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05-05-2012, 3:06 PM
Hey guys,
This project started a couple years ago and was slow going, but she's ready for the road. Picked it up from a local dude who was a british mechanic down in Boulder in the 70's and 80's. it was buried in the back of his garage. It had 12 over's, struts, apes and some fool had ground and filled in the emblem inlays on the tank and put a house paint flame job on it. Nice. I started by mating a front end from an early 70's Penton and made the stock wheel fit. i did a little cut and weld (not the prettiest) to the frame to get a good stance. The top end got a little refresher with new valve seats/guides/valves etc. Made a little deal for the Husqvarna aluminum tank and got that thing mounted. The exhaust is made from stuff laying around the shop and welded by my buddy Randy down at Phat Rides. He also did the welding for the oil tank after I tacked her up. Much more went into it, but I won't bore you. Much thanks to my bosses who traded parts and let me work on it at the shop.


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05-06-2012, 9:19 AM
That is sharp! Great Job! I have mine chopped right now but I have a frame front end and wheels waiting for a donor motor! You have definately given me som inspiration for the next brit build!!

05-09-2012, 12:44 PM
Thanks Bearpaw. I think that"s what this place is about! I've nabbed a lot of inspiration from all the creative dudes on CC.

05-09-2012, 1:00 PM
That Beezer looks fun as hell!

Love what you did to the frame. Husqvarna tank looks great. And that exhaust....


05-09-2012, 1:11 PM
Yep, really cool and unique build. I love it!