Wednesday, September 3, 2014

From Sweden a build from the 70's using all AEE parts

Looking very similar to AEE's famous Shovelhead we have Klaes Palmgren's chopper. I do not have all the details yet but he had it in the US at one point. Pictures of the bike and some of his girlfriend with one of Tom's "cat's in front of the publishing company after AEE went out of business.







Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Lenny Cenotti - AEE parts manager

Here is a recent picture of Lenny Cenotti parts manager 1969-1975. My friend since January of 1971.
Only guy I ever trusted to ride beside.


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Big Twin fuel/oil tank bodywork

Courtesy Paul Ponkow at Bones Legacy here is a shot of Big Twin's fuel tank receiving the needed body filler prior to paint......not the two caps. One is for fuel and the other goes all the way through the tank to the oil tank hidden below (down between the two engines)......another brilliant design by Dave Brackett the builder of Big Twin at AEE Choppers.




Monday, August 25, 2014

Big Twin's engines....

Here are the two original Big Twin engines at Bones Legacy being prepped to go back in to Big Twin on its return from paint.........

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Big Twin on TV

Courtesy of Paul at Bones Legacy in Las Vegas.....Big Twin was on the latest show of Counting Cars on the History Channel! They should do a whole show just on Big Twin in my opinion.


even more Big Twin!

another shot of the seat fit up process and check out the license plate that's going on Big Twin! Way to go Paul and the guys at Bones Legacy.



Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Big Twins tires

These are the original Goodyear Blue streaks that were put on Big Twin 45 years ago by Dave Brackett and the crew at AEE Choppers. Bones Legacy is cleaning them up and going to put them back on Big Twin. Other than the repairs Dave did to the chassis and new paint and upholstery Big Twin is as original...chassis, body, girder, rear end, wheels, tires, engines, trans....amazing its all still there and going to wow us one more time! don't forget 4 of these big boys go on Big Twin!


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Big Twin update ----seats....

final seat fit up before going to paint....


Dave Brackett's new toy...called 8STR8 (8 straight) on the road.......

Take two Suzuki 550 engines and couple them together to make a straight 8, mount it across the front of the frame and body you design and build, run it through a C4 trans to a rear end you design and build, hang on a springer of your own design, throw some sprint car size tires on and fire it up and go riding! That's Dave's new crazy fun trike....great to see it and Dave on the road.....








Thursday, August 7, 2014

More Big Twin pictures update!

Counts Custom in Vegas is spraying Big Twin back to the original red....in case you have never seen it I'm attaching a picture out of Hot Rod magazine July 1970 I think.....thanks again as always to Bones Legacy for restoring this classic and true icon....and to Dave Brackett for his genius then and now in bringing this beauty back alive.....






Monday, August 4, 2014

Out of order but cool.....

That's Paul and Seen from Bones Legacy seeing Big Twin off to body work and paint........

Monday, July 28, 2014

Big Twin body work done!

Here she is with the body work, filler all done and primed....some beautiful red coming up!


Friday, July 25, 2014

Big Twin naked!

Back how she once was 40 years ago....freshly sandblasted and primer started.....body filler and tons of paint to come!


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


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