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Author Topic: 1972 CL350 "Scrambler" project  (Read 3889 times)

Offline juan@crqcycles

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Re: 1972 CL350 "Scrambler" project
« Reply #15 on: Nov 11, 2012, 19:46:30 »
Looks good! Really clean bike to start with; lucky you.

Do you think you can send me a pic of the rivets you used to attach the leather and seat pan?

Thanks man!

Juan Fco.

Offline ISMarco

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Re: 1972 CL350 "Scrambler" project
« Reply #16 on: Nov 12, 2012, 23:34:54 »
Looks good! Really clean bike to start with; lucky you.

Do you think you can send me a pic of the rivets you used to attach the leather and seat pan?

Thanks man!

Juan Fco.

It's not pretty, but here's a shot:



Got the tail light in, and set it on the fender to see what it'll look like


Sandblasted my triple trees and started polishing the forks

And most excitingly, design on the front headlight area has begun. I think it's going to be wrinkle black with white pinstripes, with the horizontal slats. Still needs tweaking though, it doesn't look quite right yet.




Offline BarnBurner

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Re: 1972 CL350 "Scrambler" project
« Reply #17 on: Nov 13, 2012, 09:27:45 »
I really like the last one with the integrated turn signals. It almost looks like a vintage camera or something. Black would be a cooler color though, especially the wrinkle.

Offline ISMarco

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Re: 1972 CL350 "Scrambler" project
« Reply #18 on: Nov 15, 2012, 00:22:37 »

Pretty final front plate design.

I also dropped the frame off for powdercoating today  :D

Offline teazer

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Re: 1972 CL350 "Scrambler" project
« Reply #19 on: Nov 15, 2012, 02:00:57 »
That headlight/plate art deco look is the most innovative I have seen in a very long time.  I won't know if it matches the rest of the bike until it's made and fitted, but it's really interesting.

Are you and industrial designer or were you just feeling inspired?


Offline deepwaterimports

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Re: 1972 CL350 "Scrambler" project
« Reply #21 on: Nov 15, 2012, 03:40:06 »
great little looking bike so far. im on board
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Offline BarnBurner

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Re: 1972 CL350 "Scrambler" project
« Reply #22 on: Nov 15, 2012, 08:13:37 »
Make more of those light/turn signal plates and you could make a mint. I'd happily be your first customer.  ;D

Offline ISMarco

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Re: 1972 CL350 "Scrambler" project
« Reply #23 on: Nov 15, 2012, 11:03:12 »
Haha, I'm not an industrial designer but some of my friends are. One of them did the renderings of the light plate after I struggled with sketches for a few days (I'm an engineer, who can only draw with a T-square). It has been a lot easier to tweak in 3D.

The headlight is also going to be a little special, thanks to another friend's expertise in HID retrofits. The parts get in today, so maybe it can be done tonight!

I'd be misleading everyone if I said I was doing this all alone -- I'm lucky enough to have good assistance.


Oh, the bars are Renthal "ultra low" bars. I also like the wideness of them, as well as the finish. So much that my frame is going to be coated in a similar textured black :)
« Last Edit: Nov 15, 2012, 11:04:52 by ISMarco »

Offline FGKouki

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Re: 1972 CL350 "Scrambler" project
« Reply #24 on: Nov 16, 2012, 14:49:01 »
Time for battery tray v2.0 

Offline ISMarco

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Re: 1972 CL350 "Scrambler" project
« Reply #25 on: Nov 18, 2012, 13:20:23 »






Laser cut the headlight plate out of ABS plastic. It needs to be bent to shape, hopefully I did the math right when "flattening" it out.

Offline ISMarco

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Re: 1972 CL350 "Scrambler" project
« Reply #26 on: Nov 18, 2012, 20:29:42 »



Offline jackditch

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Re: 1972 CL350 "Scrambler" project
« Reply #27 on: Nov 18, 2012, 20:50:52 »
Gotta chime in and pay respect to that headlight plate!
'69 CL350 Scrambler


Offline BarnBurner

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Re: 1972 CL350 "Scrambler" project
« Reply #29 on: Nov 19, 2012, 08:17:05 »
Two words...very cool! Couple questions, though. What kind of light is that and how are you going to mount the lights up to that plate?