Thanks all for the great feedback. This turned out much more easy to do than I thought it would. I was looking at doing the split fender/add material method but thought they would not hold up to my abuse, plus I didn't like the cost of the base fenders. I have had a few plastic barrels behind the shop for years that I was going to use for trash cans, but without handles I never got too excited about that idea. (I am a cabinetmaker by trade and have a small wood shop) The most expensive item on this project was the $4 freeze plug used to attach the front fender to the fork. That also turned out to be the time saver as I thought I was going to have to fabricate some thing to bolt into the tube with a nut to receive the fender. So, here is a quick run down of the barrel fender;Nice work, Best Fat Fenders I've seen. If your not going to bring them to market and willing to give away details about what parts you used and build details I would love the info to build a set
I can't remember how I wound up with these, but they were free. They are 55 gallon or close to it. I think they had soap in them when new. You can google used barrels or hit Craig's list to see if there are some local. If anyone is in the north Idaho/Spokane area I would be happy to part with one for a good cause.this is a spectacular idea :thumbsup: ....where would I get the plastic barrels? Are these 55 gallon drums?
I work in the dairy industry. If you have any dairy in your area, or any Ag in general, I can guarantee you there are barrels to be had for free. Farmers have to buy needed cleaners, sanitizers, teat dips, etc. And often they get them in 55g drums. Luckily I work for a good company that takes back and re-uses all of our barrels, but many do not. And we can only re-use the barrels in certain colors.this is a spectacular idea :thumbsup: ....where would I get the plastic barrels? Are these 55 gallon drums?