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In what seems to be the time honoured humourous way of this forum - I wondered if any of you could identify this item?
Please bear with it to the end - IT WILL BE WORTH IT!!!!!


All those who said chair-

Wrong!!

It LOOKS like a chair -



Still looks like a chair - BUT!!!



Let's remove this plastic stuff -






That's better - I can see the wood for the trees - still looks like chair legs to me! any ideas?



Bring on the cutter!!






Cut, cut, cut




Hmmm! tube, tube & more tube - 2mm wall thickness actually!







Lets put some together and stick it with electric glue to make??!!



Getting warm? the metal sure is!







Surely you have it by now - the embryonic stage of fabrication there's more to come!







More measuring up, more cutting -







Lots of bits to paint, I always did like meccano and lego -









Hanging out to dry - dont like hammerite, I use International Japlac enamel, expensive but good stuff.











Bolt them on - "It fits! It fits Cinderella"








Fits both sides - well I never! Need something to go on the sides -

Off down to the Army surplus stores - picked up two old ammo boxes - little bit on the heavy side but at £25.00 for two!!!! couldn't refuse!














Let's make some brackets, weld them on. paint them, stick rubber feet (doorstops) on the bottom and see how different they look!








I can't wait for the final bits - just got to put them on to see how they look!

Not bad!!! Still got some reflectors to put on







Reflectors on now on - on all three sides -







I am loading it up for a trip to Germany - I have to say these are very well made boxes, 100% watertight rubber strip, no bolt heads or fixings inside - nothing inside at all when on the bike. They are locked on the bike, on one side with a disc lock, and a padlock on the other.
Removal time - about 20 seconds each side!!


TOTAL COST - £25.00, I had odds & bits lying around, capacity 31Ltrs each, only downside is we have to stand around the patio table now!!

Hoping to make it the national -( I think I might have enough off-cuts for a rack - metal mule style! when I get back!!)
 
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Well done!

I always like making something out of something else.

Very well done write-up. I particularly like "electric glue"

I deduce you have a welder but not a tubing bender, then.
 

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I can only say :thumbup:.. Job well done mate..

PS: What that Purple thing in the back ground (a datsun may be ??)) !! hummm..
Have a nice trip..:sunny:
 

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That my friend is a great job, well played and I bet if you are like me, you loved every second of making them too :p. Nice bike you have there, same colour as mine(fast black):D .... Just to wind up the RWB boys Eh?

BIGROG :thumbup:
 

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Brilliant idea, brilliantly executed, brilliant all round really :D. And those ammo boxes look the dogs danglies :thumbright:.
 

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Christ...


now those puppies are a piece of art..... well done....!!! looks utterly amazing!!!!

who would have ever known....

brilliant...
 

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there's gonna be a shortage of chairs now :D
excellent job.....are you taking orders and do we have to bring our own chairs

:cool::cool:
 

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I can see a shortage of old ammo boxes coming up!!!! now where did you say I could buy them from?:D
 

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I hope you used to organise open air concerts and, therefore, have plenty more of those chairs.

Can you make mine to fit an RD04 please?
 
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