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The Mercury Cars Guide : September 12th 2009
22--- Classifieds 62 300 400 carsguide.com.au Saturday, September 12, 2009 Choppers steal the limelight ICON: A replica of the ''Captain America'' chopper, which Peter Fonda rides in the 1969 movie Easy Rider. Easy Rider, had hogs to satisfy the keenest of bike-enthusiasts and, 40 years on, they are still in demand. Mark Hinchliffe relives some classic cinema 'Today there are probably thousands of Captain America replicas around the world and there are kits available to make your own ' PETER Fonda throws his watch away and fires up his Harley before hitting the road south toward New Or- leans, freedom and fate. It's a famous scene from Easy Rider, which is celebrat- ing its 40th anniversary this year. The scene was lamp- ooned in the 2007 John Travol- ta comedy Wild Hogs, with mobile phones substituted for watches. Wild Hogs was a box office smash and a sequel is coming next year, but there was no sequel to Easy Rider, which was a box office success in 1969 and has endured as an icon for the freedom of the open road. While Fonda, Dennis Hop- per and Jack Nicholson may have been the human stars of the film, two customised Harley-Davidson Panhead hard-tail Hydraglide bikes managed to upstage their co- stars. Where they are now is a mystery. There were actually four 1949, 1950 and 1952 ex-police bikes used so that the two featured bikes had a back-up in case of accident. Fonda rode the ''Captain America'', which had Ameri- can Stars and Stripes paint- work and long, extended forks with ''apehanger'' bars that made it difficult to ride. He rode the chopper around LA for a week before shooting began to get used to the radical riding position and claimed he was pulled over several times by the police because of the American flag on his jacket. He auctioned off the flag patch for $50,000 in 2007. His bike allegedly devel- oped ''speed wobbles'' at low speed. While riding pillion, Jack Nicholson had to squeeze his knees so hard into Fonda's side to stop falling off, he broke one of Fonda's ribs. Co-star Dennis Hopper was not as accomplished a rider as Fonda, so his ''Billy bike'' was less ''chopped'' and featured flame paintwork, which has become as popular among Harley riders as the fringed and tassled leather jacket he wore in the movie. One of the bikes was burned for the final scene while the other three were stolen before filming was completed. They were probably sold as parts before the thieves real- ised the bikes' value. The burnt Captain America bike was rebuilt, shown in a museum and auctioned in 2001. Several Captain America and Billy bikes have been sold over the past 40 years, but none has been confirmed as the original. Even the Captain America in the new Harley museum in Milwaukee is only a replica. The chopper style of bike originated in the post-war period when returning sol- diers chopped off anything unnecessary to make the bike lighter and perform better. The Captain America is missing a front fender, front brake, seat springs, suspen- sion, turn signals and a wind shield. Today there are probably thousands of Captain America replicas around the world and there are kits available to make your own, although most of these have electric starts, suspension and front brake controls. For its part, Harley never bothered to produce a bike like the Easy Rider machines until it released the FXCW Rocker and FXCWC Rocker C Softails in 2007 with extended forks, chopped rear tail, skin- ny front tyre and fat rear tyre. Cars VW TRANSPORTER T4 8 seater van, turbo diesel, auto, low ks, $21,990. www.davepowells.com.au Ph 6272 4999 0 W CLOSING TIMES CARS GUIDE LINE ADS ONLY New ads/cancellations THURSDAY 8 PM For Saturday Lift Out Guide Phone 62 300 400 1 WANTED Ford Festiva manual gearbox. Ph 0418 561 297 0 Wanted Bench Seat suit HQ-HZ, in good condition. Ph 0447 245 177 1 WANTED FAN UNIT for 97 FORD ECONOVAN. Ph 0417 803 656 0 Wanted LC Torana front grill, light surrounds, rear tailights. 