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38knuckle
04-20-2012, 5:04 PM
Here's my son's 1948WL as is build. Been collecting parts for some time now and it's for his 16th b-day..Showing him on whats what but he's doing it or it don't get done.
This is what he had for a start.
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Dampner rod wouldn't come out so he cut the bottom of the rod and drilled it. It finally let go.
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Then he installed the rockers correctly.
http://i635.photobucket.com/albums/uu72/38knuckle/IMG_5273.jpg
install the front end
http://i635.photobucket.com/albums/uu72/38knuckle/IMG_5279.jpg
http://i635.photobucket.com/albums/uu72/38knuckle/IMG_5287.jpg
he put the rear stand on.
http://i635.photobucket.com/albums/uu72/38knuckle/IMG_5300.jpg

brooklynbomber
04-20-2012, 5:21 PM
Damn, you're an awesome Dad. :cheersmate:

38knuckle
04-20-2012, 5:38 PM
Next was the install of the motor. He changed out some wrong head bolts and made sure all is good.
http://i635.photobucket.com/albums/uu72/38knuckle/IMG_5407.jpg
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he checked for shiming the front and cut up a Mt dew can for the shim.
http://i635.photobucket.com/albums/uu72/38knuckle/IMG_5429.jpg
Then he tightened all the bottom motor mount bolts and cotter pins and put the tranny in.
http://i635.photobucket.com/albums/uu72/38knuckle/IMG_5418.jpg
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38knuckle
04-20-2012, 5:59 PM
Next was the rear wheel..he inspected the inner & outer bearings and seals and all was good..Shout out to Matt Olsen :clap for you:
http://i635.photobucket.com/albums/uu72/38knuckle/IMG_5493.jpg
Then i showed him how to lace and true the wheel. He did it all himself.
http://i635.photobucket.com/albums/uu72/38knuckle/IMG_5494.jpg
http://i635.photobucket.com/albums/uu72/38knuckle/IMG_5511.jpg
Small break for texting.:banghead:
http://i635.photobucket.com/albums/uu72/38knuckle/IMG_5527.jpg
finally on to the wheel.:clap for you:
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http://i635.photobucket.com/albums/uu72/38knuckle/IMG_5534.jpg
Wheel is done..Funny thing is,,,I told him to lace and true it with the valve stem on the brake side.:eek:.So he had to redo it all over again..Nothing like learning the hard way.:D
http://i635.photobucket.com/albums/uu72/38knuckle/IMG_5542.jpg

slimpickins
04-20-2012, 6:06 PM
Shit! that is awesome! :clap for you:

NHMike
04-20-2012, 6:09 PM
That's badass.

38knuckle
04-20-2012, 6:14 PM
He installed the top motor mount.
http://i635.photobucket.com/albums/uu72/38knuckle/IMG_5601.jpg
Then on to the inner primary and motor sprocket.
http://i635.photobucket.com/albums/uu72/38knuckle/IMG_5592.jpg
http://i635.photobucket.com/albums/uu72/38knuckle/IMG_5597.jpg
Then onto the handlebars. I guided him on how to correctly place the wires for the toggle so that the horn and timer control will all fit threw that tiny little hole...Everything has to be just right or they all will not fit.;)
http://i635.photobucket.com/albums/uu72/38knuckle/IMG_5604.jpg
Thats it for now..Front wheel trueing and stabilizer install is next...:)

purerockfury
04-20-2012, 6:19 PM
looking to adopt a 40 yr old kid? my birthday is coming up in august...lol

awesome dad, good job! & the bikes looking great!

RJ85
04-20-2012, 8:58 PM
This is Awesome

carl609
04-20-2012, 10:03 PM
Fucking awesome. I cant wait to see the finished product. I bet he is stoked. How many 15 year olds even know what a 45 is?

poonslammer
04-20-2012, 10:30 PM
this is awesome I'm building a shovel with my pops right now but damn i wish we did it when i was 15. whats the style he's going for with this? back original?

JohnnyWolf
04-20-2012, 11:40 PM
Very cool. These are memories that you'll both cherish for the rest of your lives.

DirtyPork
04-21-2012, 1:53 AM
if that aint love idk what is......Badasss! can't wait to see the finished bike

trat
04-21-2012, 4:58 AM
That is awesome.......I building a XS 650 bobber and I wish my kid would get interested in it. Hell he things I'm wasting my time and money!

ChetPunisher
04-21-2012, 5:18 AM
Man, This is awesome. Way to be a Dad! This thread is all kinds of goodness...

Saltytonk
04-21-2012, 5:29 AM
this is too cool. The bike its self is cool ......but the coolest thing even if you were building a tricycle ....you are building it together.:cheersmate:

My dad and I never built a bike together. But we built many other things and tore down lots of things too. I cherish those memories with dad. I sure miss him.

KreisiMike
04-21-2012, 6:08 AM
Im digging the hell out of this...Really cool way to "pass the torch" and get kids interested in engines/mechanics! :clap for you:

thatstupidkydd
04-21-2012, 6:38 AM
he's probably the coolest kid in school

Ironsled77
04-21-2012, 11:53 AM
awesome start ...my dad just makes fun of the stuff I build.

38knuckle
04-21-2012, 9:19 PM
this is awesome I'm building a shovel with my pops right now but damn i wish we did it when i was 15. whats the style he's going for with this? back original?
"as is" style..Anything i got as found he's gonna put on it & no painting for anything.. It'll be a ratty bare bones no front fender bobber style with rocker clutch, tank shift. Check out these tanks i got for him. Perfect in my opinion..
http://i635.photobucket.com/albums/uu72/38knuckle/IMG_5611.jpg

Ogoki
04-21-2012, 9:48 PM
'"as is" style' - that's awesome! the antidote to the all-nu-metal super-fabrication style.

looking great! keep the pics coming.

brach77
04-22-2012, 5:38 AM
this is super awesome. I hope my boys will want to build bikes with me when they're older.

Hooligan80
04-22-2012, 5:53 AM
Tank looks like it may need help.

OldStfCycle
04-22-2012, 1:19 PM
great thread. glad your sharing this.. of course I love it ha ha

Speakeasy
04-22-2012, 2:53 PM
My son isnt even 2 yet and im already looking for an old iron head to build with him as he gets older. Right now he is helping me with a mini bike that im bring back to life.