Billit Chopper

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foopy
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Post by foopy » Mon Mar 29, 2010 10:05 pm

Got my wheel from my mate who just happens to have a very well equiped machine shop at home.He did a awesome job and all parts are stainless so I can polish to a great shine and they will last forever.I have some HT black bolts in there ATM to get a feel of things but will replace with hex head bolts ASAP.
Mirrors for it...
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Non drive side of wheel...
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Drive side...
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I'm off from Thursday so I'll get going hard with this over the brake

Foopy
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foopy
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Post by foopy » Fri Apr 02, 2010 8:19 pm

Got a bit done today.Made the rear guard out of a old Suzuki front guard cut up and 150mm added down the centre then cut and shortened to suit the frame.I made a little dress piece to join the guard to top tube and that was harder than it looked as it has a radius curve, then the sides drop away and the front has curve where the top tube sits!

Anyway heres some pics so far...

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Foopy
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Tex
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Post by Tex » Fri Apr 02, 2010 9:31 pm

Foopy,
The mind boggles as to what you could turn out if you applied your talents to a motorized version (a la Chopper!).

Your neighbourhood must be constantly looking out their windows for the next creation coming down the street!! Let alone the blokes at the Pub ?

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Tex

foopy
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Post by foopy » Sat Apr 03, 2010 6:56 am

Tex wrote:Foopy,
The mind boggles as to what you could turn out if you applied your talents to a motorized version (a la Chopper!).

Your neighbourhood must be constantly looking out their windows for the next creation coming down the street!! Let alone the blokes at the Pub ?

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Tex
Thanks for the props Tex :D I do hope to start on motorised versions soon but I really dig pushies still and I'm having alot of trouble letting go ATM.I know bad isn't it!

Our neighbourhood is prob over my neighbour and me cos we always have our tools going every weekend non stop.He builds speedway cars I build pushies and we help each other all the time,the rest of em are just too boring for us.Ha-ha-ha I bet they hate my music aswell!

Foopy
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foopy
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Post by foopy » Sun Apr 04, 2010 9:43 pm

Did some panel beating on the rear guard and mounted a inlay in the frame.
Doesn't look like much but it all takes time to get right.I used 2.6mm sheet to stop the panel warping due to heat from the welding process.

Still need the seat and grips to turn up so I can get started on the bars and seat mounting.If they don't turn up by Friday I'll make a complete new pan from sheet and tube to suit my needs.

Update pics...
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Foopy
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Reaper
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Post by Reaper » Sun Apr 04, 2010 9:52 pm

hi foopy
thats one good looking bike , cannt wait to see it finished
Reaper


2010 triumph america

foopy
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Post by foopy » Fri Apr 09, 2010 7:31 pm

Seat and grips arrived along with some other stuff.
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I've mounted the seat and it is just what I wanted,I love it.Yet to mount the grips as they are last thing to go on the bike.

Slydog
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pommychopper
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Post by pommychopper » Fri Apr 09, 2010 7:37 pm

Foopster you are quite mental, which is good!!
Love your work matey.
Cool seat and grips, made or bought??

Is that one of my milk crates?? Looks just like it!!

Cheers :D

foopy
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Post by foopy » Fri Apr 09, 2010 9:31 pm

Ummm no it's a sheet metal copy of a milk crate painted red for authenticy is all bro... :oops:

Thanks for the props bud and it's all bought mate.There Nirve units made for beach cruisers (like i'm into that) but a bit pricey at $120 for the lot! Ok not as dear as motor bike gear but that would knock the price up on one of my customers bikes for sure.Lucky it's going on my own ride hey.

But this stuff is going on a customers bike.A US Choppers springer front end with a 18x8.5 5 spoke billit rim.This bike will have all the bling!
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Should be a real fun build...Foopy
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xsive
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Post by xsive » Sat Apr 10, 2010 8:45 am

You sure got talent . I like your stuff like tex said when you put it into a chop bet it will be a pi##a.
IM NOT CRAZY ITS JUST OTHER PEOPLES PERCEPTION OF MY NORMALITY THAT DIFFERS

foopy
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Post by foopy » Sun Apr 18, 2010 9:30 pm

Got some more done before paint and stuff.Made a trans brake for it and some axle tensioners plus more tin work.Should be able to start prepping for paint tomorrow arvo with any luck.

Transfer axle with sealed bearings and disc rotor...
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As it sits on the bike...
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With the custom bars cut to length...
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Foopy
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foopy
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Post by foopy » Wed Apr 28, 2010 9:09 pm

Some completed shots...
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There is some tribal ghost flames in the rear guard but I failed to capture them with this shot.
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The Reo bar is the brake lever and is yet to be chromed...
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Aussie pride...
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Foopy
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KeithinSB
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Post by KeithinSB » Thu Apr 29, 2010 1:08 am

Is the rebar handle a brake or shifter?
Looks real cool!
Good job!!
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Ride it like you can fix it.

foopy
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Post by foopy » Thu Apr 29, 2010 6:28 am

KeithinSB wrote:Is the rebar handle a brake or shifter?
Looks real cool!
Good job!!
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Sorry bud I should have posted details but was in a hurry last night.It is a brake lever and I will send it to be chromed after some more test riding.

Thanks for the props ...Foopy.
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Big D
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Post by Big D » Thu Apr 29, 2010 8:32 am

Foopy , its been great watching this bike come together , you have great talents, hats off to ya mate.
just an idea for the brake though , to save breaking brake cables , ya might want to change the angle of the lever so it pulls the cable 'out' rather than 'down' , like in this photochop render i did - just an idea, not a criticism, keep choppin buddy
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