'68 Sting Rat

Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 14 - CLASS 1 - BUILD JOURNALS' started by Chad T, May 3, 2019.

  1. HuffnPuff

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    Great work. Love the mix of old school/patina with modern parts. True resto-mod.
     
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  2. Chad T

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    Finally got a fun project with great weather to go with it. Getting ready to start the sissy bar suspension. Took a while to find the shaft collar stash....:39:.

    Here's what we're working with.

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    Cut the loop off the top of the Schwinn sissy but left the mounting holes. Going to use these holes at the drop outs to attach the sissy to the bike.

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    Had to cut the drive side shorter to clear the derailleur...will cut the other side if I still have another hack saw cut in the old arm when the rest is done.

    Will use aluminum sleeves to attach the legs to the top of the sissy. Should look something like this.

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    Need to poke some holes in the seat. Should go pretty fast.
     
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  3. Chad T

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    Almost finished with the suspension sissy.

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    Upside down Schwinn sissy mount works great. Just needed a small spacer to clear the brake caliper.

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    Didn't get a proper mock up until after dark.

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    Purple!

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    Almost done!

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    Still need to work out some spacers for the clamps at the seat...then try to get a decent pic of it.
     
  4. bficklin

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    Wow, your fabrication skills are remarkable .


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  5. OddJob

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    Chad T, awesome work on the suspension sissy! That, and your custom seat, is the 'cake topper' to this very RaT-isfying build!

    Thanks for the tutorial on the sissy susp. Where did you source the springs? They look heavy duty. Strong enough for a not-too-bouncy ride?
    I've got to try this mod!

    And this photo....
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    ......WOW!
     
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  6. Chad T

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    Thank you guys!

    Those were replacements for some kind of rockshox. I cut them in half and made 2 sets. They're very stiff. Only give when you hit a big bump which is nice.

    Finally got the seat attached to the sissy with some recessed brake hardware and some aluminum spacers.

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    Looks like she's done.

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    Time to go for a cruise and take some pics.
     
  7. rrtbike

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    :thumbsup:
     
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  8. MattiThundrrr

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    Please include video of the springer in action too!
     
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  9. Chad T

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    Sorry didn't see your post until it was too late. Not a lot of action in the springer on this. It's fairly stiff. Ride vid may be in order though. She flies.

    One of these will have to be the final pic. Gotta work tomorrow.

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    Obligatory dumpster shot.....(it's like the new fountain)...:21:

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  10. The Renaissance Man

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    Great job as usual!

    :forum::rofl:
     
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  11. OddJob

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    +1 on the :21::rofl:
     
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  12. OddJob

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    Chad, I like the close-up of the bike and the dumpster vibe in that shot, but your #2 probably shows off the bike the best for the Voting Thread.

    Excellent work! And yes, get 'the kid' to shoot a vid of you flying on this rad Sting-RaT !
     
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  13. OddJob

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    One more Q....do you have a 'bumper' in the aluminum tube connecting the two sissys? Kind of a 'top out' prevent for the rebound control coming off a bump? Or maybe the two sissy bars don't actually touch inside there?
     
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  14. Chad T

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    They're spaced far enough apart. Thought about putting some rubber tubing in there.

    Man I missed the end!! Was just getting ready to post and it ended. Thought it was ending at midnight for some reason...:headbang:

    Oh well it was a good time anyways.
     
  15. OddJob

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    WHAt?? Oh $#!t! Well, don't fret, you've already won. **keep your eyes on the prize** **and the OJ Award thread** :grin:
     
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  16. RustyGold

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    NOOOOOOooooooooooo!!!!!! :cry:
     
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  17. KJV

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    Nah, ya made it:

    Nice finish.:cool2:
     
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    Your in! Lucky you! This is Rat Rod Bikes and not the Olympics! :)


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    @Chad T why you no answer my PM? :(
     
  20. Chad T

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    Because you're snotty and you smell like farts...:p...j/k thought I did but must not have hit the button....was distracted working on this old Schwinn. PM sent.

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