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Ariel Arrow 200. Once again more madness.
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colk2004
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Having had the Airfix Ariel Arrow sat on a shelf on and off for 45 years. I finally got round to buying one. As usual, it looks far better than it really is....one day I'll buy one that is dirty and oily but cleans up perfect, hey ho. Also as usual this will be a nice slow restoration, but at least most bits are available, at a price. 

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Thats mine top left. The white and blue has been blown over. The gearlever and barrels give an indication of the real condition.

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Middle one here. 

BSA Bantam D10 so so near, Reliant Scimitar GTE SE6a - wiring in bits. FB Falcon 87 seat and wiring to do - still. Ariel Arrow now on the go! MZ125 running, Royal Enfield Classic love it, campervan done to tow some of the above!

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Where is this elephant's graveyard of Ariels?

I've counted twenty of he ones I could plainly see, but those on the right must be same also?

I thought I was a tad odd having 9 or 12 Bantam frames stashed!

Are you saying you bought the wrong one Colin? But there's no 'correct' speed or time allotted for any build, take your time and enjoy it, I always say.

Four now on the road and at least several in bits.

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crikey a jess steel of the Ariel world wow

D? - D10- D14 Bantams 350 AJS -500 Triumph http://bsanotru.....lfire.com/

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Is that an Ariel dealers lost in time or some eccentrics garage?Good luck with the restoration 😁

What's 7/16 in mm again?

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Mags - I had 2 to choose from and I think i got the best one but it was 6 of one.  Theres going to be a bit of brazing, welding, grp and filler to sort the frame and mudguards as they have a reasonable paint job straight over rust and holes. But it'll all fix. No just saying I live in the hope that one of the bikes I buy to restore will actually look worse than it really is, but then it's be no fun! Theres 35 Arrows, and Leaders in that shed in Leicester. The guy just kept buying them and shoving them in the shed. Now he wants to restore a Kettenkrad as you do, so has sold off his Ariels to allow it. I bought one of 5No 200s that had gone through H&H Auctions as a lot. This photo is looking the other way.

 

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BSA Bantam D10 so so near, Reliant Scimitar GTE SE6a - wiring in bits. FB Falcon 87 seat and wiring to do - still. Ariel Arrow now on the go! MZ125 running, Royal Enfield Classic love it, campervan done to tow some of the above!

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Slow progress as usual. But thats two wheels cleaned up and rebuilt with new spokes and rims. Seat needs more work, and the other exhaust pipe needs fitting....

 

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Looks more like an Ariel Barrow at the moment! wink

1956 D3 in the back of the barn with 6 other bikes ahead of it!

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