It should be a lot crazier once we get the stuff back from the wood grainers and get the bike put back together. For now, use your imagination.
well i haven't posted in a while so i went looking for a picture, this one is about a year old and i'm sorry to say not a whole lot has changed. my dads blue framed panhead is still not done, and I still haven't started last years "winter project", on a better note my rugrat has graduated from the three-wheeler to a dirt bike, my shovel looks totally different, and Eddies gold ironhead isn't sleeping over at my place anymore. winter is here, time to fire up the wood stove and hibernate in the garage
And in other news, our newest apprentice Shawn (not the legitimate retarded guy) picked up this heap last week for $1000. I got it in the shop so i could rewire it, and take care of some little stuff. Look for it next summer, as i'm sure we'll be busy over the winter teaching him how to chop it. Point is, if you look hard enough, you can still find good deals on these Ironheads in rough shape. Who cares though, most of it is getting thrown out anyway.
And last but not least, I have been trying to keep the "wooden bike" under wraps, so thats why there have been so many sneaky obscure pics i have been putting up. I promise an indepth photo spread with topless chicks or something when it's all done. Anyway, this photo shows the Honda dirtbike kickstand from the 70's Nick and I put on the WRONG SIDE of the bike. It will be bitchin when the whole thing is done, because the bike will lean to the other side when it's lined up with other scooters. I had to put that handle thing on it because it's mounted so far back on the frame that you'd probably never be able to find it, especially hammered. So thats all for now, and like I been saying, we're really putting this thing together fast, so check back often.
This is some shit I made the past couple days. I made the seat bracket, fish mounted the stanchions, then made the posts, Nick and I decided to use those hitch pins to hold the springs down instead of plain old nuts and bolts.
My favorite part so far is that we're using a skinny front size rim in the rear.
Here is the before and after of those legs Louie shaved down.
Nick cut down the cam cover before we sent the motor out to get rebuilt. really dig the cut down look too now thats it's all back together. I sat there for a LONG damn time with scotch-brite to all the covers and rocker boxes on the motor to get that brushed look.
There you go, watch this blog over the next few months, maybe i'll leak some more shit from the lab.
Nick's Model A pickup
That's CJ's dog Frisco, check out that red rocket.
This is Dennis' 54 Ford. Soon it'll have a 5.0 from a Mustang
In the front of Dennis' car is Christian's Triumph from Choppahead
These Butcher Shop stickers are everywhere now.
here's a good shot of my stupid ass getting soaked on the ride home.
And one more thing, we were all at the Whaling City Festival car/bike show in New Bedford last Sunday. Nick's Shovelhead took 2nd place in it's class. Then on the ride home he got pulled over for speeding. And his bike got towed.