Chubble built by Atlas Customs


There are pros and cons to social media, and one of the positives for me is that I occasionally come across amazing bikes and guys building them. I was doing my daily ritual of checking out the posts on Instagram when I ran across a killer sporty chop built by Scott Conner of Atlas Customs. I went to Scott’s Instagram to check out the rest of his builds, and his Shovelhead caught my attention. Scott and I started to have conversations on his builds, and I finally decided to feature what became my favorite build put out by Atlas Customs.



Scott wanted to build a Shovelhead for a long time but had no real motivation since he was enjoying the bullet proof Sportsters he made and rode for years. One day, while following a thread on Chop Cult by Johnny Rainbow, he came across some custom builds in true Japanese style. Scott was immediately hooked on the Japanese style chops with much admiration for what they were doing to the vintage iron. With some new motivation, he quickly tried to find a way to get on a Shovelhead. Scott had learned from a friend that a buddy of theirs was ready to let go of a Shovelhead, so he ended up trading his ‘64 F100 for the bike.



After Scott got it in his possession, he made sure it was mechanically sound and then tore it down to the frame. He cut all the unnecessary tabs off it and tried to give the frame a minimalist appearance. The next step was to modify a pair of newer style front narrow glide wheels he had stashed in the rafters to work in the frame and finally get a roller on the ground. Scott made the bars, controls, exhaust, rock guards, kick pedal, and all the small mounts and details to complete the build.


The tins and frame ended up with a rattle can paint job. Scott’s wife made the killer H-D oak leaf decals to finish off the custom touch to the tank. The seat was off an older project that got sprayed with vinyl paint to match the frame and tins.



Scott would like to thank his wife, Linda, and his two boys for their unwavering support. Mark Coulter for giving him the opportunity to make money doing what he loves. Marc Moree for getting him hooked on choppers. Lastly, he wants to give big thanks to Chop Cult for the inspiration on the daily feeds and Jason for your support and believing in his work. It is truly appreciated.


Photography by Linda Conner



Owner name, location: Scott Conner, Jacksonville, FL

Engine, year and make, model, modifications: 1979 Harley Davidson Super Glide

Frame: Stock 1979 swing arm frame minus all the unnecessary bulk.



Fork: Stock 35mm narrow glide with shaved lowers.

Chassis mods: Hardtailed Panhead Frame



Tire/wheel size and style: 21'' front with twin enduro.19'' rear with Firestone ANS.

Favorite thing about this bike: I am fond of the headlight and bars, but I am very proud when I see the decals my wife made on my tank.

Next modification will be: Making a mold of the cracked tail lamp lens and knocking out a new one.



Be sure to give Scott a follow on Instagram; you won't be disappointed.



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Commented on 10-6-2014 At 05:46 pm

I love this bike. Turned out looking great and must be fun to ride.

Commented on 10-6-2014 At 06:33 pm

That thing is awesome. Im sure someones gonna cry that he copied. But its sweet.

Commented on 10-6-2014 At 08:29 pm

Not a huge fan of the Japanese chops but I do dig this shovel

Commented on 10-6-2014 At 09:56 pm

Isn't this more of a tribute bike, rather than inspired by?

Commented on 10-7-2014 At 05:30 am

yes, a copycat of Narrow Strike Eagle or something like that.

Commented on 10-7-2014 At 06:03 am

Really love the bike! Congratulations to Scott and his wife for the decals.

Commented on 10-7-2014 At 08:07 am

Sounds like bartering is the only was to get shit done now day. i traded a ironhead and 1500 for my fxr shovel. Wish it was the older frame but im not going to bitch. NICE FUGGIN BIKE

Commented on 10-7-2014 At 10:04 am

A lot of bikes are inspired by past and present builds, so he obviously liked the Strike Eagle chop and created his own version. Definitely cannot take anything away from him for building a kick ass Shovel. Great Job Scott!

Commented on 10-7-2014 At 10:57 am

Nice NSE tribute, killer pics too.

Commented on 10-7-2014 At 06:36 pm

Very nice looking Shovel. Congrats to Scott on this sled.

Commented on 10-9-2014 At 12:11 pm

the stance of this bike is nice, cool build!

Commented on 12-26-2014 At 11:24 pm

I love this bike

Commented on 1-5-2015 At 03:24 pm

I am always impressed when someone with a swingarm can get good lines on their bike. You have the hard tail lines but kept the shocks. Great job Scott. Love the black and white.

Commented on 1-5-2015 At 03:30 pm

I am always impressed when someone with a swingarm can get good lines on their bike. You have the hard tail lines but kept the shocks. Great job Scott. Love the black and white.

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