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    Default AEE Choppers Big Twin on TV !!!!! See it and hear it come back to life!!!

    Huge news....you will be able to not only see, but hear, Big Twin by AEE Choppers on March 24th (tentative schedule) on the show "Counting Cars" on the HIstory Channel.
    As some of you know Big Twin has been restored to its original glory by Bones Legacy Choppers of Las Vegas. It was a huge undertaking and they are to be congratulated for saving this icon of the chopper world. At this moment it is the only AEE Choppers build known to exist and they did it right.
    The principals at Bones Legacy are Paul Ponkow and the famous artist Seen (Richie Mirando) considered the godfather of graffiti. They spent uncounted amounts of time and money to bring Big Twin back to life. The paint is so good that Dave and I agreed it was better than Molly's original!
    A few weeks back the original designer and builder of Big Twin Dave Brackett and I traveled to Bones Legacy and met up with Paul and Richie and their crew. We immediately got in with them and started working on Big Twin to ready it for the expected TV shoot. Ever try to get two Ironheads running at the same time? Big Twin didn't go willingly but eventually she came to life and then some! In between a couple days of thrashing to finish up we visited with Ryan Evans and his crew at Kounts Customs, touring the facility and museum with him. Ryan did the paint on Big Twin. I'm not sure of the details but somehow the producers of Counting Cars got hooked in to the Big Twin story and wanted to follow up on it.
    Following are a few picture from the trip and upcoming big reveal on Counting Cars. One last note, Bones Legacy has collected an untold amount of old choppers, a truly mind boggling amount and should be thanked for doing so. They are working hard and trying to get it right to save these classics before they are gone. I can't thank them enough for what they have done. Over the next few days I'll add some pictures...for now one of Big Twin (plus me and Seen) and one of me and Dave with Danny "The Count" Koker.
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    Oh man that's a beauty. Any plans to bring it to Born Free 7?

    I'm drooling over it and have to see it in person!

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    That came out Beautiful! Good for them, it was a hell of a restoration!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedemptionMotorcycles View Post
    Oh man that's a beauty. Any plans to bring it to Born Free 7?

    I'm drooling over it and have to see it in person!
    Nothing is confirmed yet with the organizers for displaying Big twin properly.

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    I've had my eye on them doing the resto.
    Very Awesome work.

    Glad that far out time machine is being taken care of like the art that it is!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BonesLegacy13 View Post
    Nothing is confirmed yet with the organizers for displaying Big twin properly.
    many years ago(seems like it) i saw a pic of a panhead you had/restored. long pipes going up next to the back rest with trumpet tips. it was a holy shit kind of moment. i wish i had a pic now. thanks for your work paul.

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    The work that Paul Ponkow and the crew at Bones legacy did is spectacular. Very difficult to do a restoration like this and get it so right. When the original designer and builder walks in and gives it a total thumbs up like Dave did then you know you did good. Dave and I saw the original every day at work and I can tell you it was like the 4 decades just melted away when we saw it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BonesLegacy13 View Post
    Nothing is confirmed yet with the organizers for displaying Big twin properly.
    Thanks, Please update us when/where it may be displayed.

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    i grew up with this picture of it hanging on my dads garage wall.
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    i wonder why the chose to change the paint scheme?

    the paint looks awesome,just wondering.

    glad someone saved it!

    thanks for postin,

    leon

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    Quote Originally Posted by nuklhd View Post
    many years ago(seems like it) i saw a pic of a panhead you had/restored. long pipes going up next to the back rest with trumpet tips. it was a holy shit kind of moment. i wish i had a pic now. thanks for your work paul.
    The Pan was featured in alot of magazines

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    Quote Originally Posted by billybiltit View Post
    i grew up with this picture of it hanging on my dads garage wall.
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    i wonder why the chose to change the paint scheme?

    the paint looks awesome,just wondering.

    glad someone saved it!

    thanks for postin,

    leon
    This is the original scheme. the pic you have is the second paint job

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    Quote Originally Posted by BonesLegacy13 View Post
    This is the original scheme. the pic you have is the second paint job
    hey thanks for the reply with the heads up.

    leon

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    Here is a picture of Paul Ponkow of Bones Legacy steering Big Twin. Paul did the incredible restoration of Big Twin. Dave Brackett, original designer and builder of Big Twin, has his back to the camera on the left and I'm out of frame on the right. We were moving Big Twin in to position for the TV taping. Don't forget, March 24th, History Channel, Counting Cars to see and HEAR Big twin roar back to life after many decades of silence.
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    UPDATE!!!!!

    Air date for Big Twin's big reveal has moved to March 31 on History Channels series Counting Cars......cool aprt is the episode is now named "The Return of Big Twin"!!!!!

    Mark your calendars now!

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    Beautiful job rescuing a piece of history.

    Don't bet on anything leftfield pictures tells you however. Personal experience tells me that they change schedules all the time, and nobody seems to communicate with each other.

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    TIME CHANGE!!!! Now showing March 31st on Counting Cars on History Channel.........

    here are a couple shots for a European publication taken in Vegas........Big Twin in the sun rocking it like she used to.......also the flyer for the party......

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    More Big Twin goodness....don't forget the Big Twin issue release party for Street Chopper, this saturday 12-6 at the Gasser Lounge in Redondo Beach......
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    Man I watched the show tonight and I have to say big twin is one of the coolest things I've ever seen!! Just wow man I loved it

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    I hope everyone watched and learned a little something about Big Twin, Bones Legacy and Paul Ponkow and their awesome restoration and of course learn about Dave Brackett the builder.

    You will be seeing more of Big Twin as time goes by!

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    counting cars is on Mondays in Canada. we did not see this yet. hopefully next week.

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