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Old 01-26-2010, 02:32 AM   #136
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Holy crap - that upper strut mounting plate is a work of art! It would win the Turner prize over here in Blighty!
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Old 01-26-2010, 03:17 AM   #137
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Well the BBQ was on a little later than I thought so I managed do some things today. Not much. Just a bit of Ali work.

You can now see where the water system goes.

Bought myself a new jigsaw today to cut the Ali and it was like a hot knife through butter but it made absolutely no difference to how straight my cuts are (or the lack there of).

I said it was going to be rough and Im not dissapointing myself.



Until next weekend.

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Old 01-26-2010, 03:22 AM   #138
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Holy crap - that upper strut mounting plate is a work of art! It would win the Turner prize over here in Blighty!

Agreed, it is so simple in concept. It spreads the load, is unobtrustive, and can be removed from the bike in seconds.
A perfect example of the KISS principal.
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Old 01-26-2010, 03:24 AM   #139
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Well the BBQ was on a little later than I thought so I managed do some things today. Not much. Just a bit of Ali work.

You can now see where the water system goes.

Bought myself a new jigsaw today to cut the Ali and it was like a hot knife through butter but it made absolutely no difference to how straight my cuts are (or the lack there of).

I said it was going to be rough and Im not dissapointing myself.



Until next weekend.

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Nice work Alex I can't even see any holes in your welds Love the idea with the tap.
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Old 01-26-2010, 03:37 AM   #140
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Trust me Neil they are there. Once everything's finished the last thing before I powder coat it will be to go over all welds and fill in any holes (which there are a few).

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Old 01-26-2010, 03:43 AM   #141
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Hey 3legs, great project, good luck. Looking at yor 10l water container and pump, where did you get it, and would it be suitable for petrol??? Cheers.
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Old 01-26-2010, 03:45 AM   #142
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alex, shame you werent there at this arvo's sidecar convention in Clancy's garage. the juices were flowing and mccardigan was slobbering.
i could only contribute my legal skills.
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Old 01-26-2010, 03:47 AM   #143
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Trust me Neil they are there. Once everything's finished the last thing before I powder coat it will be to go over all welds and fill in any holes (which there are a few).

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Hey 3legs, I have a hole in my pocket.
Any chance you can plug that as well?

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Old 01-26-2010, 10:50 PM   #144
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just one small modification
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Old 01-26-2010, 11:32 PM   #145
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just one small modification

Why am I not surprised you thought of that
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Old 01-26-2010, 11:58 PM   #146
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Hey Chris so long as it's only your pocket. Im not going anywhere near your other holes Don't worry my pockets have even bigger holes. You guys will send me broke. I may need Gad's skills later if my missus finds out how much I've been spending

Slab that is great idea. You've got me thinking. I wonder if I could do the same with one of those Heiniken (however you spell it) kegs?

As for using the pump for petrol. Not sure. I've used a 12v shower pump made of plastic. The rubber seals would probably perish in petrol but no harm in trying. Only cost $45 (I think) from Rays outdoors.

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Old 01-27-2010, 01:01 AM   #147
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one small mod

It would be a small modification for you Slab

you would even need a step ladder to get to the tap!

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Old 01-30-2010, 01:13 AM   #148
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G'day

Little bit more done today. Rear door hinged,main lid hinged, front compartment wall done and some electrical work done. See attached photos.







More fiddly stuff tomorrow. Still haven't worked out how I'm going to bend the Ali. Might have to make a rough sheet metal bender out of angle iron.

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Old 01-30-2010, 03:17 AM   #149
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nice work, alex. i'm admiring your dexterity.
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Old 01-30-2010, 04:42 AM   #150
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I have been busy today picking up a new powerplant for the Tuck Truck.




Now I have to make a decision, having seen Clancy's outfit in the flesh.]

Decision made.

Phil came over this afternoon, I had stripped the new K1100 down, and with the help of Marc Crighton we got it running, remember it had sat for some time, there was mice/rats nests inside the fairing, etc.

But good old K's, new battery, a bit of TLC and she fired up
Everything works (Phew!, I did buy a pig in a poke)

As it is a goer, the decision was easy. Bolt the sidecar to this new tug.

Phil will build a new subframe, we will incorporate most of the existing sidecar mounts. He will gusset where I would like. I will take the existing front leading links and rear wheel/swing arm assembly off the Tuck Truck and bolt them on.

This will be a sheding weekend in Nunawading. All welcome. Free food, piss and accomodation

Stay tuned for the rebirth of the Tuck Truck
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