For those interested, I thought I would start a thread to show the restoration/transformation of my recently acquired classic motorcycle and sidecar outfit. The bike is a 1940s Soviet M72, and is an almost identical copy of the wartime BMW R71 which was used by the German forces in the early years of WW2. Rumour has it that the bikes blueprints were passed on to the Soviets by Germany as part of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact. My plan is to transform the bike and sidecar in to a copy of a Wehrmacht outfit. As you can see from the photos, the bike is now almost completely stripped down and nearly ready for sand blasting prior to going to the paint shop to be sprayed Feldgrau. Before all that though I have a few jobs to do on the frame to make it more like an R71, including cosmetic and structural transformations. It's going to take a few months to complete the project and I will post updates as I move along.