Saturday, December 7, 2013

New design for a brass gas cap that I machined for my '77 XLH Fundraiser Chopper

Turned on my 1950's South Bend 10L lathe and milled on my 1950's Index vertical mill.  All work down by spinning the handles and wholly without the use of CNC or other computerized equipment... I am such a dinosaur but really enjoy the "hand-crafting" involved in manual machining.

Friday, November 29, 2013

Tank heading back to Jose in sunny SoCal

Based upon the freezing weather here in NE Ohio, I should have hand-delivered this tank to Jose!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Cool to see Thomas installing my custom-painted tank onto his extra-cool Evo Sporty project

Love how this bike looks... super-aggressive and bare-knuckles with that extra-bright FlameThrower Customs' tank installed.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Black & Silver Tank Shipped Back to Orlando in Delaware

I really like the "dramatic effect" of the black & silver with the drop-shadowing.  I want to paint one of my own projects in a similar style!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Ongoing Progress on the '77 XLH Fundraiser Chopper

This bike is now at the shop of Austin Martin Originals to do perform some weld repairs, then will go to Old Skool Choppers for wiring, then return to my FlameThrower Choppers shop for final completion and installation of the custom-painted tins (which I am just beginning).

Friday, October 18, 2013

Gold metal-flake and Kandy Apple Red... it's an American institution

These tins are completed and ready for Tim to pick 'em up for installation onto his Panhead Chop.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Shaved Fork Legs and Top Tree from a 35mm Front End on a '77 Sporty

This is from one of my own projects... actually it's the hardtailed '77 Ironhead Sporty choppa that I'm building to be a raffle bike to benefit my son's travel baseball team.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Aien Tank About Readt To Head Home To Thomas In Dallas

This tank will be installed on Thomas' Sportster choppa... which is nearing completion.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Freshly Painted Rainbow Mini-Flake for Larry in Texas

This set is ready to be returned to Larry and installed onto his choppa.  Lots of HOK Base Black, Kandy Teal and Rainbow Mini-Flake.


Thursday, September 12, 2013

Just Finishing Up A Freshly Painted Lid For Donn

This Donn's second custom-painted helmet from FlameThrower Customs... kudos to Donn for being such a cool repeat client.  This is HOK Zenith Gold with additional gold flake, topped with mostly HOK Apple Red Kandy along with a couple other kandy kolors.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Restoration Sportster Job for a Local Client

Came out pretty cool and needed very tight and precise lines between the black and the cream.  Cannot wait to see this bike back together to see how it looks.