Saturday, April 11, 2009

Day 120 "Hardtail Continued" 11 April 2009

This is how my day began, other then being really ill. I woke up today of coarse sick as a animal for the weekend on the only day available to work on the hard tail. So I went at it anyway, this is where I started. I notched out the vertical tubes so I could bend them in to support the hard tail. As shown below.

Now it just needs to be welded to fill the gap.

After they were bent I did some grinding to help my headache go away?

The blurry pic is what I call sickness vision, its about how everything looked today with my flu symptoms.

It's coming together, its rough but, no good project starts out finished. "Rome wasn't built in a day!"

Looks like I've got a lot of welding to do but I'm going to save it for a day that I feel a little better.

I'm going to need a springer seat, I hope I don't have to make that too? But probably will the size is not a very common size, 9" long and around 12" wide. I'll figure it out I hope? I'm also debating if I should do a rear fender or not.

It's getting there...

1 comment:

  1. Hey there,

    I know this project has long since passed its completion, but on the off chance you still monitor this blog, I'm hoping you can answer a question for me.

    It is tough to tell from the pictures, so can you tell me how angled the hardtail rails inward to meet the frame? Did you angle the 7/8 tube inside the rail to point the rail inward from the shock eyelet? Or do they sit on the shock mount at an angle?

    This looks like a great solution to avoid having to use a tube bender to fab the hardtail rails, and I'm just curious how you pulled it off.



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