10/9/13

Shovelhead Chopper

I finally got around to starting on my buddy's Shovelhead Chopper. 
This was a stock HD swing arm frame that's been hard-tailed by Haifley Bros. 

Bare frame ready to be turned into chopper gold

Front end on and wheel spaced. Engine is in and we're half way to getting the rear wheel sorted out. This frame is pretty narrow and trying to fit these insanely wide hubs in with a disc brake is super tough. I got the left side spacer machined and the wheel centered in the frame, but have to do some real creative spacing/brake bracket. 

That's all we got done in the first session. Once it's a roller it should be pretty straight forward from there.