Wednesday, June 20, 2012

got the rear pipe almost finished its just tacked into place here I have to just re work the very last section and get the turnout to match the front better but these are just so you can get an idea of how they are gonna look The front pipe sits a little higher than the rear because the rear pipe needs to clear the rear brake cylinder and to me the front pipe looked a little weird sitting down so low to get the pipes even here is what they are generally gonna look like plenty of brake pedal clearance Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App

Vintage Chooper Pics Of My Dad From The 60's

Some Vintage Pics I found at my dads house over the weekend these were his bikes back when he was a kid. The pics are from around the late 1960's to mid 1970's. He rode this panhead all over the country and into Mexico and he lived that way for a few years just riding around working odd jobs and enjoying life and riding the roads of our great nation. Man I wish I could go back in time and live that kind of life. I love to hear the stories he has to tell about everything that went on back then and all the great times him and his friends had building and riding choppers. Fortunately for him he still owns this panhead and this wishbone frame. The pan motor is back in its original swing arm frame and the wishbone frame has a nice 1952 pan bottom end with shovel tops on it now. My dad is over 60 years and is still ripping around on kick start rigid frame choppers. We could all only wish to be that lucky over time. Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App this was the panhead after its remake in before I was born in 1981 and this is what I remember the bike being when I was a kid growing up. Maybe thats why I have such a love for panhead bikes Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App and this is how the panhead is right now to this day, it was done over again by my dad in the late 90's and he's still putting miles on this baby Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Killing It Through Manhattan With Big Nick From Industry Customs

Me and Big Nick killed it through Manhattan yesterday on the way back and forth to the Scarlett Fever Benefit hosted by the Road Lords Car Club. Good times included splitting lanes all the way into NYC and pissing people off, high fiving girls on the way home through NYC while riding on our bikes, taking a leak on the side of the street with everyone watching, running out gas, killing it through the tunnels, and hitting the streets hard all the way outside of NYC. All in all it was a good time to be had Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Starting to build a set of Crazy Orange style exhaust pipes for a customer so far I have the front pipe basically layed out just gonna need a little trimming on the end length once I start to lay out the back pipe Here is what I start with box of misc. bends Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App Top Section by the exhaust flange Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App small shot of my tig welds Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App and basically what the front pipe is gonna look like this is a little tighter to the bike than what the Crazy Orange guys normally build they build theres very low and out towards the front as Ive noticed they normally run a front turn signal on the bottom front of the bike so they kick the front pipe out to clear it I like to keep my stuff tight to the bike and motor to allow for a little more aggressive riding Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App

Saturday, June 9, 2012