Saturday, January 21, 2012
As cash reserves build back up, it's time to go back to conceptual exercise of planning. I know the exterior color will be a dark, dark eggplant color. I'm strongly leaning towards a suede. I tripped upon a very interesting idea for the paint texture from a fellow HAMB member. "El Bombero" painted his car in Hot Rod Flatz and had second thoughts once he's done so. So rubbed out the clear and the effect looked like an old paint job in really nice shape. Not a patina per say, just a slightly duller look. Very interesting idea. I'd like to thank fellow HAMBer Jeffrey James for reposting this idea on the HAMB thread I started.
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Just got a recommendation from fellow HAMB member RAGTOP. He scored a a complete chrome front end from Lucky Seven for $2600. The part # is: L7 1045C from a Canadian outfit called Lost Time Choppers in St. Thomas, Ontario. Losttimechoppers.com is their website and here's a pic of the set-up:
Thursday, January 12, 2012
The only thing standing between me and having a full roller is a front end. Although I planned to use the roadster's old front end, it won't work with Charlie's Zee frame. So a complete front end is my next big ticket item. I'll probably go with an unpolished unit for now. Once I've got it, I'll have a genuine roller on my hands.
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
|Here's the Nailhead being lowered into place.|
|Engine mounts roughed in. We will finesse them later.|
|Rear end, ladder bars, Nailhead and Turbo 400 are all in place.|
|Note the Zee Frame's gussets for added strength.|
|The rear end is a 9" from John's Industries with 3.50 gears, and 10" X 2.25"drums.|
A little piece of Charlie's old T, the purple driveshaft yoke is a now a part of mine.
|Here's a shot of Charlie hard at work on the frame.|
|Frame #14 of the series.|