BO15 Neutron Bomber

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Blowing this apart. Note the flattened out stays. It was that way when I found it and it has always bothered me. Little Neutrino has the oldest bike frame I own. It's a '36 Hawthorne and it's also how I found this place looking for info. So stay tuned for my atomic punk's transformation.


Carl.

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I always loved the details on this bike. It will be fun to see how you repurpose them.
One thing I'm going to try is lighting the plexi tank. I believe LEDs will work if I drill them into the edge of the plexiglass. Should light the edges of the layers. That'll probably be down the road a bit.

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I won't be cutting her up just yet...
I will be working on a bender made from plywood that's been discussed on here before, although it has been a while. But it's basically a buck laying on it's side with a lever that bends the pipe around it. I think to really get it right, I need to acquire some tubing first, then create the buck to fit the tubing diameter and then bend it. So I'm on the hunt for tubing. Any ideas on the type I need to bend teardrop shaped stays? We've got a scrapyard / metal supply in town. I'm not sure if they're considered essential to the state at large, but I'm guessing they'll be open.

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I won't be cutting her up just yet...
I will be working on a bender made from plywood that's been discussed on here before, although it has been a while. But it's basically a buck laying on it's side with a lever that bends the pipe around it. I think to really get it right, I need to acquire some tubing first, then create the buck to fit the tubing diameter and then bend it. So I'm on the hunt for tubing. Any ideas on the type I need to bend teardrop shaped stays? We've got a scrapyard / metal supply in town. I'm not sure if they're considered essential to the state at large, but I'm guessing they'll be open.

GC.
Can you find the curves you want by cutting up existing scrap frames?
 
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Still looking for advice on the type of steel tubing I should be looking for.
and...
I need to sort out a drive train, I don't know if I'll keep it skiptooth or not. Front tire will likely stay skinny, I do like that dragster look. But I have no idea what back wheel I'll be using. All other accoutrements are on the chopping block as well. The cymbal parts will probably end up on a guitar down the road. The ratty Delta headlight is out, as is the little airplane that sits on the crossbar. My pinstriper buddy has been noticing that he hasn't done any of my bikes so there's that...
The sheet of plywood is for some pieces for a beekeeper I know. I gotta get on that so the leftovers can be used for my bender. All in good time. I should hook up the 220v in my other garage and move my big ARC welder and the MIG I inherited over there, so I don't have to 110v wire feed this.

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Every time Little Neutrino would come out to ride you'd find little copper coils in Carl's wake. :bigsmile:
This is my second or third favorite Carl build, think maybe the first one I saw in person.

It's my wife's favorite of your's, @GuitarlCarl.
There's things I love on this one too and I can't afford one of those full custom frames like a couple of the Taildraggers have. So I'll continue to modify and upgrade bikes I have until it is a full custom frame. :nerd: or I sell a couple three or four... I miss seeing you both.

GC.
 
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