Tuesday, February 2, 2016
FEBRUARY FIRE SALE!!!!!!!! So its as cold as a squirrels nuts outside and yer not ridding that chopper, how about gettin' a nice flame job while yer bike sits and waits for warmer weather! I'll do yer gas tank with a wicked cool Traditional yellow & orange Flame job on black "with" pinstripes in your choice of color for $600 bucks plus the ride, thats body work and everything (so long as yer tank isn't a complete bag of rocks) you make sure the inside is clean and doesn't leak. I'm only gonna take in a few jobs SO DONT BE A SLACKER! - e-mail at Spritzbyfritz@aol.com (((ok to clear things up a bit thats $600 for a tank, like a sporty tank, honda nighthawk tank, a set of fat bobs aka split tanks should be double but i'll work with ya $850 for a set of fatties))) if you want fenders and stuff done also e-mail me and we'll figure something out get your ass in gear 'cause I am booking up FAST!!!!!!!! ------FRITZ------
Sunday, January 24, 2016
Well I got the new Neck machined for my knuckle frame. I cut the old forging off and placed my neck in the jig and set it all at 30 deg's then I went and cut off the whole shebang, just in front of the seat post and above the side car forgings, I made more tube slugs, cut the back bone and tacked it in place, got the down tubes cut and tacked in place, etc etc, theres gonna be a lot of the same kinda posts from me as I have an Indian frame to do after this and I'm doing a unit Triumph after that so lots of tube slugs, fitting and tack welding in place, etc. the new Hobart TIG welder is amazing, "How did i live with out it" I even tried it on a patch panel on Bills Pontiac and it was "awesome" Well I got all the knuckle tubes welded in place and I even went through the effort of boxing the neck and to add factory looking gussets so that when its all molded in it will have that "vintage molded look" like it did in the 70's a little something else I did was to machine a couple pieces of scrap tubing and make a set of side car loops! why the hell not, it will give the frame a bit more of a "less butchered look" this is what I have been up to, How about you, my old neighborhood in NY and most of the east coast got hit with a nasty snow storm this weekend so you guys should just make a pot of coffee and high tail it into the garage and build some cool shit 'cause yer asses won't be going anyplace for a while! get out in that garage and build something!- - - - - - - - -- Fritz...................
Monday, January 11, 2016
OK so its official I will be in San Antonio Texas with the "Baja Bandeeto" March 18-19-20th at the world of wheels & Autorama show! I'll have "Spritz by Fritz" Merch and had painted / pinstriped junk with monsters on it and all that crazy stuff, So stop on by, say "Hello" and check out all the groovy cars & bikes!
Thursday, January 7, 2016
The 'Ol Man is cranking right along on this little project, lets face it, soft tail parts are around cheap, no one really wants them, Dad has stock piled a bunch of stuff and now is the time to burn it all up, its coming down the the little things now that the engine, trans etc is all bolted into the rolling frame, Not to shabby for junk, Huh! just goes to show that if you really want to you can and will! My Dad is 77, whats yer excuse? Get out in the garage and build something - Fritz
Thursday, December 24, 2015
Friday, December 18, 2015
SO, I thought I would just cut out the boxing plates that turned out to be a 1/2 inch thick per side, clean up the inner neck area and heat the neck to back bone area and just de-rake it back to the factory 30 deg's from the chopped 35'ish Deg's it was, I've done it before and I knew in my hart it was a 50/50 chance between success and cutting the whole shebang off and starting from scratch, well the neck forging did crack and I am in the process now of machining a new neck to take the old style neck bearing cups. Just a minor set back Gang, A mere bag of shells. in the interim of doing my Dad's soft tail frame and messing with the Knuckle frame I did buy a Hobart 165 TIG welding rig. turns out Miller welding equipment bought the hobart company and as I noticed everything inside my machine including the torch and pedal, etc. is all "miller" so for a few hundred less I got top of the line I guess, Merry Christmas to me! I'm gonna include a spy shot of Dad's Pan top / Cone bottom engine we are building for the soft tail as well, just to keep you up to speed on the goings on in Fritz-land Now get out in the garage and build something!
Saturday, December 12, 2015
I got Dad's frame TIG welded and done, I'm only a few bucks short on getting myself a new Miller TIG machine but in the mean time I had Dad's frame welded by a drag car chassis builder here in Kansas City. Pop wants to get cracking on a rolling moch up A.S.A.P. I'll wait till i get my new welder for my stuff. I had started working on this Knuckle frame a lot of years ago and haven't done anything with it since I moved from NY to KC. Since I had to do Dad's frame for him I figured I would make a new "DVD" on "how to fix motorcycle frame at home" and do my knuckle frame as well (I have some other frames in line also, might as well do them all and get it over with) The Knuckle frame was raked sometime in the early 70's. it was a solid job but I'd like to de-rake it back to the factory 30 degrees. I was hoping I could just cut the boxing plates out and save the factory casting but after finding out the boxing plates were 1/2 inch thick and were just not coming out no matter how hard i tried to convince them with a hammer & pry bar I just opted to fire up the blow torch and turn it all into liquid metal. I'll save as much of the original casting as I can and just make a new triangle filler plate and lower plate. keep checking back to see the progress! "Get out in the garage and build something" FRITZ