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Post Sat Jan 27, 2007 2:51 pm

Posts: 63
Location: mckinleyville ca usa
That pic of the rear frame reinforcement shows welds that look unfinished. It appears to be just tacked in. Is this an illusion? SUPER WORK. I dig all the fabrication and the style too.

Post Sat Apr 07, 2007 5:42 pm

Posts: 38
Very nice!

I'd be proud to be seen on it too. If I may be so bold, Looks like you have more than enough skill to fab up some nice frame fittings to sweat that torque bar in place so that it looked original.

Post Wed Apr 11, 2007 11:33 am

Posts: 18
Very nice work. I can really see the thought and detail that you put into this bike.
I hope that my flathead looks as good as yours when it gets done. I'm making a big transion from Panheads to Flatheads.

I see that your on the "Left Coast" of FL. We used to have a Bones over here in Daytona that used to have a shop with JR and later worked at Millers. The last bike that I saw that Bones owned was a Flathead 45 that he would park in front of Millers. Is that you?

Post Fri Apr 13, 2007 5:00 pm
Very cool ride. Love the look of a VL frame. Great job on the bike. Years ago at a shop I worked at we put a 80" flattie in a VL frame with electric start to boot!

Post Sat Apr 14, 2007 10:18 am

Posts: 111
Location: Seattle, WA USA
The Bones you're asking about is my brother, never thought I'd see his name on an internet forum. :shock: Anyway, he hasn't worked at Miller's for years and that yellow 45" went to his wife, who is now his ex. His ride is a sort of lime green '48 UL and he's still around. Don't know what's happened to JR.

The Tube Sock Motor looks great, love all the detail!

Post Sat Apr 14, 2007 6:50 pm

Posts: 18
Jr is living off US 40 in Barberville. He's bought five acres down a dirt road in the woods. I was over his place a few weeks ago to get some polishing done.

Post Sat Apr 14, 2007 9:14 pm

Posts: 111
Location: Seattle, WA USA
Sounds like JR, he always liked the outskirts. He gave me the 18" Borrani rim for my Flathead project way back when.

Post Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:13 am

Posts: 1
Hi Bone,A most righteous flathead.I'm hopin yer the Bone I met a few years back in south georgia.You gave me an outer primary ya had hanging in a lil back room shop @ T&D's.If so I would love ta hear from ya as I need a 45 bottom end set up.If not sorry ta bother ya and thats still a bangin flatty,RD

Post Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:17 pm

Posts: 470
Location: Six miles East of Cheney, Wa.
Where would a feller find a set of them there triangular Blanchard doohickie thingies?? Would the dealer have them you think?


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