help need to know what im in for

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle Welding, Fabrication and Paintin' started by Dave420, Apr 13, 2014.

  1. Dave420

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    maniac57 Old, Fat, and still faster than you

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    Looks fine to me...
    Grease it up and ride!
     
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    Easy for you to say; you're a maniac.

    I wouldn't trust it. Build a new bracket...it's a relatively simple fit.
     
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    i had help from slowriderz and PB Blaster
    it came right off..intro thread for more drama heh
     
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    I have a new old stock one of them ( not for sale ) yours looks like the oridgional bracket has been cut off and a washer welded on for some reason. You could make a new half moon piece and weld it back to the front half of the bracket,other wise it looks good........Curt
     
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    i later found out it wasnt the only issue
    i need to get seatstay to dropout brazed
    headset/bb cups chrome gone so thinking satin black
    i plan on using the damaged bracket for pattern
    and paint over my vice and dremel "skills"
     
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    used 54 columbia projectsfasteners on repro springer on my 49 westfield

    [​IMG]
     
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    maniac57 Old, Fat, and still faster than you

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    Okay. NOW I see what you were worried about.
    Even a Maniac knows better than to ride something with that kind of repair on the fork.
    I would replace or arc weld the bracket. Brazing won't cut it in that type of stress.
     
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    westfield blown up for spraybomb
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    Did you use a gun or a spray can? Close up pics?
     
  13. Dave420

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    spray can .. painting darts today
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    pics when done
     
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    Your in for a lot of hair pulling, wrench throwing, screaming, crying, ranting, oh yeah did I mention tons of FUNNNNNNN?
    usflg
     
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    burnt orange stripe might be used to cover up bad prep
    trimmed rack w hacksaw..need to weld in bar stock for tank
    [​IMG]
     
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    Nice job on the paint... Looks good from here... Yeah, a burnt orange pinstripe between the black and white would really set it off nicely.
    Now for that fork bracket... I agree and wouldn't ride on it with that brazed repair done there, but it might be easy enough to use some 1/8" x 1" or even better, 3/16 or 1/4" thick plate steel and cut out a new bracket end that you could weld onto the original and problem solved.
     
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    magna i rushed it .. now have to pay the ferryman heh
    close ups oi dont mind sharing but screams n00b
    i should have done one at a time but nooooo
    davezilla thanks for thinking of the 54s bracket, i was just looking at it this morning..
    im going to use it to make another one
    i switched projects .. stepnuts from 54 springer helped put together my 49 westfield
    assemble this yeah if i had hair heh plenty of swearing.. darts are a pain
    [​IMG]
     

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