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  1. firemarshal71

    Happy Thanksgiving (a day late)

    I've been gone a while but just logged in and renewed my subscription. Miss the projects and great people in this forum. Good to be back and I've got a ton of unfinished projects that my wife claims need to be running or gone. (I've recently procured a second storage unit just in case, lol)...
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    Anything Goes! Mini Snowmobile

    Love the build and your shop looks like something I would pay an admission fee for a tour.
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    Anything Goes! FM71 2019 chopper

    Sorry haven't posted in about a month -sort of lost some of my mojo but after last week's snow storm, I'm more motivated this week with Spring in the air and 50 to 60 degree temps. Happy Easter! and below are some pics of setting up the rear chains and making some axle mounts. Still haven't...
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    Anything Goes! FM71 2019 chopper

    I made a little more progress on the front end area. As I anticipated, this has been the most challenging for me with the hardest part being maintaining symmetry while setting and tack welding the sections in. With everything in its proper place and measured for symmetry, my next step will be...
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    1969 Taco 44 Magnum

    really liking the café racer styling.
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    Anything Goes! FM71 2019 chopper

    Going ahead with the springer style front end. Started making the triple trees but didn't get much farther than this. I have the middle piece still to make for the spring mount and need to cut and contour the upper and lower piece to go around the springs and neck tube.
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    Nice project and well equipped shop! You make good use of your space.
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    Built two bikes in one night.

    Here's one I did a couple years back.
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    Anything Goes! FM71 2019 chopper

    Looks like everyone is making good progress so thought I would post a quick update. I put a jackshaft together and massaged the drum brake lever a little in order to get it in alignment with the cable and frame rail. Also played around a little with some mockups in order to make sure my...
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    Lil Indian 400

    Nice looking build and that engine is a masterpiece!
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    Anything Goes! FM71 2019 chopper

    Placed a couple braces between the upper and lower rails and started to weld in the neck area but need to come back to this later after I warm up a little. Most likely will require some body filler if I can't blend the weld passes in better. Will post more updates towards the end of the week...
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    Anything Goes! FM71 2019 chopper

    Thanks Chipper, they make quick work of setting up and can be easily moved when you're mocking up designs. I Put the rear wheel halves together and mocked it up in the frame. Still need to adjust the jackshaft setup and make the mounts for it and the rear axle. Will be adding some cross...
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    Started to clean and organize

    I needed to organize as well because I keep buying duplicates and triplicates of stuff I already had but forgot about. I need to do something like dragracer above did since most of the stuff I'm referring to is small parts and fasteners. I must have 100 or more bearings and my metal/tube stock...
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    Anything Goes! FM71 2019 chopper

    Day 1 of my build. Laid out the frame pieces, bent and tacked up on a jig/work station. Proportions are not coming out as my original drawing showed but like all things, I'm just going to roll with it and let the build take on its own personality. I had to raise up the neck area in order to...
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    Anything Goes! Scratch built Harrison

    Looking good, mrpat!
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    Anything Goes! Another Dutch minibike build from scratch.

    Very nice design and well thought out. What software are you using?
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    Anything Goes! FM71 2019 chopper

    Received my wheel/tire package along with a couple other necessities from the OldMiniBikes-Warehouse yesterday. Really excited to get the main tubing rails mocked up to the proportions I'm striving for. I went with a Rupp Trials tire for the rear because it makes more sense for the terrain this will...
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    Anything Goes! FM71 2019 chopper

    I'm in. Been a while since I played along and I need to purge my shop of extra parts. I've always favored the scratch builds and can't seem to get enough of the chopper style so here goes. Going to enter a scratch built chopper for my 2019 build. I'm attempting to keep the design simple with...
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    OldMiniBikes Build-Off 2019 Classes and Rules

    I'm not seeing a "probably not going to finish class", but will definitely enjoy reading the threads of others to follow. Thanks Dave!
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    Log in every visit

    I've noticed if I open the site from my mobile device and then later try to log in at my desktop, it will have me redo my password but as long as I use only 1 device, it saves my username and password.