OK... I've been working on forks this morning and no not the original Bonanza forks . This is a MX frame originally but I'm not going that way with this build. Its going to be more like a small tire BC or smaller bike...I'm going with 6'' wheels and tires. Anyway this is the forks that I came up with, I went a head and bent the handle bars in while I was bending up the forks. Might not use the handle bars....don't know yet, but they would be easy enough to cut off and replace with bolt on bars.
These forks will be externally suspended with chrome springs and welded on spring cups.
Quick mock up with some 6'' wheels and tires that I had on hand. This is the ride height that I'm looking for.
I'm going to have to find some 10" rear shocks to get it at the right height.
I got some much needed parts today from the good folks at the OldMiniBikes Warehouse. I decided to go with the 4'' to 4'' 1/2 shoe brake system mostly for the looks and not the stopping power. :no: The aluminum backing plate looks good though ! :thumbsup: