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GRASSHOPPER
07-09-2012, 2:20 AM
1968 BSA Lightning "Gold Digger". This is the bike I chose to build for "Born Free 3". Here are all the build photos from start to finish. I bought a truck load of BSA "A65" parts from my friend Paul Gion (Show & Go Cycle Shop) a couple of years ago and this is the final outcome. The main bike was an early 70's chopper that had been disassembled over the years and was missing most of it's cool parts by the time I ended up with it. Originally I thought about recreating it, but then went a different route. For "Born Free" I wanted to build something different, something that would stand out in the sea of black hard-tailed Triumphs... I am a big fan of 60's "swingarm customs" and drag bikes, so I went for a "streetable dragbike" or "digger" look. Lots of trick parts used, polished engine cases, molded frame, and House of Color candy paint by my late friend Carlos Barajas (RIP). I am very happy with the results and the bike is a blast to ride!

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GRASSHOPPER
07-09-2012, 2:24 AM
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GRASSHOPPER
07-09-2012, 2:25 AM
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HumblePie68
07-09-2012, 6:15 AM
Like it this way , better

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Lordmerciless
07-09-2012, 7:40 AM
Like it this way , better

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HumblePie68, I have a good eye doctor I can refer you to. Let's get those eyes checked right away!

cHiCoD
07-09-2012, 8:43 AM
nice bike.
that was the longest write up/post i have ever read...outside of a magazine.

crush1776
07-09-2012, 1:45 PM
This beezer has "IT"... From the rake and seat section down to the hopped up motor and old school paint I really dig it. I have a feeling this one will be very influential for me when I start my A65 build. Congrats on your creation Jon!

-jon


Oh yeah, and kudos for not being a pussy and doing your burnout against a wall!

LivingCanvas
07-14-2012, 12:16 PM
The chick in the dice shirt is a dime piece. Nice bike too