1. Joe_Knesek

    Joe_Knesek New Member

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    It's official! I started my first build today. I paid $50.00 for the Worksman but it is rough to say the least. I stripped it down & powder coated the wheels since the frame needs so much attention. I will be using Morini power.

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  2. Joe_Knesek

    Joe_Knesek New Member

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    I tore down the Worksman today & media blasted it which uncovered all of it's flaws but it's ready for chopping. It's nice having a big blasting cabinet.

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  3. F_Rod81

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    Looks like it's gonna turn out nice keep the pictures coming. (^)
     
  4. Joe_Knesek

    Joe_Knesek New Member

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    Thanks, but I have a lot of work ahead of me. This bike was previously used in a John Deere plant & they were not afraid of a MIG welder. Just about every bolt had been welded including the stem. I had to loosen the headset & cut the fork tube to get it apart. The fenders & the basket were even welded in place.

    I hope to have a frame jig welded up by the end of the week.
     
  5. MotorNut123

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    looks good. nice frame. should be a nice cruiser and nice color for the rims
     
  6. Joe_Knesek

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    It will actually be a RestoMod BTR when I'm done. If my brazing goes well I plan to just powder coat the frame in a high gloss clear. Otherwise it will be powder coated in Thompson Green over Super Chrome. The motor & exhaust will be coated in a heat dissipating ceramic.
     
  7. donphantasmo

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    looks great, man. Can't wait to see the finished results
     
  8. Rickygs

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    I love the rims,your doing great.I am looking forward to seeing the build when you get it done.
     
  9. rustycase

    rustycase Gutter Rider

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    Looks like ur on your way to a real nice mab!

    Would u tell me what u used to bake your rims?
    do u got infra-red?

    I'm still at the toaster oven stage on really small parts...

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  10. Joe_Knesek

    Joe_Knesek New Member

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    I use a digitally controlled 8'x8'x10' convection oven. Infra-red doesn't really work for custom coating since the parts vary in size & shape.

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  11. Crazy Horse

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    You've got skills bro, can't wait to see your build completed!

    Peace Crazy Horse.
     
  12. thegnu

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    Hey joe , didnt ya know a mig welder is just nuts an bolts in wire form ? sheesh everyone knows that ! hahaha.
    frame cleaned up nicely .
     
  13. rustycase

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    Gosh Joe, that's a REAL oven!

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  14. Joe_Knesek

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    Thanks so much. I hope you don't have to wait too long. I sold my Vette this weekend so I'll be buying the motor, metal & tooling later this week.

    Yeh but I'll be using my new TIG welder!

    It sure is. I was able to fit this snow plow in it.

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    and here is my filtration system, yes that's a human on top of it.

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  15. young grease monkey

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    mind=blown. that is some real big equip you got there! what do you do with all that?
     
  16. Joe_Knesek

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    I do custom powder & ceramic coating.
     
  17. Mrfixxit

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    Did some welding to my 76 Schwinn frame and powder coated it candy purple...had a great time spoking the wheels(not).. I designed the rear sproket -2 piece. Pretty happy with my first bike...30mph all day long!

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    TIG.........I am jealous Joe . I have always wanted one of those.
    WOW YOU GOT A PAINT CODE FOR THAT PURPLE if you dont mind I just fell in love with that color .
     
  19. Joe_Knesek

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    Here's a couple other welders we have in the shop. It's nice to have access to good equipment.

    220 Volt Lincoln automatic MIG

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    220 Volt Pro Spot MIG. This thing is incredible. It can weld dissimilar metals & metal/plastic laminates while recording every weld.

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    Joe_Knesek New Member

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    I haven't had much time to work on the bike but here are a few shots.

    Sportsman 200 tank powdercoated in Sky White.
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