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I made a fork brace out of my old C stock fender, it was a bit of a pain to seperate the fender from it, it was rust welded together. I'm going to cut it down some too because it sit way to far from the tire






I'm still not planning on running a front fender, this bike just seems to look better without it

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1972 Oldsmobile 442

Edited by - Psyco Diver 69 on Apr 02 2007 10:24:13 PM
 

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you may want to fab up a bobbed steel or glass fender to bolt on when it rains, or there's any debris or whatever on your roads. otherwise you rooter-tail all that water or sand right into your visor.

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Oooooh, sweet '57 Chevy.
 

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looks cool just needs paint.rustolium makes this hammer paint that would cover that perfect. works on rims to.

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Nice work!
Just yesterday when I rode the RD350 I was thinking how that a fork brace is the only thing this bike really could use. I was focused on only the kind like my Telefix unit on the RZ, but you just gave me some inspiration! I'm almost positive I have an old RD400 fender here somewhere here. Maybe that will be the next thing to do after the rearset pieces arrive.

I like hanging out here, 'cause it's pretty certain you all know far more about mechanical stuff and general fabrication that I've begun to learn, even after 10 years of (mostly) wrenching alone, on & off. It's stuff like seeing this, an elegantly simple piece another person made well (and cheaply) that's the coolest of all.

What exactly did you use to grind the welds off to remove the fender, and also, was the top like that or did you use something to cut out the section on top?
 

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quote:What exactly did you use to grind the welds off to remove the fender, and also, was the top like that or did you use something to cut out the section on top?
It was rivited onto the fender, the tough part was trying to get a drill straight on, even then it was a big rivit and slow going. I got my dremel out with a cut off wheel and I was able to get most of the rivits cut off, after that I used a long punch and a BIG hammer to smash what was left of the rivits through, then I put a chisel inbetween the fender and the brace to break the rust-weld. Yea it already had the hole in the top.

Us poor guys need to use backyard engineering, I don't have the money for those expensive fancy parts, I have a welder, and damn near every other tool known to man, so I can make myself most stuff I need. Trust me if I had the money I would just buy the parts I need, but I don't so I have to make and modify what I can

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THATS COOL YOPU BUILD YOUR OWN PARTS.I HAVE THREE BOXES OF TOOLS AND STILL WANT MORE.KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK AND POST MORE PICS OF OTHER HOMEMADE PARTS.

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