I am starting a welding class next Wednesday and as luck would have it, this weekend is spring cleanup in my neighborhood. That means super scavenge Saturday and Sunday!! What types of frames should I be looking for? Does it matter what kind of metal they're made of? Will I be ok with one chromoly frame and one steel frame? Obviously I'm going for simplicity for my first attempt at this sort of thing, so I'm going to try to find 2 bikes with similar head tubes and an elongated steer tube. Something like this:
My primary project for the class will be a honda based scooter chopper, and I'm doing this to learn some basic technique so I'm hoping it will be fairly quick and easy. Any tip or ideas to make it go smoothly?
Yeah, that's a good call. I'll probably just grab as many bikes as I can. I can always use them later or recycle them. Who knows, maybe someone else in the class will want to build one too! Thanks for the tips, I will be bringing a camera to class to document my projects. I'll throw a couple of pictures up as soon as I get started.