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    Default Budget novice harley big twin engine stand

    I call it budget because I had all this in my garage and novice because I'm not that good at welding or fabing.
    I'm getting ready to pull my engine to paint my frame and it hits me. Where am I gonna but it when it's out. So I google engine stand and .2 seconds later I get this web site that has the dimensions I need. http://mustaribrand.com/2013/01/23/p...y-motor-stand/
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    What I had laying around was some 1 1/4" square tube, 1 1/2" angle iron, and some 1" round tube. Being a novice I don't have a ton of tools. But hey gotta start some where so this is what I used. Click image for larger version. 

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    Those a few files and a shitty harbor freight 110v flux welder.


    Here are all the pieces cut and cleaned. Except the legs.
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    As said I'm no fabricator. I didn't trust my self to drill the holes in the angel before I welded it together. So I grab my favorite brand of transfer paper/mockup board.
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    And drew this up so I knew the engine holes would line up.
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    The prints I grabbed off the net said to drill 3/8" holes. I went with 27/64". To give my self some wiggle room. I may still have to grind down the inside of the angel iron to make sure the engine will fit the first time I set it down.
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    Finished product. I know it's not that pretty. But it's built not bought by me. And I hope it encourages others to do the same

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    you sure that going to work, back mount looks a bit odd. lets us know, necessity, the mutha of invention.

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    I just built one from those exact plans last weekend. It does look like you will have to cut down that angle iron to get the cases to fit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gray View Post
    I just built one from those exact plans last weekend. It does look like you will have to cut down that angle iron to get the cases to fit.
    Any issue with the plans? I'm going to be pulling my Evo soon and was thinking about building a stand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pendulum View Post
    Any issue with the plans? I'm going to be pulling my Evo soon and was thinking about building a stand.
    Nope, not really. I made mine an inch taller, so 7.5" and 6" in height rather than 6.5" and 5". I used 3/4" square tube like the plans asked and got some plastic end caps from Mcfadden-Dale to fill on the holes.

    I did have to cut the angle iron back once it was all welded up (I used 1 1/4"). Then I placed my cases in the stand and marked out the holes with a punch.

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    I cut back the angel. Hogged out the holes some more. It works. It's a tight fit. If I did it again I would make it an inch taller

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    Be better off with 8" and 6" rise as the engine mounts are a lot closer to 2" height difference. 1.95" to be exact.

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    I needed a quick stand when freshening up my paint. A 2x6, some glue and screws, and an old piece of plate steel and it was plenty sturdy.

    Truthco is correct, a 2" difference in risers works perfect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paris View Post
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    I cut back the angel. Hogged out the holes some more. It works. It's a tight fit. If I did it again I would make it an inch taller
    Nice job with very few tools, by the sound of it.

    Nick

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