Saturday, November 30, 2013
Top 5 Saturday Is all About Truths.
Number 1.Being an introvert in a extroverted world sucks.
Number 2. Motorcycles make me happy when everything else makes me feel like shit.
Number 3. Motorcycles should not be the only things that makes me happy.
Number 4. If I had a million dollars I would still have old crusty shit that I'd have to work on. Just A LOT more of it.
Number 5. Saying your sorry is the hardest fucking thing in the world to say.
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Saturday, November 23, 2013
Saturday Top 5
Top 5 Reasons To Wear Straw Hats
Number 1. They fucking look good.
Number 2. The are cheap like real cheap.
Number 3. They keep the sun off of my bald ass head just as good as your lame ass baseball hat.
Number 4. They do not make you look tough like if I was wearing a ten gallon Stetson. Yet I look tough because I don't fucking care.
Number 5. They last forever if you take care of them. I have been wearing the same one for like 8 years and it is still going strong. Riding my snapper, drinking my Arnold Palmer and wearing my Straw cowboy hat. Timeless.
And yes the Rollers sang it best
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Step 1. Cut all your tabs off. I picked up this porta band and it does a killer job. You want to make sure you stay above the cast marks. Cut all brake tabs and fender tabs at the same time.
Step 2. Flap disc on a hand grinder. I like flap disc because they react to pressure and when you need a lot of material gone you push hard and then just by pressure you can feather out the edges and go on to the next step. DO NOT GO TO DEEP. You are trying to get the highs of the cut off tabs to blend with the leg at this point.
Step 3. Flat file till dawn is how it goes. This is the longest and most tedious part of the whole deal. I have a medium flat file with a fine on the other side I like to use. I put the leg in a good vise and start the up and down on the leg to find all my high and low spots. The leg should be poking your tummy and the file is in both hands.Just like doing block sanding on a car. As you find the highs you want to go at them with the file to knock them down. After a lot of this and going over the whole leg you are ready for the next step. You may have to clean out your file many times as it will get clogged with aluminum, I keep a clean wire brush handy. The clogged file will leave deep gouges so clean the file often.
Step 4. DA sander comes out. I have two, a 6 inch orbital and a 3 inch finisher. I start with 80 grit and hold the DA flat on the leg. Just hold tight and let the DA do the work. At this point the big scratches will pop out and you may have to flat file some more. These are the steps with the DA and grit paper I use.
80 grit first
then with a block I go over them with 1000.
Each one of those means you do the whole lower and get the finish uniform. Once the leg looks uniform you go to the next level up. By the time you get to the thousand grit they are starting to shine.
Step 5. The Polisher. I wipe everything off first because if there is any fork oil or other goop the legs will not turn out worth a flip. There are a thousand products out there to polish and I have kinda been stuck on the jewelers rouge and the Crafstman green polish. The white rouge cuts real good and you will go over the whole leg with that first then go to the green high polish. The trick is to get the leg kinda hot as you polish it but not real hot just so the polish blends in and rubs out as you go. I'm sure you could spend days going at this point but I will spend about a hour for each leg till I'm happy. After I use a hand polish and rub them out. The mothers aluminum polish helps seal up the fresh polish job and will help keep it from oxidizing.
One of the Chopper rules: Thy Shall Shave Thy Legs Or Be Made To Ride In Back.
Saturday, November 16, 2013
Top 5 Things I Love About Motorbikes.
Number 1. Freedom
Number 2. No Rules
Number 3. True Love
Number 4. Patience tester
Number 5. Time travel
Monday, November 11, 2013
Top5 Tattoo's on the board
Number 1. Converge- By far my favorite Hardcore band ever. They have a song called Aimless Arrow. Lyrics are brutal and I am gonna get a arrow tattoo'd facing out into the sky. Noone else will know but me. Fuck em
Number 2. Get Shea to finish my side piece. It has only been two years. Shit for a small dude he can hand your ass to you under the needle.
Number 3. Black Flag bars. Think I am gonna due some huge black flag bars on my tummy. Inside of the bars I will do a full on scene of lowrider type shit. Roses and skull cholos. Lowrider cars and a shovel head with a naked girl in the sombrero. NO FUCKING CLOWNS. I hate clowns and they are one of my only childhood fears that has stuck with me. Fuck Clowns.
Number 4. Do Or Do Not, There Is No Try.
Number 5. Ive got this old Rat Fink Decal that has the RF playing a surf guitar. I've got a good spot on my leg and I have always wanted a Roth tattoo.
Friday, November 1, 2013
3 inch dropped axle
Sand body again
Figure out what color to paint it.
Clean the inside up
Take out a few rear springs.
Box the entire front of the frame.
New brake lines everywhere.
Top 5 Motors Looks or Performance?
Number 1. Buick 322- 401 Nailhead
Number 2. Ford 49-53 Flathead
Number 3. Ford 390-460 Big Block
Number 4 Chevy 235-250 Straight 6
Number 5. Buick Roadmaster Straight 8