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Old 11-12-2011, 05:42 PM   #41
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Richarr, I was going to ride it like that for a while but I didn't want to spend money on stuff I wasn't going to use later on... I have a bike I can ride until this one is back on the road too.

Jtw, it's an old LeBlond 14 inch from the 1910-20s. It was a US Navy lathe that my father in law picked up for me. Has a 3 phase motor on it right now so I can't use it just yet. Hopefully I'll have it up and going soon though!
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Old 11-12-2011, 05:44 PM   #42
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Old 11-13-2011, 07:18 AM   #43
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ooops ... and there goes the shockmount! LOL
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Old 11-13-2011, 07:34 PM   #44
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Extended the downtubes 3"

Still need a little cleaning up

Also heated the downtubes and pulled the neck back to add a little rake and get the backbone down tighter to the motor after the extensions:


You can see the bike has a slight forward lean to it after extending the downtubes.... This will be cured later with 6, 8, 10 over tubes... I'll have to do some measuring when the time comes!
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Old 11-13-2011, 07:47 PM   #45
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Cool I'm excited for this, I love your other bike.
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Old 02-17-2012, 02:08 PM   #46
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That's a nice single loop frame. So they also make it for a Sporty?
Yes they do.. and I think it looks bitchin' right there.. (Mullins Chain Drive is this)


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Old 02-17-2012, 07:52 PM   #47
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nice frame but drum on the left side?? due to the brake drum anchor??? Hell all these years an i thought ironheads were right side drive
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Old 02-21-2012, 11:08 PM   #48
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No shit, WTF?
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Old 02-27-2012, 08:11 PM   #49
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Been super busy with a huge project at work and the birth of our baby girl last week, but I am alive. I've mostly been acquiring parts, but I have managed to get a little done on the frame....

No where near done, but it's getting there.
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Old 03-04-2012, 09:52 PM   #50
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Bent up some bottom rails and got it together for a mock up... I like it.


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Old 03-11-2012, 10:18 PM   #51
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I decided to build an oil tank to fit the frame. Go easy on me, it's my first time really welding with an o/a torch...

Made a template with paper, cut the shapes from 16 ga, and tacked the pieces with a mig


Next I got after it with the torch



Fits in there nice and snug


Follows the shape of the frame


Starting to come together


I still have to figure out exactly how to mount the oil tank and finish the bottom and bungs. But I've gotta get the fender mounted first...
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Looks Good man! Looks like you are making good progress.
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Old 03-17-2012, 11:47 PM   #53
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Made a sissy bar from stainless today


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Old 03-18-2012, 08:28 PM   #54
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Got the fender and seat mounted, rolled outside.
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Old 03-18-2012, 08:47 PM   #55
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Looking good! Any ideas for paint and pipes?
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WOW. Great stance. Looks awsome, keep up the good work.
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Old 03-19-2012, 10:15 AM   #57
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Looking good! Any ideas for paint and pipes?
Lots of ideas for both, but I haven't decided on anything for sure yet. Planning to ride it to the Dixie Round up at the end of April, so I'm not sure if I'll have time to do exactly what I want right now...

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WOW. Great stance. Looks awsome, keep up the good work.
Thanks! Front end will be up just a tad higher with the '21 mini drum, but I have to make an axle for it first.
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Old 03-19-2012, 02:56 PM   #58
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If it was me I would try to fill that open space between your rear fender and seat post with the exhaust somehow. Oh and nice pickup! Looks like a 64'?
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Old 03-19-2012, 03:04 PM   #59
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bike is looking good. truck is 63 down. (61 or 62 my guess) A pillar leans forward.
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Old 03-19-2012, 09:37 PM   #60
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'62. Has the torsion bar front suspension. Was going to fix it up for a daily driver, but instead my dad wants it. He offered up his clean ironhead for a trade so once this bike is on the road I'll prepare the truck for him. Pretty pumped.
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