Manfred's chop shop version of a cycle truck. Not yet named

Discussion in 'BUILD OFF #8 - ANYTHING GOES BIKES' started by Missingspokes, May 13, 2013.

  1. Missingspokes

    Missingspokes

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    Alright guys! I am a lurker here and have finally decided to step up to the plate.

    The motivation behind this trike is my mother. After my father passed away my mom moved into a small house about a half a mile away.. Well I just fired her lawn boy so I need to fill in. And that's how I am justifying this build to the wife!

    The rear end will be a surprise for now. But I am going rat rod in this. Here is the pipe fitting "adapter". I will tell you this will be a fixed gear 3 speed with reverse!
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    My loving wife is in nursing school and unfortunately build time and study time overlap by about 98% so construction has been coming in spurts.
     
  2. Missingspokes

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    So far I am about 6 solid hours into it at this point.
    I am going to attempt a flat bed this week. I found some beat up sheet metal in the form of 55 gallon trash cans. Hopefully I can build a functional bed and keep it looking long and low.
     
  3. LukeTheJoker

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    Very cool build so far!
    Welcome to the build off!

    "fixed gear 3 speed with reverse"? :shock: Very interested to see this! :mrgreen:

    Luke.
     
  4. kingfish254

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    This should be fun. I like the square tube frame.
    Good luck
     
  5. Captain Awesome

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    Fixed gear comes with reverse anyhow


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  6. Missingspokes

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    No I mean this will have 3 forward and one reverse while pedaling forward! I know every fixie need a reverse gear. It's a bonus when your building a heavy weight trike ;-)
     
  7. Missingspokes

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    So skipping ahead a bit, I picked up a new chainring last night. Today I sandblasted the chrome off and started soaking it in vinegar.

    This was my first attempt at bending the down tube last night. I later resorted to heat and my heavy rear end
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  8. Missingspokes

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    So I am really striking out on the butt end of this thing. I whipped up a 26x32 flat deck.. Buts it's got no flow.. And it's boring. I want something low with the tires tucked up.. Gears are turning.. Thinking shopping cart....
     
  9. Bending square tube is not easy, I would recommend a pie cut and re-weld. :wink:
     
  10. axsepul

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    i like this build. i'm watching.
     
  11. LukeTheJoker

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    +1!

    Luke.
     
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    Thanks guys. I did not need a sharp bend, just a nice flow. And I wanted it on edge. Heat did the trick.
    I will let the cat out of the bag.....
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    I told you guys it was a heavyweight!
     
  13. Oh....Bombshell. This is gonna be good. :shock:
     
  14. LukeTheJoker

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    Wow! Another heavyweight build!
    This is cool, cant wait to see more!

    Luke.
     
  15. maddog1949

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    this is great, watching this
     
  16. Missingspokes

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    Works a madhouse right now! I think I am trailering the beast to work on Friday to hopefully rough in the bed a little further.. I need to get some dedicated time on this thing :|
     
  17. Missingspokes

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    Work has been crazy. But we are finally between projects! Guess who has the next 4 days off! :D
     
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    Awesome! Looking forward to seeing what you get up to!

    Luke.
     
  19. Missingspokes

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    Got the bed roughed in. It will get old pallet boards for the deck. Those will sit on top of the angle iron.
    When I say roughed in, I only took it this far to figure mounting locations and how much to trim for the tires.

    So far I am still within budget. 0$
     
  20. Missingspokes

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    Welp. I finally got it out of the shop! I will get pictures up, its been very very slow in the making. It's slow, it's heavy, it's abosutely pointless! I love it
     

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