Update: Dnepr is Disassembled

I thought I’d post a few pictures of the Dnepr, which is now down to a pair of frames and a sidecar body.  I’ve been working late over the past few weeks, but I did manage to get the Dnepr disassembled.  All the parts have been set aside and labelled.  The sidecar frame still has its swing arm mounted, but I should get that final piece off next weekend.

When the weather warms I’ll continue with the removal of the paint, sanding and sandblasting, then prepping all the pieces for painting.  I still have not received the new forks, exhaust pieces or wheel rims.  I have received some other interesting new parts, however.  The new 6-circuit fuse panel will replace the original 4-circuit unit.  The new fuse panel includes an automotive-grade 30 amp relay to relieve the heavy switching duties from the ignition key.  The maintenance-free electronic ignition unit will replace the original breaker-point system, and I’ve even received vintage-looking cloth-covered spark plug wires.  The new stainless steel spokes arrived from Germany, ready for lacing the old hubs to the new rims once they arrive.

Stay tuned for more updates.

 


One Comments

  • Alan Boyle

    March 30, 2017

    Hi there,
    I just came across your blog when I have been searching for a Ural Frame for a VW Beetle engined Bike. I can’t seem to find a frame here in England UK so I am trying further a field but the shipping costs are getting silly these days. Its a good job I am a patient bloke. I have some of those military ammo boxes in a box somewhere, if you want one for a battery box let me know and I will dig them out and post one to you if the postage is covered.
    Please keep me posted with your build, Have you a colour picked out ????
    good luck with the build.
    ALAN
    Sheffield, England, UK S25 4EQ

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