Junk Crafted HIGGINS - After competition minor modifications

Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 10 BIKES' started by MONARKofSoCal, May 2, 2015.

  1. MONARKofSoCal

    MONARKofSoCal

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2012
    Messages:
    472
    over the weekend I worked on removing the white from the tank but not the red
    slow and tedious but got it without to many bare steel spots showing
    400 grit worked best
    [​IMG]
    The section of white I left will be painted black
    Also you can see the holes I drilled in the side pipe rim
    I had many ideas of how to attach it but this was the best compromise
    [​IMG]
    It looses a bit of the aesthetics so i will just have to paint it rather than leave it bare steel


    Finally picked a name as well from now on the J.C will stand for Junk Crafted
    so the full name will be

    Junk Crafted HIGGINS
     
    Last edited: Jul 31, 2015
    LukeTheJoker likes this.
  2. LukeTheJoker

    LukeTheJoker Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2012
    Messages:
    21,305
    Location:
    Capital of the Outback, Australia
    I like the screw mounting holes!

    Luke.
     
  3. MONARKofSoCal

    MONARKofSoCal

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2012
    Messages:
    472
    Emblems where mounted yesterday
    with the original mounting tabs almost gone I wasn't quite sure how I was going to mount them
    and I didn't really want two sided tape
    Finally I ended up buying really small 2mm bolts and nuts
    You can see them between the H and the N but when i add black to some of the other middle of the letters it should make them harder to see
    [​IMG]

    Got the outer part for the side pipes attached as well
    [​IMG]

    With lots of spots to attach the bracketing to hold the side pipes
    [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
    LukeTheJoker and idiotboy like this.
  4. LukeTheJoker

    LukeTheJoker Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2012
    Messages:
    21,305
    Location:
    Capital of the Outback, Australia
    This tank is going to be amazing!

    Luke.
     
  5. MONARKofSoCal

    MONARKofSoCal

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2012
    Messages:
    472
    Had to work today but managed to paint the side pipes in a ratrodded paint booth
    [​IMG]
    looks a bit like baked macaroni

    I am off tomorrow which is good
    so I am burning the midnight oil tonight then up early to finish all the little detail work as well as assembly and take pictures
     
    LukeTheJoker likes this.
  6. MONARKofSoCal

    MONARKofSoCal

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2012
    Messages:
    472
    well i finished but not everything got on the build as i had wanted
    even posting to this finish section i had to leave a lot out so i will be adding the detail pics when i can find time to take more pictures

    the link to the finish section of junk crafted higgins

    http://www.ratrodbikes.com/forum/index.php?threads/junk-crafted-higgins.93711/

    one of the pics that I didnt get a chance to put in the finish section
    [​IMG]


    and in case your wondering here is how the pipes are attached
    [​IMG]
    nothing more than hose clamps with the extra metal attached to the bolts
    I bet you thought it would be more elaborate
     
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2015
    Kevin Kanouff and LukeTheJoker like this.
  7. LukeTheJoker

    LukeTheJoker Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2012
    Messages:
    21,305
    Location:
    Capital of the Outback, Australia
    The tank and pipes came out awesome!
    Congrats on making the finish!

    Luke.
     
  8. MONARKofSoCal

    MONARKofSoCal

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2012
    Messages:
    472
    This quote in the Finished bikes thread made me realize there where still some pics from the final build day that where not posted

    First tank photo
    [​IMG]

    second the only pics i had from the new seat post mounting system
    It was a last minuet change so I did it all on the final day
    since I was rushed it didn't fully get documented

    [​IMG]

    Here was one of the remaining straight cranks I had cut earlier in the build along with what I think is a mountain bike seat post (but I don't know I found it at a swap meet in a pile of seat post)
    the post was then welded to the crank but I didn't get a pic of that

    After cutting the "seat post" to size i trimmed the clamp to originally fit flush with the tank [​IMG]

    But if you look at the final pics I submitted the post was lower than the tank at that was a something I had to do because of time constraints

    Now that the deadline is past and the final pics submitted
    I will be working on putting the seat post back in the correct spot

    *Keep checking back because I will still be doing some final stuff that I didn't get a chance to do

    ok so I needed to trim the rear of the tank in order to have the post sitting flush with tank

    [​IMG]
     
    LukeTheJoker and Falstaff like this.
  9. LukeTheJoker

    LukeTheJoker Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2012
    Messages:
    21,305
    Location:
    Capital of the Outback, Australia
    That tank came out nice!

    The tank and the cool rubber rake is what got one of my votes!

    Luke.
     
  10. MONARKofSoCal

    MONARKofSoCal

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2012
    Messages:
    472
    my bike got a joker vote
    wow thank you very much getting a vote from such a great builder is a pretty big deal
    that does worry me just a bit though
    I haven't voted yet so I don't know how I am doing
    bit I remember reading one of your posts in the voting thread
     
    LukeTheJoker likes this.
  11. The Renaissance Man

    The Renaissance Man __CERTIFIED DIVER__ (Open Water & Open Dumpster) Pro Member

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2012
    Messages:
    7,825
    Location:
    The Tropics of Alabama
    This bike is such a true hot rod. I love the tank! Great job. :thumbsup:
     
  12. MONARKofSoCal

    MONARKofSoCal

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2012
    Messages:
    472
    Thanx for the compliment TRM
    I am thinking maybe I should make a casting of the side pipes and shroud and send it to you so you could make fiberglass inserts for your convertible tanks

    Also I posted some updated pics in the finished thread if anyone is interested in taking a look at them
     
    Vintage-Iron and LukeTheJoker like this.
  13. LukeTheJoker

    LukeTheJoker Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2012
    Messages:
    21,305
    Location:
    Capital of the Outback, Australia
    :thumbsup:
     
  14. kim_dude

    kim_dude

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2013
    Messages:
    557
    Location:
    Virginia Beach, VA
    Do you have a separate build thread for the track bike build? Not sure how I missed all this but Breaking Away is what really got me into cycling.
     
  15. MONARKofSoCal

    MONARKofSoCal

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2012
    Messages:
    472
    Not yet but I hope to get back to working on it after august
    keep an eye out for it in the new build threads
    It will be under the name Circle Trek
     
  16. Tom Schwoegler

    Tom Schwoegler

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2015
    Messages:
    1
    I've been involved with the Little 500 for over 40 years, and was technical advisor to Break Away. Feel free to direct any questions my way.

    Tom Schwoegler
     
  17. OSMojo

    OSMojo

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2016
    Messages:
    29
    Location:
    London, UK
    This is such an original build. I love the fact that you haven't just thrown money at it, but used rare parts such as the crank set that are off the normal radar. Those pipes have come out incredible.

    Here's my reaction when I first saw the bike [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2016
  18. MONARKofSoCal

    MONARKofSoCal

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2012
    Messages:
    472
    Had to share this pic of junk crafted higgins that I took near the end of the socal rat rod riders anniversary cruise
    [​IMG]
     

Share This Page