SOUL CATCHER (final stretch!!!!!)

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  1. char

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    Re: SOUL CATCHER (Copper Springs DONE)

    Sounds good! Should look great! :)
     
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    Re: SOUL CATCHER (Copper Springs DONE)

    Copper teaser bumps are allowed.
    Copper is cool!
     
  3. dragnusa

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    Re: SOUL CATCHER (Copper Springs DONE)

    First off a pic of the front springs outside
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    Twisted copper, Hmmm where could these go?
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    Copper trimmed and bent
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    Finally found a use for them weird little nuts off of 10 speeds
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    Test fitting
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    May end up tucking them in some
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    Aint far from being done with this part of the build
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    Another angle
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    Re: SOUL CATCHER (More copper work DONE)

    Pretty cool!!
    How strong are those? Or do you even need them for support with the way you mounted the wood?
     
  5. dragnusa

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    Re: SOUL CATCHER (More copper work DONE)

    I didnt do a weight test yet mainly put them on to stabilize the rack. thinking about moving the tops in so it can handle more weight but that will come later I have to figure out why the front hub keeps loosening up.
     
  6. dragnusa

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    Re: SOUL CATCHER (More copper work DONE)

    brushed the copper with vinegar and salt. hoping to get a nice patina, the new copper look is to flashy.
     
  7. dragnusa

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    Re: SOUL CATCHER (More copper work DONE)

    I coated it a couple hours ago and its already turning a nice brown color
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  8. dragnusa

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    Re: SOUL CATCHER ( neighbors sofa had to die)

    Neighbors sofa had to die.
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    So this could live
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  9. dragnusa

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    Re: SOUL CATCHER ( neighbors sofa had to die)

    :roll:
    Got everything together
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    foam glued to seat pan
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    foam trimmed up
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    Leather wrapped seat pan
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    Re: SOUL CATCHER ( neighbors sofa had to die)

    Very cool!
    I love the seam done the middle!
     
  11. dragnusa

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    Re: SOUL CATCHER ( neighbors sofa had to die)

    It turned out better then I thought it would. I still have to trim off the back side but think it will look better then the black seat thats on soul catcher right now
     
  12. dragnusa

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    Got it all back together and its looking sweet
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    still have to touch up the paint on the bottom but Im pleased how it turned out
     
  13. Ape Stanger

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    Re: SOUL CATCHER ( neighbors sofa had to die)

    Good call on incorporating the seem. Looks awesome.
     
  14. dragnusa

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    Re: SOUL CATCHER ( neighbors sofa had to die)

    Thanks, I wanted a leather seat with some kind of design on the bike but a $40 + seat was out of the question so with $3 in foam a piece of the neighbors sofa and stuff I had already had on hand, thats what I came up with
     
  15. dragnusa

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    Re: SOUL CATCHER ( neighbors sofa had to die)

    Got the new seat on tonight but couldnt try it out I still need to get a new tube for the front tire
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  16. mitchelangelo

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    Re: SOUL CATCHER ( neighbors sofa had to die)

    Nice job on the seat. This bike is looking "soul" fine!!
     
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    Re: SOUL CATCHER ( neighbors sofa had to die)

    Thanks mitchelangelo
    Took her out the other day for a shake down ride and rode about a mile with the kids, even tho its weights alot it rides like a dream. Now to try and find the second part of my build
     
  18. dragnusa

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    Re: SOUL CATCHER ( second half of build started)

    Guess you could say I got the second half of my build started. I got tired of trying to find a bike cart to tear down and use so Im going to try and figure out how to use 2 front wheels and make my own cart.
    Heres what Im starting off with
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    Re: SOUL CATCHER ( second half of build started)

    Cool start!
     
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    Re: SOUL CATCHER ( second half of build started)

    Got them cleaned up and the axles removed, Ive never tried building an axled trailer so this should be fun
     

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