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Old 09-21-2018, 01:46 PM
0maha 0maha is offline
Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: Omaha
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Default Greetings from Omaha

Hello, everyone!

I'm just a guy from Omaha who likes making stuff. My most recent project was building a retaining wall in my back yard:

The one before that was this bobber style motorcycle that I built last year:

Before that was gutting and remodeling the first floor of my house:

That's pretty much how it works. I do a big project on the house to keep my wife happy, then do the project that I want to do next.

I've been an avid motorcyclist for decades, and that gets to my current idea for my next project: I want to get an old bike, and then build a sidecar rig to put on it. More particularly, I want to do all the fabrication of the body of the side car myself. I figure it would be better (safer, mostly) to buy the frame and mounting hardware from some company that actually knows what they are doing.

I've spent the last few months watching a zillion YouTube videos from Corvell, Lazze, Runge and the like. Love watching those guys work.

I figure everyone has to start somewhere, so I've got a set of bossing mallets and a leather bag on order. I've got a TIG welder. Other than that, I don't have much more than a desire to learn the craft and hopefully end up with something I will be proud to say I built.

Anyway, that's my story, such as it is. Thanks for the add! I look forward to learning from everyone here!
Jeff from Omaha.
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Old 09-21-2018, 01:59 PM
galooph galooph is offline
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Alsager, United Kingdom
Posts: 630

Welcome to the forum, Jeff
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Old 09-21-2018, 02:34 PM
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patman patman is offline
MetalShaper of the Month Mar. 2010
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Hastings Nebraska
Posts: 283

Welcome to the forum! Good to see another Nebraska guy, I am Hastings so if you feel like a little drive you are more than welcome to the nickel tour anytime.
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Old 09-21-2018, 04:28 PM
Gareth Davies Gareth Davies is offline
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Staffordshire, England
Posts: 523

Welcome to the forum Jeff, nice wall youíve built there. Youíll get plenty of inspiration for more projects on here.
Gareth Davies
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Old 09-22-2018, 04:49 AM
Peter Tommasini Peter Tommasini is offline
MetalShaper of the Month May 2013, Dec 2013
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Melbourne,Victoria, Australia
Posts: 7,727

Hi Jeff welcome to the forum

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Old 09-22-2018, 01:57 PM
cliffrod cliffrod is offline
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Spartanburg, SC
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Welcome to the forum, Jeff. Always great to see another bike guy join the group. I've had too many bikes for too many years.

There's a possible sidecar resource near me who may be worth contacting. Seems like a great guy with long professional experience. if you are interested in connecting with him, please contact me directly and I'll share his info.
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