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    Quote Originally Posted by rrunner View Post
    Just thinking back, because of my frequent scrounging at land fills, dumpsters, and backroads, my mom used to call me Sanford. From the show Sanford and Son. I still pick up usable to me stuff but not so much after land fill closed and now have a transfer station to take our junk. Sorry for the hijack.
    Bradley; I bought a 1959 Dodge one ton flatbed in 1972 for $100.00. I hauled junk, scrap metal, anything I could make a buck with. I supported my family with that old truck for over four years. I went to the dump so many times, that I was on a first name basis with the employees there. I always brought them "refreshments". It got so I was hauling as much of a load of metal out of the dump as I was taking trash in. I would always bring the straw boss half of what I got out of the loads. Shoot, I'd pull in, get directed to the unload site, then get directed to the load up site where the crew used a forklift to load my truck. Every body called me "greasy Robert", but we made money.

    Be safe.

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    Here are some more frozen trike pictures. My daughter wants me to pay all of the rent this month so she can catch up on the other bills. She had an on the job injury in about May, was cut off of Workers Comp, but was not released by the doctor so she couldn't go back to work. She slapped a lawsuit on everyone. She just collected on the first of this month. She owes $3850 in back rent, which she is paying Friday. I don't ask about her business, so I can't say how much she got from the settlement, or who, or what she owes. The gist of this is that there will not be many trike parts bought this month, and no garage heat either. Ferrell Gas has no deliveries in this area, they only have a filling yard for their trucks here.Purple engine 1.jpgPurple engine 2.jpgPurple Five foot long, cold rolled, solid steel down tube.jpgPurple Front Brake Caliper Assembly 1.jpgPurple Honda 350 dog bones.jpgPurple Hydraulic clutch.jpgPurple Only wiring left on trike.jpgPurple Neck welding 1.jpgPurple Neck welding 2.jpg

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    It does stink at times like that, not getting to do what we want, but it is life. I just got used to it over the years, and even now my adult children are back at home and my budget it tapped. I got real lucky with this machinist and his partner as they are doing my right. Letting me do as much work as possible and charging me as little as they can.

    Now I learned there seems to be alot of work on the trikes that is just hard labor work. If you like a shinning engine, well lots of cleaning and what not to do there. If you want the frame to be looked over and repaired, lots of wire brush or wheel work to clean each weld so you can inspect them. Wow now that is done one can just do the rest of the frame and put a fresh coat of paint on it.

    So you say your engine is froze up ? or just that cold out in the garage ? I thought I had rewired things right, not the best on some, so more work to get it right, seems to be the name of the game for me....

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    no money for parts means, sneaking parts down to the basement. Get out the sandpaper/brillio pads etc, clean and polish ,disassemble and inspect parts. maybe a can of spray paint and a can of clear to keep cleaned up stuff from rusting. good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by grandpanystrom61 View Post
    It does stink at times like that, not getting to do what we want, but it is life. I just got used to it over the years, and even now my adult children are back at home and my budget it tapped. I got real lucky with this machinist and his partner as they are doing my right. Letting me do as much work as possible and charging me as little as they can.

    Now I learned there seems to be alot of work on the trikes that is just hard labor work. If you like a shinning engine, well lots of cleaning and what not to do there. If you want the frame to be looked over and repaired, lots of wire brush or wheel work to clean each weld so you can inspect them. Wow now that is done one can just do the rest of the frame and put a fresh coat of paint on it.

    So you say your engine is froze up ? or just that cold out in the garage ? I thought I had rewired things right, not the best on some, so more work to get it right, seems to be the name of the game for me....
    Andy; Yes sir. Like we used to say in the neighborhood, "life's a beach, then you die, or something close to that.

    Glad to hear that chivalry is not dead. Mice friendly machine shop you got there.

    I'll try real hard to keep my problems out of my posts.

    Your'e right about the work, RAT TRIKE sounds good to me right now, not really.

    Be safe.

    Robert.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LarryA View Post
    no money for parts means, sneaking parts down to the basement. Get out the sandpaper/brillio pads etc, clean and polish ,disassemble and inspect parts. maybe a can of spray paint and a can of clear to keep cleaned up stuff from rusting. good luck!
    Larry; for me it means going out to the garage, firing up the hot wrench, melting the parts, prying them off, then doing all that nasty four letter word stuff. (Work.) I was contemplating on how much I could really get done with my bellyaching and put the effort from that into elbow grease.

    Thank you, and be safe.

    Robert.

    One of the trikes I built from the mid 90s.

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    Hay;

    Played out in the garage for the last couple of days. Put this on Pig trike. Have to refine the trees, cut the Honda neck off because there were pieces of the down tube clamps broken, the down tubes wouldn't hold oil, and because I want to put the leading link front end on it. Then I have to weld the leading link neck on. It will be kicked out at over a 45 degree angle so I can turn without having to lean off of the trike withe wide swing of the handlebars. The leading link neck has Timken 07204 1" cup and cone bearings in it. It is a 7" long, thick wall, heavy gauge tube. The down tubes are two pieces of 2" round, by 5' long, cold rolled solid steel bars. Had the bottoms of the down tubes drilled 1" from the end through the center of the tubes for bolting the rockers inside the tubes. Had a machine shop drill and tap the center top of each tube for a 1" wide screw to hold the tube to the top tree. Had a machine shop drill a 1/2" hole through the center, 1" from the bottom end, and put a 4" tall slit through the hole in the tubes to mount the rockers into. I still have to figure out the length of the rockers, I have the metal for them cut and drilled, I'm just not sure I'll use them the length they're cut to. The front end was for the trike I was making in Lodi before I moved into my daughter's house. I brought most of it with me. The rest is in my VW in Lodi storage. At least I got this much done, no matter how many times I have to redo it to get it the way I want it.

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    It is just kinda bolted through the Honda neck with no bearings, and I still need to put the rockers on, but I can't find all of the bolts I got for putting it together.

    Be safe.

    Robert.

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