0415 558 540 1 Make it easy to find your products and services that keep us on the road! For information on advertising your business in Pitstop: Ph: 62 300 500 Fax: 62 300 686 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 2099055 - Misc Pitstop Keeping you on the road WANTED parts for '96 Tata Telcoline 1 tonner, 2 ltr diesel 2WD. 62637664/0400 026 528 0 WANTED TO BUY Cars, Utes, 4 x 4's from $3,000 to $20,000. Ph 0418 132 741. 1WANTED to buy RA22 Celica front cross member to suit 18R engine. Ph 0437 501 015 0Wreck Mazda Bravo 1990 4WD F/T. Ph 0407986040 1 WRECK OR SELL EA Falcon Sed or parts cheap. 0437 096 504 or 0437 633 906 0WRECK Econovans, '91 LWB, '93 SWB, '98 Mitsubishi Ex- press, LWB, VN Commodore. Ph 0450 379 231. 0 WRECKING 2 Falcons, 1 blue, 1 white on gas, engines A1, running gear A1, bodies a bit rough, 1 with mags (Centreline), all good tyres. Paul 0438 686 277 or Louise 0447 832 619 0 WRECKING Didn't find what you were after? Try looking in our PITSTOP Guide in today's CARSGUIDE. 1 WRECKING A2B AUTO SPARES Falcons, Commodores, Lasers Magnas. Ph Jules 6265 9839 0 WRECKING Mitsubishi Pajero turbo diesel, '88 mod. Ph 0418 561 297. 0WRECKING - FALCONS EB AND EA, sell as is or wreck. Ph 0458 056 165 0WRECKING HT Holden sedan, 202, mags, chrome and all panels. 0427 110 349 0 Wrecking Statesman WB Holden, most parts 6272 4487 0 WRECKING Hilux and Surf, 92 model turbo diesel, good en- gine. Ph 040 997 1116. 0 WRECKING HZ and WB utes, V8, big wheels, all parts avail- able. Statesman fronts and interior. Ph 0400 72 7786 0 X MORE CARS! There are more cars in CARSguide Extra. To find them, look in the index of today's classifieds. DEADLINE FOR CARSGUIDE 8PM THURSDAY 1 Four Wheel Drives A 4x4 1982 BRONCO reg, reason cond, $14,500ono. Snug Caravan Park 0 Holden 97 Rodeo 4x4, 2.8 turbo diesel f/tray. 20,000 ks on new motor, $8,500. Ph 6229 7038 1 LANDROVER DISCOVERY 97, b/bar, d/lights, elec brakes, L/R tank, many more extras. $8,000 ono. 0414 318 223 0 Landrover Discovery '93 V8 5spd, 4x4, good cond, $3,250. Ph 0407 505 447. 0 LANDROVER SERIES III 2 of, Diesel motors $500. Sandfly ... Ph 6239 6301. 0 TIGER WINCHES with synthetic rope in stock Hurry Selling Fast!!! S & G Distributors 1a / 481 Main Rd, Glenorchy Ph 6273 9055 0 Caravans & Trailers A&K CARAVANS New galvanized box trailers Bike trailers Car trailers Firestone airbags Bullbars Towbars Aluminium ute tray 100 Hopkins St, Moonah 0417 568 391 0 BOX TRAILER 8½ ft X 6 ft, single axle, jockey wheel. NEW wood, hitch, lights, wiring, chain, bearings. Freshly painted. Reg, 17.1.10 to new standards. $850. Call 0427 642 278 after 8.30 am. First to see will buy. 0 BOX TRAILER 5 x 4, single draw bar, steel frame, good cond, 1 owner, $350. Ph 0413 636 695. 1CAMPER TRAILER 4WD X-TRAIL, galv 240/12 volt power, aux batt, kitchen, 17'x15' tent, as new, lots of extras, $8,200. 0428 120 015 0 CAMPERVAN 2001 VW 148,000klms, many extras incl solar panels and awning, $22,500. Ph 0429 983 209 0 DAIHATSU CAMPERVAN 1980 dual cab, recond motor, new clutch plate, new door, new awning, new microwave, tv and air cond, $9,000 ono. (03) 6245 1828/ 0438 659 406 0 MOTOR HOME SMALL suit Holden Colorado or similar, bolt on chassis. Ph 6243 9631. 0SELL it Sunday --- more people have more time on Sunday to read your classified advertise- ments. Sell it Sunday --- Phone 62 300 400 and let the Sunday Tasmanian work for you. 0 HIGHLIGHTER ADS Make your ad stand out from the rest! Ask the operator for a price when next placing your car ad for Saturday. Ph 62 300 400. 