Saturday, January 30, 2010

Descions Decisions Decisions........

3 different mock ups and a couple more to come.Then I will determine finally which way it will end up........

1. Full fenders with apes

2. What I think is kinda of a early bikers bike...Lotsa David Mann look...
3. Classic post war Bobber look......
Problem is I like all three looks. Gonna have to settle on one though...

Monday, January 25, 2010

Its a Offical Staff Truck for the shop

Its a offical shop truck now...few minor things to tidy up then its driver time....Well I had old Bob Kini "bikini" come down and put a few accents and letter the doors 60's style today.Old Bob is world famous round these parts he's been stripping and lettering since the early 50's....... Also check the rods and bikes logo....Old Bob is a little corny he asks what do you think of that..I said man looks cool...He goes you dont get it do you...Its a bobber.Most of the goofy bike guys are calling every thing a bobber so I thought it should be part of your logo...and starts laughing...It suppose to look like a fishing bobber...Must be all the paint fumes from over the years,,,lol

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Another Panhead Possibilty

More of a og look mock up........Just trying all the the options.....

Wesley the Wheel Worker

My buddy Wes trued up the wheels for the panhead once I had them laced up.....


My daughter from a few years back enjoying the wind in Sturgis

Mr Decker's booth at Sturgis

Always alot of good things to see at the corner of 4th and Lasalle

Monday, January 18, 2010

Junk with Wheels

Check out my buddy Wes' new blog
Junk with Wheels I sure it will be entertaining along the way.
Heres a pic of the panhead he snapped Sunday while visting my shop.......I stole it from his blog.
I like to think of it as a Panhead Day Dream

Hey Tex

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Heres to warm Sunny Days

Its getting closer its like a heat wave here today its in the upper 30's instead of single digits and snow.......I am ready lets ride......

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Acid-Reflux tripping swap meet find today

paint signed "by crazy paint"

Picked this panhead roller up at the Springfield Oh swap meet....Good Seeing ya Craig and thanks for the lunch.
Gonna part it and use some pcs for my pan...Frame isnt too bad but a little work on the frame table for a few fixes and I will possibly save it for a rainy day...Neck is good and under the moulding the key lock still intact.....most of the molding is tacked on 1/8 plate so it should come off easy.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Cool Vanilla

Well its painted.I have a young guy who works for me at my day job as a new painter so I let him go at it.Turned out nice for a quick single stage paint job...Now for glass installation and a wheel all the lights working today...The last thing is to doll up the interior a bit nothing fancy as she is a shop truck and some lettering on the doors.Crappy cell phone pic more to come once finished up....

Monday, January 4, 2010

Remember the eighties.........

Another one Bites the dust....Sunday was help a friend in need day....My good Bud Randy D aquired a late eighties custom job shovelhead. Last fall it was bought by Randy and he has been doing some parts gathering.Well the time has come for it to rise outta of the ashes of 80's leaving kool and the gang,Blondie and all other things eighties behind...I think the plan of attack is a traditional styled resto fl look..Randy D has a pretty good eye for cool so with the help of some friends and his eye it should be a cool scoot....with a timeless look...
The tear down starts......
Randy D and his Pops tearing her apart.

And a few hours later we have a frame ready for blasting and a small pile of keeper parts and a big pile of go away parts....
Stay tuned as I will try to post up some progress of his bike as it comes together.

Flattie on the Salt

Diesel's Flatty on the salt.....Found the random image from the web....not sure who the orig photog was but its a very cool pic.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

New Years Day Ride Tradition continues

Well every year since my daughter was two years old we have gotten up on new years morning and went for a ride. Ten years later the tradition still continues.I figure there is no better way start a new year than with a ride on the scoot.
This year being no different.Some years its been 50 degrees but less more than not its usually ass kicking cold. Yesterdays ride temp was a warm 19 degrees. So we went about 4 or 5 miles and then it was time to warm up....

Happy New Years and hope its better than 09

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year

Going out in the 20 degree weather for my new years ride with my daughter...Pics later ...Been doing this with her since she was 2......Shoe