Here is a piece of thick plate cut and marked to form the bottom of the spring assembly. This forms the base where the spring rods connect and the top where the spring fork tubes mate.

And, below, is this same piece with holes drilled for the fork tubes and for the spring rods.

Below, is the lower tree that attaches the rigid forks to the steering stem (available on the site) before the center hole has been tapped to 1-24 to accept the stem.

Now, put all the pieces we just made together with the parts kit that we introduced last chapter and we have something that is actually starting to look like part of a set of springer forks.

Man alive - I'm ready for some cuttin', hackin', welding and general mayhem with Big Daddy. Oh yeah, and a little ink too...

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...tell 'em Warren sent ya.