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Old 04-07-2011, 06:23 PM   #141
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Wow to say the least! Your craftsmanship and attention to detail are outstanding. You should be teaching classes. Keep up the awesome work. Can't wait to see done.
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Damn! This thread is fantastic - please keep the pics coming!
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Old 04-08-2011, 03:41 AM   #143
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My morning coffe tasted 100% better reading this thread...

awesome stuff!

my eyes got bigger and bigger the more i scrolled through the last 2 pages!

please move here and build a big f garage! then when you are my neighbor i could harass you with a million "how the F do you do this and that" questions!
and stand watching over your shoulder until you got so annoyed that you hated me!

oh, i would bring beer
knallert thank you, I could learn a few things from you as well, nice project you've got going on there..

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This is the first time I have found thsi thread. AMazing work and great skills. I am totally loving the girder up front, great job.

Looking forward to more updates.

Cheers Dan.
Hi Dan, your bike is one of my inspirations, love the stance, would love to see it finished, keep us posted

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Wow to say the least! Your craftsmanship and attention to detail are outstanding. You should be teaching classes. Keep up the awesome work. Can't wait to see done.
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Damn! This thread is fantastic - please keep the pics coming!
thanks a lot dustdevil, MANGOLD

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I am done with the drawings, cardboards/ Styrofoam models for the oil tank and i started working on the buck, Here you will see the buck in its squared geometrical form, for me thats the hard part.
Once all surfaces/edges are symmetric i will start rounding out the edges to finalize the form.
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Old 04-08-2011, 02:11 PM   #144
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Hi Dan, your bike is one of my inspirations, love the stance, would love to see it finished, keep us posted
OMG, I have never inspired anyone in my life! I can't take the pressure!

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Old 04-08-2011, 02:43 PM   #145
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OMG, I have never inspired anyone in my life! I can't take the pressure!

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no pressure here , as a matter of fact the geometry on yours looks pretty similar because of the drop/strech and front end style, i love it...
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Old 04-08-2011, 06:27 PM   #146
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You also have an awesome lawn Dan.

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Excellent work. Thanks for the thread and the pictures.
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Old 04-09-2011, 06:36 PM   #148
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everytime I see the progress on this tank it makes me feel totally incompetent. Your work really is awesome.
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Old 04-10-2011, 11:11 AM   #150
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Thanks for the comments you guys, now astek, you got any more pics of that oil tank? If it turns out anything like your fuel tank its going to be blinking awesome.

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Old 04-12-2011, 01:19 AM   #151
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thank you OnVacation,

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Thanks for the comments you guys, now astek, you got any more pics of that oil tank? If it turns out anything like your fuel tank its going to be blinking awesome.

Cheers Dan.
You mean the buck of the oil tank, I finished it and i will start working on the actual tank,

here're images of the model/buck being completed..







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that tank buck is awesome! One question (not criticizing) why not use solid wood for the buck? I would think it holds up better than plywood??Just asking..

You are an amazing craftsman to say the least....
Ply is also dimensionally stable with moisture content changes.Solid timber in general has 5-10 times tangential shrinkage than the radial shrinkage(as seen in log form) so you get uneven shape changes as it sucks up or loses moisture.
Awesome inspiring work ,I might have to build an english wheel from the plans i have somewhere
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Old 04-12-2011, 01:55 PM   #153
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Default Re: Redesigning The 1956 Triumph - A Pre Unit Build by Alp

This is true about solid wood, it will shrink or swell across the width by a surprising amount. However, it does not shrink over the length, which is why ply is great becasue the real timber it glued across the width meaning it will hardly move or shrink at all.

Great looking oil tank buck astek, looking forward to seeing some metal on that.

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I am so excited to see the oil tank in the frame. It's like 60's showbikey but not, on a whole new angular level. Should look fantastic!
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Old 04-18-2011, 03:51 AM   #155
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Thank you guys for all your comments..

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I'm still working on the oil tank, it took me a while to figure out some of the design elements, but you will see that this tank will have some unique yet functional features..

Michael from "Michael Schmidt Photography" visited my workshop and shot some pictures while i was working on the oil tank..

Forming the side panel




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Nice pics.

I think youre the only one here that pull off white work clothes. If I got out of bed in white, Id be dirty before I made breakfast somehow.

Cant wait to see whats in you head on this bike in the finished stage, beautiful so far, and different. Different is the new black.
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thanks Jeff,

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been busy with other projects, but made some progress on the oil tank..





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Nice Work . Might I suggest "appleply" for future bucks. It's solid, structurally stable and you won't come across any voids like plywood. It even comes in a 1" thickness.
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Old 04-22-2011, 03:26 PM   #159
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That gas tank looks slick. And the oil tank is looking great also. Not just another round tank.
I've never done a Buck for a oil tank. Nice work.
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The tank is amazing! I wish I would have did mine more like that!
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