I've finally been making progress on my shovelhead. Been going out to the garage every night for the last couple of weeks and getting things done. The tank has been the never ending story, but it's almost ready to get welded back together for good. I narrowed it 1 1/2 inches, recrowned the filler area, installed a British filler, lowered most of the tunnel. I'll still be mounting my power and light switches in the front part of the tunnel like did before. The bottom of the tank has been a real bugger because i'm a weirdo when it comes to metalwork. I wanted to put the bottom back together like it was still stock with the body lines on both sides and the rolled flange. This would up being way more work than i anticipated, and even though most people wont ever even look at the bottom of the tank, i'll know it's there! I should have the front mount done today and then i'll weld the bottom and top shell back together.
The rear fender is almost done as well. I need to make the very bottom mount by the trans and finish off the taillight mounting. THEN i can bodywork and paint the tins finally!
Build pipes, do lots of other little stuff, send stuff to chrome, time is ticking...probably going to change the bars, swapping the 4-over tubes for 6-over, building new wheels...
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