Friday, December 28, 2012

Starting the build for The Greasy Dozen Contest

Just getting around to starting this build in between waiting on parts for some of my customers projects to come in so I just finished building the wheels and pulled the frame down off the shelf and threw on a 39mm front end that I had kicking around Basic plans for the bike are -single loop frame from Mullins Chain Drive (stock panhead specs) -Original Akront aluminum rims with buchanans stainless spokes laced to a Wargasser hex hub in the front and an OEM star hub in the rear -1956 Panhead FLH motor -4spd ratchet trans kick only -open 1.5" belt primary -custom handlebars made by me -custom exhaust and custom mid controls and a bunch of other well umm custom stuff made right here in the USA in my shop the deadline for this contest is June 30 so it will be a little tough on me trying to get this done in between finishing up my customers builds and projects etc. for more info on The Greasy Dozen sponsored by Old Bike Barn check out their website for it at http://thegreasydozen.com/ This is what the donor bike for this project looked like ( I bought it for just the motor and trans and the rims ) 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 Here is the frame that Brandon from Mullins Chain Drive Made for me frame #015 these are very similar to the old Motorshop frames from before my time. Brandon does an awesome job with these Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App Some pics of the rebuilding and refinishing of the original Akront wheels Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App After a little time in the blasting cabinet I sanded them with some WD40 and 400 grit paper then again with some WD40 and scotchbrite to keep the brushed finish Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App Wargasser Narrow Hex Hub (very similar to the Old AEE Hex Hub) Like all my wheels that I build these are built with Buchanans Stainless Spokes and Nipples Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App On the truing stand The great thing about these wheels is that they were so well made they keep a very tight runout tolerance even after being used for god knows how many years Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App

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