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Shawn Long's Pan/Shovel Chopper

 

You've probably seen Imperial House Shawn's paint work whether you are aware of it or not. The prolific and talented painter has been laying lines and spewing candy on helmets, signs, panels and tanks for years. When it came time to build his own bike, he pulled out all the stops and the end result is just as slick and creative as one would expect.

 

 

Bike Name:  Gypsy Soul
Engine:  64 Pan Bottom, 66 Shovel Top
Trans:  49 Rachet top 4 speed
Frame:  48ish Wishbone
Tank:  OG Paughco Alien
Seat:  DS Originals (good shit)
Fender:  Smooth Wassell chromed
Forks:  Late Model Narrow Glide shaved just right
Tires:  Pirelli 19's
Handlebars:  Preunit goodness
Built by Imperial House.  Paint by Imperial House.  Proven by Imperial House.
 
I started with the typical historical rake job on the frame, that I had to de-rake and finshed up the frame with some various molding to clean it up.  Had the engine rebuilt by a buddy; Dan "Bacon" Carr.  Went through the tranny to freshen her up.  CNC Machined the front hub, and sent it to Buchanan's for the lacing.  Shaved the front lowers completely by hand, as I wanted to save the Brake stay mount.  Bent up the Stainless rod and welded on the Stainless Ball Bearings, to create the sissy bar.  (It took a while, but, I like the way it turned out.)  CNC Machined the custom tail light mount, complete with Imperial House Logo.  Talked with another buddy; Dane Schroeder of DS-Originals; and after giving him the design, he nailed the seat. 
 
Finished it all up with a Black base covered with just a hint of Blue Pearl to give it that Midnight Blue look.  Followed it up with some  baby blue pearl that I married with just a touch of acetylene soot to keep things fresh.  Capped it off with the Gypsy Silhouettes (each side is different) and some Ivory stripes. 
 
Hope you dig it!
 
-Shawn
www.imperialhouse71.com

Engine: 64 Pan Bottom, 66 Shovel Top

Trans: 49 Rachet top 4 speed

Frame: 48ish Wishbone

Tank: OG Paughco Alien

Seat: DS Originals (good shit)

Fender: Smooth Wassell chromed

Forks: Late model Narrow Glide shaved just right

Tires: Pirelli 19's

Handlebars: Preunit goodness

Built by Imperial House.  Paint by Imperial House.  Proven by Imperial House. 

I started with the typical historical rake job on the frame, that I had to de-rake and finshed up the frame with some various molding to clean it up.  Had the engine rebuilt by a buddy; Dan "Bacon" Carr.  Went through the tranny to freshen her up.  CNC Machined the front hub, and sent it to Buchanan's for the lacing.  Shaved the front lowers completely by hand, as I wanted to save the Brake stay mount.  Bent up the Stainless rod and welded on the Stainless Ball Bearings, to create the sissy bar.  (It took a while, but, I like the way it turned out.)  CNC Machined the custom tail light mount, complete with Imperial House Logo.  Talked with another buddy; Dane Schroeder of DS-Originals; and after giving him the design, he nailed the seat.  Finished it all up with a Black base covered with just a hint of Blue Pearl to give it that Midnight Blue look.  Followed it up with some  baby blue pearl that I married with just a touch of acetylene soot to keep things fresh.  Capped it off with the Gypsy Silhouettes (each side is different) and some Ivory stripes.  

Hope you dig it! 

-Shawn

www.imperialhouse71.com


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Commented on 11-26-2012 At 08:33 am
 

Classy build. I like the sissy bar a lot. Clean lines. The bars fit it perfectly.

Commented on 11-26-2012 At 09:20 am
 

too cool for school

Commented on 11-26-2012 At 09:20 am
 

Full size photos aren't working. I need to see this thing BIG! So good.

Commented on 11-26-2012 At 09:50 am
 

thats a pretty nice bike

Commented on 11-26-2012 At 10:00 am
 

Awww, Shawn's PanShove is such a killer machine. Had the chance to see this thing in person last April at the LoneStar Roundup here in Austin. Great attention to detail and some delicious one-off parts. This thing is one of my favorites ever, plus, Shawn is a rad dude.

"Never let me slip, 'cause if I slip, then I'm slippin..."

Commented on 11-26-2012 At 10:30 am
 

chadwalk, photos fixed.

Commented on 11-26-2012 At 12:11 pm
 

One of my favorite paint jobs! And those pipes look killer!

Commented on 11-26-2012 At 01:59 pm
 

Thanks all! That's right Nosebleed......once you start, it's hard to stop! Slippin' that is.

Commented on 11-26-2012 At 03:15 pm
 

One of my favorite shovels! Shawn is a talented guy and super great to work with on projects!

Commented on 11-26-2012 At 05:25 pm
 

This thing rules.

Commented on 11-26-2012 At 06:33 pm
 

wicked cool bike and paint!

Commented on 11-26-2012 At 07:06 pm
 

Killer and as always Shawn your paint looks perfect.

Commented on 11-26-2012 At 07:19 pm
 

This bike makes me feel all tingly inside, HIGH 5.

Commented on 11-26-2012 At 08:40 pm
 

Those bars are dope, and the sissy bar is beautiful, love the asymmetry!

Commented on 11-26-2012 At 11:04 pm
 

Kick ass job Shawn!

Commented on 11-27-2012 At 10:58 am
 

Wow! It didn't grab me at first but as I looked at each photo it grew on me...a lot! That paint job! Holy cow!

Commented on 11-27-2012 At 11:03 am
 

wow one of the best bikes I have seen in awhile. That is a beautiful bike, he really nailed it.

Commented on 11-27-2012 At 03:42 pm
 

Still pissed I never got to see this in person! Looks rad Shawn!

Commented on 11-27-2012 At 06:11 pm
 

Ha ha Scott. Yeah one of these days we'll get together. Hopefully next time I'll be showing off my up an coming build. Be great!
Thank everyone! This bike was and is a blast!

Commented on 12-4-2012 At 06:19 pm
 

Such a nice bike. Who knew a painter could do such good fab work? I thought painters were too busy smokin' Js. Good job, Shawn, hope to see you again soon!

Commented on 12-5-2012 At 04:56 pm
 

clean and sexy build that i would give my left nutt to own someday.

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