Friday, November 30, 2012

Ciro the hero!

Most of the time its very hard for me to sell parts! But when I do, I'm happy when Ciro from Italy buys it and does something with it, like this here coffin tank with handpainted mural. It couldn't have gone on a more righteous scoot!

Gangster lean!

Awesome stance. Love that gauge cluster on the handlebars...

Nice and well balanced if you ask me. Cops cant hassle you cause everythings there! (front fender, speedo etc.)

The tank in question, Ciro added some nice color matched pinstripe flames. 

Check that highway bar, which doubles in function for the mile long clutch cable ;-)

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Commuter Coach

Called the Playbunny coach, constructed from a 55 Chevy Nomad, built by Mike and Eric Erickson, painted by the legendary Mike Haas

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Built in 69

according to Mats Hedenstrand:

"Its a 1939U 1200 sold new here in Sweden in 1940. It was bult as a chopper in 1969 in Rätvik Dalarna (Sweden) by Calle Jonason, He had help from his friend with this bike to look this cool. One of my best friend Urban was going to get a Chopper in 1973 and put a want ad , and he got a letter with this photo and was fore sale fore 6000skr , but his dad was a cop and say no! He got a 45 that was a little milder, Urban past away in 1985 and his mom gave me these old Photos , I had it framed over my work bench and this fall I bought a 1939 Flathead in a Denver frame and long glide front end , and it is the same bike but ruind in the 80's when it was chopped again." (the blue bike below)

I'll bet this was one of the most outreageous things on the road in Sweden of 1969!
Love that pearl salmon colored paint...

don't worry, this bike is now being rebuilt with an original frame/ springer etc.!

Tuesday Tankday!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Casper's shaker trike

327cui Chevy engine equipped! Check that  Finch springer!

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Dig that Honda

I'm really liking these Honda diggers with hardhead frame conversion.
They're a cheap way to build a really rad bike

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Jersey looker

awesome 80s custom Built by Dan Glock.

Love the sattelite wheels with the mini discs up front and the overall badass look.
Just plain black with some red pinstripes just scream 1980s!

1952 wishbone frame  with an inch rake added with 6 over forks create the whole look.
 scans from feb. 1982 custom bike magazine

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Inline madness

Extraordinairy engine conversion! Indian inline 4 cil. If  I'm not mistaken

Monday, November 12, 2012

Trackmaster XS650

Mark B's yamaha XS650 lump in a Trackmaster frame. pic from back in the day!

check out that rear drilled rotor!!!

Sunday, November 11, 2012


one of the nicest hotrods of the 70s if you ask me!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Slaughtered CB

very nice example of a chopped stock CB 750 (?) with a massively reworked frame

Friday, November 9, 2012

Ken Norton ironhead

what seems to be a mildly chopped 71 ironhead it does have some nice features, I'm especially liking those long cowbells over the frontforks. You hardly ever see those

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Chroom Vlammen

very bad translated magazine from the 80s! They only published this mag in Dutch for a while. It still excists but only in German.
Thanks for borrowing Blacksmith!

Harman & ironhead

Nice minidisc up front too

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Brown's plating

Nice ad from the golden age of chrome plating... Now the powdercoat places are taking over unfortunatly! Gotta a love a nice coat of chrome!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Monday, November 5, 2012

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Gasser paint

Gassers from the 60s and 70s sure had some nice paintwork, like this recent barnfind

If you like to read the whole story on this one, check it out here