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Old 17th April 2010, 20:27   #1
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Default Army Bullet (circa 1950) Restored !

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Old 17th April 2010, 20:50   #2
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Looks yummy. But from the looks of it,one cant make out that its a oldie.
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Looks like candy! Is it edible?
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You should have maintained the original look. Not nice to modify a classic.
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More pictures of this beauty please, she's gorgeous no doubt.
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Looks yummy. But from the looks of it,one cant make out that its a oldie.
Yes , I make sure it does not , lot of work gone into it.
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Looks like candy! Is it edible?
Looks tasty !! The Candy Paint was my desire as a small kid and a must have on this one !
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You should have maintained the original look. Not nice to modify a classic.
Well Sir, the condition of the stock bike was very poor, rust all around and 30 years and no one even cleaned it (army disposal)
Everything except the color (my desire of a blue bike ) and some few bits and bolts everything else is completely stock !

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More pictures of this beauty please, she's gorgeous no doubt.
Thanks ! More pics would be posted !! but first let the anticipation build !

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Was the chassis changed? 1950's chassis is of a different design at the gearbox mounting triangle plates. The chassis is continuous to the rear main tube, its not bolted to the rear main tube.
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Was the chassis changed? 1950's chassis is of a different design at the gearbox mounting triangle plates. The chassis is continuous to the rear main tube, its not bolted to the rear main tube.
No Speedo drive on the rear hub either.

Forgive my insolence, but I thought in the 1950s the army used mainly jam-pot Matchless 350s and Triumphs also the old BSA M20s.
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@ alok_balsekar and sankar
well, the bike was registered as a army disposal in 1958 and lying with a scrap dealer since then !
so me not being a bullet guy, I inferred it would be a 1950- 1955 model !
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Try and put the original tail-lamp & number plate.
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If it was a 50's model, I would have maintained the originality.
The rear foot rest is the old one. (not the rubber).
What are you planning to do with the original parts?
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Althought the paint job and colour is fantastic, i think it could've have done with a lil' less chrome. The rear fender stay should've been black along with the front shock boot thingie..

Tail lamp is pretty el'cheapo as its common. I think a number assembly slightly smaller than the stock with the small tail lamp would look better..

Im most probably wrong but i feel this is a post 70's bike. What Sankar said makes sense!
Lets have some more pics please..

Can we have the initial part of the engine number?

Can i have some details of the colour if you dont mind? the brand and code? was some extra glitter added to it?

Cheers!

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Army Bullet (circa 1950) Restored !-100_2131.jpg
The overall appeal of the bike is good
Searching for monograms (but sadly still not able to find good ones :-( )

Its has been given a kind of 'cruiser' appeal without overdoing it.
The paint is a Blue with Sparkle.
Even the Chassis has been painted with a black candy coat !
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The overall appeal of the bike is good
Searching for monograms (but sadly still not able to find good ones :-( )

Its has been given a kind of 'cruiser' appeal without overdoing it.
The paint is a Blue with Sparkle.
Even the Chassis has been painted with a black candy coat !
A nice and clean look. I like it. Great work Rahul.

Cheers,

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Old 19th April 2010, 03:23   #15
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Hey Rahul, your Bull looks really superb. Nice shining color. Keep thumping.
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