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Timbo
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Full size custom pushbike bobber progress shot's.

Post by Timbo » Wed Jul 05, 2006 9:47 am

Just thought I'd post some progress snaps of this fat n low pushie that's starting to take shape in the garage.

I wanted to make something low and wide, and after a couple of afternoons this started to look something like what I envisioned.

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The frame's made of the same heap of scraps I used on the other machine, but what the hell, it works well.
Used rectangular tubing on the trees as I ran out of flat 6ml plate, after boxing in the ends they ended up looking like a bought one !!
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This shot is how it was decided to be made after laying the parts down on the ground, trippin up and down a ladder getting the look just right from a distance. Once the profile is achieved I take a snapshot from the top rung and us the pic as a basis to work off once a few measurements are scribed down.

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I'm not normally an apehanger fan but in this case I think I can hear them calling to be used.

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low and wide...

Post by Prof » Wed Jul 05, 2006 2:44 pm

Will be a nice looking bike when done. Thanks for the ladder shot... a good idea
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Post by Cromag » Thu Jul 06, 2006 9:19 am

Way to go Timbo....keep crankin them out.....

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Post by Timbo » Tue Aug 22, 2006 1:08 pm

These aren't the bars I'm going to use, I just bent these up to test roll it up and down the street
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Post by Timbo » Mon Aug 28, 2006 4:58 pm

These are more like it, it's all in proportion now.
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Post by Shez (Rascal) » Mon Aug 28, 2006 6:04 pm

that looks sa-woit as already :D

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Post by SimonJ18 » Mon Aug 28, 2006 8:47 pm

I agree with shez or should it be P-weta.... She is lookin Sa-woit mate! I dig those bars!

What type or bar bender are you using to bend your bars tubing??

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Post by Timbo » Mon Aug 28, 2006 9:24 pm

mmmm, bar bender that'd be great, might have to put in a special request for fathers day.

The bars are all just mitre jointed after some angular cuts with the drop/cut off saw. I make an internal gusset out of 6 to 8ml plate that's literally like a fat letter L or V, depending upon the angle you want ,and fit this snugly inside the tubes sticking in around 50ml each direction. After that I drill a run of small 5ml holes up the side of the pipe butting up agains the plate and fill em in with the mig, sand/grind them back and your done, these suckers are as strong as you need em.

Sadly that nice frame bend is purely that of a kid's bed frame that I picked up and modded to fit ! Just happenned to be nice and fat like I wanted.

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ShovelShane

Post by ShovelShane » Mon Aug 28, 2006 10:12 pm

Looks bloody great Timbo, I know my kids would love a ride like that. Keep up the good work :)

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Post by Timbo » Mon Oct 09, 2006 5:18 pm

Well this sucker is virtually finished, I just need to bolt on a couple of polished checkerplates on the headstem gusset, and under the seat, and it's done.
I'll try and lay my hands on some exhaust heat wrap for the handgrips also.

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The next machine on the drawing board is a springer, I'm gunna build a monster springer front end from scratch, I have a few ideas floating around in my head already. Once I get this right I'll be able to step up to the full size fire breathin panhead powered roadgoing chop with confidence.

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pan

Post by Prof » Mon Oct 09, 2006 9:06 pm

I'll be looking out for the Pan...
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Post by SimonJ18 » Tue Oct 10, 2006 11:14 am

That turned out real nice there Timbo!! I want one :) might be a good way for me to get fit again :!:

The Pan sounds great! Get in there and do it mate, dont forget you got all of us here to help ya out.

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