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Old 12-14-2013, 08:54 AM   #81
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Old 12-14-2013, 09:33 AM   #83
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This Builder is just U.N.B.E.L.I.E.V.A.B.L.E !!!!!
AMAZING TALENT, SKILLS AND IMAGINATION
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I really respect how nothing is "good enough". Its a quality I'd like to include more in my own bike
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Old 12-14-2013, 12:32 PM   #85
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Good stuff. Thanks for the thread
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Old 12-14-2013, 01:06 PM   #86
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No shit, I'm enjoying this thread. It's a real treat for a old jaded s.o.b. This is a bit like going back in time . . . no fancy frame jig . . . no high-dollar tubing bender . . . no digital angle finders or lasers. This is "chopper building" as it was back at it's roots. Desire and imagination, a willingness to develop the skills and do the work, and basic tools. Working with what you have and modifying stock parts until they look like the vision in your head. Plus, I've got a soft spot in my heart for shovelhead motors, they're old enough to keep me happy .

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Old 12-14-2013, 04:52 PM   #87
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Chopper building at its roots. More like making a samuri sword. Details details details
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I really dig this guys style, making something from nothing. The way it was done ,"back in the day"
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Here's his workshop:



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Old 12-16-2013, 07:44 AM   #90
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This may be the front end that'll be used. I can't speak Japanese but it seems to be the plan. 18" front rim and super narrow trees.





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Old 12-16-2013, 10:48 AM   #93
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thats some amazing work for the tools in that little container
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Old 12-16-2013, 11:42 AM   #94
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Old 12-17-2013, 01:37 PM   #95
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This guy must be single...







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damn. thats some seriously amazing work. i used to follow this blog but hadn't checked it in a while. looks like i need to go through it more often.
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Old 12-18-2013, 04:04 AM   #97
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Definitely must be single!!! that was some quick progress...

loving this thread!
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'hewn from rock, forged in steel' , i've not even looked at the blog but this is inspiring stuff. And is that a MIG the blokes using when we should all be aspiring to TIG, doesn't seem to matter when you have a vision.
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Don't give up on the tig, save time and grinding and bondo and eyeballs
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amazing. Patience, patience, patience...
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