my winter build

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by zipper421, Dec 31, 2012.

  1. XL-erate

    XL-erate Been here awhile

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    Thanks so much, Zipper, it's a real distinct pleasure to be able to join you for your build through the great pictures! Some of this same lays ahead for me so I'll likely steal liberally from your applied expertise, thanks for that too!

    Really admire the workmanship but your rollaway stacks, lathe, shop etc. suggest we ain't viewing the fiddlings of a rank amateur! Sure going to be one fine rig when you're done, no doubt about it, can't wait to see it. Beautiful, and I could go on and on...!
  2. davebig

    davebig Another Angry Hun !

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    I wonder whose images I was looking at ? I just looked back through yours and indeed the torch is a liquid, I notice the Miller and pedal.We have an ESAB 352 where I hang out big tig welders are fun, the high frequency destroys lots of electrical devices(radios,cordless phones) left laying on the welder too long, any big box that can make a bolt of light come out of a hand held torch is impressive.
    What really interests me is your cuts are all so nice, you can't do them all on the lathe have you got access to a plasma table, water jet or something ? DB
  3. zipper421

    zipper421 Been here awhile

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    i use a straight edge and my plasma cutter
    then off to the belt sander
  4. zipper421

    zipper421 Been here awhile

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    thanks if i can help let me no
  5. XL-erate

    XL-erate Been here awhile

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    Thank you, sir, a ways off yet. Firm believer in having it all lined out on paper, fully designed before I start hackin' & whackin' so taking my time to try to forsee the full end result before sparks fly.
  6. zipper421

    zipper421 Been here awhile

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    i no what your saying
    i have had a couple of reworks
    its all a learning experience i will do a lot of things different on the next one
  7. DJ1

    DJ1 Chopper Jockey

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    at a great pace Zipper, you will be tearing around on it in no time. :clap

    I ordered the materials for mine a few days ago, now I just need to get my game plan finalized or at least as close as I can.

    I did pick up the FX 30 Arcstation, what a great piece! It's already made life easier.
  8. zipper421

    zipper421 Been here awhile

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    im glad you like it i love mine
    easy to move around
  9. zipper421

    zipper421 Been here awhile

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    well its on the ground all adjusted and final mock up is done
    guess i have to take it all apart again paint or powder
    and build a body
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  10. Nano0k

    Nano0k n00b

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    i really love the work you did. awesome skill ! i just started building a sidecar and your post have been a pretty good brainstorming for all question i had trouble with. If you agree i would like to take some of your idea to put into my project. your sway bar seem to be a good addition to my setup. i still need work on my swing arm '' durability '' and you just give me some great tips ! thank you

    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=865054 :deal
  11. davebig

    davebig Another Angry Hun !

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    Pretty nice and all tig welded too overkill but really nice, I was showing my welder buddy your work especially the plug welded swing arm pivot (maximum overkill) and he liked it, thought you tried to hard(overbuilt), he's usually guilty of the same thing.
    Your subframe is stiffer than Claude's Why ? Though I wonder if you may be onto something with your extra support. You might as well add a loop where the purple level is sitting for an auto battery box, get some extra amps and move the weight to the right.
    If you as nicely with the body it'll be lovely.DB
  12. zipper421

    zipper421 Been here awhile

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    anything i can do to help anyone i would do
    ask any questions i will try to help
  13. zipper421

    zipper421 Been here awhile

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    why would my subframe be any stiffer than claudes its his design
    not sure
  14. davebig

    davebig Another Angry Hun !

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    You have an extra support on the front across the plastic cover where the alternator belt resides, it looks as though there's plenty of room to get the cover off. Anyway that stiffens the front upper arm mount up, I like it.Got any ideas for a battery box ? Batteries can never get too big DB
  15. XL-erate

    XL-erate Been here awhile

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    Funny how one man's 'Overkill' is another man's bare minimum....

  16. zipper421

    zipper421 Been here awhile

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    never thought of it that way
    maybe its not over kill its just cautious wisdom
    its constant improvements with the design would you still like to be driving a model a
  17. davebig

    davebig Another Angry Hun !

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    Yes I guess that's what I get for buying my chair from one of the countries leading builders, looking at how he did it, spending the winter with a structural welder electronics guy whose quite comfortable inside a 350 amp tig welder :Criticism from a guy who solders electrical conections !!!!!!!!!! LOL
    I gotta take a couple deep breaths now !!!!!!!!!!!!! DB
  18. MILLENNIUM FALCON

    MILLENNIUM FALCON Been here awhile

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    Its looking great man! I can't wait to see it in person once it is done.
  19. zipper421

    zipper421 Been here awhile

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    i cant wate either
    its cool to sit on it again
    its been a wile
    time to build a body
  20. DJ1

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    Thanks for the update posts! :clap

    Your work is very good and well done. I'm looking forward to seeing the tub come together.

    We haven't settled on a final body design but I think we're close. My frame material showed up yesterday.:D

    As far as the plug or rosette welds being "overkill", that just standard procedure for any tube splice for several reasons, I see nothing on your build that is overdone. My motto has always been "when it comes to killin', there ain't no such thing as overkill"