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Author Topic: Cb350 Tracker / Scrambler - The UpstateScrambler  (Read 25951 times)

Offline ncologerojr

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Re: Cb350 Tracker / Scrambler - The UpstateScrambler
« Reply #20 on: Dec 24, 2015, 10:40:42 »

I added a pic above. Pretty much click any thread in deviants sig to find more:

Got it. I like seeing other people methods. It looks like he uses a planishing hammer, and maybe some hammer on metal techniques. (I'm sure he'll fill us in.) I use an e-wheel and stump shrinking methods. It's cool seeing how the craft is approached by different people.

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Re: Cb350 Tracker / Scrambler - The UpstateScrambler
« Reply #21 on: Dec 24, 2015, 11:08:04 »
Thanks fellas.  I learned metal as sculptor years ago.  Plus years of rust repair on my old man's rods.  I'm just now applying this to bikes.  All I have is a small hand built e wheel, two logs, a football and a bunch of different shaped hammers.  With side covers and similar forms, I cut out the shape in HDO plywood like so:



When I built the XL, I had no e wheel so it was hours and hours of planishing to get it smooth.  Admittedly, I've never used a buck on a motorcycle.  I've only used them in sculpture.  I've never made a tank from scratch, so I'm learning something here.

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Re: Cb350 Tracker / Scrambler - The UpstateScrambler
« Reply #22 on: Dec 24, 2015, 13:53:07 »
I snuck out this morning to do a little more work on the scrambler tank. This side is almost read to tack together.






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Re: Cb350 Tracker / Scrambler - The UpstateScrambler
« Reply #23 on: Dec 24, 2015, 14:02:35 »

Sorry if you already know all this, maybe someone else will find it helpful.
I appreciate the advice.  I'll always be learning as far as I'm concerned.  I have been using thicker gauge sheet to compensate, but since that pic I was taught the same as you mention.  The front fender I just made for my CB750 is first piece I did by both shrinking and stretching.  It's also always good to have the lessons reinforced.

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Re: Cb350 Tracker / Scrambler - The UpstateScrambler
« Reply #24 on: Dec 24, 2015, 14:14:12 »

I appreciate the advice.  I'll always be learning as far as I'm concerned.  I have been using thicker gauge sheet to compensate, but since that pic I was taught the same as you mention.  The front fender I just made for my CB750 is first piece I did by both shrinking and stretching.  It's also always good to have the lessons reinforced.

I agree 100%. Never stop learning.

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Re: Cb350 Tracker / Scrambler - The UpstateScrambler
« Reply #25 on: Dec 27, 2015, 19:50:13 »
I started working on the other half of the tank today.


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Re: Cb350 Tracker / Scrambler - The UpstateScrambler
« Reply #26 on: Dec 30, 2015, 09:53:20 »
The holidays have made progress on the tank a little slow, but it's coming together.






 

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« Reply #27 on: Jan 28, 2016, 22:01:56 »
Sorry I've been slow with posting updates. I decided to change up the tank design a little. Here is the new tank all tacked up. I should have it welded up tomorrow.





« Last Edit: Jan 28, 2016, 22:03:57 by ncologerojr »

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Re: Cb350 Tracker / Scrambler - The UpstateScrambler
« Reply #28 on: Jan 29, 2016, 10:24:31 »
I'm in.
I'm going to eat your brains and gain your knowledge.

Into The Sunset, CB750 build

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Re: Cb350 Tracker / Scrambler - The UpstateScrambler
« Reply #29 on: Jan 30, 2016, 08:14:46 »
I got the tank welded up yesterday. The first picture is of the welds before and grinding. With good fit up you can make clean flat welds and save yourself a lot of work down the road.