Yard Ornament -7/31 AS GOOD AS IT'S GONNA GET!

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  1. kingfish254

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    Re: Yard Ornament -7/23 New Parts & Ready for Assembly

    I am digging that color.
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    Re: Yard Ornament -7/23 New Parts & Ready for Assembly

    I stole the idea from a friend who's building a 38 Ford and was going to paint it approximately that color with red painted wheels.
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    Re: Yard Ornament -7/23 New Parts & Ready for Assembly

    im green with envey bike is SWEEEEEEEEEEEEET :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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    Re: Yard Ornament -7/23 New Parts & Ready for Assembly

    Can't wait to see this one done!....Great job!
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    Yard Ornament -7/23 New Parts & Ready for Assembly

    I let out an audible "sweet" when I saw this! Looking good. This one has came a looong way! Are you gonna take back and let the old owner see it?
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    Re: Yard Ornament -7/23 New Parts & Ready for Assembly

    I probably will when it's finished.
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    Re: Yard Ornament -7/24 New Headbadge & Chain Tensioners

    Made some new chain tensioners this morning. I had a piece of 1/4" aluminum round stock laying around so I used that. Cut a couple of pieces then clamped them in the drill press and held a file to them until they were the right diameter to thread to 12-32 which is a pretty hard to find thread. Then I put some 10-24 threads on one end and turned down the other.

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    Added a chrome acorn nut and threaded them in.

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    Also added my version of headbadge.

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    Re: Yard Ornament -7/24 New Headbadge & Chain Tensioners

    What did you do to lock on the acorn nut so that when you go to loosen them they actually loosen and the nut doesn't just come off?
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    i think he notched the treaded rod then screwed the nut over the top. the nit will have to come off to adjust it. am i right?
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    Re: Yard Ornament -7/24 New Headbadge & Chain Tensioners

    Haven't done anything yet because they' turn so easy but locktite will be applied.
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    Re: Yard Ornament -7/24 New Headbadge & Chain Tensioners

    That's what I did for the studs that go into the top of the strut rods so I could adjust wheel centering but these nuts will just be locktited.
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    Re: Yard Ornament -7/24 New Headbadge & Chain Tensioners

    yet another build i cant wait till its done two thums up!
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    amazing!!! :shock:
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    Re: Yard Ornament -7/25 Gooseneck Repaired

    Had a heavily pitted prewar gooseneck I really wanted to use but it was broken off and bent from trying to remove it from a badly rusted fork.

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    You can see the bend in this shot. It's also about 3/4" shorter than it should be.

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    Clamped it in the vise, took a piece of 3/8" pipe that I ground down one end to fit inside, put the torch to it and straightened it out. Came out reasonably well for being cast.


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    Spent some time with a 1" belt sander and a buffer, added a SS bolt and it's ready to install. Actually looks much better in person than in the photo.

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    Re: Yard Ornament -7/25 Gooseneck Repaired

    Great work on this stem, I would've just thrown it in the scrap pile.

    Once you are done with this bike you should display it... in the yard... for 60 years. :lol:
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    Re: Yard Ornament -7/25 Gooseneck Repaired

    that stem is so COOL what is it from ? :D :D :D :D :D :D
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    Re: Yard Ornament -7/25 Gooseneck Repaired

    I removed it from a prewar mens Schwinn. It's somewhat rare so I really wanted to preserve it. When I have more time I'll cut off the damaged part and braze on a new extension then have it plated.
    I believe it's a Wald #4.
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    Re: Yard Ornament -7/30 Sprocket Fiasco!

    I have this really cool sprocket that I was planning on using. I haven't been able to find out who made it or what bike it was originally from.

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    I sent it out in June to be replated knowing it was going to be close on whether or not I got it back in time. Been talking to the chrome shop letting them know I needed it before this weekend. The plater is in Milwaukee about 250 miles away. It looked like it was going to be done by last Thursday but I still wouldn't have it before the weekend so I made arrangements to have someone pick it up and then someone else transport it back on Sunday. Still cutting it close but doable. When I talked to the shop on Friday to make the pickup arrangements they informed me that inspection kicked it out and they were redoing it. BUMMER! I had to go through my junk just to find something else to use.
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    Re: Yard Ornament -7/30 Sprocket Fiasco!

    Made a custom brake arm stop and worked on a kickstand to use. Started out with some 1/8" aluminum pieces, then bent them into 90's.

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    Used some aluminum rod and gas welded them together. Crappy picture.

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    Smoothed them out with a 1" belt sander and a buffer.

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    Cut it off, drilled and tapped a hole, then added a couple of rubber pads.


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    Installed on the bike with a stainless button head bolt.

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    I wanted to use a rear dropout mounted kickstand but just could ran out of time to work one up so I went with a standard aluminum kickstand that I found in the garage. Took the belt sander to it to remove any manufacturers markings and change it from a semi-hexagon cross section to a tapered round one. Ran it through the buffer to remove the sanding marks.

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    Haven't mounted it yet, just hoping it's long enough.
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    Re: Yard Ornament -7/25 Gooseneck Repaired

    its very cool i have never seen 1 b4

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