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""RAD ROT"" Aug 1-Calling it a DONE DEAL!! pics added

Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 8 - TRADITIONAL BIKES' started by Chips_Mahoy, May 1, 2013.

  1. Chips_Mahoy

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    Re: ""RAD ROT"" New pics added 12 July

    Hmmm...that could be a neat addition.
     
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    Re: ""RAD ROT"" New pics added 12 July

    I used a small Capri speedo last year and it went to "11"
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    Mine's the same shape and all but without the cool face on there.
     
  4. Chips_Mahoy

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    How does it fit w/ the small cross bar in there?
     
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    Re: ""RAD ROT"" New pics added 12 July

    Your brace is a little higher than mine was. I did have to shave the sides of my speedo for it to fit. Mine was just for looks and didn't have a cable. You could remove some of the guts and slice the back so that it fit over the cross bar.
     
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    Just as a note I don't have the wheel piece to mine only the speedometer head and cable.
     
  7. Chips_Mahoy

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    This has given me an idea...... If I had a non-functional speedo head like that, it could become my "dashboard" for things. The gears are turning now.....
     
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    Re: ""RAD ROT"" New pics added 12 July

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    I still got plenty of toggle switches too! :mrgreen:
     
  10. Chips_Mahoy

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    I'm not sure what kind of switch I'd use. It would have to be something older and would fit the look of the build.
     
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    Like this???
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    I got PLENTY! Still like 2 more bags!
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  12. Chips_Mahoy

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    This is the first style of switch that came to mind but I'm open for suggestions.....

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    Re: ""RAD ROT"" New pics added 16 July

    MIni Mock-fest tonight.

    I'm trying to figure out how I'll mount the taillight and not have it really bolted to anything. The tough part for this particular light is the wire comes out the bottom which makes it hard to screw/bolt it to something.

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    Side view: Kind of a "floating" light set up is what I've been working on.

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    I'm not sure if it'll work or not but I'll keep trying until it does or until I come up with something else!!! I'm going to have to come up with something else for the seat brace. It's not strong enough as is so I'll have to make something that mounts on each side of the seat brace/bracket. I'm still using nuts, bolts, metal and doo-dads lying around. I refuse to go buy new for this build!!
     
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    And a couple headlight shots. Not going to mount it this way but wanted to play around with positioning.

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    Re: ""RAD ROT"" New pic added 20 July

    Was digging through some old boxes in the barn and came upon this. I think it's a candle holder. It had small nails around its base to either attach to a base piece or to stick in a candle to hold it in. There was some wax residue on the inside is why I say it. The shape and handle placement are what really makes me think candle holder. It's all copper too!! As soon as I saw it I thought "BIKE LIGHT"....... 8) It's about 3" in diameter and 9-10" long.

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    Flip that around and angle it on the down tube and I see a beer holder. :mrgreen:
     
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    That's a cool idea. But I've got something else in mind for bringing water & snacks with me..... :wink:
     
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    Re: ""RAD ROT"" New pic added 20 July

    BIKE LIGHT?!? KWAZY WRATTER!! YOU CAN DO EET!!! GTB!! PEACE
     
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    Thanks Jake!
     
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    Re: ""RAD ROT"" Updated 23 July w/ new pics

    Let there be lights!

    ....is what I heard today so I worked on the yellow fog/head light and the taillight. The fog/head light is a MoPar unit stamped Jun 28 1949 on the back of the bulb:
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    MoPar molded into the glass:
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    MoPar stamped in the steel housing:
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    The trick to this will be getting to run it on 6 volts and not have a bunch of wires and stuff exposed. The taillight is done and ready to mount but no pics to share yet.


    I found this piece that looks like an old horn cover or speaker cover. I can't find any markings on it anywhere. It may find itself on here as a mock horn cover:
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