And they said a person couldn't turn a sow's ear into a silk purse. Looks like you have done just that. Nice job & thanks for sharing.
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Thread: A gift to me
05-17-2008, 08:29 AM #31252 Miller Mig
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05-17-2008, 09:26 AM #32
The trailer was free, abandoned on my doorstep, the 1/2" square tube for the fenders is left over from some railings I did recently and the fender skins were part of a left over sheetof 14 ga. from another job. The silver paint was left over from yet another project. The only out of pocket expense was for the lighting kit. I don't factor in the electric or other utilities as the compressor and lights would have been on and running anyways.
It certainly would have been faster and easier to just buy a set of fenders but that takes away from the challenge of the project and I do have a full 5x10 sheet I could have cut up for the fender backs but that would be foolish on my part to do so for a $400.00 trailer, All in all I have about a half a day in labor and 15 dollars in parts to make a $385 profit on a slow day in between other projects.
No excuses, just the reasoning on my part for the lack of fender backs. DaveIf necessity is the Mother of Invention, I must be the Father of Desperation!
John Blewett III 10-22-73 to 8-16-07
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05-17-2008, 02:51 PM #33
Dave, I understand your reasoning and challenge. Thats why I said the guy that bought it may want to close off the inside of the fender. That is too nice of a bike to let it get damaged.Ken
What else is there besides welding and riding. Besides that
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05-17-2008, 07:04 PM #34Senior Member
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Gotta hand it to you dave u did some thingthat most poeple would not and made a proffit! I counted 15+ clamps and i say pluss cuase you couldn't see through that god aful glare. mabe u should take your profit and invest in some photography lessons... or you could buy one of the new style Digital elite helmets! I'd take the ladder.
05-18-2008, 06:25 PM #35
Trailer looks awsome!!!!!!!!
but the last few pics hurt my eyes!!!!!!!!
drink a beer before the pics to steady your hand!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I'm not late...
I'm just on Hawaiian Time