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I posted a question a week or so about welding and what kind to get. Well I was looking for a used MIG and would up with a torch set that came with full tanks. Over the weekend I broke out some coat hanger and scrap steel and taught myself how to weld the old fashoned way. Today I took the day off and fabbed up a rear fender for my project. Took all day but I did it. I'm not sure if I like the struts or not. My neighbor liked them. I thought I might put some pike nute or something on them or rework them all together but I think I need to look at them for a while. Thanks to everyone for their earlier advise.
 

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Just don't weld on anything your life depends on :) In the right hands a torch welded joint can be strong. In the wrong hands it could mean disaster.
 

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I like them, I think they just need to be a little more alike to oneanother, the bend is lower on the chain side. But, Good job.
 

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jabber said:
I like them, I think they just need to be a little more alike to oneanother, the bend is lower on the chain side. But, Good job.
That's to compensate for the chain ;)

(I'm trying to cover for ya, go along with it)
 

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good effort, but i agree any structural stuff, get someone else, if in doubt hit it hard with a very large hammer!

but yea keep at it!
 

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ha moonshiners - i was going to suggest that - smack it with a lump and if it doesnt crack/break you are good to go

i do that still if it is something is major that i want to be double sure on...
 

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Yup, aint much you cant fix with a big hammer a 1/2" Spanner and a screwdriver! (well at least it includes strombergs and rochesters ;-) )
 

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Thanks for the kind words. I wouldn't do any kind of structural welding with any welder. I know I don't have the skill for that..yet. I have to fab up a brake pedal bracket and was already planning to have someone who knows what they are doing weld it up. I would hate to try and stop and have the pedal fall off especially having only rear brakes. The different struts are to offset for the chain. The fender is not centered but the way the wheel and frame are set up I could not see any other way. I LOVE the idea of brass wing nuts. The bolts are 5/16 but I thibk I can increase them to 3/8 and get even bigger wing nuts. I will work on that today.
 

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Looks great to me. The wingnuts will make it look even better.
Did you add the 2" or so tube for the top mount of the fender, or was that already on the frame? The fender-to-tire distance looks just right.
Currently, my bike has an old flat fender in poor condition mounted directly to the frame, it's several inches from the tire at the front and looks awful. Here's a pix of my current setup.
I have no welding skills or equipment. Is there anyone on the board sells their services in this area? I saw Trent has ribbed fenders, so I'd need a set of struts and that front mount. I'm in Maryland and could transport the bike to somewhere in the MD/VA/PA area.
 

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I did add the tube for the distance and mount. I took a piece of black pipe and cut it to lenght, fishmouthed it and welded a 5/16 nut inside the end. I got the distance by taping a plastic tube to the tire and then took big hose clamps and clamped it down where I liked it then made all the mounts. I have about 3/5 of the old Ford ring if anyone needs it. No luck today finding brass wing nuts if anyone has a source let me know.
 

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B.R.S.- that's going to be a nice scoot when your done. As for the welding, PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE! If ya wanna get rid of that Ford ring, contact me via e-mail [through the moderator?].
 

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B.R.S. said:
I did add the tube for the distance and mount. I took a piece of black pipe and cut it to lenght, fishmouthed it and welded a 5/16 nut inside the end. I got the distance by taping a plastic tube to the tire and then took big hose clamps and clamped it down where I liked it then made all the mounts. I have about 3/5 of the old Ford ring if anyone needs it. No luck today finding brass wing nuts if anyone has a source let me know.
Thanks, I have a lot to learn!
 
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