Hi, ive had the idea for a while to cut the nubs off of the nimbus II frame, and finally got around to it.
I’ll be painting it sooner or later, and might bring it back into the shop to sand blast the rest of it (our schools sand blaster sucks, the sand blasted parts took around half an hour to do, along with putting it to a wire wheel to try and get most of it off before hand) Plus, the reason why some areas look really sketchy and not smoothed out is because our shop teacher doenst have a working angle grinder, so i’m using a belt sander for all of it. You cant put a frame into many positions on a belt sander either.
anyway, heres the pics.
Before (bad picture)-
edit: oh yeah, i learned the hard way that the tubing is paper thin on that thing. A mig welder can blow a hole in it if your voltage is too high lol. I luckily was able to fix it though.
I actually thought about this too, cool to see someone that actually had the balls to take a chance and do it.
Is that the final product? it looks good, but i think you need to do some more revision grinding.
haha. Yeah, I was going to try and get a diff frame anyway, so i thought to heck with it, i’ll go for it.
No its not the final product, the edit window closed before i could state so (if i havent). If i leave it like this, i’m going to spray paint it matte white. Also, i may bring it into school tomorrow to try and work on it again, but i’m fearing that my shop teacher will get mad at me for working on it (rather than my projects that need doing, i decided to do this lol). So, i may bring it in again tomorrow, and have my friends help me sandblast (its like a 3 person job to get the sand blaster working all right). I’ll try and grind it smooth in some places, or try and thicken a few areas, but its really impossible with our shop setup.
edit: oh yeah, i sliced off the nubs and ground it at an angle on each side, then welded 2 1/8’’ thick peices of metal onto each side, then with the belt sander i ground them smooth.
well, what i did is actually sorta the way i want it. I mean, i want to have it sorta like a kh frame, where the side goes up at an angle, then goes flat, but its impossible to get that with our belt sander.
Man I’m glad you said Mig weld at the end of your original post! For a second I thought that was J-B Weld epoxy on there.
With that said, I love this idea. After I buy my 2nd UNI (maybe for this Xmas) I will consider a similar mod for my 24" nimbus II frame. I was thinking of powder coating or something else beside chrome anyway.