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    Default Shovelhead long bike turned digger

    Alright I started out thinking I was going to do a long bike.Started welding up the frame and ended up with more of a digger. I am guessing its about 2 up and 9 out and at 53 degree rake. The tank and bars are just for something to go off of they will be changed but I will Make a narrowed style coffin and I think buckhorns are on the way.I will keep posts and pics up with this thread but for now this is all I got. Feedback and opinions welcome though I may ignore them. p.s. magneto kick only First pic is what I started with 79 fxe second is rolling chassis now.


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    I should say I am doing the dumb work on the fabrication. The welding is being done buy a hell of a pal who brought his equipment to my wood shop to work on this bike. Dude is awesome

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    Here are a few beauties that I picked up from the classified on here.waiting to be installed.
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    I cut up some cardboard and here it is , I think I need to make it a little deeper but not higher, what do you guys think?
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    purely my opinion but i think just pulling the line down the side off the first bend in the side fits the long slim look of the frame better.Click image for larger version. 

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    keep us posted,

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    Got the motor out of the old frame and in the new one , WOW tight fit . I may heat / bang a little more clearance. added a little more depth to the cardboard tank its still not right I may narrow it up but leave it deep. Put the pipes on just to see the stance more ,I love that low look it called me in form the start. I thought I wanted the high up front look till we had it on the jig and the low look called me in. I also started banging out a rear fender with no skill but determination.I will be posting this process later when fender is done . well here it is again a little closer.
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    this is turning out awesome, I think the tank the way bilybiltit looks good combined with your design or even a pointed prism tank would look killer. great job
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    yeah I will mock up the tank from the first bend like bilybiltit for sure to see, I like that slim look. I am hoping to have a decent amount of fuel in my tank I have to figure out capacity so if I do slim it down I may have to add height want more than two gallons basically.Thanks for input , doing lots of fabwork next saturday so more pics and post will be coming.

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    ok we got the tank about 80 % done and I got the sissy bar close. The twist is not perfect but I think with sanding and cleaning to polish for chrome it will work. I did have a damn good time with some friends and even made the wife sit on the fender while I made blot blot bloooooot sounds well here is some pics. and billybiltit basically heres your tank.
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    oh hell yeah that tank turned out sexxxy!Click image for larger version. 

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    keep us posted man,

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    progress got halted for a while I had to cut the frame apart my ride height was 3 1/2 inches with full load, waayy too low. so we lessoned the rake now its 50 degrees, and that picked the ride height up to 4 3/4 . I am also making some lengthend bottom plates for the springer to correct the extreme trail, now I will be at 10 inches which is past comfortable but I can rock it on a chop.small shit is getting fabbed up as well. I will have a driving bike in the next three weeks. I WILL GET PICS UP. After I do some trial runs to make sure all is good paint time baby. I picked up paint today , epoxy base coat, black base, silver flake , Green candy and a whole lotta clear.

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    hope you get it dialed in.
    cause,
    yeah front end flop SUCKS!!!!!!!

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    That is nice!

    What are you using for stops on the front end?My build is similar and I just stuck my springer on (I need to add some rake though).I'm still looking at different gas tanks as well.Looking forward to more pics!

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    All right I now have learned that these projects take twice as long as expected because the devil is in the details ! Things have changed, got a good deal on a paughco narrow springer and it was about 4 inches longer than the old one so ride height is even better now and surprising that wheel flop isn't bad. I got the tank finished and cleaned up and pressure tested , got the oil tank mount good to go.swapped out the old rear axle and brakes with new / used tokico floating job. I have to finish rear fender mounts and remote oil filter mount and capacitor etc so probably a week on those, started a new sissy bar as well. got the forward controls started they will be stainless hex bolts with two layers of tooling leather, I might tool them. it can change This is my first true build on a bike not just swapping an add on or two and I can say the project has changed from my original plan but for the better. but over budget and over time is the norm Im guessing. anyways I have learned a lot from reading up on this site so thanks to all who help us in the novice category and the stops for the front are still being worked on when I nail it I will post pics
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    I need some input on these possible control mounts. Are they too much ? I have extreme tendencies and don't want my bike looking like I tried to be all OCC . i am trying to find some balance with round and geometric and honestly I am not good at when enough is enough .also a closer pic of the simple oil bag mount. The aluminum was found in my fence row so I'm only out an hour and a cutting wheel
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    alright it has been a while since I had time for the bike. I know shame on me. Well the latest is the tank mounts still needs a lot of cleanup and yes I was not in clear thought when I started bondo work at 4 in the morn. I will sand off and start over damn beer and smoke ! also left a 3/16 gap so some anti vibe hard washers can fit between.
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    Sickest tank mount ever dude. COOL STUFF
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    alright it has been a while since I had time for the bike. I know shame on me. Well the latest is the tank mounts still needs a lot of cleanup and yes I was not in clear thought when I started bondo work at 4 in the morn. I will sand off and start over damn beer and smoke ! also left a 3/16 gap so some anti vibe hard washers can fit between.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shank1kole View Post
    I need some input on these possible control mounts. Are they too much ? I have extreme tendencies and don't want my bike looking like I tried to be all OCC . i am trying to find some balance with round and geometric and honestly I am not good at when enough is enough .also a closer pic of the simple oil bag mount. The aluminum was found in my fence row so I'm only out an hour and a cutting wheel
    prolly late to the party but,are you going to be using this for the levers?
    or to attach to the frame to mount the controls to?
    oil tank and gas tank mounts look nice.
    stoned drunk bodywork is fun twice.
    when you do it.
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    when you come back the next day and see what happened and straighten it up!


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    They were going to be mounts for the controls but have scraped and started over

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