cafe racer welding

any tips on what type of bar or piece of sheet metal to use to start cafe conversion.

Experience speak up!

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32 gauge moped spec pot metal

what are you trying to make?

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Totally normal JBOT /

Garbage metal or doom metal

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RADIUM CITY JO$HUA /

2" DOM tooooooob

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RADIUM CITY JO$HUA /

Throw in some 3" as well

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Frank Horrigan /

DOOOOOOOM

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I prefer speed metal cuz it makes your ped go faster. what, you didn't know that?

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dude! use cromo (no homo)

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just go to your nearest fallen down building and look for the steel you need... if the scrappers havent gotten it first

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Luke “Funkenet” Hosfield /

Crossbar? Use a fence post. they're are cheap. Be sure to grind off the galvanized shit before you weld.

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Measure the radius on your tank channel. Then buy a pipe that is the same putter diameter as that in the correct length. Don't use a fucking fence post. There will most likely be compound bevels on both ends of your new pipe thy will take a bit of brain power to figure out for a good fitment. So don't just go starting in on hacking it up. Stand back and think about it for a second. Use a mild steel pipe.

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typically somethin large grained, looks like this

makes for good welding.

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I used a fence post. It worked fine for me.

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galvinized stuff melts like butter, and emits good smells, drink your milk folks

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So fence posts are all the rage, huh? Ok.......

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Actually, use multiple rolls of tinfoil packed really tight. Then used duct tape to hold the pieces together. At the ends, use zip ties to hold it to your frame.

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foolish gold /

any advice on reattaching the tank to the cross bar? weld, bolt, or super glueeeeeee.

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Gunther Mcgillicuty /

foolish gold Wrote:

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> any advice on reattaching the tank to the cross

> bar? weld, bolt, or super glueeeeeee.

magic. Black or white should work.

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Luke “Funkenet” Hosfield /

meh worked fine for me.

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RADIUM CITY JO$HUA /

EXCEPT NOW YOURE DYING

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Jb weld and a couple paper towel rollzzzzzz.

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Rollo Tomassi /

Buying small quantities of metal can be a pain in the ass. Metal supply shops are not set up for us, and big box hardware shores have shit for selection and outrageous prices. I wouldn't rule out ebay, you can get some small pieces of good tubing for a reasonable price sometimes. DOM is best. I would look for something thicker than 14g.

Zinc oxide poisoning from welding galvanized metal is inconvenient. Like a shitty hangover. I don't know if I buy the whole story about milk protecting you from it...

There is little/no information about long term negative effects of zinc oxide. It's an ingredient in children's cereal and sunscreen, yes?

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Matthew DG /

Joel Goodson Wrote:

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> Don't use a fucking fence

> post. There will most likely be compound bevels on

> both ends of your new pipe thy will take a bit of

> brain power to figure out for a good fitment. So

> don't just go starting in on hacking it up. Stand

> back and think about it for a second.

I'd make a mock-up out of a cardboard tube to get practice figuring out the bevels n' shit. When you get that right, copy it onto steel. You can roll a cardboard tube of any diameter you want. So much easier to wreck that with a mistake and start another one in cardboard than to wreck a steel on and have to start over.

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Milk does nothing except give you something to throw up on your shoes. If you are welding galv, make sure to wear the proper repirator.

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Salsa Salsa /

I use mild steel. I buy a 4ft section and is an angle grinder to shape it.

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Luke “Funkenet” Hosfield /

We did it, no one got sick. Just saying. We was tryin to get high off the zinc oxide and but that shit was wack, didn't feel a thing.

I was sure to get all the galvanize coating well off the part near where we welded.

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Salsa Salsa /

I made an s rail from a trampoline frame. And all the gasses go stuck in my welding mask. Twas great yo!

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(Casserollers) ∴ Μ Λ Ι Ζ Σ ∴ Wrote:

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> I use mild steel. I buy a 4ft section and is an

> angle grinder to shape it.

This.

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Salsa Salsa /

jUST WELD IT IN THERE!

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Don't even bother with galvanized, a lot of that fence post stuff is pretty thin walled anyway. Check your local steel supplier for scraps.

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