Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Fly on the wall

For the guys who said they would love to see my Dad open his xmas gift. Surprised and happy.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Saturday, November 17, 2012

64 Pan swinger : cylinder heads

I have a set of 63-65 outside oiler heads for the motor but one exhaust flange needs some attention. Taking care of a shovelhead and a couple tranny cases also.

64 Pan swinger : engine tear down

Stuck on controls so finished spliting the cases. The press is in the back shop but it's cold and dark back there so did it the way dad showed me before we had a press, just got to be a little more careful.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Weekend at Murray's

Suzy and I went to the foothills last weekend to hang out with Murray and Kelly Baxter, Gabe, Lois and Steve. Gabe opened up National Gun Supply so I could pick up my AR and then we got to take a look at Gabe's Shovel build (more on that soon). Later we ended the day at Murray's house where I got to pick up new T-shirts for the shop that Murray designed and we all had a great dinner. Good Sunday done. Thanks Guys !

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Monday, October 15, 2012

64 Panhead swinger : help

Not much for actual progress this last week but I did get a lot of thought progress done with the help of several friends talking going over some of the ideas to see how to make it happen. Matt Wilson, Ryan Mathews "chopper Russ" my father and Gabe of after hours who spent a full day going over my plans and trying to help figure them out (big thanks). Some ideas have been thrown out due to being over complex and not matching the feel of the bike but I'm close to something solid. I cut up a junk tank to see what an inch less would look like from a 3.5 tank (left). I sometimes I get carried away so outside input is good. I still love simple.

Monday, October 8, 2012

64 Panhead swinger : front end

I will clean it all up later. I want some stainless slider covers but for now I just cut some repop ones found in the shop. So this thing ended up 2" narrower than a stock wide glide and 1/2" wider than a narrow glide but it follows the frame and motor lines pretty good. Any narrower the cowl would look wrong. I ordered the headlight and mounting guts thinking I'd get the modern h4 bulb option.. that was a bad idea because I forgot those lens are flat. So now I got to get the older sealed beam bulb which has the nice dome radius.. which I think will look better. I don't know this front end is pretty silly... the big ass headlight that most people don't like is stuck on a narrow front end. I hope and think most people will walk right past it not even noticing it's narrow. Seems like no change because your brain is used to seeing wide glides.. Shaved lower legs for sure.

Friday, October 5, 2012

64 panhead swinger : narrow 41mm jig p2

Here is the jig complete and trees cut up. First weld pass of 4 total and I ran out of argon.