I seen a bike with a sissy bar that was made out of a normal chain, each link was welded together and it looked really good. Dude just welded the bottom links to 1/2 stock metal and slid that into a normal sissy bar bracket and painted it black. Well I want to do the same thing. I've had a mig welder for about a year and been messing around with it. Anyway has anyone done this? Any problems I may run into or any tips to make it easier? I'm thinking it may be tough to get the exact shape I'm looking for. Any help is much appreciated.
Yeah that makes sense. I'm pretty new to the whole fabricating thing, when you say make a jig out of plywood your saying cut out a template of the exact dimensions of the sissy bar right? Or would I just draw the sissy bar dimensions on the plywood then lay the chain on that template and start welding? Thanks
Ok I can dig it, that way it aint moving around so much and it keeps the shape I want. I figure the first time through each link I would tack it then go back through and weld each link completely right? Then I'll try and clean up the welds, paint it black and clear coat it.