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  • Member since
    May 2008
Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, January 31, 2006 7:05 PM
Just for you trike / bike lovers, be advised the re-issue of the MPC SHAKER TRIKE is out. Although the box says 1/25 scale the bike seems to be larger at least 1/12 scale. The details on the bike is also impressive. I have two can't wait to start building. One stock and one custom. Will post photos . Smile
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    May 2008
Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, February 5, 2006 10:42 AM

Another great RC2 vintage reissue, just bought one yesterday, this mpc mold was surely dig up deep under a lot of dust, didn't see it since the mid70's!

Seen the original 1970 mpc box.....Anyone know if the medium mettalic blue is the correct color of the original Shaker?

Went on C.Casper & Dave's show rod websites didn't see any pix of the Shaker trike,
any web site where it could be seenConfused

  • Member since
    August 2004
  • From: Conn. USA
Posted by GPERZERK on Sunday, February 12, 2006 9:38 PM
I got one too, Just started today to build it , MAN for 1/25 scale it's huge,rear tires are 2-1/2' in dia. If thats true scale then the real one has to be one big trike too. I did see some pics of most of Carls stuff in google under search for Carl Casper cars. For some reson today I couldn"t enlarge the pics when I klick onto them. As for the kit -it's easy for old fingers to work- here's a hint for the front rubber, shave off a bit of the rubber tabs in the inside center of the tire. I had day light showing between it and the rim when I first test fit it. The Altnator was guess work I think I got it right, The carbs didn't fit complety flat nomatter which way I tryed to put them, And that's bout as far as I got today.
As for the real trike I don"t care much for the grafics on it or the model so I'm not sure what I'll do about it. ( they do look the same)
Also just the body alone has potential for other hot rod ideas. Ed Roth style and Carls. I'll be geting atleast two more kits for what I have in mind.
  • Member since
    August 2004
  • From: Conn. USA
Posted by GPERZERK on Tuesday, February 21, 2006 9:47 PM
Here's a couple more hints bout building this thing:
The spark plugs look like they stick out to much. you might want to cut them down some and attaching the plug wires I use round tooth pics to stretch open the tubing to fit over the plugs and dist. cap.
Beware: I had to force the frame mounts toghter to hold the radiator in place, might want to add a bit of small plastic tubing to the mounting tabs for length .
I just realize today that there isn't any kind of shifter on this thing.
Can anyone help with some info on what one might be like ? auto/standerd?
Also I didn't attach the end pices to the pipes untill after I mounted them to the engine so I wouldn't have them hiting the tires. I put a spot of glue on each matting point and waited bout 3-5 min. to let the glue start it's chemical reaction with the plastic then put the two togthter. You worn't have to sit there and hold them for hours till ya can let go.
I didn't like the decals , just not use to laying down such large ones , The blue ones with the white circles just didn't look right with my color blue so I left them off. Any way the graphics are just to 60's ish maybe my next one will more up tp date.
I painted mine with Tamiya metallic blue and clear coat.

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    March 2013
Posted by Dennis M on Sunday, May 5, 2013 9:13 PM

Fantastic job.

  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: Pittsburgh, Pa.
Posted by Fordforever on Saturday, June 29, 2013 6:55 PM

Sweet build.The paint and detail work is very good. Chuck

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    June 2013
Posted by bondo bill on Saturday, June 29, 2013 8:02 PM

far out

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    December 2012
  • From: Spokane, Washington
Posted by papadan on Sunday, June 30, 2013 1:43 AM

Cool, Dude!

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