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Old 11-12-2012, 07:31 PM
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How much $$ did it end up costing you to make? Looks great.
I had all the steel on hand so cost was not a factor.
I also used two hemi joints for the pivot points that I salvaged from some old Harley parts that were laying around.
I spent around $10.00 for the spring, paint and some hardware.
If I had to purchase all the items for the build I'm thinking around $50.00, but, that's just a guess.
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Old 11-12-2012, 11:15 PM
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Good deal!
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Old 11-13-2012, 08:47 AM
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Great job, looks like you're pretty clever. How long did it take you to fab it together?
Took a couple of days. I was designing it on the fly and had a little trial and error. Sort of shade tree engineering.
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Old 11-24-2012, 03:42 PM
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Very nice! When you start mass producing them - I'd like to put in an order to fit a ZD 25!
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Old 11-24-2012, 07:25 PM
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You are on the right track but still to complicated for mass use. Add a torsion spring to hold the thing shut. Thena simple cable to pull it open. Would sell a ton down south where we run 90% closed,
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