Saturday, March 31, 2012

Here is a set of Bars Im making for JoeShovel from Jockeyjournal.com basically an 8" rise T-Bar design with a slight pull back towards the rider and a little bit of downturn in the handle portion These are made of 1" .120 wall DOM made in the USA steel. The center section is 1.25" to give it a little bit of a different look Here is the design layed out on the table Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket

Monday, March 26, 2012

Working on the narrow glide front end with the wide glide 41mm legs front brake setup this is basically what its gonna look like, everything is just mocked up in this picture to make sure it will fit before I start to cut anything up, the next step is gonna be to cut down the wide glide axle to length then re thread, then I will shave down this lower leg to match the other side , then I will make up a set of mounting lugs for this caliper and set it in the correct position. As you can see from the pics everything is super tight which is why most setups that run this type of front end usually take the easy way out and just run a front spool with no brake but I have enough clearance here to make it work and its important that this bike stops as well as it runs. Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket

Saturday, March 24, 2012

I got some work done on the rear fender struts for the shovel today these are made of 1/2" 304 stainless round tube and stainless bullet bungs and countersunk bungs for mounting Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket
So its a little after midnight and I just finished unloading my newest bike off of the shipping truck. After looking for a Panhead for a few years now that was a reasonable price I came across this beauty and thanks to the help of Freebird and Doc from shovelhead.us I was able to work out a deal for this 1956 FLH and have it shipped up from Alabama to NY. I have huge plans for this bike so stay tuned for updates on it. 
Heres how she sits right now
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Thursday, March 22, 2012

This is a set of handlebars I made up for the shovel chop the other day that are just about finished they are made of 1" 304 stainless steel .120 wall tubing, nice and sturdy laying the design out on the table Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App welding up the corner pieces Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App almost finished Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App making up the center section bar I took this 1" solid stainless round stock and turned it down on the lathe to fit inside of the .120 wall tubing nice and tight Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App then welded in the center section and they are just about done I just need to get the tank on there and narrow them down to fit the width of the tank, Im gonna leave them a brushed finish Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App
Just finished up a set of shovelhead (fat bob) gas tanks for the trike build last night
I took about 2" out of each side of the tanks
tabs tig welded up on the inside 
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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Heres a wide glide lower leg that I shaved down the other day
to go on the shovel chop
this is what I started with 
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after some rough cuts with the angle grinder it gets put on the lathe 
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after some rough cuts on the lathe (notice how warped these legs are from the factory the sand casting method is really not the greatest)
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all finished (these are only taken down to the lowest point on the leg there is plenty of meat still left
in the casting)
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and a little step design that I did on the bottom
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