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« Reply #30 on: August 03, 2017, 08:55:58 PM »

Yes going to modify it to what it should be.

It's so frustrating that when you point out the flaws to the guy who made it he's unable to man up and just goes on the defensive.

It's already been back to him for the first problems, i.e he made it too long and the diff wouldn't fit.

You pay good money to these people in good faith and they can't deliver. Very sad. Anyway will be good fun slagging him off.

Latest email from him is suggesting I have somehow faked the 6mm drill in the gap. Maybe it's only a 3mm drill bit with delusions of grandure
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« Reply #31 on: August 05, 2017, 03:30:23 PM »

Sorry to harp on with this, but I don't want anyone else to go through this.

The fabricators latest get out clause is that the axle should not be parallel to the swing arm pivots!!
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« Reply #32 on: August 05, 2017, 03:51:27 PM »

What was his reasoning for that?
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« Reply #33 on: August 05, 2017, 05:48:33 PM »

has moved slightly in transit.

Only if the transit ran over it.

Err. Think you need to find a fabricator instead of the village idiot.
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« Reply #34 on: August 05, 2017, 07:08:14 PM »

Looking at that swing arm. it looks like if you bolt it to the axle it will pull the end back. as it looks like there is no strength at the ends. you will then be able to measure from the axle to the centre of the pivot points to see how far its out of parallel.   
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« Reply #35 on: August 05, 2017, 10:37:48 PM »

Did you pay good money for it ? Shocked
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« Reply #36 on: August 06, 2017, 10:20:56 AM »

Thanks for the replies guys. Always good to share the love!

He has finally realized the error of his ways. He has realized the Pan has an offset swing arm, and I should have told him this! To cap it all he has a Pan, maybe a quick look before warming up the welder? Grin

As I explained to him I am merely the monkey and he is supposed to be the organ grinder. Hence me going for a bolt on option.

Stinky I did pay good money, hoping to receive a good job.

He has now agreed to rectify it, and since he had concerns about transit, I have got myself a visit to Andover from Derby. Two fold thinking here, 1 - no damage or loss in transit & 2 - I can supervise if required.

On the plus side the swing arm conversion has now amassed more air miles than myself.
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« Reply #37 on: August 06, 2017, 03:54:57 PM »

As Mrhutch said earlier, the frame work does look a bit on the weak side. Is the guy who is doing the fabrication, run his own workshop or is it just something he does from home. Only asking as I have done bits and bobs for people myself, and have always made sure that they are happy with what has been produced. I work full time as a fabricator Tig welder, but like to do odd jobs in my spare time on bikes/trikes and anything else in between.   
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« Reply #38 on: August 07, 2017, 11:21:21 AM »

Thanks for your post, Hornet6

He has a fab shop advertises these on line and came recommended by a fellow Manky Monkey.

My idea was once it was fitted and worked out where everything would go, I was going to add stiffening and triangulation to beef it up.

Now he has realized the swing arm is an offset one, I am going to try and find out the offset.

I think now frame is on bike I can take measurements.
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« Reply #39 on: September 14, 2017, 05:34:09 PM »

Finally got swing arm frame sorted, pics to follow.

Fitted to bike, rear axle assembled and bolted to frame and brake calipers, discs and wheels on.

I can move it, oh just realised I now need to sweep up. Oh look there's that thing I was looking for the other month!

Whilst the frame was being sorted, I took the opportunity to ready the fiberglass mudguards. Finished in Honda white and Halfords Lacquer, the dearer one. Goes on well. I used knock on edging in black, from evil bay, around the edge.
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« Reply #40 on: September 15, 2017, 07:42:43 PM »

Photos! Smiley
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« Reply #41 on: September 16, 2017, 07:58:07 PM »

Yes Sir Manky Monkey

From Cop bike to almost a trike
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« Reply #42 on: September 16, 2017, 08:01:14 PM »

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« Reply #43 on: September 16, 2017, 08:08:30 PM »

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« Reply #44 on: September 16, 2017, 08:23:22 PM »

This is one of the calipers, I've had them so long that I couldn't remember where I got them or what they were off.

After the usual Google (other search engines are available) searches, I discovered they are from an Audi A4 96-02 variety. Also fit Passat 98-05 & Audi A6 98-04.

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