Sunday, July 13, 2014

Big Twin update 7-13-14

Upholstery nearly done, final fit up before piping.  And body on dolly ready to go to sandblast and paint.......



Thursday, July 10, 2014

AEE springer on 68 Sporty

Sean McConnell was kind enough to share this picture with us....nice old school barn find that he is working on....let's hope it hits the road soon.....


Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Big Twin update June 17th

From Bones Legacy:
"Fitting the seat in with the foam, middle panels are done and complete seat should be done next week.
Then paint should commence 1st of July....."



Friday, May 30, 2014

latest on Big Twin restoration

Here is Big Twin as it sits today at Bones legacy....some chrome work being done, rear end going to be pulled, upholstery being done and paint happens next month....going back to the fabulous original red paint job.......when it gets done you will be the first to know!


Thursday, May 29, 2014

Dave Brackett in 1966

Dave forwarded this cool picture from 1966. This was Dave's street car!!!! Crazy...he added a trunk on the roll bar for this trip with his girlfriend at the time. The sign she is holding says "we made it". Looking at the size of the fuel tank you can imagine that it took some doing to get to Sequoia from SoCal. What a cool street rod. People have similar things these days but they drive them to shows or cruises they don't take trips in them! Thanks Dave you the man!


Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Some more of Dave Brackett's amazing work

Not a chopper but I admire any kind of fabrication genius and Dave is sure that. He works on many projects for others (including mine) and he mentioned he was working on a "T" so I asked for pictures and ehre they are....Dave said "The T has a flathead with 3 two's, very old school. Had a stick tranny, I put in an automatic, changed brake pedal setup. mounted gas tank, built roll bar. seat frame, seat belts, redid steering, made driveshaft, rear motor mount, mount shifter, tranny oil cooler, and lots of little things to make it the way the owner wants it. "




Thursday, April 10, 2014

Street Chopper 45th anniversary party

I went to the 40th and it was a great time. I recommend you check out the party if you can!! Here is a link and flyer:

http://www.streetchopperweb.com/bikes/sailor-jerry-rum-and-street-chopper-magazine-issue-release-party?cmpid=enews041014


Tuesday, April 1, 2014

The AEE Kit Bike is for sale

The replica of the AEE kit bike that Dave and I have worked on is for sale (as a roller, no engine). I do not have the funds to finish it. I listed it on Ebay today but would love to have an AEE fan obtain it. I'll offer it for $4,500 to anyone who is a member of this site as of today (I have a buy it now price of $5,000 on Ebay). The parts alone cost this much IF you could find them all. AEE parts include the frame (10 degree rake), ultra rare square glide, mini drum and axle, mini drum brake anchor kit, headlight bracket, mirror, risers, seats (recovered by Haifley Brothers), sissy bar, shift/brake pegs, kickstand. As original oil tank, battery box, handlebars, switch panel, modified Wassel tank, Cibie headlights, Avon 5x16 tire (new) , new front tire. Bike is wired and runs. I've attached some pictures including one of the original completed kit bike in yelolow. It was on the cover of Street Chopper more than once and in the AEE catalog many times. We did all the work, you mold, paint and chrome and you are done!
I can deliver in the Bay Area of Northern California, otherwise shipping is on you. Bike is located in Lincoln just north of Sacramento. No title, cash or PayPal only, again its a roller, no engine.  So take a look and you can contact me directly at:
takehikes@gmail.com




























Monday, March 31, 2014

Molly Ride 2014

Dear Friends of Molly

The 4th annual “Ride on Molly” Memorial Ride has been scheduled for Saturday, May 10, 2014.  This year’s ride will originate from the site of our first 2 memorial rides, the very popular Temecula Creek Inn.  Our ride will take us on one of Molly’s favorite routes to Borrego Springs, and hopefully the desert will be in bloom.  Even if not in bloom, Borrego Springs is a beautiful desert location and lunch is planned at the Red Ocotillo, located in the lodge built in 1948.  This is truly a throwback to the 50’s and an experience you won’t want to miss.

As in the past, all monies contributed by the attendees will support a college fund for Molly’s daughter Brooke.  Contributions are not mandatory for your participation, but Brooke and Terry sincerely appreciate any and all donations.  If you are able to contribute, please bring your check made out to “Molly Memorial Education Fund”.  If you are not able to attend but wish to contribute, a check made payable to “Molly Memorial Education Fund” can be mailed to:
            Molly Memorial Education Fund
            c/o Alan DeCarr
            6446 Fairwind Circle
            Huntington Beach, Ca. 92648

A special group rate of $189.00/night has been arranged, and a limited room block has been confirmed for Friday, May 9 and Saturday, May 10.  Book your rooms early to ensure the group rate by calling the hotel and reserving under the Molly Memorial Ride room block.  Rooms will be available for booking for either one night or two nights.  Due to the early ride departure time on Saturday, many of us prefer to arrive on Friday, May 9 and enjoy the Temecula hospitality…….and the occasional cocktail at the Inns bar!

The planned ride route accommodates motorcycles and automobiles, so bring your family and friends along and enjoy the day as we continue to pay our respects to a great man known simply as “MOLLY”.

Lodging information is as follows:
            Temecula Creek Inn
            44501 Rainbow Canyon Rd
            Temecula, Ca. 92592
            (951) 694-1000

Saturday’s itinerary is rather basic:  Eat, Ride, Eat, Party, Eat, & Tell your favorite Molly story.  It doesn’t get much better than this.  Of course, it does get better since Molly’s great friends at Manheim Auction have agreed to coordinate and pay for Saturday’s activities.

Should you have any questions or require any additional information, please contact J.R. Smith.  J.R.’s contact information is as follows:
            jrsmith@stillen.com
            (866) 275-1294

So mark your calendars and join the many friends of Molly who will join us for yet another great “Molly Memorial Ride”.

Sincerely,

The “Ride on Molly” Committee members


wing tank on an odd build

Here is a shot of what appears to be an AEE wing tank on an odd looking build....also a side draft Weber setup similar to what AEE offered including the air filter.



Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Big Twin is back at Bones Legacy in Las Vegas

Big Twin arrived safe and sound back in Las Vegas. Now they will begin the process of paint, chrome and upholstery. Dave Brackett fixed all the mechanical and structural ills of his creation and now it is on to complete resurrection!





Monday, January 27, 2014

Big Twin on it's way to Bones Legacy

Dave Brackett shipped off Big Twin back to Las Vegas and Bones Legacy for the completion of the restoration.
Sad to see her go but I was honored to be able to see her once again after all these years. Dave is a master fabricator and I do believe he resurrected the mess that Big Twin had become.


Thursday, January 23, 2014

Molly's paint on Big Twin

I took a number of pictures of the paint as it currently exists on Big Twin. Should it be repainted back to the original red (I hope!) this paint job will be lost. Notice the depth and shadowing in some areas and the layer of red in the shot where the paint has been ground down. Tons and tons of flake on this 5 wheeler.









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