1950’s Lenaerts Fairground Indian Motorcycle Restoration

Theo Kochs Barber Chairs
28th November 2019
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1950’s Lenaerts Fairground Indian Motorcycle Restoration

Restoration of a 1950's coin opperated Kiddie Ride manufactured by Edwin Hall & Co of 67 Besley Street, Streatham, in South London. This is a early prototype model with full metal base and the bike running on 2 rollers ( the later version had the mechanism contained within a Glassfibre stepped case ). The Motorcycle was made in Belgium by Lenaerts, originally for use on a platform Fairground Ride


The Tank Has been stripped and sprayed with


Both Mudguards were striped and had the holes

weld filled and ground flat, they were then

sprayed with primer, the Tank was striped and primed

All of the chrome parts were re plated

The Frame was Soda Blasted, primed, black base

coated and had 2 coats of clearcoat

The tank and the Mudguards wear coated in

Red Candy Base coat and Cream Pearl Base coat.

( this is a mock up of the Indian Head )

Assembly has started, The Engine has been polished and installed


Bike as it arrived with me

Engine Detail

Assembly Starts

This is how the bike came to us, looking a bit sad but this one was constructed before Hall’s had a moulding made in glass fibre for the production models, it has the original Edwin Hall Transfer on it

Chrome Parts are back from the platers

Getting on with it, but slowly

Mock Up of Transfer

Base with Tread plates removed skin has lots of dents we will remove and replace but keep the original one to go with the bike


Striped down frame ready to blast and paint

Original Transfer


Motor Re Brushed Cleaned Painted with Hammer finish



Refinished frame



Putting on the new skin

Re Finished with Hammer Finish

Re Chromed seat frame has a set of Chrome Springs


Base has been Etch primed, filled and sanded then a coat of Grey primer

Base has had a coat of mirror silver base then layers of green candy, let dry then mask coat of mirror silver base then Orange Candy over the top Finished off with coats of clear


Started on the lining




Edge Moulding has been Polished and Bike is ready to be Fitted

New Tread Plate and Moulding Edge Fitted