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My new light bracket

Post by Scadoodle on Sun Sep 18, 2011 1:07 am

I started with a piece of 3" x 36" 1/8" Flat Bar. Cut two pieces 16" long. Layed out my design and clamped them together and hole sawed three different size holes just on one half. I removed the clamps and turned one piece over and drilled matching holes
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My jig saw gave up the ghost, so I strait cut with an 1/8" blade in my grinder, repeating the flip flop till I had the same cuts on both sides

With limited tools, I used my bench grinder on the out sides to get the shapes I wanted. then my dremel tool till I ran out of wheels, Then I busted out the good ol Files to finish,

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i was trying to come close to my mirrors. I have and Idea for light mounting that I'm going to try, I want to make them adjustable like stock turn signals. I also may be adding a small Yellow set that I will use as city lights, I don't think that they would be seen with the white lights on. I"ll be tacking the end flames and spreading the two pieces to give it a better shape. I'll run the wires thru the inside and install a better plug so I can remove the bracket, lights and all if I need to.
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Post by Scadoodle on Sun Sep 18, 2011 1:19 am

I'm also making a little flame that will go in the middle to hang my bell.
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Post by Dragon on Sun Sep 18, 2011 3:00 am

Lookin good. Very Happy
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Post by Scadoodle on Sun Sep 18, 2011 1:43 pm

Thanks, I understand now why they make Plasma cutters
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Post by weirdbeard on Sun Sep 18, 2011 6:27 pm

That looks great man! I like how you went about doing it.. I did not understand at first and then it all made sense. Cool
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Post by joeyputt on Sun Sep 18, 2011 9:18 pm

That looks really good Brother and I love the craftsmanship that you are putting into it by building it by hand!
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Post by Scadoodle on Mon Sep 19, 2011 8:36 am

Thanks, I've got the nuts, welded on the inside and started forming and tacking.So far good.
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Post by Scadoodle on Sat Oct 08, 2011 5:04 pm

Well I hoping the things I picked up today will give me the finished look I'm shooting for. I did a lot of filling in to avoid cutting a lot of little pieces. I couldn't seems to find nothing to clean up all the little inside pieces. I have some cleaning to do since I weld like a gorilla. I'm looking forward to finishing it and start my head light speedo bracket to match
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Post by Kondlao on Mon Oct 10, 2011 10:40 pm

Very creative Scadoodle. Can't wait to see the result.
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Post by Scadoodle on Tue Oct 11, 2011 8:16 pm

Thanks, I am not sure what this thing is but it cleans up my gorilla welds nice. I have about 1/3 more to do, I ready to get it done. I've got a light bracket and speedometer bracket to do next.

you can see all the metal fragments behind on the bench.
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what it looked like after, I welded it
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I'm going to have to touch it up a bit, the wire was about 5 years old or better, the emergency roll that I put on to keep going is about 12 years old. I just picked up a new roll, I'm going to use up the old. I use to keep it in the freezer, then my wife found it, so it's been in the shed. I hope to get back on it this week end, I've got a few honey do's, and a scooter to fix first.


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Post by Guest on Thu Dec 08, 2011 11:38 am

Looks Great ! Wish I had the talent to do stuff like that..

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Post by Scadoodle on Sun Jan 15, 2012 2:26 am

Thanks, Sorry abut the disappearing picks
Now I went a little crazy this week end. I need to put a new brake line on the front cause my risers were putting it under some stress, well I had a few extra dollars hidden from my wife so I bought new risers.
The others were ok but I really needed strait ones. So I decided to relocate the speedometer, which involved coming up with a way to get rid of that sportster headlight bracket. After exhausting my mind how to come up with a way to mount my speedometer, I found a Tachometer with a almost perfect fit where I wanted it housing while getting my new front tire. So My mind went to ticking. I didn't get construction pictures of this one, it was a a mess getting started, but this is how it ended. I still need to paint it and add some reinforcements on the bottom, the metal wasn't as strong as I thought it would be, I hope to get it done early tomorrow.







It's hard to tell in these pictures, but there are 3 levels of flames.I still have a top piece to make and will probably shoot it with some paint till I finish my lower bracket, and I got one more thing to build, and I'll get all of them powder coated. Yes I'm still working on the other bracket, It putting a whooping on me. I'm about ready to put the bell bracket on. and will make the actual mounting piece. I probably going to put on new lights too.
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Post by 72shovelhead on Sun Jan 15, 2012 10:23 am

Scott, really nice work..you have got skills brother!! what material did you use to make the bracket? Is that stainless? or did you polish it out? I like the new bars, really give the front head on view a cool look.
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Post by Scadoodle on Sun Jan 15, 2012 12:27 pm

It was some scrap stainless I picked up about 1/8" thick. I got a bunch of metal to do things with if any one want to build something. I'm working on getting rid of it
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Post by ZombieNNN on Thu Jun 07, 2012 9:51 pm

Wow, looks awesome Scad.
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Post by Scadoodle on Tue Jan 15, 2013 5:03 pm

Finally got that light bracket done, Took pictures, lost them. I'll get some more.
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Post by Scadoodle on Tue Jan 15, 2013 5:30 pm

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I'm working on another, it actually broke twice, both sides got it too thin, Yes that's a scuff on my crash bar, Front end lock and me ain't getting along!
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Post by Miss G on Tue Jan 15, 2013 10:13 pm

It looks really good!!
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Post by hayweed on Tue Jan 15, 2013 10:23 pm

Scott. That is sick man. I love it.

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Post by Scadoodle on Wed Jan 16, 2013 5:17 pm

I like the way the lights shine, get a lot more view to the sides!
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