the thread is listed as "Anonymous" then that person is no longer a member of the forum.

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Posted by Rustytruck on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 6:09 AM
This is a Revell kit from 1974 in 1/8th scale. Yes it is exactly a 1947 Knucklehead H-D with a stock style springer front fork assy, twin SU carbs. upswept fishtail exhaust, stock Sportster tank, not a peanut tank, and a custom style Cobra seat. I built this one model maybe a dozen times over the years it was in production, customized it at least half of those times. As a matter of fact, I still have the remnants of the last one. For some reason they seem to not survive moving. As popular as this one model is I'd love to see Revell start reproducing it again. Maybe some letters to them might do it guys, .The reason I know so much about this is after I got back from the war I went back to my first love,, building and repairing Harleys for a living. The models were like trophies, I'd finish a bike for somebody and then build the trophy for my shelf, had so many at one time I lost count, 2-3 thousand or more maybe. Lots of fun and memories.
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Posted by krow113 on Saturday, January 30, 2016 4:44 PM

A  few corrections:

Not even close to a '47 knuck engine. It is a genny bottom end with a later style oil pump. The barrels and heads are shovelhead with knuck shaped boxes on top. The engine is the cop bike from revell. The tank is a stylized sporty or peanut as some call it , far from stock. The carbs are later style Tillotson's or Kieghn's , and personally I have never seen a double set up like that. The fork is a stylized thing again. I love these kits but thats the truth of it.

Thank You ; Krow113

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