Saturday, June 25, 2011
These frames were first designed for the Ironhead Sporty Engine's . We have done these frames for different engines . So each is pretty close to the original design. Evo engine frame's are a lot wider .
It's got 2 " stretch in downtubes and has a 35 degree neck. Ride height should be 4 1/2 " off the ground. The rear has some stretch in it so the seat can be dropped to lower position in the frame. Will work on the backbone and rear wishbone (top rear section) today. That rounds out the skeleton . Then its just some front motormounts , top motormount and some welding. Should have it ready by middle of week. Yeah I work slow , I never slam one of these together and send it out the door. Nice things take time . Way to many hours in these frames . We do not use any of our frame castings on the #9 frames. We pretty much do what ever we want . I enjoy all the frames , some are just easier than others. More bends , the more complicated they are. Next post will have the finished frame . If anyone is interested , we do custom frames to customers spec's . or as close as possible .If you have a design in mind and are serious about building your own bike with your design frame , call me. Don't waste my time with a lot of talk. Serious inquiries are welcome. Get out your sketch pad and see what you can design . If your coastin , your goin down hill . jg
To Jason : when you get to the swap meet , if you run into a booth called FatBob's Used Harley Parts, tell him John send's his regards. He'll have some goodies for sale . He's my East Coast parts connection for old stuff. Have a good time and post some images of the cool shit ! jg
Posted by jg hardtail choppers at 10:03 AM
Saturday, June 18, 2011
Also we like comments about parts you would like to see out there , that just don't currently exist. Some times we like the idea's and will work with you to make it happen . I am open to just about any reasonable idea that won't cost to much to get off the ground.
Its still raining here in the Northwest. It's green but it's wet . Had to drag Joeys frame out and take some shot's in the sun . I finished this frame at midnight on Thursday . This frame will be " The Midnight Frame " . Earlier post showed the single downtube being made. These bikes will be around for a long time. It's not everybody's cup of tea , but you can't make everybody happy. As long as my customers are happy , I feel like I did my job.
Posted by jg hardtail choppers at 6:09 PM