This is my quest to build the best chop I can. I can't really weld or do any body work. I have mechanical ability and a drive to get off my ass and build something. Just thought it would be cool to show all my fuck ups.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Battery Tray

I had time to mount the battery tray from Acme Choppers that my honey gave me.

I took it apart and found center of the mounting bracket.

I figured out how much of the mounting tab I needed to hack off and scribed a line.  I used my handy dandy digital caliper I just got from HF.

After figuring clearances of the surroundings I tacked it up.

Ready for finish welding.

Gangsta lean!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Acme Choppers

The wife got me a battery tray from Acme Choppers for my b-day a few months ago. High quality part right there.

Friday, December 2, 2011

The Next Spielberg......

Gas Tank Mounted Right

Using progressively larger bits and a little filing

I drilled two holes in the backbone to fit my mounting bung

Then made sure everything was right

Then Tacked both mounts in place

Easy Peasy

Thanks to Lowbrowcustoms for the DIY article

Sunday, October 16, 2011

New Mounts

I bought these from
 Drilled them out and a little hand filing to accommodate some rubber grommets.  
 Making sure everything is leveled and straight.
 Tacked the mounts in place.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Steak & beer

Steak from butchers korner beer from Mexico.....delicious!


                        The mounts that were on the tank didn't have enough meat for me to use.

I cut them off!                                                        

 I figured I would use some mounts I had lying around.  There was no way I was going to be able to bend them to contour to the backbone without a torch.

I also had to fill this in on the backbone.  I didn't like where the tank was sitting.  Fixing a fuck up....Story of my life!  

Been Away!

I was moving along but the pressure to finish and the minimal fabricating skills I have were having a battle royal.  I decided it was best to take a break before I really mess something up.  I'm back now!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

She calls me

Before I head to work I have to go in the garage. My day won't go right if I don't.
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Sunday, March 27, 2011

Back to the grindstone

Thought I was getting off a shutdown so I can get to work on the beast in the garage. Oh how naive I am.
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Saturday, March 26, 2011

Gas tank mount

The start of my gas tank mounting. Did this tonight going to weld it up tomorrow, then start on the front mount.
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Friday, February 25, 2011


Ordered me some mounts for my gas tank and oil bag from Lowbrow Customs. Going to use their DIY to walk a rookie like me through it. Check them out! Awesome stuff on there.
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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Saturday, February 5, 2011


Finally got over the flu so I decided to go in the garage a little bit before work. I need to go to the welding store to get more rod.
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Friday, January 28, 2011

Welding progress

Still continuing to get better I think.
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Frame Mod

These are some pics I found of the hard tail I welded on.  The hard tail is a LedSled Customs 2" stretch.  I did alright on the two bottom rails.  I had to end up sending it to Led Sleds for the back bone.  I couldn't get the welds to penetrate that well.  I was using a cheapo MIG to do these.  I called around to local shops and nobody wanted to take the responsibility of frame modification.  Sissies!!!!!!!