Hardtail project update I can’t say that i haven’t done much with my free time in the last couple of months. One thing i can say is that very little of that time was spent on my personal project. The fact that i’m going to marry this spring isn’t helping me to make some progress […]
Made some progress on making the oil tank in the last couple of days. It starts to look like a real tank right now instead of a pile of cartboard. Finished the brackets to mount the tank to the frame and added the rubber bushings to them. Als tagged the front, rear and bottom panels […]
After a few weeks of silence a new Hardtail Update. It has been prety busy lately. Not only we had a week of drinking/partying ( Carnaval ) here in the south of the Netherlands, i also had to finish some stuff in our house, did some overtime on my daytime job and had to be […]
Made some progress on the hardtail project. With the rear fender in place i started making a template for the oil tank. Firts some templates in cardboard an then transfer them to 2mm sheet metal. The tank will be tappered so it will be as wide as the fender on the bottom and as wide as the […]
New Wheels Made a new wheel from parts i have collected over the years. Used a fx hub, new spokes and an barely used 21″ rim. After several tries I finally managed to get the lacing as it should be an tensioned the spokes. Used my old Avon tire for mock-up. Next up: space the […]
Some Thoughts I finally got my frame back from the welder so i can start building my dream chopper. I’m also becoming a master in using paint (LOL) to vizualize my thoughts. This is how she is probably going to look like when i’m finished. The color will be a dark metalflake brown ( Rootbeer ) […]
Projects, projects, projects I’m going to have a very busy winter. Made some plans to change my ’80 Ironhead. Going to change the gas tank, make a new seat, loose the front fender, rewire the bike/gastank, clean up the handle bar en to finish it off i’m going to repaint al the tins in a […]
One down, seven to go Finishing up the frame ends. Just some details that will make the frame look a little better than the rest. Not to myself; Next time do it before you notch your frame tubes so you won’t have to file for several hours to make it fit.