Markantenna

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Well been quiet here for the last 3 months the summer heat has kept me out of the shed just too damn hot. I scrapped all my attempts at seats so far i went out and bought a shit ton of 5mm round bar and have started fabbing up the frame work for a proper fitted rear tail section that i will make a seat pad for will post some pics soon as this heat wave is over.

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I know whatcha mean bout heatwave, it got up to 60 degreese F here!

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Can't wait till my shifts at work change and now the summer is winding down might just get some time in the shed and get this tail section and seat done.

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Got about 45 minutes shed time in this afternoon made a little jig to bend some rod into shape for my tail section.will post some progress pics soon.

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Made more progress thanks to the little vice mounted roll bender i got before xmas bent up all the rod i need to get the tail section done. Need to tack it all in place and start tinning it up.

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Marked out some ply board and taped my steel in place time to tack it up i taped it to the board to make it easy to weld on my bench.will post some pics when its done.

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Tacked in place gonna reposition the tail end too steep an angle at the moment will redo and start sheeting it.pics to follow

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Some card templates in place to help visualize.not sure if i am going to keep the rear round or not.

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Posted (edited)

Been ultra busy build almost at a stand still but got a little more done on my rear section frame work almost ready to tin it up.

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This build has been a long journey so far at times it has been frustrating but mostly its been fun i am making slow progress on my rear section but progress all the same i have learnt alot over the last 3 years.my fab skills are not so great but they are getting better i will post some pics when i get closer to completeing my rear tail section.

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No body ever said it was easy........or maybe somebody did.....

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Finally got some time to work on my tail section/seat.my sheet metal skills are not great so opted for a different approach. I Think it will fit the build.

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I have to relocate my battery or completely eliminate it.i did have it running with a capacitor when i first got it as i was too cheap to buy a battery and i had a 50k capacitor.

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Started making some mounts for my battery box going well should be done soonish.bloody work always getting in the way of shed time i need to win the lottery so i can stay home and build.

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I tried that lottery plan but never won anything cause I'm too cheap to buy a ticket in da first place

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Deciced i definitely cannot use my standard battery will have to start lookinh into much smaller ones.did get a bit more work done on my tail section.

I know shits gonna turn out a little wonky but im learning on this bike and to disguise that a little is why i went with the apocalypse style bike.sort of mad maxish.

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Used some thin foam to mock up tail section so i can see how it will turn out.

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Slowly making progress on the tail section my fab skills are pretty poor but i am improving.not sure if this is a waste of time and will end up in the bin.i have no way of forming sheet  for the dome section on the rear so i am planning on chopping up an old wok for the tail section pieces.

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Chop a wok! That's a first for TCU!

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Might have to name it stir fry.puts a new spin on the term rice burner.

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Just got back from sunny tropical bali got another week off before i go back to work hopefully get some work done on the cycle.

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