Starting new build. Total frame chop.

Discussion in 'Photos & Bicycle Builds' started by lickerbox, May 13, 2013.

  1. lickerbox

    lickerbox New Member

    This is my frame modification I started today. Late 60's or so Huffy frame. Cut lower frame tubes from rear to stretch the hardtail. Adds about 2 inches to the wheel base. Next I cut front down tube from crank housing. . Then cut away the center seat tube brace. You could leave it to reattach when you get your frame how you want it, but I have different plans in mind when I find the engine I'm going to use.

    Once I got some of my preliminary bends to get the stance that I wanted I added a mock bottom frame tube to get an idea of what it was going to come out as. Overall length of the frame will be stretched another 4 inches on the backbonetotal length of the bike will be in comparison yo a sportster frame. Hoping to keep a clean sleek look with an old school rat rod. Just ideas to ponder, I'll probably change my mind a dozen times before its done. Hope to keep updates posted as I finish the different phases off the process.
     

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  2. wheelbender6

    wheelbender6 Well-Known Member

    That long wheelbase should provide a nice smooth ride.
     
  3. lickerbox

    lickerbox New Member

    This builds gonna be off the chain!
     

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  4. lickerbox

    lickerbox New Member

    springer fork

    Added my springer front end. Next is the frame stretch!
     

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  5. lickerbox

    lickerbox New Member

    Stretch Complete

    Well I ended up stretching it 9 inches. After some prelim fitting, i decided to go from 8 to 9'', Due to my 6'3'' stature.I had to drop the tail another 1'' due to the stretch, but still pleased with it. Iam hoping to get the Engine ordered soon so i can get it fitted, and move ahead with other mods. I believe i am going with disc brakes, so ill probably be changing the forks yet again, but it will come later. I hope to be riding it here in a couple months.
     

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  6. lickerbox

    lickerbox New Member

    22" Apes

    Added 22" Apes.
     

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  7. kraznos

    kraznos New Member

    Frame stance looks really good.
     
  8. lickerbox

    lickerbox New Member

    Frame tacked
     

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