Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Monday, November 29, 2010

More fun with aluminum

I needed something that would be able to house a head unit and two 8" speakers (plus a damn headlight, uh headlights are so overrated) so I made this.

Friday, November 26, 2010

The Walking dead

AMC, Sunday nights. Probably the best zombies I have ever seen, really graphic head shots too!


Figured I'd throw in another example of where slugs are applied. I cut matching fish mouths into the tops of both riser tubes and TIG welded the seam making sure to get adequate penetration.

Down tube

I picked this roller up out of New Hampshire for my next project. The frame showed some repairs when I initially looked it over but I didn't notice this damage until I had it all stripped down. Slugging a stationary frame tube in it's middle is somewhat of a pain. I decided I would drill the plug holes at either end where they should be as well as one near the neck forging and one in the middle of the replacement tube. I snaked some safety wire through the holes and fastened it to the slugs drawing them into the tubes as needed. Set the replacement tube into place, pulled the slugs into position and tacked.

The rear seat area needed a lot of attention as well and I added some really cool early 40's forged pieces as well. Update coming soon.

 Looks like the bike was dropped on this side and the tube was bent inward
 Section to be replaced. Notice the slug sticking out of the forging, and the piece of safety wire. It will draw up into the bottom of the forging then get lowered into place and tacked.
 Finish welded

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Cover Girl

Buy this mag, it comes out in December! Here's a picture of what to expect sent by the editor and chief, Steve B. Thanks Steve!

Eat Turkey

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Shop Talk

One thing I love checking out on different websites are pictures of peoples shops. What tools they are using, how it's set up and what kind of personality does it have. I figure I can't be alone in my curiosity so when I get the chance to photograph a new shop I will. These photos were taken at my friend Mike's shop MPH Fabrications which I made reference to before in a post titled Nice Joint. Here are some pictures of current chassis projects he is working on as well as some interesting aspects you might not notice at first glance.


Tuesday, November 23, 2010

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I need this

An accepted way of over sizing HD breather pocket. Why as a claimed vintage engine "specialist" would you use your inaccurate endmill to oversize a breather pocket when you could just buy this tool? This will be my next tool purchase for sure, unless someone wants to let me borrow theirs for a day.