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    Default '74 AMEN Savior Build

    My husband and I are children of the '70s. We both had older brothers that rode choppers and had friends that rode choppers. They listened to bands like Grand Funk Railroad, Steppenwolf, Iron Butterfly, well, you get the point. Needless to say, our older brothers left an impression on us.

    About 3-1/2 years ago we came across a vintage AMEN Savior frame that we drug home. A few months ago we decided to start building it. We started looking for parts from (or that look like they came from) that era because we want to keep it as authentic-looking as we can.

    The front end we found caused a needed modification with the neck (for more than one reason), the frame needed to be straightened, and there's be some other mods needed, but it's not like we had to start from scratch. I'm pretty happy with it so far, but we have a ways to go before we can make our first danger ride.

    Here's what we have so far:

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    Really a nice start. Brings back a lot of memories! The girder looks perfect on that frame, just really balanced.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MsEvette View Post
    My husband and I are children of the '70s. We both had older brothers that rode choppers and had friends that rode choppers. They listened to bands like Grand Funk Railroad, Steppenwolf, Iron Butterfly, well, you get the point. Needless to say, our older brothers left an impression on us.

    About 3-1/2 years ago we came across a vintage AMEN Savior frame that we drug home. A few months ago we decided to start building it. We started looking for parts from (or that look like they came from) that era because we want to keep it as authentic-looking as we can.

    The front end we found caused a needed modification with the neck (for more than one reason), the frame needed to be straightened, and there's be some other mods needed, but it's not like we had to start from scratch. I'm pretty happy with it so far, but we have a ways to go before we can make our first danger ride.

    Here's what we have so far:

    Click image for larger version. 

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    Great story!
    I like what is going on with the frame on the build table! Hope it keeps going forward.
    The photo with the blue fender I hope is a past photo?

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    Very nice looking.....

    Any ideas on the colors your thinking about painting it????????

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    Looks good. Please continue the build thread!

    Got a title or plan to title it? (This is a standard question here to help others avoid suffering.) If the neck mod solved that, too, bravo for thinking to do so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoomBuggy View Post
    Really a nice start. Brings back a lot of memories! The girder looks perfect on that frame, just really balanced.
    Thanks. My husband put a lot of thought into modifying the neck for that 10" over girder. To get the trail in the safe range, he increased the rake from 34 degrees to 42 degrees; that put it at 4 inches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luky View Post
    Great story!
    I like what is going on with the frame on the build table! Hope it keeps going forward.
    The photo with the blue fender I hope is a past photo?
    Thanks. Yes, the bottom photo is how it looks right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tattooo View Post
    Very nice looking.....

    Any ideas on the colors your thinking about painting it????????
    Thanks. Although we're (mostly him ) building this bike for me, I told him to paint it however he wants, as long as it looks period correct. We have a couple years ('73-'75) worth of Custom Chopper magazines to get plenty of ideas from.

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    Quote Originally Posted by farmall View Post
    Looks good. Please continue the build thread!

    Got a title or plan to title it? (This is a standard question here to help others avoid suffering.) If the neck mod solved that, too, bravo for thinking to do so.
    Thanks. Yeah, we have the title issue taken care of.

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    Sweet build. Being as I own a CB750 I'm always looking for builds like this. I think these transverse 4s look awesome in a chopper and are super reliable. Thanks for sharing.

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    Very nice. That rake with the long SB&F girder got it sittin' just right!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedHerring View Post
    Sweet build. Being as I own a CB750 I'm always looking for builds like this. I think these transverse 4s look awesome in a chopper and are super reliable. Thanks for sharing.
    Thanks. I certainly agree with you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TriNortchopz View Post
    Very nice. That rake with the long SB&F girder got it sittin' just right!
    Thanks. And thanks for all the investigative work you did to identify this girder. You're a valuable member of this forum!

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    The bike looks awesome, can't wait to see more photos as it comes along.

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