Friday, May 27, 2016

AEE Shovelhead is together!!

It will be at the FUEL SHOW this weekend in Cleveland along with the completed Kit Bike. Of course it still needs paint and chrome but my god is it perfect!!!!

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Kit Bike engine is in!

Getting ever closer! Looks awesome and its a twin to the original.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

A little AEE

My grand daughter Ripley in her AEE shirt photo shopped on to my truck....just some AEE fun for a Wednesday!

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Now back to the Shovelhead build....its out of molding!!!!!

Check it out....molding 99% will be reassembled, ridden and then knocked apart once everything is for sure working....then its off to paint and chrome! Way to go John!

Monday, April 25, 2016

Kit Bike paint!!!!!

Here it is...out of paint and ready for assembly.....featured on the cover of Street Chopper and the AEE catalog more than once....featured in a 4 article exact replica of the AEE Kit Bike using all original AEE parts acquired at great expense, time and effort! Replicated the original paint by Molly using the magazines and catalogs to get it perfect.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Incredible seats found by a friend of AEE......

This seat and pad were recently found at an estate auction.....look at how goo they still look over 4 decades later! Even have the original part number tags on them......A tribute to Don's Trim Shop who made all of AEE Choppers custom seats.

Monday, April 11, 2016

more shots of Art Hollings 1960 Panhead loaded with AEE parts....

Art Hollings panhead.....

Long time fried of AEE Art Holling sent in these pictures of his bad as panhead. 10" over AEE springer only one of many AEE parts on his beautiful chopper. Its also a swingarm bike which was very common back in the day. Art says it rides wonderful and by the way that is the original chrome on that springer. Art ever wants to sell I'm buying! Check it out!!!!!

Thursday, March 24, 2016

AEE Kit Bike replica progress

The Kit Bike is in getting a mild amount of molding. As with the original there is only enough molding going on to smooth welds. Base paint color going on very soon!
This frame was built by the original designer and builder of AEE's frames, Dave Brackett.. It was built using the original drawings made by Dave.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Even more Andy Anderson photos - AEE parts on all of them.

Take note of the great shot of the AEE square glide being installed......also note Andy's fantastic paint and molding he did on these bikes.Clearly he is a hell of a painter.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

More Andy Anderson photos

Look close, lots of AEE parts on his bikes....

Longtime friend of AEE Andy Anderson

Andy recently made contact with us and he's an old hand in the chopper world. Goes all the way back to the early years of AEE. Enjoy his letter and pictures:

I just wanted to say Hello. My name is Andy Anderson and I built my first Chopper starting in 1969 from mostly AEE parts ordered from the catalog  (see attached).
 I was just a kid but the Articles Tom McMullen wrote inspired me so much that I knew a Harley  Chopper was the only way to go — I had long been hooked on Choppers in the early 60’s from seeing all the cool bikes at shows, in articles in Cycle World and Cycle guide. Long before the main group of Chopper mags started  with exception to Roths Choppers mag.

I started painting in order to paint my own choppers and did many of my friends as well as my own.  

 My first paint was very crude using many candies in spray cans. The second version of my Chopper was modeled(paintwise) after a Molly paint job on the AEE sportster. I actually borrowed a small compressor to paint that bike with. I Loved that paint. That job on my bike got me more work and a full time job. Later to turn into my own business a few years later. Which I still own today and still do a limited amount of paint jobs. The new Guys have discovered that I painted Flake in the 70’s and have seen my work on Facebook. So I get calls from all around and have even done several article on painting metal flake.   In the 70’s I actually used what we called Epoxy to paint with. Especially on the flake jobs. Molly got me started using epoxy. Not directly but because I wanted to do what he did so I found a source out of California and learned how to use it.

Anyway I am a huge Fan of AEE. When I was in California in 73 I stopped by the Anahein store and saw the 7 up Bikes and I think maybe Dave Brackett was behind the counter. I was 19 at the time and did not introduce myself but went on to visit Street Choppers offices and meet Steve Stillwell who had just photographed some of my work at the First Rats Hole show in Daytona

I’ve enclosed a few old photos but mainly just wanted to say hello.

The red leaf Panhead is my very first chopper— painted with spray can— the next version of it is yellow with blue ribbons— similar or inspired by the AEE sportster. The others are bikes I built or helped my friends build. All of them are my paint— the BlueSshovelhead is also mine. You can see all the AEE parts in the bikes including the square Glide on my Blue Shovelhead.