1HP ELGIN ''UndeadCustom'' FINISHED!!!

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  1. kingfish254

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    WOW! Awesome tank work! :rockout::113:
     
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  2. OneHorsePower

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    :dontmentionit:Thank you guys
     
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  3. xddorox

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    Some awesome craftsmanship on that tank.
     
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  4. Araya51

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    Man you did an Awesome job on that tank. I like the way it wraps around the back of the seat tube drop down.
    Nice job.!!!
     
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  5. OneHorsePower

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    After allot of thinking and thinkering , thank is mounted and open n close properly :dance2:
    so much more fab work that i anticipated just to mount this thing , even had to make my own hinges :whew:
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    the latch to close the door was not made yet when i took the pics
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    and guess what is next step:39::D
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    final fork design , under construction, will not have allot of travel but just enough to smooth the ride and make a great looking vintage"ish" style fork
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  6. KJV

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    Way cool .:thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
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  7. LukeTheJoker

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    I Like the new fork idea!

    Luke.
     
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  8. OneHorsePower

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    truss rods Mock-up
    i curved the fork a bit more,
    i also widened the fork at the base even more
    the wheel is in there , but the dropouts are actually wider than the axel now , the pivot plates will go on the inside , and the suspension truss will go inside the plates .. this way the suspension truss clear the fork legs.
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  9. sludgeguy

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    Wow what an incredible build! The tank work is fantastic the truss and front forks are great. This is one of the better builds I've seen. Nice nod to the vintage look and feel of the original bike.

    Great job!
     
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  10. OneHorsePower

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    Thank you!! :dontmentionit:

    @sludgeguy : you obviously have not seen much here ;) but i appreciate the compliment:happy:

    forgot to mention i removed the markings on the tires , thinner+sanding+oiled and rubbed to smoothness
    a light sanding to remove the top coat of the markings , thinner to dry the rubber and dilute some of the paint/decal , sand the remaining , rub with petrol based oil or grease to nourish the rubber back (light heat to make it penetrate) and you rub it with fingers till more smooth (you will have burning fingers):doh:, then wipe and clean:cool:
     
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  11. Falstaff

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    This is shaping up nicely, can't wait to see the finished fork.
     
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  12. The Renaissance Man

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    Good stuff going on here!
     
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  13. LukeTheJoker

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    Truss rods are excellent! Love the detail at the top where it joins into one piece...

    Luke.
     
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  14. Chad T

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    Great looking build. Nice job on that seat. Love that the tank opens for storage and the fork looks to be a great addition.
     
  15. OneHorsePower

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    Tanks ! :giggle:

    did a lot of fab-work today:crazy2:

    -Lathe some nylon pivots from nuts available at the hardware store
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    also found countersink nylon washers and fiber washers ... the pivots will simply be threaded on the bolt so no need for shoulder screws:nerd:
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    - suspension arms , forged into shape (discovered a new passion):D
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    and spring plates/cross braces cut with grinder ... gosh that took time:whew:
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    still nothing welded yet , but hopefully soon
     
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    A clearer look at it:
    dug out stronger springs and harder bushings and prep everything for welding.
    also made a new template for the pivot plates
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    only missing the 2 pivoting plates and the top piece that relate the 2 suspension arms to fab
     
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  17. LukeTheJoker

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    Looking really good 1HP! :thumbsup:

    Luke.
     
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  18. Falstaff

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    Just wondering what thickness steel you'll be using for your rocker arms?
    I'm trying to design a Springer for my current build,and the only scrap plate I have is an eighth inch. I'm not sure that's strong enough.
     
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    This is my kind of build! Keep it up. :cool2:
     
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  20. OneHorsePower

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    1/8" works if you have wide flange pivotbolts, did it on my last fork .

    but i think ill go 3/16" or 1/4" for this one cause its a heavy beast
    the wider the better i think , prevents slop and wear on the pivots.
     
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