30 sep. 2013

My Fully Crome -49 Panhead Chopper

Yes once I had a chrome panhead frame, I was fuckin stupid enough to dip it and remove the chrome for a -49 pan bobber project I was working on at that moment.
Corner in Sinners was upset when I told him what I had done.
 He said things like you did must "stävjas" I dont know what that means but it doesnt sound good.

I regret it the same moment I did it, Thought that this frame would be great on a awsome patina chrome chopper.
I started building a bike in my head.

Started with  an old chopper frame I had laying in the barn. Hung it up on the wall and started collecting parts for the mock up.
I had an RL I-beam springer and a set of chrome 18 inch wheel an old chrome gastank.
My dad used the same tank on his chopper he had in the early 70´s. a friend of mine gave me an chrome oilbag. borrowed a right knuckle engine case and had some cans and heads for a mock up.

This was the start for the totally chromed chopper. added parts as I found them. a old crome tripple tree for risers a white bates , Lee clutch pedal and a repoop Triumph rear fender.
It started to find its self but still to less chrome.
 After a year and a half I took it down on the floor as I had found a good -49 pan case ,chrome linkert M74 with an old Roth chrome aluminum aircleaner that had been bolted together since atleast the early 70´s!

I aslo changed the style on the exaust. made it narrower together.

Still needed more chrome as the bike I had built in my head.
Started with a borrowed VL chrome springer it made the bike look good.
The hunt was on,
I found a good old  z bar.

More parts found its way, my way.
A old chrome rear wassel fender , white Beck grips to match the Bates saddle, white kick pedal and brake pad.
A set of chrome Superior pipes, the chrome -37 knucke camcover ,21 inch front wheel with an stepped hub just like i wanted it. And ofcourse an patina chrome VL Springer.
And the last missing main piece.
The sissybar.
Made by my pal LeBeef. it was on a knucke Nicke svensson had I he let my buy it!
Now it starts to looke like an old chopper. 

But something was missing.
A fully chrome chopper needed something I had once the thing that I removed the chrome from!!!
The frame.

I started searching for another frame. And I found one!! In Tennessee.
 From an old chopper that used to have a knuckle as its heart.
some ripped the heart out and took the good parts and left the frame...for me!

A few weeks ago the frame arrived to Sweden. and it was PERFECT!

So I had to rip my mockup appart and change frames so it would be complete.
The more parts added to the new frame , the more my dream bike came to life.

I was stunned as I could see my bike I started with 2½ years earlier in my head now stands in front of me in my garage. A fully chromed patina Chopper.

The Sissybar that Beef built had an real glas eye in it.
My plan Is to put one of my grandpa´s old glas eyes in it so my grandpa can keep an eye on me while im riding free.

The chassie is all there, at the moment Lindblom a good friend of mine is rebuilding my tranny and im waiting for Totte in Sinners to do the machining on my pan cases so I can add my 4½ stroker crank in it.

Here is a result that dreams might come alive If you just want something. Work really hard and you will get there!

They say , chrome wont take you home. Fuck that.
Chrome will bring me whereever I want!

25 sep. 2013

Flathead Ford Highrise Intakes

I am a small collector of theses fantastic highrise intakes made for the flathead Ford engines.
I prefer all the prewar stuff and we all know they dont show up everyday.
The highrise intakes was made during the postwar time to but after 1948-49 most of the intakes where low.

My collection has these intakes so far. and they all gonna be used on my cars. Not collecting dust on a shelf.

start from the left:
Thickstun pm7 with original Thickstun aircleaner -made around 1941
Edelbrock blockletter Regular the early version  - made around 1946-48
Edelbrock blockletter Slingshot X 2! The first intake Vic ever made - around 1940
Weiand  tall , the first intake Phil weiand made - around 1941
Thickstun  the first intake Tommy thickstun did - made around 1937

One more prewar intake is on its way home. ill get back with more info then!

If anyone out there has any highrise or prewar intakes for sale!
Even broken ones or without any name.
Im looking to find a Eddie Meyer waterheated highrise intake if anyone got any for sale.
Please let me know, send email to:

16 sep. 2013

Dusters Time Travel Meet #2 2013 Pictures Part II

Wow just wow..
Sathurday what a day! sunshine, moonshine, cars, bikes and chicks! All you nee for a perfect show.

All of us was working most of the day at the gate and inside the show.
New for the year was a small hotrod run!
Out on gravel roads and drive in a colone. it was a nice sight.
My dad drove my pheaton and I borrowed Ronnies 40 Merc conv.  Brought with me Jane and Rob a passangers.
We where about 30-35 cars that was out driving and the plan was to have 2 runs during the day but it was hard for us to get the time to last for it. Maybe next year will work better.
Alot of both cars and motorcycles came during the day and we did enjoy it! As how often do you get so many period correct cars at the same spot? Not often.

we had 3 bands playing during sathurday this year.
Joe and the Hornets , Fanny May and Eddie and the flatheads!

All three bands was rocking all night! Thank you all  for perfect gigs!

Our good friend handpainted our club jackets with the Dusters logo that weekend as well.
Mathias You are the man!,Thanks bro. I owe you big time.

I let the pictures tell the story.

We thanks all of you that came this year and hope we meet again next year at Duster Time Travel Meet #3 2014!