Tin Roof Rusted

Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 14 - CLASS 1 - BUILD JOURNALS' started by hammer mechanic, May 6, 2019.

  1. hammer mechanic

    hammer mechanic

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    I needed to straighten my front rim a little.
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    Somewhat successful. No pics of that, my battery died.

    While I was at it, I thought I would service my front axle since it was pretty crunchy.
    Ended up making a new axle as the old one was bent.
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    Made the new one a little longer, because truss rods.
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    I bought a 3 ft length of this B7 rod from Fastenal a while back. Basically chromoly. I have made several 5/16" axles out of it.

    Gonna need new balls.
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  2. hammer mechanic

    hammer mechanic

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    Scavenged some 1/4" balls out of another hub.
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    Got the front rim fairly straight.

    Skipped over to the rear Morrow hub. I need a 1/2" pitch sprocket on the rear, so I swapped drivers with another Morrow hub I have.
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    The teeth on the 1/2" pitch sprocket are hooked a little, may see if I can find a replacement in better shape.
     
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  3. hammer mechanic

    hammer mechanic

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    Cut out my tank sides and perimeter pieces.
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    005.JPG 006.JPG I hammered flat the outer edged of these pieces. The curved sections remaining will sit against the frame tubes. At least that's the plan.
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    Some assembly required.
     
  4. GuitarlCarl

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    Nope. What do the corrugations line up with? If they were running at an angle parallel to the head tube / seat tube it would flow and line up nice. I like you've got the top and bottom for a nice dimensional look but won't the top piece fight curving with the corrugations in it? Hope it works, looks like the frame tubing should run right with the corrugations.

    Carl.
     
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  5. OddJob

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    How's that cool corrugated tank idea coming along? Any progress on this sweet build?
     
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  6. hammer mechanic

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    I've been on a work binge. Will have some free time starting this weekend. First things first, I plan on attending Smoopy's show/swap meet in Murfreesboro on Saturday
     
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  7. kingfish254

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    That tin roof tank should look good installed!
     

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