One of my fave Playmates, Gwen Wong.
Thursday, December 31, 2009
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Monday, December 28, 2009
Saturday, December 26, 2009
This fucker is ruling it! Not many cats built Harley, British and jap diggers and could nail them all. Check out his site http://www.lowridersbysummers.com/ .
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
When I went to check the bike out, there was some cracking around the neck area. I grabbed a screwdriver to see how deep the bondo was, and the whole piece of mud popped out. The frame underneath was factory clean. At the time, I wire wheeled the rest of the bondo off, did a little masking, and rattle canned the bitch flat black.
Here's a pic fresh out of the bead blaster.
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
I picked up this fine piece of machinery last summer for a good price. I needed a decent road bike to commute back and forth to work with, and she fit the bill. She's an '80 FXWG with a "mild" motor, or so I thought. Well, the slut starts burning a little oil out of the front cylinder (after a year and a half of being ridden HARD), so I was hoping it was only valve stem seals. Anyway, I tear into her like a coke fiend on pay day, only to find a cracked intake valve guide. I'm gonna re-cut the seats, so I figure I'll take a look at the bottom end. Grab your britches junior, the whole fucker's all S&S! I could still see a fresh hone job in the cylinders. I decided this baby's a keeper, hence an entire rebuild and a slew of parts, paint, etc. She won't be my "the weather looks shitty out, I'll take the 'glide out bike" anymore.
Monday, December 7, 2009
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Friday, December 4, 2009
Well, what to do for an oil tank? I wanted something simple. Round, with domed edges. I could have bought one, but I'm a cheap f*ck and like to spend my money buying more bikes, not parts I can make. I ended up using two oil filters from an industrial engine. Gut 'em, weld them up and chuck up some bungs in the lathe. Eventually that f''n machine will pay for itself. I had to weld her up with some brass rod, 'cause the insides were galvanized. I glass beaded the shit out of them before I welded, but you can't run a steel rod on galvanized without it pitting, poppin', and looking all boogered up. Here's some pics.
Sure I should of said filler up, but I like to say fill'er with Miller. I don't like Miller beer, but I used to work with Slammin' Sammy Miller's kid and that's what I'd say when we had a beer after work. I live to bust balls, and you should always have fun at work. If you don't, you should quit. Work is over rated. Anyway 'Ol Sammy holds the record for the fastest run in drag racing in the f'n world with a rocket car. 3.58e.t, 386 mph in the 1/4! That was set at Santa Pod in England, but he holds records all over the U.S.
I got my tempate to make the tank, but no brake to bend it. Sure I could buy one, but the cheap ones suck, take up room that I don't have, and in all reality (at the time) I thought I would only use it just to make this tank. I made one up from angle iron and some round stock. It proved to work quite well. I made it big enough to make the tank, but small enough to fit in my vise and then be stored under a workbench when no longer needed. F*ck, I should've made it bigger!
What's a digger without a prism tank? I have no idea, but it's not a digger! I love straight up '70's stuff. Cars, classic rock, bikes, women, funny cars, all that good shit. To me '70's drag racing was the NHRA's finest time. This was a time when you could tell what car a funny mimicked. Not the awful generic looking bodies there running now. God I want a 'Cuda funny car! This was also a time when women looked like women are supposed to look like. Curves, f*ckers, curves! Remember, it's all about the profile. Actually, I find most women attractive, but NOT if they they got a body like a school boy. F*ck that shit, I want my women to look like Betty Page! I know Betty's from the '50's, but it's my blog and I'll type what I want. Can't help but post a favorite pic of Betty.
With the jig done, I cut the rear legs off and bent some new ones up. Slugged those f*ckers up and fired up the TIG. Much better.
And now onto the top tube. I always like a bent top tube. Yeah it's a pain in the ass, when it comes time to make a gas tank, but who cares. It's all about profile.