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dutch 03-31-2018 08:45 AM

HD trike
 
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I hear there`s a lack of build threads here so I thought I throw this one in. Not exactly ratty but it`s got wheels and I`m fiddling with metal so...

My customer delivered the bike with a body model made of 6mm round bar... which I completely ignored and started from scratch :p :D
Dropped the seat an inch or two and started from there shaping and building the mould.
Hope to start beating some sheet into submission in the next few weeks [P

Toad 03-31-2018 08:49 AM

Thanks for posting! Following! [cl

Toad

Dr Crankenstein 03-31-2018 11:39 AM

Keep it coming, dutch.

BTW, I believe you have the coolest shop on the forum! [cl

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Skip 03-31-2018 01:03 PM

Wow!

kenny c 03-31-2018 07:15 PM

Nice buck.

dutch 04-01-2018 01:19 AM

thanks for checking in guys. I`ll keep you posted. Won`t be a quick process as the customer needs to save up / starve his family to keep going :D

Skip 04-01-2018 11:48 AM

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Originally Posted by dutch (Post 492677)
thanks for checking in guys. I`ll keep you posted. Won`t be a quick process as the customer needs to save up / starve his family to keep going :D

Now that shows dedication to a project. :D

earthman 04-01-2018 12:09 PM

Front fender to match the rear?

dutch 04-01-2018 02:59 PM

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Originally Posted by earthman (Post 492690)
Front fender to match the rear?

nope. I will try to meet the looks of the front fender as much as possible, but he the owner bought it and loves it so it will stay.... even with wrong radius...

bob w 04-01-2018 03:43 PM

You metal shaping guys I swear have an in-born talent that cannot be taught. The rest of us twist and contort metal to fit our needs but you guys caress the metal and it shapes to meet your vision.
As Mr. C says, you have a cool shop in an idyllic setting and you do great work too.

forbigpicture 04-01-2018 05:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Dr Crankenstein (Post 492630)
Keep it coming, dutch.

BTW, I believe you have the coolest shop on the forum! [cl

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I'll second that......I think we should start a thread where guys
can share their garages /shop..with everyone (if there's not one already)
I understand some not wanting to share for different reasons but I really
enjoy seeing where others get the work done. Big/ small... clean/dirty
doesn't matter.....what so you guy's think....and yeah it's not a contest
but if if it were.....I'd have to vote 1st place for Dutch's....love it...

forbigpicture 04-01-2018 06:08 PM

Welp.....guess I should have done a search first....
found a thread called SHOW OFF YOUR GARAGE.....
it looks like a lot of picture have been removed by the
good people at .....well you know...anyway maybe some
of you would like to update or post up some pictures of
what you have now....

Torchie 04-01-2018 11:44 PM

I dig it.:D [cl :cool:
The bucks alone are a work of art.[P [P [P
Torchie

dutch 04-02-2018 01:48 AM

well thanks all for the thumbs up on the shop. It`s a nice place to work in. Cool in summer ,very cool in winter... (freeze nuts off that is...) The building is almost 200yrs old and it is protected monumental, so mostly original. Character for sure. I`ll ask my son to do a panoramic view of the shop if you guys like to see that.

As for the metalwork... I`m a farrier/ blacksmith by trade and I decided to try my luck in beating up sheetmetal instead after my body shut me down a few yrs ago. Just going by trial & error.Half the time I don`t have a clue what I`m doing :rolleyes: ... but I enjoy it :)

DozerII 04-02-2018 04:00 AM

Very cool project, i'll be tagging along. [P[P

Skip 04-02-2018 09:52 AM

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Originally Posted by dutch (Post 492693)
nope. I will try to meet the looks of the front fender as much as possible, but he the owner bought it and loves it so it will stay.... even with wrong radius...

Maybe you could give the front fender just a little kiss of your magic. [ddd

dutch 04-05-2018 02:11 PM

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touch down... first time street level, almost. Buck is pretty much done. Not sure yet what shape the lower front of the fenders is gonna have... there will be some kind of runningboard but shape unknown yet. License plate on decklid, round taillights tubed in fenders , twin exhaust cutouts in lower rear panel...

time to go make some noise :D

dutch 04-24-2018 01:55 PM

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Weather was great so I`ve mostly been working outdoors the past few weeks but still got a start on the body.

Cut the rough shape from paper and started shaping the panels for the front. After welding both sides together I tipped the edge where the seat will sit :p The pan for the seat turns out to be a real pita... 2 attemps today , both into the "experience bin"... :rolleyes: so to at least have a feeling of getting something done , I started shaping the rear of the body.

Picked up this manual sheetmetal break this weekend... seemed like a good deal @ about 800 bucks :) 6' 6" , max 14 gauge [cl

forbigpicture 04-24-2018 03:47 PM

Hey Dutch, super job on the metal work... and love the break
(@#%@* so jealous):D;) and my experience bin is so full I had
to start another.....keep beating and bangin' brother....

MercuryMac 04-24-2018 11:55 PM

WoW, Dutch. Right on.

DozerII 04-25-2018 04:01 AM

Very nice work. [P[P

Old Iron 04-25-2018 05:14 AM

Beautiful work [cl :cool:

kenny c 04-25-2018 06:05 AM

Very impressive. I wish I could do that kind of work.

bruno 04-25-2018 11:32 AM

I agree with you the radius on the front fender is way off. Your metalworking skills are superb to say the least.[cl[cl[P[P[P

dutch 07-28-2018 04:40 PM

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Been a while since an update on the trike. Haven`t done too much on it , the owner needs time to save up... :rolleyes::D Made some progress with the centre section. Next up is the floor with room for the mufflers [S on both sides. exhaust tips will exit through the valance. Then on to the deck lid... deck little in this case :rolleyes:

dutch 12-19-2018 06:11 AM

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good grief... slow progress :p oh well, it`s progress

fender needs some fine tuning, a wire edge and planishing...

Old Iron 12-19-2018 06:45 AM

I love the concept of this bike [cl:cool:
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Burgerman 12-19-2018 11:12 AM

A pleasure to see. Outstanding work.
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kenny c 12-19-2018 04:11 PM

Beautiful work. I love it.[cl[P

dutch 12-19-2018 04:41 PM

Thanks gents. I must say I`m not a bike-guy and sure as heck no trike-guy, but since I designed this body, it should become the best looking trike Ive ever seen ... :p

smallfoot 12-19-2018 06:47 PM

I suppose you have to paint it???:rolleyes:

dutch 12-20-2018 02:07 AM

I dont do paint... gives me headache :D

animal 12-21-2018 11:08 AM

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Originally Posted by dutch (Post 505797)
good grief... slow progress :p oh well, it`s progress

fender needs some fine tuning, a wire edge and planishing...

That is going to be absolutely gorgeous...awesome work![cl

dutch 12-21-2018 12:28 PM

thanks man

bob w 12-21-2018 01:25 PM

It would be a shame to cover up your metal work with paint.[cl

earthman 12-23-2018 09:39 PM

..............[P

dutch 04-04-2019 01:21 PM

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got started on the other fender. Gotta love gas welding :cool:
Single pass not planished yet...

soltz 04-04-2019 01:48 PM

Are we talking about gas welding as with ox/acc [S
I am a bike guy and that thing is going to be outstanding [cl
Just needs a little rust maybe [S

bob w 04-04-2019 03:14 PM

I'll bet you used little or no filler rod.[cl

Dr Crankenstein 04-04-2019 07:01 PM

Outstanding work, dutch! [cl

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