Hey all, Well i've been lurking here for a while, and finally decided to ask my questions. I'm starting to gather parts for a project i've been thinking of for a while, and was wondering if you guys would look over the idea and see where i'd hit any snags. The original idea was to get an original slimline featherbed from a domi or an atlas and stuff a combat engine in it. Well, its been done before, and to be honest, its kind of expensive. Now, i'm not into making an exact copy of a cafe racer or whatever, i just want a fun bike that's not too bad on the eyes either. I love the british styling from the 60s-70s, but i wanted a more modern powerplant. Thats when i thought of Honda. Now, before anyone has an anyurism, I've seen ALL types of crazy shit go into a norton frame, so dont give me that purist crap! I figure, why not have a new powerplant that's relativly cheap with widely available performance and maintenence parts available? So i decided on the honda rc51. Any problems so far? So, after i thought of such sacrelige, i couldnt go out and aquire a vintage frame that someone might need for a REAL resto, so i started researching replica frames and whatnot.. well i'm no millionaire, and i cant afford $15K for just a frame... So is there anyone other than Unity Equipment that makes these featherbed style frames? Also, i can MIG and TIG, so i thought, well why not just build it yourself. All i need is some steel (or if i decided to get crazy i could get some chrom-moly )... so i started more research to find the blueprints/plans to do such a build. I had a friend in school that bought some plans for an old Bonneville buildup, and it turned out fantastic. Well, no such luck. I could barely find any good pics of original dominator frames without all the shit on it. So i guess another question would be where the hell do i get these plans or dimensions or specs or blueprints or an original factory drawing at least? And lastly, the dressup. With these old bikes, you can fabricate just about anything to fit ON TO anything, right? Like if i wanted to put a vincent tank or something (i dont) onto this bike, with basic fab work this would be feasable right? I dont want to sound like an ass, but this is going to be in the style of a "ratbike" with "caferacer" tones....I like the features of many many bikes, so i figured i'd just add in all the parts that i like into this bike, have some fun with it. I wouldnt badge it a norton, ya know? Anyway, whoever dares to read through that mess, help me out with some advice! Thanks again to anyone who gives this a glance ArcticBlast ps Sorry if this is the wrong forum, it seemed most appropriate here!