Jockey Journal Forum banner
1 - 9 of 9 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,416 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Just getting started on this. Got the body from Chip out in Phoenix, nice piece. Was a long road for him getting the original molds, info here:
Tire Wheel Automotive tire Vehicle Motor vehicle

I'll post some pictures when I get it on the welding table and start fabricating, if anyone is interested.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,416 Posts
Discussion Starter · #3 ·
The body was designed for a Servi-Car. I don't have a Servi-Car, but I have this ratty old Shovel with a butchered frame, so I figured it's the perfect candidate.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,095 Posts
I dunno, but please keep the photos coming. Photos supported by E-Z-2-grasp explanations where appropriate, please!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,558 Posts
Yea more pics
I’m struggling to understand what’s going on
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,416 Posts
Discussion Starter · #8 ·
I am making a chain drive differential using parts from an MX5. I cut off the rear axle plates and drew up new plates in CAD to mount the pillow block bearings. I will have 3/8" steel waterjetted once I finalize the design. I had to cut and bend the top tubes of the rear hardtail for the body to fit, since it was originally designed for a flathead Servi-car. The new steel plates will extend under my cuts to make it strong.This thing is EXACTLY the right width for the HD frame. I have a 1" keyed axle to make the left and right axle shafts, and a couple of 1" pillowblocks for near the wheels. I will need to make upper and lower tubes to support the bearings at the wheels, leading back to the seat post tube. I think the rear diff and output shafts were about $150, $50 for the bearings, $200 for the axle and hubs. The brakes are from a Polaris RZR, rotors and calipers for forty five bucks, can't get much cheaper than that. DNA sells a trike axle for a couple grand, but I did not want disk brakes visible, to me it kills the look. I'll have maybe $500 in this setup.
 
1 - 9 of 9 Posts
Top