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E-bay has alot to answer for.
Well it seemed like a good idea at the time! Obviously it needs some work so suggestions (sensible & otherwise) and photo editing welcome!
Motor is 500 top end on a 350 bottom, wanna keep the forks but I'm thinkin' the front half of the frame & the groovy seat have gotta go.:eek:
 

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That reverse gooseneck thing is messing with me thinker. I hate seeing that. Reminds of those 70's chop jobs done with iron water pipe, and brazing. WHY? If you find a lady to fit that seat, pimp her out on the carnie circuit - there's money in them thar freaks.

But you do have potential there. Make us proud.
 

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find stock front frame section.Cut down springer,throw away seat,mufflers,and rear fender,and cut down the sissy bar,the rest looks good.I didn't know there was a 350cc in unit construction,interesting.Have fun with it,and as was said before,make us proud.Does it run and ride?
 

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That bike is cool! I wouldn't change anything but the handlebars. Let me know if you don't want that seat and sissy bar.
 

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I agree, I am actually working on a sissy bar and seat like that right now for my bsa, maybe not quite that tall, but hopefully tall enough to reach the 70's.

Joey said:
That bike is cool! I wouldn't change anything but the handlebars. Let me know if you don't want that seat and sissy bar.
 

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Jovial Prankster.. Motor is 500 top end on a 350 bottom said:
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yeah uhh huhh ..

the distributor 350 & 500 units are the same lowerend ..

and I submit that funky looking front section is also stock, visualise it Without the 'top tube' from the neck back, which that there tank straddles .. that abrupt up-standing neck at sharp angle is common also to the Cub, and their tanks likewise mount via tabs at the high front and have No tunnel .. (have 2 of those tanks here ..)

Phil I mentioned these tanks when you posted a pic of your frame with the neck sticking up ..

maybe it's me whose head is fuzzy ??

not ..

anyhoo, J.P. ..

if you'd be intersted, I have a later 500 front section 4 cheep, if paper is not an issue ..

pm for more ..

but that's the stock frame, with the correct tank there you dont know there wasnt a 'straight' backbone ..

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clarification .. (maybe)

Prankster's front section is oem, maybe raked, seeing the bend in the down tube ..

but, per what I was saying - the fore-aft tube that his peanut tank sits on is an afterthought .. wasnt there stock ..

see the hole thru the casting at the rear/top of the neck; like the cross-hole in the casting of Sportster necks, it is where the front tank mount happens ..

this tank ..



again, no tube no tunnel ..



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Joey said:
That bike is cool!

Thanks for the positive feedback guys, it seems we're thinking on the same level. I've only just picked the bike up so there'll be plenty of pondering time before the grinder comes out, but we're thinking the front half of the frame needs to be sorted first to level the frame out and take a little rake out of those forks.
Never ridden a bike with long springers before so I'll have to get used to the front wheel being in a different time zone :p .

The seat will probably be up for grabs but remember we're in the UK so postage may be a little expensive!!
 

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Dragon said:
clarification .. (maybe)

Prankster's front section is oem, maybe raked, seeing the bend in the down tube ..

you're right Dragon, the frame it is oem, but it has been bent back to cope with the absurd forks (he he).
 

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Well, here's the latest pic. We've installed a different bolt on hardtail which has lowered the back end by about 4" and it looks alot better. Next job is to cut the frame to get rid of that nasty bend and rebuild the Springers as some of the bushes are a little 'loose'. We did a mock-up with the forks laid out long & low and it looked really cool, but living out in the sticks in the UK it'd never get round the bends in our country roads! Shame.
 

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"I've only just picked the bike up so there'll be plenty of pondering time before the grinder comes out"

Yeah, RIGHT!!!
So we lowered the back half, cut off the front bit we didn't like, mocked up the forks to an angle we thought might just get us round a few corners, tacked on some tube and stood back. HOLY SHIT, what have we done?!!!!!:eek:
 

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VA Rebel said:
Not many 3T's, or Model 21's, on this side of the pond.
VA Rebel....You are right about that...this is only the 3rd one I have ever seen.

Prankster....Nice job, looks much better.
Hank
 

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Work continues, here's the new headstock & head steady. It still needs a couple of gussets welding in, but you get the idea.
 

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You need to keep the seat! Or give it to me! I'm trying to make =mike= put a seat on his ride that looks like that. If you give it to me I'll personally hand it to =mike= hehehehe
Jovial Prankster said:
E-bay has alot to answer for.
Well it seemed like a good idea at the time! Obviously it needs some work so suggestions (sensible & otherwise) and photo editing welcome!
Motor is 500 top end on a 350 bottom, wanna keep the forks but I'm thinkin' the front half of the frame & the groovy seat have gotta go.:eek:
 
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