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milwaukee belle

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Post Tue Aug 09, 2011 2:35 pm

Work with Repops

Hi !
actually workin'on my next XWL . this will be a civilian scoot from 1941 .
( i have in mind maybe a police scoot from Petaluma City ( ya know : CHICK-a-luma :-)
not doin'great things coz for the moment : it's summer and i just want to sleep / ride / play music and sometimes spendin'time in my dirty workshop .

Just a pic showing even with low-cost repops : ya add an extra-job and you can obtain fine parts .

remember the ugly "one-piece" aftermarket front fender ?
i always HATED how FAT this fender is on the front , givin a bad impression of big/heavy on the front .
this is the kind of détail i see at thousand miles from the scoot . YUCK !
the originals never been like this .
they are thin and light .



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Post Tue Aug 09, 2011 9:02 pm

Re: Work with Repops

Fran-6....are you saying the lower pic is a fender you made verses the upper pic repop fender ? I can definately see the difference in the two but I am uncertain which is which ?
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milwaukee belle

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Post Wed Aug 10, 2011 1:39 am

Re: Work with Repops

the upper one is the "common" repop everybody can buy .

the lower one is the same , but with the skirts cutted , then re-welded at the better place :D .
( it has becomed a "three-parts" fender )
IMHO : it has now becomed more close to an original one than before
and i know by advance that once installed on the scoot , the front end will give the "light and clean" look , like original front fenders . ( with more clearance between the tire and the fender at the front )
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Post Wed Aug 10, 2011 6:18 am

Re: Work with Repops

Ah Ha !! I picked the two fenders right ! :D I cannot see the welds though. Lower fender certainly looks much cleaner than the factory repop. I like the lifted skirt as well.

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