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Title: 1980 Custom Build
Post by: monkian on October 09, 2017, 04:40 PM
I know I'm not the most prolific builder and I've had to let a few projects go due to challenging circumstances over recent years but I'm slowly getting a few things together and hope to make a start on a new build soon :)

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Title: Re: 1980 Build
Post by: CustardLips on October 09, 2017, 05:00 PM
Some nice bits there Paul.  :daumenhoch:
Kuwi by any chance. ???
Title: Re: 1980 Custom Build
Post by: Retrodan72 on October 09, 2017, 05:06 PM
Great to see you back at it Paul.
Title: Re: 1980 Custom Build
Post by: dancetothedrummersbeat on October 09, 2017, 05:13 PM
Some nice parts there Paul. Those tyres  "wantit"
Title: 1980 Custom Build
Post by: monkian on October 09, 2017, 05:16 PM
Cheers Lads. Knowing me there'll be a few changes along the way :/
It's Tange made Nick but they're maybe a bit thinner on the ground than the KZ's ;)

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Title: Re: 1980 Custom Build
Post by: Avro on October 09, 2017, 11:30 PM
MkI Hot Heart? Or a variation there of?
Great to see a build Paul, I will follow avidly.
Title: Re: 1980 Custom Build
Post by: Taipan on October 10, 2017, 11:36 AM
look forward to seeing this progress  :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: 1980 Custom Build
Post by: monkian on October 12, 2017, 09:49 AM
Got the frame back, looking lovely from Dan yesterday. Had the decals in from Del so made a little start. Big thanks to both :)

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I'm still looking for some gold alloy bars and some black rims. Undecided on the drive set up as well so it'll be a while before it's finished. Really happy with how it's shaping up though :)
Title: Re: 1980 Custom Build
Post by: CustardLips on October 12, 2017, 10:09 AM
Lovely that Paul... just like your last one.  :daumenhoch:
Title: 1980 Custom Build
Post by: monkian on October 12, 2017, 10:17 AM
Thx Nick. Yeah, not exactly a radical departure for me but I had to have it as it was an earlier one. I kind of miss the other one as well
Title: Re: 1980 Custom Build
Post by: Retrodan72 on October 12, 2017, 10:27 AM
Quality again from you Paul, looking forward to seeing how it goes, keep us posted.
Title: Re: 1980 Custom Build
Post by: monkian on October 12, 2017, 10:52 AM
Thx Dan, will do ;)
Title: Re: 1980 Custom Build
Post by: monkian on October 14, 2017, 10:37 AM
These just landed from the US :)

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Title: Re: 1980 Custom Build
Post by: MartyC on October 15, 2017, 01:25 AM
Looking good Paul, love a black frame/chrome f & f setup. Nice Win stem too
Title: Re: 1980 Custom Build
Post by: Mikku on October 15, 2017, 10:54 AM
Subscribed! :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: 1980 Custom Build
Post by: BMX1973 on October 16, 2017, 05:51 PM
Love builds like this something different. That frame set is yummy  :P
Title: Re: 1980 Custom Build
Post by: monkian on October 19, 2017, 01:21 PM
Thanks for the kind comments lads ;)

I've given myself a few options on the tyres. I got the yellow Comp II Stadium, thinking I'd use black wheels but it's looking like they're going to be gold now so I got some black alternatives in (black wall IRC Super MX and tan wall IRC BMX Racer Z1). I'll just have a look and see what suits when the wheels are sorted.

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Title: Re: 1980 Custom Build
Post by: monkian on November 02, 2017, 12:47 PM
It's still slow going but hopefully the wheels will arrive today so I can push on a bit :)

No luck yet finding some Jap branded, gold alloy bars so just stuck these Nitto B-701 on for now:

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Title: Re: 1980 Custom Build
Post by: bobafett on November 07, 2017, 10:59 PM
Enjoying watching this come together Paul  :daumenhoch:

I like the bars - I reckon they tie the forks in. Have you tried a chrome seatpost on her ?

Z1's will look sexy  :coolsmiley:
Title: Re: 1980 Custom Build
Post by: RadRat on December 23, 2017, 10:04 AM
Hey Paul that's really one good looking set up!
I love that old bmxaction (add?) picture of the kid on his pink hot heart! Which it reminds me of.
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Title: 1980 Custom Build
Post by: monkian on December 23, 2017, 11:53 AM
Sorry for the lack of replies and updates. First time it's happened but I've lost a bit of motivation for the build. I've got some wheels to refurb so hopefully I'll get back on it in the new year
Title: Re: 1980 Custom Build
Post by: monkian on December 23, 2017, 12:27 PM
Think this is the shot Yannick. Aiming for a similar sort of vibe but just a bit less colourful :D
It's got some really nice parts on it :)

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Title: Re: 1980 Custom Build
Post by: Mikku on December 23, 2017, 01:34 PM
Cool photo that Paul! Iím sure the olí motivation will return once Christmas is out of the way! Keep it Rad my friend!  :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: 1980 Custom Build
Post by: RadRat on December 23, 2017, 01:46 PM
That's it! So awesome.
Really looking forward to your progression.
All the best mate!
Title: Re: 1980 Custom Build
Post by: sawzall on December 23, 2017, 01:52 PM
Looking great Paul, glad to see you are back building  fistblump
Title: Re: 1980 Custom Build
Post by: monkian on July 18, 2018, 01:58 PM
Had to park this for a while due to changing personal circumstances but recently found some time to work on those wheels and got some chunky IRC Z1's on. Bit of resto work to do on the cranks and that'll be about it. Apologies again for absence on the forum and FB recently and thanks for all the kind words ;)

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Title: Re: 1980 Custom Build
Post by: in2bmx on July 18, 2018, 03:52 PM
Looking good Paul  fistblump
Title: Re: 1980 Custom Build
Post by: rooski on July 18, 2018, 08:31 PM
Love it dude, business as usual from yourself :smitten:
Title: Re: 1980 Custom Build
Post by: monkian on July 24, 2018, 06:56 PM
Thanks lads, I appreciate that :)
I got the cranks finished and fitted today. Just got to sort a chain out and it's done...

...can't help wondering if I need a bigger set of bars now though :/ If anyone has any that'll be suitable... ;)

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Title: Re: 1980 Custom Build
Post by: monkian on July 25, 2018, 11:40 AM
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Finally all together. I swapped out the black SR Post as it was a few years out and put in a Strong Post instead which is probably closer. Pretty happy with it despite it taking so long and almost giving up completely. Big thanks again to all those that helped me along the way. I'll get some better pics done when I can :)

This is how it came to me:

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Peace and love ;)
Title: Re: 1980 Custom Build
Post by: bobafett on August 22, 2018, 02:59 AM
Love it  :coolsmiley:
Title: Re: 1980 Custom Build
Post by: CustardLips on August 22, 2018, 10:18 AM
Lovely that Paul... just like your last one.  :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: 1980 Custom Build
Post by: MartyC on August 22, 2018, 03:16 PM
Sweet build  :4_17_5:
Title: Re: 1980 Custom Build
Post by: factory pilot on August 22, 2018, 04:54 PM
Did you get those yellow comp stadiums at MK Paul?
An excellent thread by the way .. great build mate :4_17_5: