Wednesday, February 29, 2012

69 Jag E-Type

We are curently restoring this car for a customer. The chassis was done when the car came in. Since then we have finished the body work and painted the car. We have been busy sorting hardware and sending parts off to plating. The engine and carbs were sent off to Walt at Vintage Jag, and he did a bang up job for us. My buddy "Diamond" Dave did the stunning paint job. I have been working on getting the Trans done, new syncros, gaskets, and what not. We have the gauges back from being rebuilt, and are ready to start putting this beauty back togeather. I will try to post updates on this project as time permits. Anywho here are some progress pics:
This is as the car sat when we recieved it in build primer.

These shots are after Dave shot the car.  The paint is stunning, and the pics don't do it justice.

I know a little out of sequence.  Here is the car in primer prior to paint.

The carbs all new and shiney.  Thanx Walt.

The radiator pefore.

And after a good cleaning, streightening, and some paint.

"Diamond" Dave doin his thang.

And the motor after being gone through by Walt.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Inverted DNA

Just finished modifying a springer front end for a buddy of mine.  We test rode it and it rides great.  He is super stoked on the thing as am I.  Here are a few shots of the build up and the finished product.

 Front end before the cut
 cut down spring perch and head lamp mount(crappy pic sorry)
 Lower spring mount tacked
 rough machined upper spring mounts
 Upper spring mounts tacked in
 all the parts in their place
 a little side profile
 The day of the first test ride.  Left the front legs long at first.
The finished product after chrome. Note the small rebound springs just to soften the blow.  This was a very good learning exercise for me.  I love a good geometry test, Not!!  I hated math, now I use it every day.  Who would have thought.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Little H the Fabster

My 10 year old daughter got her first run at the TIG machine and the air sheers.  She welded up a frame for her science fair project.  Might I add she loves bikes.  Here are some shots I grabbed.

Long time no Post

Sorry all.  Been a bit crazy around the shop.  I promise there will be some good stuff coming soon.  Went to Mooses shop and built a tail section for a bike he is choppin, hope that cat is happy with it.  Also building 2 ironhead chops in the shop right now.  My main focus is on a 69 Jaguar E Type at the moment.  I will post some pics of all of the projects soon.  You guys need to post some replies, I need some feed back and interaction.  I feel lonely here.

                                                                                       Thank you all for the support and views,