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Old 04-18-2018, 06:45 PM
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Good deal- it should look great on your bike.
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Old 04-18-2018, 08:45 PM
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Default Great work!

All great ideas for how to do the bead. Another way similar to what you did would be to use a small "Hot Dog Die" underneath and 2 doggies on top. Fred26t
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Old 04-19-2018, 08:35 AM
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Jeff, what material is your upper die made from?
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Old 04-19-2018, 10:30 AM
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Jeff, what material is your upper die made from?

It's a block of polypropylene. I was worried the corners would roll over before I chased the entire length. It actually held up pretty well.

Here's a bit more of the fender. Thanks again for all the suggestions! I'm really happy with the way it came out.


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Old 04-19-2018, 10:58 AM
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Very nice work Jeff. So is the rest of your project. Nice lines.
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Old 04-19-2018, 02:53 PM
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Great idea well done. It finishes off a nice job.
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Old 04-20-2018, 03:44 AM
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Worked out great.
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Old 04-22-2018, 12:42 PM
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Thanks for the comments. Here it is on the bike.

Any tricks for doing a nice even brushed finish on the aluminum?

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Old 04-23-2018, 08:59 AM
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Good thinking ...nicely done !!
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Old 04-24-2018, 04:39 AM
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Fantastic looking bike. Great original thinking. Its a pity we need to hang appendages like number plates off these things as they never fit with the lines of the bike
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