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Old 09-21-2011, 05:51 AM   #1246
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^ these ideas lurk in the back of my brain. I did something similar when I rebuilt my 14' skiff. I disassembled a 17' boat and grafted cut and spliced various parts to make it what I wanted. If I could knock a couple of projects out of the way, I'd be all over something like this.

I have dreams of turbo Datsun 510's and street legal rally cars. I really like the lines of that euro sled. Maybe one day it'll turn up on www.dogfightmag.com as a build thread...
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Old 09-21-2011, 06:09 PM   #1247
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theres a turbo 510 wagon running around here localy..beastly thing!!!!

ive visions of street taged vintage looking F1 cars........but...thats would be certainly something to lose your rights to drive LOL

hmm dogfight eh...some intriguing stuff in there
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Old 10-01-2011, 05:14 PM   #1248
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I just finished building a bike rack for my tandems.



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Old 10-02-2011, 05:46 AM   #1249
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Since nobody makes a truck to match the hard bags on a Kawasaki Nomad, I made one myself.

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Old 10-02-2011, 06:25 AM   #1250
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Old 10-03-2011, 01:13 PM   #1251
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Since nobody makes a truck to match the hard bags on a Kawasaki Nomad, I made one myself.
Very nice work indeed.
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Old 10-03-2011, 01:19 PM   #1252
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Since nobody makes a truck to match the hard bags on a Kawasaki Nomad, I made one myself.
Would love to see a few more pics. From what I can see in the one, it is a great match for the bike.

I didn't see the follow on post, with the link, until after I posted. That is very very nice!
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Old 10-03-2011, 05:19 PM   #1253
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Yeah, cutting those inner pieces to fit perfectly against the darker trim piece was a bitch wasn't it?

This is actually bamboo. I didn't create those trim strips, they came pre-made in the diamond pattern. I just fit them together:
That looks really cool. I got really lucky in that after I ripped the tongues off the planks (glue down) they fit almost perfectly inside the frame. There was just the slightest of gaps but the filler took care of that.
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Old 10-04-2011, 09:30 PM   #1254
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24 Hr clock

This is the Cam Chain drive off a BMW R259 (1150cc) motorcycle engine.
The small gear is driven by a modified hi torque quartz clock and drives the large gear via the chain. The lower gear floats freely.
The wood is local Yellow Cedar


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Old 10-04-2011, 11:25 PM   #1255
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This is the Cam Chain drive off a BMW R259 (1150cc) motorcycle engine.
The small gear is driven by a modified hi torque quartz clock and drives the large gear via the chain. The lower gear floats freely.
The wood is local Yellow Cedar


Not a BMW fan but this clock is a very cool concept to reality.
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Old 10-06-2011, 01:05 PM   #1256
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It aint pretty but seems to be working so far...

Bent up some left over strap iron from when they replaced the bleachers at my school...



Hang two of 'em on the wall.



Insert bar.



Fill with tires.





I should have made it just a little wider, the biggest tire is just barely past its balancing point. Dont think you want tires raining down on your head either...
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Old 10-06-2011, 02:07 PM   #1257
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I should have made it just a little wider, the biggest tire is just barely past its balancing point. Dont think you want tires raining down on your head either...
Dorkpunch Hi!

This is something that you've probably already thought about, but could you turn them so the long side is horizontal and short side on the wall?

It looks like you're using significant lags into the studs in the walls.

Would drilling four holes in the short side and lagging it to the same stud be strong enough?

Hope you don't mind my suggestion. I like your tire rack.

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Old 10-06-2011, 02:35 PM   #1258
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I thought about that, but it wouldnt work because I had to make the rack tall enough for the tires to fit in. If I turned it sideways, the tires would just fall through, but I could just weld the bar in place a few inches back from the point of the triangle. Good suggestion, might eventually try that, but for now, its up, its working, and I'm too lazy to take it back down and drill more holes...
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Old 10-06-2011, 03:01 PM   #1259
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I thought about that, but it wouldnt work because I had to make the rack tall enough for the tires to fit in. If I turned it sideways, the tires would just fall through, but I could just weld the bar in place a few inches back from the point of the triangle. Good suggestion, might eventually try that, but for now, its up, its working, and I'm too lazy to take it back down and drill more holes...

ahh that make sense. I sort of had the same thought, "... it's up there, the heck with it, leave it the way it is ... "
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Old 10-06-2011, 06:17 PM   #1260
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I thought about that, but it wouldnt work because I had to make the rack tall enough for the tires to fit in. If I turned it sideways, the tires would just fall through, but I could just weld the bar in place a few inches back from the point of the triangle. Good suggestion, might eventually try that, but for now, its up, its working, and I'm too lazy to take it back down and drill more holes...
Flip it to the long side on the bottom and just add another cross bar on the back side a couple of inches off the wall and let the tires rest on the two crossbars and not completely against the wall.

Sure would keep the wall cleaner!
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