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Thepaetsguy

Well-Known Member
#41
I'll say !

Most of us would still be walking around bitching about having to buy a set of forks. Then wasting time searching for a source.

And here you are repurposing stuff that's easily available, and mainly free.

All done on that huge flat work surface (aka the ground ... lol) and two days later you have complete forks, paint and all !

Those forks look great to me.
Thank you! I can’t remember who but on the miniscrapper thread someone made the comment “why don’t you just make your own bars?”

I was thinking in my head well that would be nearly impossible for me to do. I had those dbx bars that fit perfect. This time around I had the frame but no bars and I figured well might as well try to build them. And I’m super happy with the outcome. The cost so far is a can of paint and two cutting wheels. The real cost comes when I need hubs and brakes etc..
 

nightgrider

Well-Known Member
#43
#44
Not choosing sides, because it is nobody's business. My kid will never ride this and I do respect the creativity and hard work that it takes to scratch build a running vehicle from scrap parts. I do believe I was in that crowd that was referred to as "idiots" and I'm pretty sure that was the opinion of someone with more money than actual skills.
FWIW, I do not see any "sleeves" in the referenced images, but I do trust the builder when he says he feels safe riding it, however he produced it.
Have fun and be safe.
Just my opinion.

*EDIT* post #36 DEFINITELY has sleeves installed in the bars. There is no way it would hold still for that photo with just the tack welds. It has sleeves in all four joints. Nice work.
 

Thepaetsguy

Well-Known Member
#45
It’s not a debate even. It’s actually a piece of bar stock from the fire pit I cut into plugs.. Little bit of dawn soap and hammered them into the bars. The plugs are there.

I’ve first hand seen a kid go down on a new China bike when the forks bent for no reason. None of it’s safe. I understand and accept that. Isn’t speed week just around the corner? BE SAFE EVERYONE.
 

Davis

Well-Known Member
#46
Not choosing sides, because it is nobody's business. My kid will never ride this and I do respect the creativity and hard work that it takes to scratch build a running vehicle from scrap parts. I do believe I was in that crowd that was referred to as "idiots" and I'm pretty sure that was the opinion of someone with more money than actual skills.
FWIW, I do not see any "sleeves" in the referenced images, but I do trust the builder when he says he feels safe riding it, however he produced it.
Have fun and be safe.
Just my opinion.

*EDIT* post #36 DEFINITELY has sleeves installed in the bars. There is no way it would hold still for that photo with just the tack welds. It has sleeves in all four joints. Nice work.
You a funny guy eh? I’m 30 years in doing auto body and metal fab 20 of that my own shop. Money my ass I work my ass off on a daily fool ass. What else you got?
 
#48
The yard sale was a massive success. I sold glass and shelves chevy parts..

I have the random spare cash to dump into a project that isn’t the house now!! There’s a trailer under that pile somewhere..

Also to the state cop on the backroad behind the bush.. You looked up and saw a Jeep dragging an overloaded trailer with no rims or tires... JUST DRAGGING it down the street..

YOU DIDN’T pop me for that you legend! 02876CB6-7F8B-47B8-A2E0-CC2ABBC10E9F.png 7BF7B142-F254-4A4F-ACAE-25CDD6A8DB5A.png
 

kayde

Well-Known Member
#49
Pat yourself on the back for makin it happen, definitely pride in saying built not bought.

And as long as you have confidence in your work that's really all that matters.

I can envision full grown great grand kids saying " my great gran pappy built these".

Keep on truckin...

Ps, I've loaded my truck with brush to the point of where it looked like a bush with wheels , fortunately for me only few hundred yards to go with it.
 
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