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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2018 10:24 pm 
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Some of you might have realised that I get a bit bored whilst being forced to wait for stuff… I’ve got three projects on hold at the moment all waiting for bits and doings.

What to do? Start another of course! :D

I caught our Jim pondering his mother’s Halfords Special the other day. I asked him what had him so perplexed? He replied, “how are we gonna do owt with that?” :shock:
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“I’m not planning on doing anything with it” I said. “but you told me we were going to build Mum a bike for Christmas, all flamboyant green with gold box work! Like the bike of her dreams…” :mrgreen:

Now before I go any further, we need to wind back the clock to March of this year to our little ‘Father & Son Claud Butler quicky sideshow project’, something we started whilst waiting for the frames and chrome to arrive for the big ‘Father & Son Claud Butler restoration’ .

Mrs Peachy said she thought our daughters Majestique was beautiful, the sort of bike she could only dream of as a child….. so whilst surfing e-bay I spotted this 1955 Ladies’ Sport
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She was quickly stripped and sent off to The Donald at Bob Jacksons for a little magic….

But now it's time to get her out of hiding and start the next Father & son build ready for Christmas! :xmas-big-grin:


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:10 am 
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:41 am 
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Wow what a lovely surprise your wife will get. Love the colour, always been my favourite. Can’t wait to see the finished bike. Great getting your son involved too.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:50 am 
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Looking very nice that paint work and loving the box lining.
Wasn't sure about how my Jack Taylor would go at BJs with the box lining but this reassures me that they are the ones to repaint it.
Will definitely be following this build as it progresses.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:53 am 
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Let’s just hope she doesn’t have a link to this site or thread then...


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:25 am 
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Nob wrote:
Let’s just hope she doesn’t have a link to this site or thread then...


No fear there, and she is aware that our Jim is building something for her and she wouldnt want to spoil the surprise.....
Bonus is whilst I'm "supervising" him, (which he really doesnt need) I can get extra shed time in for my stuff!!!! :P


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Cracking thread this, what a great thing for father & son to do, hope everything goes well guys.. :xmas-big-grin:


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2018 1:08 pm 
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Lackluster wrote:
Wow what a lovely surprise your wife will get. Love the colour, always been my favourite. Can’t wait to see the finished bike. Great getting your son involved to.

Cheers Lacky, the green & gold should look great under the tree! Just imagine her little face full of wonder & joy! (still won’t be allowed in the workshop on Christmas day I bet)
Jamiedyer wrote:
Looking very nice that paint work and loving the box lining.
Wasn't sure about how my Jack Taylor would go at BJs with the box lining but this reassures me that they are the ones to repaint it.
Will definitely be following this build as it progresses.

Jamie

The box work does look very natural and hand scribed/drawn rather than some stuff I’ve seen that looks too perfect, almost printed.

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Cracking thread this, what a great thing for father & son to do, hope everything goes well guys.. :xmas-big-grin:

Now then Graham, welcome aboard….

So I’ve had a dig around and I’m pretty sure we have all we need, so here it all is laid out for the lad when he gets in from school….. He’s going to want to start with the easy shiny stuff, but the rims need some tin foil and elbow grease first!


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2018 2:19 pm 
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That's going to look proper pretty when it's finished.

I'm not showing our lass, she'll be wanting that sort of finish on the purple mile eater next.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2018 2:41 pm 
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allenh wrote:
That's going to look proper pretty when it's finished.

I'm not showing our lass, she'll be wanting that sort of finish on the purple mile eater next.


Some pink box lining might be just the job! :xmas-big-grin:


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