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05-23-2015 04:22 AM
OleDirtyDoc
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Originally Posted by crowley1027 View Post
Just testing some old quotes.
That's a good one
05-22-2015 10:33 PM
pmassey31545 I bought a backrest off of eBay, but that is pretty nice I happen to think. Good job.
05-22-2015 12:22 PM
crowley1027
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Originally Posted by spence View Post
Just testing the new forum
Just testing some old quotes.
05-22-2015 09:53 AM
Sock I missed that. That oughta do it.
05-22-2015 01:14 AM
crowley1027
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Originally Posted by Sock View Post
I think I like it! I'd be concerned about the single bolt mounting point, you'll have a ton of leverage when pushing against the top of the back rest. You may end up accidentally loosening the right shock nut.
I'd you look at the acorn nut dead on, the steel stock has tabs bent around each side of the shock, to prevent movement. Next mockup will have all the tab space on one side (since it will only be pushed one way).

Barely, but picture seven of eight shows one of the bent tabs.
05-21-2015 09:44 PM
Sock I think I like it! I'd be concerned about the single bolt mounting point, you'll have a ton of leverage when pushing against the top of the back rest. You may end up accidentally loosening the right shock nut.
05-21-2015 09:27 PM
Spockster Too tall for my taste (if I was buying), but you have the mounts, you're on your way.

A good backrest would probably outsell the coasters 20:1.
05-21-2015 02:38 PM
crowley1027 There are eight.
05-21-2015 02:26 PM
eusjma Is there a picture that I'm not seeing?
05-21-2015 02:05 PM
crowley1027
Backyard backrest

This kind of stuff is what I grew up around. The really scrappy stuff, that you throw together to make what you need.

White trash? Nah, we were just poor engineers!

Personally, I love this thing. Bar, stock, tubing, duct tape, drywall screws, plywood, and spray paint.









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