finally, a new project....

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle Welding, Fabrication and Paintin' started by halfevil333, Mar 28, 2012.

  1. rustycase

    rustycase Gutter Rider

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    Yah!

    they got an article on a backyard foundry that looks pretty good.
    I've read a bunch of the stuff over at metalcastingzone, and the gingery stuff, which is always great!

    I AM gonna have a foundry THIS summer!

    :)
    rc
     
  2. halfevil333

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    Yes, smithing is fun. I used to do alot of intricate wrought iron work, and had forearms like POPEYE!
     
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    The etching idea is too cool for school. Man, a guy could do some very unique head badges using that method. Hmmmmmm. Me thinks I might have to give it a try.

    I'm keeping my eye on this build. It has me nailed.

    Tom
     
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    HEAD BADGES were exactly what I was thinking as well! This lil project (the filter) was really just a sort of "test run".... Got some other ideas as well, can't divulge them all at one time though...
     
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    PROGRESS!!!!!
    got the tank mostly done today!! I'm soo stupid happy! first time trying a tank, so was a bit hesitant...
    I happen to think it turned out tits though. got some work to do grinding away all the excess steel, finding pinholes making MORE excess steel...
    gotta say though, once I got the proper amperage (it was off from what the machine said) they{my welds} started to come out real clean and ALMOST tig-ish...
    first pic is an acorn/cap-nut I made, starting a thread just on how to do that, incase anyone would like to know...the other pictures show them used as the mounting bungs inside tank...
     

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    oh yeah, so the gas cap was made from an expired rubber cement top.
    here it is all tacked together...
    and sitting in the frame...
     

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    and finally, the tank with the welds "stitched" together...
     
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    sorry, here's photos...
     

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    I am loving watching this bike come together !
     
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    This is fun watching someone else work for a change. Keep the progress pix coming. We'll be here, watching :)
    Tom
     
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    Made some riding gloves this morn' ....don't know where I should post pics...
    Probably gonna be in the boardie/vintage area, since they were made because I picked up a pair of vintage gloves from 1915 on eBay, still in good condition, but are a bit small. Not to mention, they were from a small privately owned museum in S.D. and I would want to ruin them should I ever go down.
    Will do a simple link later when I post the pics, not near a puter now...
     
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    ok, new progress...
     

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    so here's how i did it...1/4"x 1 1/2" cut, notched then bent...
    then welds added to the cuts to re-strengthen
     

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    cut neck off of fork, made new bolt attachment, then welded this...
     

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    and lastly, used the cutoff saw as a flat sander to flatten both ends of porch swing spring...put it all together and BOOSH! a new SUPER-DUTY springer front end.
    still have more welding to do, and the rockers to fabricate...see y'all soon!
     

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    Those should be super cushy to cruise on. Nice work!
     
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    Wow I really like those forks. A lot better than my piece of crap springers that I had... keyword HAD
     
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    Thanks for the kind words, fellas.
    ...I believe I'm switching my plans, going hf
    4stroke, I have two sitting around. with the weight and all the reinforcing, I figure a better power plant is needed...
     
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    This is AWESOME build got to watch it, love it............Curt
     
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    awesome looking springers
     

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