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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 10:11 am 
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hello im making a cushman airborne scooter,
they look small but way a ton :lol:
we have made the front forks and are finishing
of the frame so all that need doing is attaching
the motor and painting it.
it should hopefully be finished this summer
so will post some pictures up when its done.

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Any updates on this ?


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A very nice project to make. How did you find the information on sizes, are there plans available or did you copy the sizes from another Cushman.


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i would be easier to get a late 40's model & convert it to a replica

http://motors.shop.ebay.com/Motorcycles ... 7621.m2006


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Having metal fabrication workshop and skills, the frame looks a piece of p**s to make. The hardest part making anything is having the original or drawings and plans to copy one from. Unfortuantly like most WW2 bits of desirable kit there are no drawings available or no ones prepared to let you take measurements from.


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Anyone in the Hampshire/ Surrey area who has one of these. so i can have a look at to see if its a good project worth doing.


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yeh, i went to the imperial war museum in duxford, as they have one, thanks to them they let me do all the measuring i needed,

here is a pic of the progress, will post a more updated pic soon.


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Very impressed, done a good job there. Keep us updated, any part of the job that was difficult to do. What engine and transmission are you going to use for it.


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there was a bloke in the us that did as you are, making one from scratch if you google cushman airborne scooter or similar it should show up in the numerous pages ,maybe give you some help along the way.

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Its better to measure it yourself as some people leave out the detail. Just need to find someone who has one local so i can go back and forth if i missed anything. Waiting on this Cushmans ord supply catalog on a download i ordered and paid for that i can copy and make measurements and notes on but have not been contacted so i can download it, been a couple of days now, getting really pissed off. Anyone have a CD copy.


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Fantastic job Kieran !


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Just need to sort out the gear box, (which has been a big nuisance) Then it will be ready to run, then from there just need to make the Caling for the side up and be painted.

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Looking good. Don't forget the MoT and Insurance;)

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millitaryww2123 wrote:
Just need to sort out the gear box, (which has been a big nuisance) Then it will be ready to run, then from there just need to make the Caling for the side up and be painted.



And then go into production because we will all want them :D


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Finally have sorted the gear box, took us ages to be able to line it up and arrange the gears to work as we wanted, but it’s finally done!!! Engine is mounted, cowling built and mounted, exhausted pipe built and mounted, clutch and break pedals mounted and working, fuel tank frame built with fuel tank mounted, saddle/seat finished (took a while to sew by hand) real wheel and hub was mounted a while back, saddle/seat mounted on seat frame, chains lined up and attached .....And a lot more jobs which I have forgotten. So all that is needed to be done is for the throttle cable to be attached and then I can take it out for a test drive :D

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