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Old 05-05-2013, 01:33 AM
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Size:  44.3 KBI started this combination gas tank/ head light while I was at the Route 56 meet. I intended to use it on a cyclecar project but it's too big for the car so I'll make something different. It was good practice none the less.

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Old 05-05-2013, 01:56 AM
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Lookss pretty Bob, It is steel right?Sometimes metal work is beautifful just on it's own. I put headlights in the tank on a bike Years ago.It had a Harmon 22 over front end stretched way out. Drove it once on the freeway. Too long, Too low, And very scary. But it looked cool.
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Old 05-05-2013, 08:19 AM
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I saw your buck at Dans, and it looked nice. The project turned out very nice as well. It was nice meeting you, and great to match faces with names here on the forum.

Would you consider posting pictures and maybe a dimension or two on the very well received donut dollie that you made and Kerry displayed. I would be interested in making one.
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Old 05-05-2013, 09:22 AM
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Wow....Bob, that turned out fantastic ! Was great to meet you at Dan's. Have you posted any pics of the cyclecar ?

Keep up the good work.
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Old 05-05-2013, 11:03 AM
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Hey Will, I started with a steel rod 3" diameter, 2" long. Drill a 1" diameter hole through the center. Then cut a .500" radius on the outer edge of one side. Then a .500" radius on the inner edge of the same end. Then turn the piece around and cut through the bore at about 22.6 degrees until you reach the tangent of the inner 1/2" radius. Then cut the 1/4" inner and outer radii.
I've made a couple more of these but I changed the design a bit. The new ones have the same 1/2" radius on one side to create the donut but the 1" hole only goes in about 3/4" deep. The other face is nearly flat with a 40" radius and a .25" radius at the outer edge. So this nearly flat face can be used "on dolly". It would be a good tool for taking dings out of door skins.

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Old 05-05-2013, 05:18 PM
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Glad to see you did not cut up the headlight...Wasent sure if it would be around after friday....Great job and no 2 will go much faster....You need a pair dont you ! Good talking to you friday
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Old 05-05-2013, 05:37 PM
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Hey Barry, number 2 will be a different shape, smaller. It was meant to go on this.

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Old 05-05-2013, 07:07 PM
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There is a lot more shape in that 'thing' than it appears at first glance.
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Old 05-05-2013, 09:33 PM
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wow!!! to make that out of only 2 pieces any info on where you stretched and where you shrank? what methods did you use?? that is a lot of crown in a small area especially around the back!!! very impressed!
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Old 05-06-2013, 12:20 AM
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Bob, You'r headlight turned out verry nice. Thanks for the pics.
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