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MEXICAN MOTORCYCLE-70's Carabela 350cc

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  • Member since
    March, 2009
  • From: MEXICO
MEXICAN MOTORCYCLE-70's Carabela 350cc
Posted by ALEX GAROLI on Friday, October 29, 2010 12:33 AM

Hi,this is my last proyect, originally It was a 1/25 Revell 1972 Honda CB 250, but I began to research Mexican motorcycles, and I liked Moto Islo bikes and Carabela bikes, I fond that in the 70´s, Carabela and Moto Islo copy the Honda CB looks, so I decides to make the carabela 350cc, two ciinders, two strokes.

In mexico was common the Carabelas were used to work, some of these works were to deliver milk, yes friends, the milk was put in big containers and delivered home by home, so I wanted to do a replica of these bikes, the Carabela motorcycles used Minarelli Italian engines.

These kits presentatiosn were a Honda and Harley kit and Triumph and BSA kit, tI think hey were 1/25 and came all chrome.

Some friend gave me the bike in a little bike:

It's supossed to be this bike:

I couldn´t find pictures of the 350cc Carabela bike so here are pictures of the one cilinder 100cc bike:

This is the 2 cilinder machine:

I saw a revell Honda built like really worn and rusted so I got there my idea:

So I began my build, first removing the chrome:

I began the assembly, and I had to complete the frame:

I raised the handlebars:

Made a new air cooled head:

And began the paint:

Then assembly and some details:

Bike was complete, but I had to make milk cans and some friend gave me the advise to add an air pump and guards, I also aplied some dirtd colr and black to mahe look worn and dirty:

Here a picture of some modern milk deliver:

Bike complete.

Thanks for watching!

IF YOU THINK THAT YOU CAN, OR YOU CAN'T, YOU WILL BE ALLWAYS RIGHT ABOUT IT. VISIT: www.alexgaroli.webs.com, FACEBOOK: ALEX GAROLI

  • Member since
    March, 2009
  • From: MEXICO
Posted by ALEX GAROLI on Friday, October 29, 2010 12:46 AM

IF YOU THINK THAT YOU CAN, OR YOU CAN'T, YOU WILL BE ALLWAYS RIGHT ABOUT IT. VISIT: www.alexgaroli.webs.com, FACEBOOK: ALEX GAROLI

  • Member since
    January, 2008
  • From: Dallas
Posted by racerdon40 on Tuesday, December 14, 2010 4:48 PM

What fun!

Love the Milk delivery idea - very cool indeed, nice job.

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    May, 2008
  • From: Minnesota
Posted by Chuck Norris Ninja on Saturday, January 15, 2011 5:03 PM

What did you use th strip the chrome?  looks cool!

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  • Member since
    January, 2011
Posted by jackson on Sunday, January 16, 2011 10:27 PM

Such a great idea....Very cool. You have given us some interesting information about mexican motorcycle. I appreciate it, doing great job. Keep up the good work.

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