These are some of the main parts of the bike build. I tried to transfer the pages from the other thread but it is like faxing a fax. The copies degraded by adding a bunch of Click to expand lines and I hate those things.
So we can do this the easy way or the hard way. Except the easy way turned out to be harder than the hard way but I am used to that by now.
I am going back into my Gallery and pulling all the important photos and then I will do the commentary as I go
I have enough of the matching vinyl to make a full length sissybar pad for the 5' tall sissybar I will be bending myself from 5/8" tubing.
Handlebars are 1960s Chopper bars I got in a pile of parts for a Triumph Chopper. I need to put the bushing on them to make them fit a bicycle stem.
The Archer (Radio Shack) Radio is AM/FM. I know that isnt early 1960s but lets be honest. AM radio stations like WLS Chicago are no longer playing 1960s/70s rock and I need a certain amount of music daily so if I am riding this bike I must be jammin' man
OK, so I may have gone overboard on the red parts and accessories but there will be lots of chrome to offset it including custom cut bobbed fenders that end up looking a lot like Stingray fenders.
Sure it would be easier to buy Stingray fenders but they were not available in 1962 so I decided to cut my own. I need one rear 20" Balloon fender and one 20" lightweight fender.
Yes the bike frame is going back to Candy Red paint as original with only the seat tube decals and a headbadge. Maybe an Excelsior or Henderson reproduction.
I should clear up that I am using a lot of reproduction parts because they are reasonable and look pretty much like the original parts. As long as the originals were made no later than the early 1960s and the reproductions are good replicas of the originals those are my only requirements.
I am probably going to build my own shifters from the 6-1/2" tall Hurst Competition Plus levers and whatever else I can put together to fit them to the frame. More on that as it plays out.