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    Default Cafe Racer from a $500 barn find Norton. (Pic heavy)














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    Well, thats it for now. More work tomorrow, so hopefully more pics later in the week. Long way to go yet...

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    Nice attention to detail. Following build

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    Ha, yeah, this is a build I've been working on for over a year now. I just got around to putting everything together to post up. I'll try to add more again tomorrow, today I just worked on the damn thing all day, but all boring stuff like muffler brackets and making a couple odd sized bungs and such. Not really picture worthy.

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    This has to be one of my favorite builds. Thanks for posting!

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    Doing great. You didn't say... did you make the frame or get a featherbed?

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    It started out as a severely chopped featherbed, modified with a HD backbone and sportster tank, and long fork, as shown in the first couple picks. Debated ditching it and starting fresh, but in the end decided to rebuild the original frame back into a featherbed. Worked with an older friend from our vintage club (Roger McHardy) that has been building racing Nortons since the 60's, and on his "featherbed" specific jig, brought it back. There is now more new tubing than old, but I like that it still has some Norton soul in the original tubes that are left. Also, it had +10" stanchion tubes in the original RoadHolder forks, so those got pulled and the proper length tubes for a "short" style Road Holder where put back in, with an internal spring kit. The fork (and hub) was then heavily modified to fit a 4 leading shoe front hub, and all the fender mounts and old brake tabs where taken off on the lathe, then polished up.

    I've been working super hard on this thing for months, so I'm really happy with the response on here.

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    foot controls too close.









    Better, but a bit boring. Don't really match.









    Much better (in my opinion...) They match way better now.
    Last edited by Eldo; 12-04-2013 at 6:27 PM.

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    Nice work man!
    I went through a lot of the same work with my pre unit Triton. I even attempted the same kicker mod before I found a chead T150 kick starter at a swap meet. Cheers!

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    So two weeks of sanding, fixing (welding), sanding, fixing (more welding), heat treating and more sanding bring us here; ready for polishing in the morning.










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    Quote Originally Posted by Eldo View Post
    So two weeks of sanding, fixing (welding), sanding, fixing (more welding), heat treating and more sanding bring us here; ready for polishing in the morning.









    Truly amazing! Have to say this is one of the best builds i've seen

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