Friday, December 28, 2012

"it's Friday, you ain't got no job, and you ain't got shit to do!"

man, I've been outta this chopper loop for a bit too long. Me and kev always said that no matter what the scene does, we'll still be riding choppers till we have compressed spines and walk with canes... but when you kinda fall off from seeing what people are doing out there in the chopper world... man, do you miss alot. Lots of cool bikes being built out there by lots of cool people. Sitting back, hating, playing arm-chair-chopper-builder doesnt do anything but give you ulcers. and I don't think you can drink beer when you have ulcers.

meanwhile, M'lady has been enjoying the warmth of my bedroom while she waits on a few parts to make her now AMERICAN carburetor run. Seems she may be changing her style again....
reeeeeaaaaally miss this look.
and one for fun.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Stop. Collaborate and listen.

Dave Mann by Dave Devore (devour)

Hey, Look! the world was supposed to end yesterday, and we're still here... huh. interesting.
So my buddy Dave back home took a flight out for the Dave Mann show and I figured I'd post some of his pics. These are old hat by now, but I figure it never hurts to post the show through someone elses eyes....
 Someday, somehow, someway... I will own an Ariel Square4. so cool.

 Like his style or not, Slim builds some wild bikes.

And a few others from, I believe, the Mooneyes Xmas party

 I think this is about the only type and application of a tri-spoke that is ok in my book. so rad.

 love love love altered wheelbase cars.

And then Dave had these, and I officially hate him. Ive been dying to see this car in person since I first saw pictures of it.


Wednesday, December 12, 2012

a few from around campus.


 I believe that's the Willis Knight under the plastic.
Boattail hot rod the school is constructing.
 Next semester I will be fondeling these.
 Our Professor thought it necessary to demonstrate that we are all adults now.
History of Christianity.

Took Myself, my Paw and these two lovely ladies about 26hours to get here.
Chopper dudes.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

What Ive been up to

So, I probably should have payed a bit more attention to my buddy Kelly's two words about Kansas when I first told him about coming out here: "Kansas blows." Yes, Mr.Rogers, you were quite correct. The small town feel may be great, but sometimes you just need some excitement and to see the old buddies from back home. I ended up having to stay here for Thanksgiving AND even more depressingly miss Kelly's holy matrimony to his beautiful bride Sam. Sucked. I'll be here in town dogsitting for a professor for Christmas for spare cash, but I'll be among old pals come the eve of the New Year. Can't wait. Miss you dudes.
 Here's a teardrop piece I've been workin on in my metal shop class. started out as a flat piece of Aluminium that I had to beat the ever-loving snot out of.
 Here's a section of a spare tire holder for a 1928 Stutz Blackhawk I'm trying to reproduce using a Dake PowerHammer with thumbnail shrinking dies.
 This is my mini-seat project in my trim class. Combines all the skills we learned throughout the semester into once complete project.
 So now, why not recover a chopper seat? more to come....
 Remember my truck? yea, shes apart for floors.... amongst other things....
And if Sal was a redheaded rapper from Queens, he might look like Action Bronson.
I've been hooked on this dude. Saw him on COC, looked him up, and can't stop listening. 

Monday, December 3, 2012

What did the farmer say when he lost his tractor?

"Where's my tractor?"
Inman, Kansas tractor show. dig it.

Yup. We be on the INSTAGRAM trend too...