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****, I wish I would have shopped around a bit more...
Part of a DIY project is saving money. So shopping around is a must. The problem with shopping online is the shipping, so you have to factor that in, and price comparing. Bearings, wheels, sprockets, hubs, axles can all add up to about $150 for a Push trailer setup when ordering online. Unless you have a local supply then you only have to factor in gas, but most supplies stores won't have all the custom parts needed to suit your project. Here are some of the sites i used to buy parts from and a few more that I should have used. Some sites have parts alot cheaper then others so you have to make sure you make a list and pick and choose from which site has the cheapest, as long as you order all the parts at once then you won't have to pay double for shipping if you forget something or make changes and you'll save some bucks if on a tight budget. But don't order until your sure what you need.
I got these from others on this forum and from DIYgokart.com
Cheapest if seen for sprocket hub adapters.
This site has most all bearings and also Great price on Sprockets. Sprockets are under Roller Chain category.
Hope this helps. Feel free to add any others.
Last edited by Rgvkid; 05-20-2009 at 01:56 PM.
Hey Rgvkid great idea! Thanks for the links. I'll add to your list from my last build since you invited us to add. Take care, thanks again.
Tubing 1/8 steel, Local company. 2", 1.5", 1.25", 1"___http://www.sspss.com/products.html
Tube bender http://search.harborfreight.com/cpis...nder&Submit=Go
Handle bars___ http://www.choppersus.com/store/prod...uiser-Moon-CP/
Brake lever___ http://www.choppersus.com/store/prod...-Lever---Pair/
Front wheel / rim___ http://www.choppersus.com/store/cate...heels---Steel/
Peddles sprocket___ http://www.choppersus.com/store/prod...y-Silver-9-16/
Braided lines___ http://www.choppersus.com/store/prod...nless-Per-Ft./
Aluminum Bullet Axle Nut 1"___ http://www.bmikarts.com/shop/?cart=1...ords=axle+nut&
Front Light___ Old model of a Kids Razor 12v kids motorcycle.
License frame___ Walmart
Tail light___ Walmart
Licence Plate___ Self designed from photo of my youth
Pillow block bearings___ http://www.pacificnorthwestbearing.n...c7ae9b4e63efdd
Rear wheel and rim___ https://www.3rsalesandservice.com/ca...GATG12714Y.htm
Axle and hub___ http://www.westcoastminichoppers.com/Page5.html
Disk Brake___ http://www.westcoastminichoppers.com/Page5.html
14 tooth freewheel___ http://www.cyclone-usa.com/store.php...crn=203&rn=301
Jackshaft sprockets___ http://stores.ebay.com/Fremont-Industrial-Supply
Chains___ Tractor supply
Idle tensioner___ Tractor supply
Rear fender___ Tractor supply (aluminum car ramp end)
Plastic gas tank___ Ebay
Saddle bag for tank___ Walmart
SLA Sealed Lead Acid Battery___ Radio shack or Batteries Plus
Battery charger 1amp (for Lead Acid Battery___ Batteries Plus
Centrif- clutch___ http://www.mfgsupply.com/GoMiniClutchExt.html
Airbrush pen (6 years old)___ http://www.****blick.com/products/pa...-airbrush-set/ opps...Its called... d i c kblick.com with no spaces.
Primer (sandable, scratch filling)___ Napa Auto
Red oxide Spot filler/Putty___ Local Auto paint dealer
Rust-oleum Paint___ Home Depot
Acetone___ Home DepotInspiring others to dream is my motivation.
Also to add to the list....
They are online and also have stores all over to save on shipping if you go to the store
They have (in-store) every single sized nut and bolt you could EVER EVER imagine.
They have (in-store) in incredible selection of flatbar, angle iron, channel, tube, pipe, and any other gosh darn thing made of metal.
Pillow block bearings are always in store stock 5/8", 3/4", 1", 1+"
Online selection is INCREDIBLE and ALWAYS in stock
BTW... maybe this post should become a "STICKY" as it will help EVERYONE who wants or needs parts for a pusher!"The flag of piracy flew from my mast, my sails were set wing to wing. I had a jukebox graduate for a first mate, she couldn't sail but she sure could sing"
Graucho, your work is awesome thanks for list. I can't imagine what you would come up with if you built a full size chopper, as in V-twin or sportster. Its great to see what people can come up with when they think outside the box.
Beaudry, That link is great. I make Custom residental iron gates and i have been fabbing these custom screw setups for my wood gates in shop and fastnel sells a fastener that would cut my labor alot. Thanks for adding to the list.