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Offline Panzerman

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My Indian and other bikes
« on: July 27, 2017, 07:53:57 PM »
Thought I'd re post this little project along with a few others I have thrown together
over the years, lost all my previous bike posts to the almighty Photobucket!

This little project too around three years from concept to how she sits today, only
way I was ever going to get and old Indian was to make one!

Bits of cut up push bikes, can you see a 1914 Indian in there?

Bits cut out and laid on my plan, size governed by 26inch push bike rims.

Welded up as a roller.

This one has a couple of twists, firstly an electric engine, gets to around 25kph.

Painted her up to look old and weathered using salt masking and oil washes.

As a rider out on the local airstrip.

Second twist, while she has an electric motor I really wanted to complete the
deception with a fake engine, all plywood and scrapes from here and there.

Again used the salt mask and oil washes to give the old look.

Pretty much sorted apart from the final twist…..

Always loved the old board trackers over 100mph on wooden oval tracks so
with a second set of bars a different seat and fenders removed we have the
world’s slowest Indain board tracker.

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Re: My Indian and other bikes
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2017, 07:55:58 PM »
Have been into bikes both pedal and motor powered two wheelers since I
was a lad. Been making custom pushies from bikes I have pirated off the
local waste management facility for many years. Some of my creations as
follows and yep I got it bad!
As some would have viewed in the above post I am keen on the Indian
Marque, I have four all told.

Welded, painted and put together by yours truely, tyres, bars, grips, paint
and the Indian emblem only things I purchased.

Around the 1920s Indian started making push bikes, a gentleman’s cycle.

Bit of a fan of long and low cruisers.

Call this one the Black Baron.

Gotta have a rat, this one a bit of a daily driver, doesn’t matter if she gets scratched.

Scored a mother load of these e-choppers so had to chop one up.

Used the front section then added a trike back end and got the whole rig closer
to the ground, suede look paint, wooden tray and you have a truck trike, hot rod.

Used the rear end of the above e-chopper lowered her then to get the fork rake
used an inverted push bike front section, seat is around 30cm off the ground.

A couple of novelty jobs call her the 20/10 so a modern take on a penny farthing
20 and 10 cent rims, yep a bit twisted but hopefully you get it!?

Had a couple of old VWs many moons ago, yeah should of kept them, been
collecting Vw bits ever since, most my collection on this Dub-cycle.

Fenders a cut up Beetle front bumper, 60’s Beetle steering wheel, indicator
fender lights from an early Kombi and Beetle. Light pedestal is a cut up intake
manifold and my prise flying VW bonnet emblem, only on Aussie VW very rare.

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Re: My Indian and other bikes
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2017, 06:37:46 AM »
Wow love em all mate what a talent  8) and as you love the Indians and Dubba Dubs hence the name  8)
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Re: My Indian and other bikes
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2017, 09:29:15 PM »
Wow Wow Wow Panzerman you have talent you could start up a business i love the very first one with electric motor you are a genius thank you for sharing the pics Cheers Pete.

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Re: My Indian and other bikes
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2017, 09:14:08 AM »
Zowie!  Panzerman, that fake "Indian" is a wild bit of your constantly amazing genius.  All those bikes are great fun.  Thank you for showing the pictures.
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Re: My Indian and other bikes
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2017, 08:50:54 AM »
Awesome work mate !!   :o
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