View Full Version : more progress

08-13-2009, 11:38 AM
Ahhh, a fresh can of 6010 rods, a couple flap wheels and a wire brush. Spent the day cleaning up my rims filing little holes and sanding stuff. i finally got the belt tensioner so I am happy with it and am getting a bit better at arc striking ( hint a scratching motion is better than a poke)
and welded another piece of tube to my "pitchfork" I will hopefully get the bearing plates for the rear axle mounted today. After that I am ready to make the creative decisions and make some real noticeable headway.

talked to an ex co-worker today and found out he runs a powder coating business, this has altered my perception of "good enough" and i am considering making the wheels a little more "perfect" as even with an in in the business it will not be cheap to have them done. but it would be very very sweet.

Running out of summer already

08-13-2009, 12:00 PM
ok Some pictures

not to horrible for a beginning welder with a home built machine


Radical Brad
08-13-2009, 01:28 PM
Great so far.... keep the photos rollin' in.


08-13-2009, 02:18 PM
Thanks for the encouragement, it has been a little frustrating so far, as the first tubing I used turned out to be to thin, and then the wheel/spoke issue. I am going to end up building this thing 2 or 3 times before I am done. You may have noticed I have already deviated from your plans as I have a "square" rear end ( sounds like a personal problem) and it is 2 inches wider on each side than yours. This tubing is BTW all sourced from a trampoline frame that I scrounged from the Dump. No tight curves but a lot of really large radius bends.... anxious to see what I can do with the front of the frame.

Thanks again