3/23/17

New Tank and Fender Complete

Finished the tank and fender finally for my shovel. Bolted it on and went for a blast. Jury is still out on the decision to keep it or put back on the maroon set. Time will tell.......new bars tomorrow.
#blackbikesmatter




3/20/17

Bars

Built a couple sets of bars to try on my shovel. Leaning towards the riserless ones.

Panhead Progress...

What started as a motor rebuild turned into a full on chopper re-build. Once the engine was pulled it was apparent this bike needed some major loving. So it got a complete re-do. 

Boom!

Here it is all ready to rock and roll. 


3/13/17

Chop Everything !!

I really like the looks of the iconic S&S tear drop air cleaner. I had this old Super G cover that was a bit fucked. Perfect candidate for choppin'.  


I wanted the indent in the centre of the carb mouth. As you can see the lettering isn't exactly centred, but whatever.

Backing Plate made up. when building this thing I realized the air filter would cover the bowl vent. Well fuck. After a little pondering I milled a slot into the clean air. I can't see why it won't work.

I had an old air filter catalogue that has them listed by size. I found the perfect filter. It fits snug around the backing plate mounting bolts. And the cover still mounts with the stock bolt locations

Oh fuck yeah! Here it is all done and ready to rock. It's not perfect, but its hand-made and beautiful.

Thanks to El Mother Fucking Beardo for all the help in welding this up. 
You rule Brother!

3/12/17

One More Metal Sculpture

Fabbed this up for a buddy's shop.
Tried to replicate his stickers with a mix of stainless, mild steel and some torch highlights.


3/10/17

Panhead Progress

Spring is coming soon and I've been plugging away on this thing trying to get it ready. I wanna ride this thing!


2/28/17

WINTER CHOPPIN'

AFTERNOON....

AFTER SUPPER....... TEST FITTING NEW FENDER AND TANK FOR NEW PAINT.



A CHOPPER GIFT I BUILT FOR A BUDDY'S BARBER SHOP


2/10/17

2/8/17

Wheelie clean!

I scored this wheel like 10 years ago and have never really had a use for it. It had 5/8" axle bearings and it was a rusty/crusty mess. Well I now need something like this, so I pull it down and have a look. I quickly found the proper bearings to run a 3/4" axle and made a new spacer and then I had to deal with the rust and grime. 

At first it was all like...

 

Then it was like



After a few hours of scrubbing its looking pretty sweet. The rim cleaned up awesome. Most of the spokes polished right up. The nipples still need some more lovin'
It ain't perfect but it's gonna work great for me.