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  1. fsjaak

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    Just checked in. Got pictures of early Elgin motobike which I plan to restore back to original medium range battlestar. As soon as I figure out the picture posting thing, I'll add them in.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    While cleaning out from under my bed, I pulled out the frame-set of what initially appeared to be just another early motobike as were so common and plentiful on Terra Acirema during the period from SD9.9.10 thru SD9.9.30. But then we all did a double-take when we began to discover evidence that this was not the case at all! Numerous empty mounting holes clearly not intended for standard accessories, burn patterns on the skin and tell-tale scaring of the skeletal structure could lead us to only one seemingly impossible conclusion.
    Could this really be? A quick conference call to the Sneers and Blowbucks Institute archives confirmed our suspicions. What in fact stood before us was an actual Pre-Warholian Aissurian Scout ship! This revelation alone was mind-bending enough, but that was just the beginning. . .
    Many of these ships had been converted to salvage transports after the invasion. Cruising to earth at 20 year intervals to collect used cigarette filters which are highly sought after as fuel in many remove regions of the universe. Most of the original fittings are missing of have been replaced with common replacement items. That fork has to go!
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    This should make some interesting bar units.
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    Hmmmm. . .
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    A little fabrication and cleaning.
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    Legend has it that these ships were a little dicey to handle at subsonic speeds and very often were lost during re-entry.
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    Most of the original drawings and plans have long dissapeared and we have to rely on ancient you-tube archives and stories passed down from eldens to recreate the missing pieces.
    Since most of the original equipment has been either lost or stolen, we had to rely on drawings and pictures unearthed from graffiti which was discovered on the walls of the Paris underground.
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    Recreations were performed by professional drivers on a closed course.
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    In some cases, we were able to adapt pieces from other solar systems in place of originals
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    The final mock-up of the original communications and galactic positioning systems resemble in almost every way those pictured in our archives
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    Some more easily located items are rounded up and mounted in their appropriate locations.
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    later. . .
  2. RawBert

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    That frame is awsome. i really like the short, laid back head tube. cant wait to see it come together!!
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    Good to see another Elgin in the build off, hope to see some more pics soon. good luck with your build!
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    wow is that algae growing on that bike ? looks like you just pulled it out of the pond :wink:
    yet another straight bar....what a great bunch of bikes in this build off
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    I wonder if a charity drive would have turned that thing away? Great starting point. :D
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    if it came from the swamp :)

    I would rename your project to "swamp thing"

    Looking forward to what you have in mind :)

    Doug
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    Hey bros,
    Thanks for all the feedback, it really helps things along. Oh yes, the green tint has more to do with low-light photography with my cell. :?
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    Cool!!! Love the story!!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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    Just checking. . .
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    Mom, why does grampa do that to his bikes?
    I don't know, he's been that way ever since he quit sniffing glue.
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    Lookin good. you have been busy.
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    im not sure what im lookin at but i love this build!!!!
    fast eddie outty
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    wow! thats cool!!!! Thats a Doc Brown creation :mrgreen:
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    Big points for the lighting system! Those old flashlights were some classy designs. Way cool!
    Now as for the rest of the bike, It's just reeking of FreakBikeyness! Looking forward to a guided tour of this ships components!

    You're an incredibly strange and clever man, may I call you friend? :D

    Thanks for the great pics,
    Chainsaw
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    ooh man that looks cool! retro-spacevessel
  16. Rat Rod

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    Yes, this thing is crazy cool.

    Reminds me of something out of an old Disney movie.

    Just don't ever wipe out on this thing or it will look like an antique store blew up! :shock:
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    Mmmmm smoke gooood. . . you friends.
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    WOW !!! blows my dice valve caps & cupholder mod outta the water :lol: !!!
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    :shock: :?: :!: :idea: :mrgreen: ....WOW

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