My Leafer Build

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Re: My Leafer Build

Post by gww25 » Mon Feb 27, 2012 3:38 pm

If you need to 'skinny' them down a little keep in mind that all you need on the outside of the pivot bushing holes is about .375" and in between the holes about 1.25" of solid stock. Once everything is assembled they won't look nearly as large as they do in the mockup.

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Re: My Leafer Build

Post by Jeff L » Mon Feb 27, 2012 8:49 pm

Thanks man...I was wondering how much material was needed around the holes.I left .5" around & I'm right st 1.25" thick between the holes.If I find I want to make them thinner,I'll take a little off around the holes.Guess I 'll wait & see after the wheel goes on.
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Re: My Leafer Build

Post by Maxthegardener » Sun Apr 08, 2012 9:35 pm

Hey jeff ....was going on??

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Re: My Leafer Build

Post by Jeff L » Sun Apr 08, 2012 9:53 pm

Just about everything but bike building.This dry spell brought to you by life.To top it off,got layed off a week ago, been runnin around getting things in order.Should be back to it shortly.
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Re: My Leafer Build

Post by budoka » Mon Apr 09, 2012 7:53 am

i feel your pain brother...

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Re: My Leafer Build

Post by Jeff L » Fri Aug 17, 2012 12:12 pm

Well...I'm back on it.Mocked up a little diferently, but This is the final.Will add some cross bracing, & start welding up.
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Re: My Leafer Build

Post by kheaton » Tue Oct 09, 2012 7:53 am

Jeff, did you make your axle or did you buy it?
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Re: My Leafer Build

Post by curt » Tue Oct 09, 2012 9:18 pm

looks good
ever notice when you hit somethin or someone with a hammer you feel instantly better

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Re: My Leafer Build

Post by Jeff L » Tue Oct 09, 2012 10:36 pm

kheaton wrote:Jeff, did you make your axle or did you buy it?
Ken
Still with no axle.The dude that was going to make it left me hangin.I have to find someone else to make one.
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Re: My Leafer Build

Post by Jeff L » Tue Oct 09, 2012 10:42 pm

curt wrote:looks good
Thanks...Its all powdered except the rockers.Ill do them whenever I get an axle.
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Re: My Leafer Build

Post by curt » Thu Oct 11, 2012 8:39 pm

been following from the beginning it really is lookin good cant wait to see it finished hope i can get back to mine soon
ever notice when you hit somethin or someone with a hammer you feel instantly better

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