Ive been beavering away at the Trumpet-Tracker frame.
Fuck me it's hard work.
I had problems bending the tubes for the frame so I went and hung around with Vonzeti ( they make tanks seats and seat units for cafe racers . They are brilliant folk and make ace stuff so google them then buy stuff. )
Bert ,chief Vonzeti and Neek I hope that's spelt right ( it's Dutch I think) did all the bending whilst I stood with my hands in my pockets feeling like a spare part.
Any way all tubes bent and sorted.
So last night , insted of getting pissed I welded on the seat support then spent a Lot of today threading cutting and drilling and welding the bottom support that doubles as a oil drain bolt and filter for the oil in frame. ( don't wory it will be tucked out of harms way) .
Way more work than I originally thought , as it always is.
Don't look like a Picasso ( well I think it looks better) but first part of the TRUMPET -TRACKER frame is together .
Stainless spine has a headstock and swingarm pivot welded in place and also has a foookin great oil filler cap ontop.
Just need to bend and weld the rest of the tubes in .
Skateboard wheels have made very usefull headstock centreing thingemybobs but they stink a bit when they start to melt.
Me top friend Paul let me use his lathe to turn my bearing seats and swingarm melarkies . All it cost was a bottle of rum and a very enjoyable day in his very tidy workshop. ( when I say tidy I meen TIDEY, like only a place I can visit. If it were mine it would be a shit pit within the hour. Infact the Minuit I walk in it suddenly looks messy , I'm sure it will take him months to get it back to the state it was in befor I arrived. Take more than a bottle of Rum to sort my workshop out) .
In fact , if any one is up for a chalange I'll pay you 2 bottles of rum to sort my workshop out.