Sunday, January 30, 2011

late nights

I've been out in the garage late the last couple of nights. Got a the fender ready for paint, the starter in, cleaned up the banana caliper and put the oil bag on.

Friday, January 28, 2011

fucking fog!!!!!

If this fog would go away I could prime and all of these parts I have blasted. But I guess thats what you get when your paint booth is the wife's garden.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Getting it together

What do you think?

I have been debating on the rear fender. Bobbed, full, shorty or some sort of custom hack job. I think I like the look of the full flip fl less the flip.

Monday, January 24, 2011

shocking find

went for a ride on the roadglide today, drug a buddy along for the ride, split a burrito with him for his birthday and found a set of shocks for the shovel 20 bucks. I think it was the deal of the day.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

I survived another...

Too Much Fun Club party. The wife and I had a great time at Port Costa and the hotel was a happening place, I know some of the guests never went to sleep. I kept waking up to people singing and laughing in the room down the hall.

    I came home and took the frame off the hangers and started to put things back together.

Saturday, January 22, 2011


Going to meet up with the "Too Much Fun Club" Saturday in Port Costa, I got a room and the bagger is running fine, thats more than I can say for the pan. Come out and join us its always an adventure.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Hillbilly paint job

the flamingo kept an eye on me 

got the kids and me new lids.
I shot some color on the shovel frame this evening. Now I have to see how it sets up over night.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

had to hire it out

I had all of the stuff to blast the shovel frame. I even got it half way blasted but the fog came in and wouldn't let me finish or paint at my truck yard so I hired it out. Dropped it off today pick it up tomorrow after work blasted and primed, thats what they said. We will see.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

long day...

and all I bought was a " Vintage period correct" helmet for my kids. All in all I had a fun, got to look through rusty old junk and visit with some friends and meet some new people. Maybe next time I will find that part i cant live without.

Up early...

in the fog. getting ready to go look at some junk at the swap meet in Sacramento.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Sunday, January 9, 2011


I got most of my engine parts for the shovel Friday. The only thing holding me back from putting the whole thing together was the lack of a bead blaster. Craigslist didn't pan out so I went to Harbor Freight and got a new bench top cabinet and presto it's almost back together.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

New year, New project

I got the pan head just about where I want it so I tore into the the shovel yesterday. I got the frame all welded up   and the top end off of the engine. It's no where near as bad as I thought, all carboned up but not rusted and the lower end feels tight.