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BlackDutch
10-22-2013, 8:31 PM
So I had an ironhead and an old bolt on hard tail laying around at the beginning of summer. I mocked up the following monstrosity but never completed it enough to ride because I hated it.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-y0hLg866sPE/UbyddZNIc9I/AAAAAAAAJVc/Lt9ptOBiVvM/w958-h540-no/IMG_20130615_105934_652.jpg

Fast forward to a few days ago I wrestled it up onto my workbench and proceded to hack on it a bit. Now it sits at 40 deg of rake and 4" up in the downtube.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/--MOLv_U0Teg/UmVbKf34gkI/AAAAAAAAJu0/Kk92DE1SUKg/w958-h540-no/IMG_20131021_104943_609.jpg

Hopefully I'll get to bend up the backbone tomorrow. I'm thinking of running this GME tank I scored the other day for 20 bucks.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-qOJZDvRvyHM/Umclk4--ydI/AAAAAAAAJxU/JKSHUFk97YU/w958-h540-no/IMG_20131022_192530_140.jpg

Front end is gonna be an old P&P thats about 8" over I have laying around. I'm trying to decide between a 23" and a 21" wheel. More to follow as I make progress.

BlackDutch

bobscogin
10-22-2013, 8:49 PM
Tank looks good. What year frame is it?

Bob

ercle69
10-22-2013, 8:50 PM
throw that 23 on there, that will look killer with the tall ass frame!

BlackDutch
10-22-2013, 9:03 PM
throw that 23 on there, that will look killer with the tall ass frame!

I really want to but the 23" wheel I have isn't chrome and the 21" is.


Tank looks good. What year frame is it?

Bob

It was a 1970

BlackDutch
10-24-2013, 9:53 AM
I had a couple of hours to spend in the shop this morning so I mocked up a new backbone. I'm not sure if it will work with the "Super 70's" style I'm aiming for yet. I don't have a 1" die for the bender so I'm dropping off the upper rear legs at the 4x4 shop this morning to get bent up. I'll be going through and cutting out the bottom casting later and cleaning up the rear engine mount area.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-_tgykY-ESKM/Umk7PKyey9I/AAAAAAAAJyY/Fs-FewUECTs/w958-h540-no/IMG_20131024_092243_095.jpg

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-ZX0OlaZScJw/Umk7LcvafcI/AAAAAAAAJyA/-hvvi9RGhKI/w958-h540-no/IMG_20131024_092226_964.jpg

Here's the old P&P and 23" I found at a swap meet two years ago, another $20 dollar score.

https://scontent-b-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/405166_10151143298107012_877031122_n.jpg

goldbeardsdelight
10-24-2013, 2:30 PM
looking rad!

Jakemon
10-25-2013, 7:38 PM
Looks like you will have plenty of room to place the oil bag behind the seat post. Seems like 95.56% of the sportsters out there have it mounted in front of the seat post (including mine) and I dis like it. Yours will balance the bike out nice and there will be room for a battery and electric below the bag. Maybe a horizontal bag to keep things extra thin and fill in extra space.

Keep up the good work.

Jakemon

Nosebleed
10-25-2013, 7:49 PM
It appears to me that's not the frame he's going to run. Looks like that's another one being used for mockup.

BlackDutch
10-27-2013, 3:56 PM
It appears to me that's not the frame he's going to run. Looks like that's another one being used for mockup.

Yeah that was an old picture from when I first picked up the girder.

Today's progress:

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-8ZXhVmEN-w0/Um2FZDgjc_I/AAAAAAAAJzg/YxEVp8DEkdg/w958-h540-no/IMG_20131027_152740_612.jpg