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Old 8th September 2017, 10:55 PM
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Hi,

A 1955 James Cadet 147cc. Been sitting in a barn for 20+ years...!

Enjoy..!

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Old 8th September 2017, 10:57 PM
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Old 8th September 2017, 10:58 PM
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ready for paint

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To get chromed
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Old 8th September 2017, 10:59 PM
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Freshly powder coated frame

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Old 8th September 2017, 11:00 PM
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Freshly blasted and painted engine.

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Old 8th September 2017, 11:01 PM
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Wheels painted for costs purposes.
Altho this bike according to the build sheet had painted wheels..!

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Old 8th September 2017, 11:03 PM
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Assembly

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Old 8th September 2017, 11:04 PM
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Back on wheels

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Old 8th September 2017, 11:06 PM
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Fab job, well done, slow little buggers though
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Old 8th September 2017, 11:07 PM
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Almost complete.

Just waiting on the parts from the chromer, handlebars and kick start then can get her fired up again.

New exhaust fitted with everything else competed for the final time.

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Old 8th September 2017, 11:09 PM
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That's class, great work
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For those of you purists that know these bikes, yes it was suppose to be maroon/red.

But it was painted black/white by the current owners Father who bought it brand new. It will remain in the family forever and they wanted it exactly how the father had it.

Will post the final pics once I get the last remaining parts next week.
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Old 8th September 2017, 11:12 PM
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thanks for the comments lads, was flat out uploading pics..!!

I wish the rebuild could be done just as quick..!
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Old 8th September 2017, 11:17 PM
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looks fantastic
here pic of one i done a few years back 1960s 150
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Old 8th September 2017, 11:20 PM
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Originally Posted by joe mc gonagle View Post
looks fantastic
here pic of one i done a few years back 1960s 150
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Thats a beauty. Only thing I couldnt get was the tank badges, which I see you have. The guy who use to remake these died couple years ago and they have not been able to successfully reproduce them..! So I had to get the stickers..

They are trying the badge agian in a few months, so have my name down for a set..! fingers crossed
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Old 8th September 2017, 11:31 PM
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Thats a beauty. Only thing I couldnt get was the tank badges, which I see you have. The guy who use to remake these died couple years ago and they have not been able to successfully reproduce them..! So I had to get the stickers..

They are trying the badge agian in a few months, so have my name down for a set..! fingers crossed
yeah the badges i had werent great but same thing couldnt get them ,but i do remember a couple of lads telling me that i should be grateful with the ones i had,

my one hadnt got the villers engine ( acopy of sorts) which i see your has a villers

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Old 8th September 2017, 11:37 PM
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Savage well done job lad.
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Old 9th September 2017, 03:09 AM
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Looks fantastic. I need more friends with barns.....
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Old 9th September 2017, 06:48 AM
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Thats a fabulous job, well done, think the paint scheme is great, too many in maroon anyway.
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