'68 Sting Rat

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Finally got a fun project with great weather to go with it. Getting ready to start the sissy bar suspension. Took a while to find the shaft collar stash....:39:.

Here's what we're working with.

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Cut the loop off the top of the Schwinn sissy but left the mounting holes. Going to use these holes at the drop outs to attach the sissy to the bike.

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Had to cut the drive side shorter to clear the derailleur...will cut the other side if I still have another hack saw cut in the old arm when the rest is done.

Will use aluminum sleeves to attach the legs to the top of the sissy. Should look something like this.

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Need to poke some holes in the seat. Should go pretty fast.
 
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Chad T, awesome work on the suspension sissy! That, and your custom seat, is the 'cake topper' to this very RaT-isfying build!

Thanks for the tutorial on the sissy susp. Where did you source the springs? They look heavy duty. Strong enough for a not-too-bouncy ride?
I've got to try this mod!

And this photo....
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......WOW!
 
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Thank you guys!

Where did you source the springs? They look heavy duty. Strong enough for a not-too-bouncy ride?
Those were replacements for some kind of rockshox. I cut them in half and made 2 sets. They're very stiff. Only give when you hit a big bump which is nice.

Finally got the seat attached to the sissy with some recessed brake hardware and some aluminum spacers.

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Looks like she's done.

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Time to go for a cruise and take some pics.
 
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Chad, I like the close-up of the bike and the dumpster vibe in that shot, but your #2 probably shows off the bike the best for the Voting Thread.

Excellent work! And yes, get 'the kid' to shoot a vid of you flying on this rad Sting-RaT !
 
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One more Q....do you have a 'bumper' in the aluminum tube connecting the two sissys? Kind of a 'top out' prevent for the rebound control coming off a bump? Or maybe the two sissy bars don't actually touch inside there?
 
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One more Q....do you have a 'bumper' in the aluminum tube connecting the two sissys? Kind of a 'top out' prevent for the rebound control coming off a bump? Or maybe the two sissy bars don't actually touch inside there?
They're spaced far enough apart. Thought about putting some rubber tubing in there.

Man I missed the end!! Was just getting ready to post and it ended. Thought it was ending at midnight for some reason...:headbang:

Oh well it was a good time anyways.
 
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They're spaced far enough apart. Thought about putting some rubber tubing in there.

Man I missed the end!! Was just getting ready to post and it ended. Thought it was ending at midnight for some reason...:headbang:

Oh well it was a good time anyways.
WHAt?? Oh $#!t! Well, don't fret, you've already won. **keep your eyes on the prize** **and the OJ Award thread** :grin:
 
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Man I missed the end!! Was just getting ready to post and it ended. Thought it was ending at midnight for some reason...:headbang:

Oh well it was a good time anyways.
Your in! Lucky you! This is Rat Rod Bikes and not the Olympics! :)


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