Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Wesley's Vicky update #4

This week we find that the molding and finish work has begun on the frontend.Its a slow process I feel like a sculptor.Trying to get everything roughed out shoot a little primer on it and get it to a real filler guy.I love doing the fab work and the paint work.The prep work is better left for others.It takes me longer than most that do it for a living.Next comes filling the door holes were the handles and outer trim has been removed.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Random Pics from the shop

The CEO,BMOC,The Boss ,Numero Uno,The Chief,The big guy,The guy with the Gun,Badge,and The magic hands of Wes working on Meester Gringo's panhead.....
Junk on the bench....

Monday, September 28, 2009

Classic Look For a Classic Bike

Big Dirty's Panhead....Took the pic from his site........This is what a pan head should look like....There was a day when the only color to paint a Harley was Black and this is a perfect example.

Saturday, September 26, 2009


I am gonna drive me one of these.I remember this coming thru town and stopping when I was a kid.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Ratrodrockabillybassmanbadtasic Bobber Breakdown

Spotted in Sturgis a few years back....For the biker who wants something different from the norm.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


Well been hittin it hard the last couple weeks on everyone elses stuff, so I thought I would do me a fun little project to help me get motivated before the pan gets assembled.
Spending time at Wauseon and Davenport makes ya want a board tracker.
Well unless your rich or dad has handed down his great grandpas to you youre problably not gonna get one.
Well I drug out a whizzer style motor I aquired in a deal one time and a skip tooth schwinn from the swap meet.
I am gonna throw me a car show/bike show/swap meet cruiser together with a board track theme.
Most whizzer board track thingies never look right cause the motors are so small and most try to build them to big and they look off proportion wise. Well I am gonna try to stay within the proportions of a bicycle.
Well heres a rough mock up pics from the cell phone.I wacked the top bar out and replaced it with a new one.Seat pan is for looks only gotta hammer out one and make some bars.Gonna try to make the tank tomorrow night. Then buster all down sand blast and fab up the rest of the pieces.My friend Heath should have me some new rolling stock tomorrow as well.
Hope to have it done it 2 weeks for a unvailing at a show....

Monday, September 21, 2009

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Mr-4 speed

Always had a soft spot for the Super Stock A is a prime example in Herb Mc Candeless' old car.

For the Man of the World

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Color me gone......................Contest.......

Click on image to enlarge
Gone are the good old days of choppers when your Dad would scream at you for building your bolt together chopper wrong.......Print this off , color it and send it to me. I will pick out the best ones and post it up and the winners will get some free Shoes House of Chop swag......

Please Send to:
Shoes House Of Chop
PO Box 3
Hayden ,In 47245
Please incl a return address.

Now break out the crayons and show me your skills.
Contest will end on Oct 1,2009....
Disclaimer:This contest is for amusement only and has no real purpose or cash value...HAHAHA

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Triumph Flash Back

Lets go back 5 years in time.This was my trumps configuration bout 5 years ago.Still digging this style after all these years.....

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Wesley's Vickey update....

Been a buzy week and weekend around the shop.Gotta get some work done running around way to much.Heres Wesley's 1954 Vick.See earlier posts where it started it transformation in to a mild custom.

Finished welding the frontend up in to one piece.Also rounded the grille opening and finished grafting on the 50 olds fender ends and lamps.Did some work to the fenders and rounded the hood corners.The look will be similar to the Alexander brothers Victorian.Now its time for grinding and filler work.

A new suit for the wagon thats all bizness.......

My buddy Charlie picked this 1952 plymouth suburban wagon up bout 5 or 6 years ago.It was a pretty straight old car ran like a top with a flat head six.Over the last few years he has done the Interior and split the manifolds and some maintence here and there.When he got it it was about 14 ifferent colors so I covered it with your basic hot rod black..We were growing tired of it looking that way so a threw a quick blue satin and pearl base job on it with a silver flake roof this week.The car is orig and very presentable.At a later date we are gonna do her up right but for now this will do.Also the addition of the wide whites helped alot.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

22 years ago this day

my lovely bride and I were married.....Time has flew by............

Thursday, September 10, 2009

One little Indian

Shot this Pic from the infield after the the races at Davenport

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Wheelin' ,Muddin',Off roadin',Call it what ya want but its a blast

Went to Haspen Acres on Monday with my buddy Heath and his friend Nate.Heath had been dying to try out his new Cherokee.So it rains like cats and dogs all night Sunday here in Southern Indiana.It was not going to put a damper on the fun though. It was still the plan to go.So it was on like Donkey Kong.We spent the day running the grounds with our young daughters as navigators.

The Sons of Malarkey

CrazyD and Brad recieving the hardware from the show in Sturgis at the Spoke

Monday, September 7, 2009

Been a busy August I need to.....

Get back to work and posting some pics...August was a busy one since the first of month.8 days in Sturgis,Working at work,working at the Shop, local show or 2, Moto gp/Indy mile,Riding to Davenport with the Zen man, and a few 4wheelin trips...Lots of pics, lotsa good people, lotsa good know what I am saying memories man, memories that will last forever...Now gotta come back down from the mountain and get some stuff done.


Pan Pan please run if you can

Randy D concentrating on the task at hand. At the shop early this summer.A great effort of many trying to make Meester Gringo's pan come to life..........

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Sturgis Pictorial.......Part 1

Not alot to say...Once again thanks to my good friend Crazy D for putting up with me....Brad and Shania From the Zon camp for being my riding companions....Good to see All those we met for the first time and those old friends we ran across along the way while traveling......Now for the random pics
More to come later today.....