MONOGRAM CHERRY BOMB TRIKE
BUILT BY IRA DAHM (5/72)
FEATURED IN CAR MODEL MAGAZINE
SEE MORE PHOTOS BELOW!!!
I built the Candy Chop for Car Model Magazine
in 1972. This custom trike is made mostly using parts of the trailer and
motorcycle from the Monogram Cherry Bomb kit. These are new photos of the
original model. The original article was over 40 steps and 6 pages long.
Basically the trailer body was cut off in
front of the fenders to form the main body, and then the front 1 3/16"
was cut off the front (cut off) section, to form the upright seat back.
Sheet plastic was used to fill the wheel slots, the front edge of the body
and to bridge the area between the fenders. The motorcycle frame was cut
off at the rear fender and attached to the modified trailer body, the fork
collar was cut off and extended, the gas tank was removed and replaced with
a bullet tank.
The forks were modified by adding a second
set of fork legs, lower brace and shocks. The seat was cut in half and fitted
to the Candy Chop. The engine was completely wired with a Weber carburetor
added. The exhaust pipes were extended with flared injector stacks from
a MPC Zinger. The rear wheels and tires are also from the Zinger. The rear
tail light and bracket are from the Pie Wagon kit. Several other details
were added including Kemtron plastic bolt heads from HO railroading.
The paint is a combination of Testor's yellow
and green spray paints for a base coat, with yellow on the top of the Candy
Chop, and the green sprayed up from underneath. The lime gold was sprayed
over the yellow and green for a simple but impressive paint design.