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Wohoo! another round of summer build offs! Competition is looking stiff this year so I'm gonna jump right in and have some fun.

I picked this frame up last week at a yard sale for $5 so it became a perfect candidate to chop up. I have no clue what kind of frame it is but it has californial registration stickers from 1986 :)



Here's my first bit of progress, frame stripped and some old tires and wheels pulled out of the garage. And a few parts I might use.





I think im going to use the flat bar fork to make new a new seat stay. Its going to be much shorter and end up somewhere around the middle of the seat tube. It will kind of look like a motorcycle swing arm, and hopefully the flatbar will be strong enough for the added stress.



Made a little bracket for some 1/4" round tube. Im gonna go all out on the fork.





I really like the look of early boardtrack motorcycle handlebars, so I welded this up quickly and I think im going to weld a pair of 3/4" stock to the top of the forks with welded on bars kind of like clip-ons. Ill also have to make some kind of top triple tree mount.
Stay tuned for more!

 

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Lots of progress quick! I like the frame, it has a GT look with the way the seat stays land in front of the seat tube... of course, you're cutting those off. haha Looks like a cool bike!
 
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Lots of progress quick! I like the frame, it has a GT look with the way the seat stays land in front of the seat tube... of course, you're cutting those off. haha Looks like a cool bike!

Thanks, yea i got all excited and had a late night in the shop lol. The kicked forward GT style seat stay is kind of what gave me the idea to expose more of the seat tube... it is a nice frame, but for $5 i almost have to chop it up :rockout:
 
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Hey Rat Rod Bikers! more progress today. First up I bent up a new set of bars and used a holesaw for the coping. Then to keep the top of the bars in-line with the fork tube I made some triple trees out of really big washers. The sizes were close but I still had to bore the centers a bit, especially for the fork tube. Grinded the sides for fitment and welded them up, after some more grinding and filing first test fit I think looks great. That't it for today, hopefully tomorrow ill have them all welded up and i can start on the 1/2" roundbar.
Cheers!













 
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that looks real cool great job keep it up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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I'm liking the bars even though I'm to old to ride hunched over.
 
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