Got my first bike.

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junior123
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Re: Got my first bike.

Post by junior123 » Sun Aug 12, 2012 6:43 pm

yeah mate, will try it myself and see how i go

doobinator
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Re: Got my first bike.

Post by doobinator » Sun Aug 12, 2012 7:31 pm

Did you start with a template? How did you make the template?

junior123
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Re: Got my first bike.

Post by junior123 » Sun Aug 12, 2012 10:35 pm

I just got a bit of soft cardboard, placed it on the frame and traced along the frame. I then joined both sides with the shape of the back I wanted. Will put up a pics of the process if you want.

doobinator
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Re: Got my first bike.

Post by doobinator » Mon Aug 13, 2012 5:55 am

Mate that would be awesome. I got some sheet aluminium laying around and want to have a crack. Nice bike too thats going to make a hot looking bobber

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Re: Got my first bike.

Post by junior123 » Mon Aug 13, 2012 4:55 pm

Just a quick "How to bobber seat"

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Piece of crap cardboard
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Place on the frame of your project
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Trace the frame from underneath
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Tidy up the sides and draw the end shape you desire (For shaping etc)
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Cut the template out and trace around it on the aluminium/ steel sheet your using.
Cut along the line with a thin cutting wheel, and do what is necessary for your mounting point.
Can do any shape you want but this is what I needed to do, to get the shape I wanted. Have fun :D

doobinator
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Re: Got my first bike.

Post by doobinator » Mon Aug 13, 2012 7:38 pm

Awesome, that's gold. Just for you put in posting that I'll ride down with a carton and have a beer with ya :D

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Re: Got my first bike.

Post by Prof » Mon Aug 13, 2012 7:53 pm

To cut aluminium with an angle grinder, use a 1mm blade and cut into a piece of candle or bees wax first... cuts through the aluminium like butter. Re wax blade when it starts to get grippy.

You can buy aluminium cutting blades which have tungsten teeth but nmake a fairly wide cut and cost money as well.
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junior123
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Re: Got my first bike.

Post by junior123 » Mon Aug 13, 2012 8:20 pm

yeah doobinator that would be awesome

doobinator
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Re: Got my first bike.

Post by doobinator » Tue Aug 14, 2012 7:18 pm

Now that is a top tip. Going to give it a go in the next couple of days. I'll post some pics of the result.

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Re: Got my first bike.

Post by Bearcx » Tue Aug 14, 2012 8:00 pm

Could use a jigsaw... :D
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Re: Got my first bike.

Post by Cromag » Tue Aug 14, 2012 8:31 pm

Bike looks good junior, seat looks great. as a bit of interest, ol mate Choppeal just made a seat for his sporty (pics on other computer, sorry) he made it maybe 40-50mm wider on te edges then rolled the edges over the frame (lots of belting with a hammer i think) and it slides from the front to the back and then locks into place because its a snug fit. just something ive seen that eliminates mounting brackets etc (always the hardest part to make neat and efficient).
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junior123
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Re: Got my first bike.

Post by junior123 » Tue Aug 14, 2012 9:18 pm

yeah i did that, i forgot to mention it haha

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Re: Got my first bike.

Post by junior123 » Sat Aug 18, 2012 6:40 pm

Stripped her down today, and i am now shitting myself haha

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Scary looking, not sure what the hell I'm doing
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Re: Got my first bike.

Post by junior123 » Sun Aug 19, 2012 4:05 pm

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No dough at the moment, so onto cleaning the tins. Tank all stripped and ready for some filler, and then quote for stripping the chrome

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Re: Got my first bike.

Post by xsive » Sun Aug 19, 2012 4:47 pm

Yeah it looks daunting .whats your plan now you have it this far? tell us what you want to do and ask questions .most all will have been where your at right now .is it just a freshen up and paint ? want to change struff ? there is easy ways and hard ways to do it.ask if ya not sure before you go into the land of no return and get stuck there is lots of answers between us all
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