Monday, September 17, 2012

Welding the Bandeeto

Well Gang I have the "Baja Bandeeto" all torn down and its time to do all that final welding. In the process of building, I just kinda tack welded stuff to keep the project moving. Cutting my arm open, and being out of commission for a few months wasn't such a big help either. So I'm a little behind on getting this thing done. Usually, this time of year, I am starting a new project, not finishing one up. I'll be taking a big batch of parts up to the chrome plater in the morning, so I'll want all this welding done as soon as I can finish it. Cause the minute the chrome guys call, I'll get the frame sand blasted, then painted, and I can start building the rolling chassi! But, I will have about 4 to 5 weeks before I get the chrome. So, the frame will be finished, sitting on the side, while I get busy with the fiberglass grinding and body work for the body. The cooler weather is upon us guys! Its time to get those garages cleaned and tidied up so we can . . . "GET OUT IN THAT GARAGE AND BUILD SOMETHING" FRITZ

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Davenport Iowa Antique Motorcycle Meet

I'm a big antique motorcycle fan. I don't just mean old Triumphs and Panhead Harleys. I'm talking really old stuff, World War I kinda stuff. Living in New York City, it always seemed like a dream and a long two day drive, so I never went to the grand daddy of old bike meets till this past Labor Day weekend. Now that I live in Kansas City, I'm only six hours away! I didn't buy anything, but I sure did a lot of looking. It made me realize that I do truly need, to pull a certain twin carb Knuckle head chopper that I started five years ago, off the shelf, and start doing something with it. That's all I'm gonna type 'cause I want to pack in as many photos of these old gems as I can. Get out in the garage and build something! Fritz