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Hans Kreuzen's 53 and 50-D1 project
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Hans Kreuzen
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January 23, 2015 - 11:07 pm
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Hi all

I thought it would be better to have my project's in this section instead of all over the place.

I am a airbrush artist and spray painter, living in sunny Queensland Australia, This is why my bantam is all shiny without a engine.

I can make things look pretty, But I don't know much about the mechanical side of things, it is going to be great fun. As I am also learning heaps about mechanical parts, And this website is great for information and it will help me to finish my project.

After I bought my 3 plunger frames and boxes of parts, I started to piece it all together and had most of the bits to make up a 1953, as I have never restored a bike before.

Anyway here is a pic of the 53 before and what it looks like now, I will put upload more pictures when I get time.

All the best from down under

Hans

P.S. having trouble uploading pictures, My brain is not working yet, I will try later.

1950 D1 plunger for daily use, Concourse 1948 D1 rigid, Black 1953 D1 plunger nearly done and a 1949 rigid D1 survivor.

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Here are the pictures of my 1953 D1 Plunger, The engine is still seized and is soaking in acetone and tranny fluid.

I am planning to put chrome rims on the 53, I will upload some pictures of my 1950 plunger as well, I also have a picture of the bike with the original owner.

The picture for my Avatar is taken from my front number plate, If someone find this picture offensive, please let me know so I can edit this page and remove it.

More pic's of the 1950 soon.

upload-1953.1.JPGThis is how I bought it.

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 upload-1953.3.JPGI took it of the bench, before it is to heavy to lift.

 upload-1953.4.JPGMy front plate

 upload-1953.5.JPGCan't wait to put fuel in the tank

 upload-1953.6.JPGRear view, with my 1950 wheel for the time being.

1950 D1 plunger for daily use, Concourse 1948 D1 rigid, Black 1953 D1 plunger nearly done and a 1949 rigid D1 survivor.

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January 24, 2015 - 11:18 am
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Here are the pictures of my 1950 project I am piecing together, and with all the help from the forum members it looks like it is piecing together sooner than I thought.

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It just need a coat of paint and some tender love and care.

 upload-1950.2.JPGThis is the original rider on the bike

 upload-1950.3.JPGMy helmet.

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January 24, 2015 - 11:36 am
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Nice shiny D1!!!

I hope previous owner didn't become like that, while waiting for the engine to fire up...cant-look

Good luck with your restorations!

Dimitris

BSA D1, 125cc (1952)---BSA D10 Sport 175cc (1967)---Triumph Cub T20 (1960)

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January 24, 2015 - 11:52 am
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Thanks Dimitris, It helps to be mad,

I have been reading most of your rebuild pages and I will be needing all the info on your page to get my Bantam going, there is so much information on this forum, it's great.

Keep up the good work, Hans

1950 D1 plunger for daily use, Concourse 1948 D1 rigid, Black 1953 D1 plunger nearly done and a 1949 rigid D1 survivor.

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January 25, 2015 - 5:17 am
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 Hi All, Question,

Would the old Wipac tail light be correct for my 1953 D1 and would the small D shape taillight be better suited for the 1950 D1?

I can always change them over.whistle

And would I need a different wider number plate holder for the Wipac light?, Would be nice to try and get it rightdunno

See Ya'h, Hans

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hi   hans   the   wider  raer lamp   was  on  cars   from   1952   &   some  bantams   depending  on   the  shape  plate   it  was   being  fix  to  .........thay    both   had    round   reflectors    below  till   1959........ it   changed   for   the  d  7      shape   with  internal   reflector         .....we   all   know  as   bamtam     today        ........  so    go   with   wot   you   fancy......    sunny

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Thanks heaps for your help Sunny, I did not know that, I'll put the small one on the 1950 D1

Any information is welcome as every Bantam picture I have looked up on Google has different types of taillights.

