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So after living abroad for a few years and succumbing to small bike fever, I eventually got a Toy built in the way of a beautiful c70: Sadly, due to the mods there was little chance of making it compliant over here so I had to part with her before moving home. It was about that time that ol' c50 came into my life as a bunch of parts and the frame/engine all askew in the back of a station wagon. I moved home to meet her in pieces and then went to work and forgot put it to the back of my mind for a few months. A couple of weeks back I returned from a regular trip to Thailand with a whole bunch of goodies and thought it might be time to finally start the build. Here's what's happened so far. The bare frame as purchased, the last owner did a decent spray job, but for the life of me I can't figure out why they painted over the original decals. Hence the red patch on the tank: Next it was time to chop off the tail and get cracking on the forks too: The plans so far include the following: 4.25 inch front rim - Racingboy 4.50 inch rear rim - Racingboy Aftermarket Swingarm - Boushi Front disc conversion - Racingboy parts mostly 12 v conversion New engine build DBK Racing More....figuring it out as I go along All parts are sourced myself direct from the respective factories and shipped here or bought as luggage on my trips back and forth to Thailand. Swingarm comparison: Currently stripping the new hubs so I can get the rims laced up and ready to go: They are almost sorted, ready for polishing and a clear coat before lacing them up. (first time, wish me luck). Also the new tyres just arrived from Cycletreads in Auckland: Of course with the tyres here I became impatient and did a very very rough mock up, completely out of proportion and all: I'll post updates as they happen. New leg shield and engine are the next things to come, but there is alot of frame prep to go just yet. Fun times ahead! I post updates on https://www.facebook.com/mopednz often also. Cheers Admin for approving me and I look forward to sharing the rest of the build in the coming months.