Thread: Bike Bobber
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Old 05-22-2014, 07:33 PM
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Default Re: Bike Bobber

I scribed a line where I'll saw off the excess metal and use it for the other side of the bracket. Fitting the gusset so that it will not interfere with the clamping of the bracket will take a little finesse. Always clean the area to be welded with a wire brush and when ever possible warm up the aluminum before welding. It doesn't need to be scorching hot, just warm it up. This will allow the use of less heat and the puddle will form faster and move easier. Notice in the last pic the orange peel on the curved gusset surface... almost most blew through it with the torch.
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