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Punkskalar
11-10-2010, 8:29 PM
Putting this together for a customer of mine, thought you guys might dig it :D

116" S&S Twin Cam
6 Speed Ultima
Really Wide Open Primary
Chica Frame (Was in terrible shape and needed tons of repairs)
Donnie Smith Girder
180 Rear Tire

Tank is still only for mockup, but it is coming along. Hoping to talk him into letting me make a really cool seat for it, and some other cool tricks. The frame was completely trashed by a PO that only knew how to use 3 tools - Claw Hammer, Grinder, and Crescent Wrench. I basically rebuilt it from the ground out... Engine had blown head gaskets and a busted rocker cover from improperly adjusted valves, transmission mount was hacked up, Twin Cams don't fit that well in a standard style frame and they beat the tubes in to make it fit, etc... Lots of little details to make this thing work.

http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w264/punkskalar/Twin%20Cam%20Digger/100_5532.jpg

http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w264/punkskalar/Twin%20Cam%20Digger/100_5531.jpg

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http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w264/punkskalar/Twin%20Cam%20Digger/100_5527.jpg

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Tags: Hugh's HandBuilt Hand Built Hugh Owings twin Cam Harley S&S Digger Chopper Bobber Racer Ultima Primary

Doc14
11-10-2010, 8:36 PM
UMMMMMMM is that thing going to be able to turn at all? Looks like a little lean and it is going to scrap like a bitch, specially when the controls get on there. I dig the look tho

Punkskalar
11-10-2010, 8:42 PM
UMMMMMMM is that thing going to be able to turn at all? Looks like a little lean and it is going to scrap like a bitch, specially when the controls get on there. I dig the look tho

Yeah, its low, and the gravel doesn't help much. May need to swap to a taller wheel and tire up front .. It was an Ebay purchase that had been ridden before without issue with these forks and wheels, but its definitely not a canyon carver :D

choppercharlie
11-10-2010, 8:55 PM
Fuck yeah! I like it.

TroubleLeather1
11-10-2010, 9:26 PM
i'm with Doc....the front end aint quite right to me....don't get me wrong, just my 2 cents, but i think the belly need's to come up a bit & the angle of the steering tube not matching the front legs of the girder bother me...., are maybe it's just not long enough...what do i know?? just throwing it out there:cheersmate:

Punkskalar
11-10-2010, 10:18 PM
i'm with Doc....the front end aint quite right to me....don't get me wrong, just my 2 cents, but i think the belly need's to come up a bit & the angle of the steering tube not matching the front legs of the girder bother me...., are maybe it's just not long enough...what do i know?? just throwing it out there:cheersmate:

Yeah, looking at it now, I think Im gonna swap around the lower tree and see if that straightens this thing back out :rolleyes:

This thing was a rolling basket case when I got it in the shop, so who knows if it was put together properly or not :(

kt313
11-10-2010, 10:26 PM
that thing is bhaaaaaaaad, love it

kizzzottt
11-11-2010, 6:05 AM
Thats cool...I like the fact that it doesn't have a drop seat..

Eastwood
11-11-2010, 10:17 PM
that thing looks sick!

fritz
11-12-2010, 4:35 AM
You really need to re-think that girder. I might be wrong, but it sure looks like you have no trail at all. Maybe even a little to the front of your stem center line. Will lead to very poor handling and high speed wobble. To much neck rake for that front end.

speedmetal
11-13-2010, 10:11 AM
Where's the pic?

xoldblueeyesisdeadx
02-14-2011, 8:50 PM
updates?

shiftace
02-15-2011, 2:59 PM
aside from the fucked geometry, that front end is terrible looking. Know why Harmon's are so gorgeous...no external springs. That huge spring and the design of those trees are killing what could be a really good look. Find a proper front end and that bike will transform into something nice. Like the hot-rod TC though

chief
02-15-2011, 8:39 PM
intersting..

but i would not define it as digger though.. it has the level top tube but it's to short, and down tubes need in a bigger angle..

but.. it's a sweet frame never the less!

i like it as a chop..not as a digger..

Punkskalar
02-16-2011, 5:34 PM
Yeah, I finally got the front end straightened out. Bottom tree was installed wrong...

Been waiting on parts, installed a new charging system, mocked up the rear brakes, made tank mounts, and been working on fender mounts. Just waiting on the owner to decide how much fender he wants to keep before I finish it out.

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-gaZ5iiQykZY/TVtF3pzJrEI/AAAAAAAAAGY/AAe4LBrJpU0/s1600/100_6067.JPG

Kemikalwarfare
02-16-2011, 6:53 PM
Looks way better now I think

mjasen10
02-16-2011, 8:12 PM
thank thing looks gnarly. the front end grows on ya the more you look at it.

Grashopr
02-16-2011, 10:08 PM
Much better. The first pic was showing absolute negative trail. Looks way more right now. Hate it when parts dont put themselves on right. Lol.

BLuke
02-16-2011, 11:10 PM
Love it!

Flatheadsoup
02-17-2011, 12:04 AM
I like it!