Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Drop Outs

Now that I had all of my gussets welded in I moved on to the rear axle plates. I'm not fond of most aftermarket drops outs so I decided to change them up a little bit.
I started by filling in the front portion to give the axle less travel. I planned on running a 19" rim and the tire would hit the cross bar so I eliminated the unneeded travel.

I then slimmed down the plates just a tad.

I put a silly little tail on my motor mount so I mimicked it on the drop out.

Beak welded in. At this time my dad didn't have a whole lot of metal lying around the shop but found the basketball hoop I used to dunk on as a child and cut/welded the pieces of the hoop into my drop outs.

Final

2 comments:

Jerimy said...

Kid, this shit looks way awsome in person, got to see the locus and meet you in sturgis this year at the broken spoke, i was the drunk yelling kemosabe when I saw ya!!!! Hey nice write up in the HOG mag also. Might have to stop liking ya, to main stream..... ha

Dave Polgreen said...

Josh, I dig these build-up posts man, it shows how much work and time that metalwork took! Good shit.