Talk about all things Rat Rod Bikes.
Thanks for the comments. It is a mild cafe job that I did on a 75 CB360. I made the seat cowl myself, replaced the exhaust, signals, bars, mirrors. I painted the tank with rattlecan epoxy enamel refridgerator paint. It runs great and it's loud enough to make small kids cry.
The orange bike is a stock CB360 that I am thinking of making into a scrambler type bike with knobbies, high pipes etc... But may just sell it due to too many projects, too little time.
The red and black bike is my 98 Triumph Thunderbird Sport.
You can get those clamps at Home Depot for less than $15. Those are called pipe clamps, all you need to add is the pipe, flange and a place to mount it. I built one myself because I'd rather spend my cash on bike parts than a $100+ bike stand from Park.
Rat builder credo: No paint, no parts or purist thinking is safe from a bike build
The poor mans bike stand is made up of:
1- Pipe Clamp
1- 3/4" Gas Pipe 12" Long
1- Floor/Wall Mount
4- 1 1/2" Lag Screws
1- Rubber Square or Heavy Material to rap the frame.
I spent less than $30 on clamp parts. The wood was in the scrap pile, so add more if you need the wood. OH, and it works!!
LET IT ALL BURN!
This is supposed to be my workshop, but ahhh.... I can carefully step to the back, and the boxes of parts aren't more than two high. I AM able to find parts here, sometimes when I need them! A bunch of shelves are needing to be built. I'll get there, eventually.-Adam
Dragging home rusty old bikes since 1980!
So weeks later the end is in sight. And here i thought this would be a 3 day event.
(kept running outta $$$$$$)
I built in lots o work space/bench.
A friend of mine also told me they have tonnes of new kitchen uppers (cubboards) at his place of employment.
things built the wrong sizes,factory seconds and products that where never picked up.
so i'm pretty sure all my storage will be free. (happy happy, joy joy!)
I'm trying to find an old tiny wood stove so i can work out there during the cold winter months.
Best part, the 305 big bear is outta the sun porch so the little womans happy,
and i can finally make my way back into the arcade. (barely)
I did some trim work on a house where the kitchen looked just like that.... Lady wanted to know if I needed to take a break and she would make me a bite to eat.... Nice thought... but... um .... no...
"Four wheels move the body. Two wheels move the soul."
All my work is done in the great outdoors also. I also use a homemade repair stand.
68 Spaceliner chrome
64 Spaceliner painted
63 Flightliner chrome
58 Huffman Klunker
53 Western Flyer
In my room that has too much bike stuff since I don't have a tool drawer, I also work in my little shed or out in the open.
Wished I had a garage and some of this stuff gone to be able to actually work in this shed.