Road Master wrote:
Okay, so there's like a law in your neighbor that if it has wheels it has to be white?
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Figured Id check in on ya RM.Thats super info on working with wood ,too bad Im the worlds worst carpenter!!
Truly love this build,keep rollin'
Not being a carpenter but knowing some tricks like this might help out the average Homeowner. I know owning a home can be a never ending project so any idea that speeds things along can be a great help. Thanks for checking out my build. Robert
I built my wife a house once,this is what it looked like the day I finished.....
Haha, you made me laugh.
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Hi! Can you say OIL TANK? I had a few glitches that were entirely my own fault. I picked up some two hole electrical metal conduit straps to mount the oil tank to the seat tube. The footprint of the strap was definitely wider than the tank so I simply had to reshape it to make it work. I needed 2 straps - the first one was a piece of cake, happened by itself. But for some reason I could not duplicate that first one to save my butt. I fiddled & fiddled with it the other day in the 90 degree heat and I just got more frustrated as it went. I finally decided I needed a break from it - packed everything up and went inside. In case you haven't noticed my workshop is on the front lawn under a tree - wife NOT Happy!
The next couple days the thought of going back out there and working on that stupid strap - well, I just didn't. But I woke up this morning feeling positive and knowing that I WILL finish this stupid strap! I set up my workshop, grabbed the strap and 2 pairs of needle nose pliers and two quick bends later I was done - aaarrrggg! Everything went perfectly today. I put 2 straps on the seat tube and one under the bottom of the frame in case the tank ever got bumped it wouldn't swing around and get ate up by the chain.
Used a Dremel Tool w/ a Cutting Wheel to reshape the strap where the mounting hole is.
Love my Park Repair Stand - swung the bike's butt around up in the air to install the under strap!
I had been collecting all kinds of plastic bottles with caps because I wanted a smaller fill cap on the oil tank and then a larger one for the gas tank. The two liter plastic jug looked about right for the oil tank but then the little woman's boy visited the other day and he brought with him a Cherry Coke Bottle - cap is red. Red is going to be one of my trim colors so for mockup purposes it was mo' better! Anybody ever cut the threaded part off the top of a plastic bottle? I hadn't but the plastic is many times thicker. I used a utility knife to rough cut the top of the bottle off and used it again to cut as close as I could to the ringed area just below the cap - looked like a good stopping point for the filler. To get it flat I started w/ 100 gritt sandpaper - naugh, then I tried 80 gritt - still slow going so I finally got out a wood rasp and went to work. Plastic is tougher than I thought but it was just what I wanted. Primed the tank and the spout, then glued the spout on w/ rubber base glue (one of my favorites). Reinstalled the tank, took some pics and called it a day. I need some copper pipe - last pic shows a metal part I messed around with today for the next project - can you guess what it is? TBC. Robert
Great job on the tank . Lovin this build
Ahhhh, the pause that refreshes!!!
Nice Coke tank!
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Now your cookin',looks super man.Dont ya just hate it when something frustrates you for hours then happens in seconds after simply walking away for a bit.lol
Frustrating is putting it a little mildly, but that will work. Another one that gets me is when I'm looking for something and I know it's right in front of my face but I still can't see it - I go get someone else and of course they point to it immediately. It's amazing what another set of eyes can do. Robert
Funny- that happened last night.I wouldnt run my wife to the store until i found my 9/16 ratcheting wrench,wich I had looked for twice already,,i finally found it on the hook for my 11/16 wich is about an inch from where the 9/16 hangs.
Man am I ever glad I traded you this frame! Never thought anything this cool would happen to it! Just in case you are keeping the paint as is, i know you got a springer on there right not but I do have the original 38 truss rod fork if it iterests you at all. Keep it up, your giving me ideas for the frame you traded me!
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