Just as a challenge, I would like to restore the bikes as close to original as possible, I still have to buy one more original (Not reproduced) rear number plate tail light holder so it depends on witch type one is going to turn up for sale, but I think the wider type would suit the 1953 better, ..............Wow sorryI ramble on a lot, just over a tail light, Hans

1950 D1 plunger for daily use, Concourse 1948 D1 rigid, Black 1953 D1 plunger nearly done and a 1949 rigid D1 survivor.

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hi   hans     both     the   d7    & the   wide  r/lamp     you   have   use  the  sam  scew    hole    size  in   the   bace   plate   ,,,,,,that   meens  the     d7   &   tthe   one   you   have  {  usealy   named   d5   ]    lenzes    fit    the   bace   plate....     later      modles   of    d7   used    5/ 16    Watts    stop &lamp  thay   are   the  reprow     lites    we   gett    to   day   .......  to use   these    the       bantam  will  need   a   batery   &   a  late  d 7 genorator     Mk  55    Spek   No   1704       ....or   rewinding  the  older   geny   you  have..........sunny

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January 26, 2015 - 10:28 am
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Thanks Sunny, I will look at the generator when I get the motor back, it is still rusted stuck and soaking at a mates place.

I have been helping him with his 1913 Triumph and he is helping me to get this motor going, as I can only make things look shiny, but I am learning everyday, Hans

1950 D1 plunger for daily use, Concourse 1948 D1 rigid, Black 1953 D1 plunger nearly done and a 1949 rigid D1 survivor.

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Received my 1950 front shovel guard today from Western Australia, (Just down the road, only 2000 Km away), I also scored the brake pedal, centre stand and footrest as well from the same seller.

And with great help from “Maddog”  Leary from this forum I also have a rear guard traveling my way.

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Meanwhile the 1953 is patiently waiting for more attention in the form of a headlight rim, so I can finally weld up the cracks in the bucket shell.

See Ya'h...Hans

1950 D1 plunger for daily use, Concourse 1948 D1 rigid, Black 1953 D1 plunger nearly done and a 1949 rigid D1 survivor.

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January 30, 2015 - 9:03 am
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My favourite worn shoes match my 1950 centre stand, hope to weld it all up this weekend, and yes I'll throw the shoes out.

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Rusty remains of the nut on the footrest bar, It will all look like new again soon.....smileHans

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All fixed, Centre stand welded up and ready for another 65 years.

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I welded up the worn part of the centre stand that hits the stop plate and added a bit extra, to lift the bike up a bit higher.

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Back on it's feet again, (with 2 crutches) I ordered a new stop plate and other parts from Gary Oz BSA Bantams to finish the centre stand of.

I ran a die over the foot rest bar and made new spacers, Next job will be drilling and tapping the broken bolts stuck in the frame ......Hanswave

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The rear guard arrived from MD Leary and it found a new home on my 50's frame,  Thanks mate.

I also managed to buy a new (much less rusty) tank with the original fuel measure cap, it has more hits than Elvis Presley but it will come just finesmile

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I also hand made the C bracket for the centre stand, I bought the clip and new spring.

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I stripped the 1950 forks and found both springs where broken in half, also there where no spacer tubes between the brass bushes and the end caps are of a 1948-49 type without the seal recess, the 1953 is the green one next to it to compare.

I have no idea how a 1950 set of forks would have these end caps.

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This working for a living is interfering with my restoration, .............See ya'h....Hansout-a-here

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hi   hans    its   best  to  weld   an  xter  matal  pad  on   the  feet   of   the  stand   to   add   hight   to  the  frame

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I think you are right Sunny, I was looking at it today and still needed to be higher, I'll take your good advise, Thank, Hans

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hi   hans    its   best  to  weld   an  xter  matal  pad  on   the  feet   of   the  stand   to   add   hight   to  the  frame

Mine, had this, and it's just fine...stand.jpg

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Hans,

Nice to see the guard in situ...  Hope it didn't take too long to get all the bubble wrap and tape off the package lol...  If you need any other bits and pieces let me know and I will delve into the boxes of bits I have left.

MD cheers

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February 7, 2015 - 4:59 am
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Hi MD, how much for the other bits?, Might send them with the rack, I'll send you a PM.

Hans

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hi   hans   the    bantam   genys    are   very   often  the   resen   the  bike   is    layed   up  ....the   end   of  the  crank  sharft  

&  oilit   bush    in   the   geny front  plate   Must  be  a  good   fit      ...sugest  you look    throww   all   the   stuf   on  here     .....sunny

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