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    Looks just like something Iíd have done. Good job. Great thread!


    Quote Originally Posted by pisten-bully View Post
    I'm continuing to mock things up to make sure everything goes together, and each new piece added creates a new challenge! I finally finessed, wrangled, and persuaded the front fender to fit and immediately found another issue. I was aware that the frame down tubes in front were bent, I had measured the wheelbase earlier and came up about 3/4" short, but the tank fit and the fender fit...or so I thought.

    Discovered that the fender, with the original full length stays in place barely cleared the frame:



    And I was already aware of where the problem lay, the down tubes into the fork neck were bent backwards a bit:



    So I straightened them:



    ... and now the tank and the fender both fit correctly!
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    Quote Originally Posted by exeric View Post
    Nothing like the miracle of hydraulics, Harry.
    Ahhh... the Porta-Power! Funny thing, I purchased that when my now 40 year old son was 18 and bent the cross member in a 4-wheel drive we had when he hung it up on a stump...he also rolled three different cars! Now he's an airline pilot.... I told him I hope your rolling days are over!
    Pisten Bulley is Harry Roberts in Vermont.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pisten-bully View Post
    Ahhh... the Porta-Power! Funny thing, I purchased that when my now 40 year old son was 18 and bent the cross member in a 4-wheel drive we had when he hung it up on a stump...he also rolled three different cars! Now he's an airline pilot.... I told him I hope your rolling days are over!
    Which airline? Just wondering... ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaky Jake View Post
    Which airline? Just wondering... ;-)

    Kevin

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    I was thinking the same thing!
    Nice work Harry!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaky Jake View Post
    Which airline? Just wondering... ;-)
    We all dodged the bullet, he switched from flying people on SW to motorcycle parts on UPS...whew!
    Pisten Bulley is Harry Roberts in Vermont.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pisten-bully View Post
    We all dodged the bullet, he switched from flying people on SW to motorcycle parts on UPS...whew!
    Ah, well then! Thank him for his service!


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    I am wondering about the following: when I made a first attempt to fit the front wheel with the rockers installed I found the spread of the forks is too narrow. The hollow axle requires about 5" of width between the mounting holes and I only have about 4 1/2". So I rigged up a simple way to spread the forks, or actually the axle holes in the rockers, to 5". It didn't really take much force to get there, but when I release I lose almost all that I gained. So my question is, do I continue to spread farther and farther and release, going in 1/2" steps until I get the desired 5" to stay in place, or should I be thinking about some other method? Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pisten-bully View Post
    I am wondering about the following: when I made a first attempt to fit the front wheel with the rockers installed I found the spread of the forks is too narrow. The hollow axle requires about 5" of width between the mounting holes and I only have about 4 1/2". So I rigged up a simple way to spread the forks, or actually the axle holes in the rockers, to 5". It didn't really take much force to get there, but when I release I lose almost all that I gained. So my question is, do I continue to spread farther and farther and release, going in 1/2" steps until I get the desired 5" to stay in place, or should I be thinking about some other method? Thanks!

    I am far from being anything but a metal bending hack. Wonder if you need some slight reversed pressure/restraint up further on the forks to delicately allow ever so slight bending and counter act the memory as you expand out from the bottom. Possible another all thread with plates on each end tightened instead of expanded. I wouldn't know where to restrain it in the upper area for the fork - maybe at the point where the rim is? It probably would not take much to change the memory of the steel.

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    When you spread the forks out, were the rockers still aligned enough that the axle would pass through them?


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    Quote Originally Posted by pisten-bully View Post
    do I continue to spread farther and farther and release, going in 1/2" steps until I get the desired 5" to stay in place, or should I be thinking about some other method?
    That works on girders, Harry!

    ....Cotten
    PS: I always wanted a 'portapower';
    Fortunately, this Hen owner brought his own.
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