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Old 07-04-2011, 02:18 PM   #61
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Haven't forgot this project, some severe health issues have kept me away from it, but it WILL get done!!!!
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Old 06-15-2012, 01:15 PM   #62
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Put an update on my other thread.....
LINK to motor rebuild thread........
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Old 06-15-2012, 01:26 PM   #63
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Looking Good on the Bikes....

Sure would like to see what the 55 Chevy 4X4 looks like...



Got a love going on for Old Trucks
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Old 06-16-2012, 01:13 PM   #64
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If that's yer truck above, it's look'n pretty damn good too......

All of my biker friends also love old trucks, must be something in the blood....
I've got two, a '58 chevy I prostreeted 12 years ago, and the 55 I 4wh converted 10 years ago, I enjoy 'em both a helluva lot!!!

I've posted some pages on my 55 4x4 truck project over the years, just updated it with the work I'm doing now (LINK to my web site.....)

Ford 9" in back, the rear fenders were toast, got some wider 'glass fenders, widened the box a bit, and made that angled step to match the wider fenders to the cab. Have the front axle apart right now, it came out of an early 3/4 ton chevy truck as I recall, am switching to a cross steer setup, requiring quite a bit of work to do that, and doing some work on the Olds 455 that I originally pulled out of a 70 Toronado 10 years ago....

Enjoy my site, it's a fun truck and needed some "upgrades", I've had it 10 years now....
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with 55 Chevy Viking front fenders and grill....

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Old 09-05-2012, 06:36 PM   #65
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Still dealing with some health issues, and have made several trips, family stuff, back and forth to Oregon and Washington. Plus working on the 55 truck (above) and my 55 chevy "gasser"....

But made some progress on the panhead, almost got it back together, some posts here on that project (LINK)....
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Old 11-06-2013, 12:02 AM   #66
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I keep getting sidetracked by my hot rod projects, but keep coming back to my beloved panheads when I can....

Running these early AEE narrowed triple trees, with a star hub and a 21,
16" over on this early Denver's frame, custom built for me to my specs....
Am getting too old to try to run without a front brake like I used to do,
So am looking at trying to adapt a nice looking disk onto this front setup,
But have not found anything I like yet.
I can machine an adapter flange that will bolt to the star hub, with a disk
that will fit in here on the left side, just need to find the right brake unit to fit in here...
It's my nearly 50 year old 2 wheel "hot rod", and I intend to put it back on the road....
Last ran in '91....
Any ideas out there on my front brake question?
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Old 11-06-2013, 06:02 AM   #67
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A front brake is a good thing. Are you needing a thin caliper? Got any measurements in mind?
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Old 11-06-2013, 08:15 PM   #68
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Woa keep it coming man it's gonna be a great chop when she done!
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Old 11-07-2013, 06:06 AM   #69
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It needs the girder!
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Old 11-07-2013, 11:15 AM   #70
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I originally set up the bike (in 69) with the stock triple trees and the stock front brake with a 21, and the 16 over fork tubes. That brake was worthless for stopping anything, was barely a "hill holder", so I canned it and put the narrowed trees on, with a narrowed axle and no front brake. Ran it that way for many, many years, including one 6,000 mile mainland trip in '75, including the Black Hills Rally, with no front brake.

I'm gettin too old for that though, want a good front brake these days, too many crazy drivers out on the road these days turnin left right in front of ya....

Found a nice oil tank for this ride from another JJ member...
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No I didn't delete this photo, don't know what's up with Photobucket!

Checked it out, it's gone, no notice, guess where my relationship with Photobucket is going???

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Old 02-19-2014, 01:24 PM   #71
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Ran across this old pic recently, taken in about '70 I think, my oldest son going for his first ride around the block with me, he wasn't too happy, but was willing to give it a try!! The bike still needed paint and a p-pad on the rear fender....


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Old 02-20-2014, 02:43 AM   #72
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My buddy has one of these disc adaptors on his 73 shovel. I think the drum bolt pattern on the mid star hub is probably the same bolt pattern as star hub drums. If so, this would work for you.
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Old 02-20-2014, 12:14 PM   #73
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i don't think that type of adapter will work with narrow trees. you might have to use a sportster drum front hub or maybe you can squeeze a single piston caliper in there as they are really narrow on the inside.. how much room do you have for a disc?
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Old 02-20-2014, 04:03 PM   #74
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Default Re: '62 Chop, 4th Rebuild in 42 years.....

I'm looking at using a similar front hub setup on my Knucklehead, with the star hub disc adaptor. The setup is slightly too wide to fit between narrowed trees. Planning to narrow the star hub to fit it all in.



The distance between my trees is 6 inches. The hub assembly with adaptor measures 6 inches across, but needs to be a bit slimmer for the hub to be centred. I figure if I take about 1/2" out of the hub & a small amount off the adaptor it should all fit.

Performance Machine have just released a vintage looking 4 piston front caliper that looks pretty good.

http://www.performancemachine.com/mo...n-caliper.aspx


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Old 02-23-2014, 11:49 PM   #75
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Cool info, many thanks....
the motor is slowly coming together. Was missing a few parts, had to wait for $$ then the order to arrive. Sometimes it's a slow boat to china I think....
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Old 03-10-2014, 02:57 AM   #76
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The motor is done, just like I did 'er 40+ years ago, she's still a pretty lady!!!

tomorrow I'll fit 'er in the Denver's frame....

The narrow trees I've got hangin on there have a lot of side to side flex in them that I don't remember from when I shut 'er down for motor/tranny problems. But I found the wide glide trees, might put them back on and see if that flex is still in there, and have more room for the new brakes...
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Old 03-10-2014, 07:46 AM   #77
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Now^^^^^ That's a beauty!!!!^^^^^^^
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Hey Zeeman, did you successfully narrow that star hub and the brake adapter?
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