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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