Monday, October 31, 2011

HAPPY TRICK OR TREAT DAY,OCTOBER 31,2011

This is a picture e-mailed to me from my "Bud",Panhead.His two sons,helped in the lawn ornament for the front yard.Thought this was pretty cool,so I borrowed it for this site.
........................The Headless Biker...............................
Sounds like the making of a real bad "B" movie to me.Now that's a real scary thought.
Paisano

BEEN WAITING LONG FOR THIS TO HAPPEN


I THINK I NAILED THE REAR PERFECT,TO BODY LOCATION..RIDE HEIGHT IS NOT DETERMINED YET

As the title says,I been waiting to get enough guys over to help me reinstall the body back on the frame for final engine/trans location.I was a happy camper to say the least.It took a little longer than the last time I did this.Everthing seems to get a little bit tighter as more welding takes place,which I think is understandable.
The guys were great and patient as I bribed them with Pizza & Coronas.Thanks the Gods for Beer!
The trans cuttout that I did previously,came out right on the dime.I was happy with it.The engine setback I had was real close also,in that the motor mount plates/trans mounts, were not welded to the frame yet.
I will be bolting on the body to frame to make it fit exactly as I will be making reinforcement braces all the way around in the body.This will make door hinge supports,instead of original wood used in the ancient days.Dash braces,etc. will also be made soon.Pictures of that will be shown also.Meantime here are pictures of the body been installed to the frame,with some mug shots of my friends,whose faces only a mother could love.

WITHOUT FRIENDS,THIS WAS NOT POSSIBLE





SIDE SHOT OF TRANS /  ENGINE & FLOOR PANELS LOCATION



A LITTLE OLD SCHOOL TO MY WISHBONES.I ALSO WELDED ONE TO THE BACK OF THE  REAR END HOUSING
 


SIDE SHOT OF BLOCK/FIREWAL MATCHUP
  Paisano-

A special thanks to Panhead Phil & his two Sons,Jesse & Bobby,and my long time friend,  Harry for the help
IBSIDE VIEW OF FLOOR CUTOUT FOR TRANS,DONE SEVERAL WEEKS BEFORE THIS DATE

Friday, October 21, 2011

Something ALL US OLD FARTS CAN RELATE TO AFTER 39 YEARS OF MARRIAGE

Welder,
My wife and I recently had our 30th wedding anniversary.
To celebrate, we smuggled a small bottle of champagne along with plastic champagne cups, to the top of a cool lighthouse.
As we were watching dolphins play in the bay, and having a romantic toast, I couldn't help but think to myself...
"I wonder if those handrail brackets were welded with flux core or stick... ?"


Is it just me? Am I the only one looks at welds everywhere I go? Am I the only one who checks out the welds on the aluminum tanker truck next me on the highway? ...the bikes at Walmart?
What can I say? I am into this stuff.


The author of these words is JODY,from weldingtricksandtips.com

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

GROOOOOOOOOOOVY, MAN

CLOSEST  PERSON I COULD FIND,WHO LOOKED LIKE A DEAD RINGER[NO PUN INTENDED] FOR "TIMATHY LEARY" @ READING THIS PAST SATURDAY
PEACE,LOVE & ROCK AND ROLL

Monday, October 3, 2011

Spring Clean Up in Late Summer


Ya Hoo,I can Finally Find Something In Here!
It Also Doubles As A Disco Palace On Weekends!
[check out disco ball]

The Flyin Wop's Speed Shop
I had a chance to clean up the place and get everything off the work benches.Seems I was getting tired of looking for things all the time under this and that.Not that I'm still looking for things,as usual,I always misplace stuff.[who doesn't ?].Looks a lot better.I put everything up on shelves all the way around the shop and was able to get two rows of shelving and in some places,three.Man,I never knew I had so much stuff and room now.Just used simple "L"  brackets and Pine boards.Looks good and I'm happy now,and it looks frst class.
Paisano

MEAN WHILE,BACK AT THE RANCH......

Once again,in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness MONTH,I will post in this color.Hopefully, we find a cure,Thanks.
I been waiting for some "bodies"to show up so I can reinstall the body to the frame.While waiting,I been to setting up the front shocks,brackets,etc.The bottom mounting brackets which I made from 1/8" stock have not been tacked on to the axle system.I am waiting for final ride height in order to determine how much of the bracket I need to trim off in order to get about a third of the shock compressed under weight.This is an original old school straight axle that was used on alterds that ran in the 60's.It is a "CAE" unit,and I have only seen one since on a ride.I was drooling,man,shouldda been ashamed of myself.
Top tacked,bottom loose,aprox,shock angle is 20 degrees.
Close Look of Fabricated Mounted Brakets,Waiting for Permanent Home.
Vintique Headlamp Bracket.
Closer Look Of Bracket Before Modifying.
Top Shot ot Right Side'
It was given to me from my father & mother for my high school graduation.Just what I wanted too,[no damm watch for me].It came from Strick's Speed Shop in Washington,DC. My father's body shop was just down the street off of 14th. street also.Both are long gone.
Front shocks for proper ride should be mounted at about a 20 degree angle for best ride control.It not only helps ride,but stablizes better when turning.
The picture of my hand with the shinny metal piece is a headlite' mount that mounts on the upper shock bolt and frame bracket.These are Vintique units made out of stainless. Because of the closeness of the upper shock mount and the top of the bracket,I'm gonna have to modify the headlite' mount pieces so they clear the upper part of the shock.I haven't figured extactly how I'm going to do this,but will let you know.
Paisano