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    1976 Z50A to Z50R, how hard?

    I have most of a 1976 Z50A. It's a trash bin rescue and it didn't have a tank, seat or any fenders when I got it. It's just a roller with a rough Z50A motor.

    Anyway, I like the looks of the Z50R bodywork and was wondering how hard it is to make it work? From looking at pictures the two frames are very similar. Is it just a matter of making the proper brackets to bolt the Z50R seat, tank and rear fender?
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    What year Z50R? 1988-99 style? or 1979 - 87?
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    Oops, the 88-99 style.
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    Good luck finding the rear fender bracket.

    ps. the bracket to hold the front of the plastic cowl is going to be a diy job as well.

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    I'm ok with DIY. I just wanted to know if that's all there is to it or if there was some fundamental problem with using a 76 frame as a base. I'd hate to buy a tank, seat and the fenders just to find out it won't work like I want it to.

    Eventually I want something that looks (a lot) like one of eichkay's rides.
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    '76 base, a front mounting bracket for the tank also has to be fabbed up. (or bought)

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    Sure thing. Thanks nielspbr.
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    Besides everything that niels has mentioned above, you will also have to raise up the rear fuel tank mount, as the 88-99 seat slides under that mount, #2 below..

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    Here is the frame as it is now. I was test-fitting a bunch of things and wanted to see if a 125cc Loncin would fit.



    I can make the Z50R brackets.
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    Here is why I think I like Eichkay's bike. The red tank/blue seat just looks right for a vintage Honda. This is my 86 CR500.



    Not sure if I want a white or red frame though.
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