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    Hey all,

    Just grabbed a little boys bike someone was tossing - I'm planning on hacking it up into a chopper-trike for my toddler son. Anyone done this or know someone and have pictures? experience? I've a mig and stick to work with - been reading about welding chromol but believe this is mild steel - it's HEAVY! Anyway - end of the day I put it out with the trash as well - but thought I'd have some fun with it - first!

    thx for any ideas/pic posts.....

    j

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    Since this isn't a NHRA certified deal I think mig w/ 70s6 would be fine. I know that the offroad chassis builider Jimmy's 4x4 uses a mig to put their chromo chassis together.

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    • #3
      Thx for the input elvis...its definitely a slow speed, low impact, light light rider "inspirationN!

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      • #4
        I know this won't answer your question but its a cool link anyways...Bob
        http://motorbicycling.com/index.php?

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        • #5
          http://www.kidkustoms.com/EnzoTrike.html

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          • #6
            Thx for the links aametalmaster and broccoli1...great stuff!

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            • #7
              This brings back memories! As a kid we'd hack the forks off a 'parts' bike and drive them onto the forks of a working bike, add a small tire up front, big slick in the back, ape hangers and the biggest sissy bar we could find. A can or three of spray paint finished this masterpiece off. LOL, I think it's somewhat less than you were looking for though.

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              • #8
                I bought a set of hacked off fork tubes off my buddies bike for a dollar when i was like 14. Pounded them on my bike and had a wicked chopper bike. Unstable as heck but it looked good. Then one day i was riding thru the schoolyard trying to impress the new girl and the tubes came off my forks. Yup i went butt over tea kettle and was bleeding pretty good. I drug my busted bike about 30 yards home and was getting cleaned up when a knock at the door. It was the girl bringing back my front wheel and the sawed off fork tubes. Guess i should have bolted them on my fork. Never saw the girl again either....Bob

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by HayFarmer View Post
                  This brings back memories! As a kid we'd hack the forks off a 'parts' bike and drive them onto the forks of a working bike, add a small tire up front, big slick in the back, ape hangers and the biggest sissy bar we could find. A can or three of spray paint finished this masterpiece off. LOL, I think it's somewhat less than you were looking for though.
                  this is pretty much what I will be doing...just hacking together some things to make a trike out of it....prob even put a bench or two bucket seats on it to .... Have some fun..and if its a wreck just chop it up and put it in the trash! Lol

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                  • #10
                    You will post pics...right?

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by HayFarmer View Post
                      You will post pics...right?
                      Without a doubt......whenever I can manage to get started!

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                      • #12
                        Just a quick thought: Sam's Club has a Schwinn roadster trike for 70 bucks that i think is cool. I don't know how to send the link from my Ipod toaster.

                        Wish i had something like that when i was a kid. Looks like it would be easy to make something similar.

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