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Hello ratrodders, can you believe it's been a whole year?!? This year I start with a dilemma, I have to possible ideas to base my build-off on:
Option 1 is a 1961 Schwinn Tiger that I have planned to use for the build off ever since finishing my bike last year.
Option 2 is to base my build on these awesome parts that I lucked into, but that would require obtaining a frame.
Option 3 is to combine the first two options and fit the skirts, chain guard, fender, rack, and springer to the Schwinn. Doing so would require altering at the very least the chain guard in a way not easily reversible.
I am really stuck on what to do!!!!
Last edited by inshane64 on Thu May 24, 2012 10:20 pm, edited 9 times in total.
I vote for option #3.....
Not a bad " Dilemma " to have... that's a nice frame and I'd LOVE to have those parts....
As far as altering the chainguard in a way not easily reversible .?.?.? It ain't called a RatRod for nothing....
So It Goes ....
Either way will be cool, but if I had to choose...3
I think I have decieded on a name, Sweet Fancy Moses. It's one of my favorite lines from Seinfeld.
I am going to attempt option 3.
I obtained some nice Felt tires when they went on crazy sale!
But they don't fit, even without fenders!!!
Not fun at all!!!
Concur! Since you are going to do some butchering, I would take a section of 2 x 4 and hammer it in there to gently spread the dropouts and frame. I would start at the rear and hammer it up to the spot where you need the clearance. Then I would push the dropout ends back together with the wood still in there to get the alignment for the hub right. The bridge for the fender might bend just right as it spread apart and it might look natural.
Scary stuff time!!!!!
Cut off tool
My favorite tool Millermatic 350P
I LOVE the pulse mode on this welder, defiantly worth the extra cash.
Also the double drive is awesome!
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