1LYNDCRAFT BOATS Currently In Stock Alum builders trailer $7,000 7x5 steel box trailer $1,500 7x5 aluminium box trailer Ph. 6376 2672 / 0419 884 375 1 SLIDE-ON CAMPER 2008 COLT, pop-top, like new suit single cab flat tray $20,000. Margate 0429 983 209 0 AWNINGS FITTED AND REPAIRED ALL BRANDS ● Aluminium Cladding ● Fridges and Stoves ● Sinks and Pumps ● Annexe Matting ● JG fittings ● Copper Pipe and Fittings ● Water Tanks ● Level Rides ● Latches ● Hatches ● Regulators ● Gas Bottles ● Caravan Covers ● Antennas ● Windows ● Gas Radiators●Gas Lamps ● Gas Water Heaters ● Diesel Furnace Heater ● 12V-240 Water Heater ● Toilets and Chemicals ● Washing Machines ● Levelling Chocks ● General repairs to caravans, motorhomes and awnings 0 To Book Your Space Call 62 300 500 or email email@example.com 1 TRAILERS KING TRAILERS For all your boat and box trailer needs. Over 100 in stock. Ready to go King Trailer Industries 5-9 Florence St, Moonah PH: 6228 0317 2 WANTED CARAVAN 1980's style, good cond, price neg. Ph 0400 682 099 0 WANTED CHEAP CARAVAN consider anything. Please phone 6265 1328. 0 WANTED to buy a commuter or medium size camper van. Ph 6265 2097, 0417 033 931. 0 MORE CARS! There are more cars in CARSguide Extra. To find them, look in the index of today's classifieds. DEADLINE FOR CARSGUIDE 8PM THURSDAY 1 04 COROMAL CAMPER TRAILER Slide out kitchen, bed con- verter, outside table, m/wave, flys, awn. $21,600 Driveaway. King Caravans, 6273 4666 Open till 2pm Sat. 0 07, 12' EXPANDA POP TOP Annexe, bed flys, CD radio. $23,500 Driveaway. King Caravans, 6273 4666 Open till 2pm Sat 0 96 KIMBERLY CAMPER Tent Trailer. Heavy duty off road camper, annexe walls. $15,500 Driveaway. King Caravans, 6273 4666 Open till 2pm Sat 0 Machinery CLOSING TIMES CARS GUIDE LINE ADS ONLY New ads/cancellations THURSDAY 8 PM For Saturday's CARSGUIDE Phone 62 300 400 2AAA Buy all types agricultural and industrial machinery etc. Dudley Clarke PL 62 681 234 0 ARC WELDERS X2 $150 each. Ph 6261 1586. 0ATLAS truck crane, lifts 1 tonne at 6.4 metres, plus PTO pump average cond, $4,000 ono. Ph 0437 550 363. 0 BANDSAW 5HP 3 phase, deep cut 12'', spare blades, $450ono. 6223 1597 0 DRILL PRESS Tradetools, 1 yr old, $220. Thicknesser, Dewalt DW1150 $500. Ph 0447 382 884 0 DYNO MACHINE 2WD chassis dyno, up to 900 hp, VGC $15,000 ono. Ph 0448 053 389 1 ENFIELD MACHINERY Tea Tree Rd Campania s/h tractors, grader blades, slashers, 3pl discs, rotary drain digger, cultivators, ploughs, hay rakes, 0408 604 135 or evenings 6260 4135 0RECOND vertical diesel pump and 6 injectors to suit Perkins $550. Ph 0437 711 017 0 EXCAVATORS From $13,500. Buckets, cab guard, compressor, Auger truck Info Ph 0407 315 001 firstname.lastname@example.org 1 FORDSON Tractors (X2) circa 1950, ideal restor project, $1,500 both. 0409 981 336. 0 GENERATOR 30 KVA, silenced, low speed diesel, ex demo, as new, 1 only, bargain at $5,999 other sizes available Ph 0419 979 663 1 MOWER 6' CUT outfront, Ford New Holland, low hrs, $7,500. Ph 0418 121 251. 0 SHIPPING CONTAINERS New and used 20 and 40ft. Best prices in Tasmania. Statewide delivery. 0418 120 531 / 0408 385 314 0 Wanted diesel tractor 30-50hp to approx $6,000, also SLASHER to suit 0419 336 816 0 WANTED Shipping Cont and car trailer. 0409 559 340. 0 WELD MASTER MIG 170 New $1,000 ono. Ph 0408 518 658 0Woodworking Machs Dom. Rotary hoe. 0419590903 1 MORE CARS! There are more cars in CARSguide Extra. To find them, look in the index of today's classifieds. DEADLINE FOR CARSGUIDE 8PM THURSDAY 1 BE BOLD Take action and use The Mer- cury Classifieds Bold Header Type featured at the top of this advertisement. This attention getting type is available through The Mercury Phone Ad Service now. Phone 62 300 400 and make Bold type work for you! 1
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