[Dibico Project Journal - Part 1]

This is the story about Dibico, from zero to hero in six years. Scroll your way through years of construction...

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2007

OK, here we go. It was on my trip to Australia the year 2007 that I started to plan the bike project. I began with making some basic drawings in my pad.

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This is the basic design that I was aiming for, wide back and big muscle.
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From the side I was able to put more design to it.

The trip went by and so did the plans, I had it all figured out in my head. And when I arrived in Sweden I finally began the project. The first thing I did was to buy an engine. I bought a Ford 302 V8 engine, it's a small-block engine with 5.0Liters volume. To be quite honest with you, the reason to build on this particular engine was that my former co-worker told me to and wanted to sell me the engine. I also bought a rear axle from a BMW and i borrowed a front wheel from a friend to set things up.

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It looked kind of crappy, all oily and rusty.

2008

Now when I had the heart and the legs for Dibico I needed to make a stable ground for him to stand on. I had learned from the previous project [Rhisonda] that it would be a good idea to build a solid table or something like it to build the project on. In that case you could easily fixate stuff while building. I decided to build a wagon to be able to move the project around as well as having a stable thing to build on.

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I found the rear axle as well as the U-beams in the junk yard
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This is the result of the wagon, it came out quite neat and I was able to start putting the pieces on the right place.
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I cleaned the engine and put some paint to it.
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Finally the tubes from Hydroscandia arrived
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I made a jig for the rear axle.
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I made a jig for the engine.
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I started to cut and bend some tubes.
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This is the tool that i´m using for bending the tubes. Here you can see me bending the upper part of the bike.
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Already you can start to visualize the end result of the bike.
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The Big boy and the speedy Lady next to each other.

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