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Originally posted by lucky8lowrider@Aug 8 2005, 10:31 AM~3560550
What gauge metal should you use when you make faced parts ? Remember the parts are just for show! Please get back to me A.S.A.P.
Forks should be at least a 1/4 inch. Handlebars should be 1/2 inch.
 

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Originally posted by lucky8lowrider+Aug 8 2005, 09:31 AM~3560550-->
What gauge metal should you use when you make faced parts ? Remember the parts are just for show! Please get back to me A.S.A.P.
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what would you do for forks..if you wanted to ride around on it a lot?
 

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Originally posted by The Modeling Pimp@Aug 8 2005, 09:55 PM~3564669
ok.. you answered his question.. now i am asking one..

you said 1/4 for show parts.. what size would i use if i wanted to ride on them
I guess if you wanted to you could do 1/2 inch but why would you spend $500+ on a part to ride on it and mess it up?
 

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Originally posted by gangstersparadise1@Aug 8 2005, 08:44 PM~3564182
Forks should be at least a 1/4 inch. Handlebars should be 1/2 inch.
Thanks man :cool: What type of machine would you use to cut it like you did ? How much do the machines cost ? And where can I buy one ? Please get back to me A.S.A.P. :biggrin:
 

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regarding your question about parts, you can use 3/16 mild steel it is strong enough for what you are doing as far as riding on them that depends on your design of your forks. I build radical bikes and all of my parts are 3/16th mild, and my boys ride them. 1/4 is all right but it is heavy and harder to cut unless you are laser cutting if not you find out that it is a lot of work to hand gring 1/4steel if you all need any questions or need something fabricated give mr a call (785) 273-0311 wicked image kustomz I am a full fabrication shop including paint, bodywork, engraving, airbrush, and graphics I also do kustom displays, lighting, and turntables. I hope this helps you or anybody else
 

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Originally posted by wicked image kustomz@Aug 9 2005, 07:56 AM~3569763
regarding your question about parts, you can use 3/16 mild steel it is strong enough for what you are doing as far as riding on them that depends on your design of your forks. I build radical bikes and all of my parts are 3/16th mild, and my boys ride them. 1/4 is all right but it is heavy and harder to cut unless you are laser cutting if not you find out that it is a lot of work to hand gring 1/4steel if you all need any questions or need something fabricated give mr a call (785) 273-0311 wicked image kustomz I am a full fabrication shop including paint, bodywork, engraving, airbrush, and graphics I also do kustom displays, lighting, and turntables. I hope this helps you or anybody else
How much for a turntable and where are you located?
 

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Originally posted by lucky8lowrider@Aug 9 2005, 10:37 AM~3569463
Thanks man  :cool: What type of machine would you use to cut it like you did ? How much do the machines cost ? And where can I buy one ? Please get back to me A.S.A.P.  :biggrin:
he used a flowjet :0
 

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Originally posted by gangstersparadise1@Aug 9 2005, 06:00 AM~3566284
I guess if you wanted to you could do 1/2 inch but why would you spend $500+ on a part to ride on it and mess it up?
spend $500+? i would make them myself it doesnt cost that much to do it..

i like show bikes but i think they are a waste of money if you cant even ride them
 

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Originally posted by I-beam@Aug 9 2005, 10:14 AM~3569837
he used a flowjet :0
True.

Toyshopcustoms made that fork for me with a flowjet. The machine costs around $150,000 i think. Dont bother asking him though, he doesnt make parts anymore.
 
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