Rust in Peace

SSG

Oct 6, 2008
1,535
1,332
Eastern NC
She's little tired, has a few freeze cracks and a few pin holes. Check out how much of the tank is left.

Cut down to size.
 
Jan 21, 2011
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Benton, KS
kingfish254 said:
First time I have ever seen the tank fall apart before the light bezel.
Good luck!
Unbelievable! Looks like it was burnt up in re-entry into the atmosphere! You would think it would melt the plastic. :lol: :lol:
 

SSG

Oct 6, 2008
1,535
1,332
Eastern NC
Right now I'm sort of fishing for ideas. It could go together something like this?



I had to stand on a chair to get the whole thing in one photo btw. I plan to throw in some weird stuff to set it apart from the typical burrito style (which I've already built).
 

SSG

Oct 6, 2008
1,535
1,332
Eastern NC
Less is more?


These could be seat springs or rear suspension, not sure yet.


I've been using my high tech adjustable tubing cutting jig and a hacksaw, no power tools needed so far.
 

SSG

Oct 6, 2008
1,535
1,332
Eastern NC
Progress has been slow; I've been working on it a few minutes each evening. I've managed to get the down tube angled right and have started welding the frame together.



It's pretty true now, but its still too flexible without the chain stays and top tubes to get it really dialed in.





I also scored a huffy parts bike which may provide the wheels and some other odds and ends. It has a shimano 3 speed hub if I can salvage the wheel.
 

SSG

Oct 6, 2008
1,535
1,332
Eastern NC
I'm lacking a few pieces of tubing to finish the frame. I went to lowes today but they only carry 1/2 tubing (Actual tubing, not conduit or gas pipe). I'm sure I remember them having a few different sizes in the past. I'll have to try the local steel place tomorrow and see if they have anything in the scrap bins since I only need a few feet.
 

SSG

Oct 6, 2008
1,535
1,332
Eastern NC
I made a tiny bit of progress today on the frame. The down-tubes are done, but I still need to mount a bottom bracket housing.

 

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