Tuesday, May 11, 2010

1953 panhead dilemna!


Tim and I spent the day working on a 53. Here is the fender all trimmed up and shiny. This is what a stock fender looks like. This 53 is getting a little decked out! I spent most of the day drilling holes in the fender for different rails emblems and lights! What a garbage wagon!


Here is the fron fender with the deluxe ohv emblem and the old home made hydra glide emblems. My dad has had the aluminum hydra glide emblems since the seventies. Some guy made them by hand with a needle file! What a maniac, I do not have the patience for something like that. Anyways, Check out fender light and the bottom rail on the fender. Pretty neat stuff. We are not sure if we are going to run the horse medallion or the one below it.



I personally like the cast elephant more than the horse, my dad wants the horse. Which one do you prefer. Please leave a comment and let me know.




Unfortunately we will not be able to run this bitchin muffler:( It interferes with the og buco bags that we plan on running. There isn't much left to do on this bike, should be done tomorrow, then I can move onto the next bike!





Check out the buco bag! we have one for the other side as well. This is such a neat decked out 53. Anyways, fill me in on what you think elephant or horse, that is the question!

10 comments:

  1. The elephant fits like a glove on that bike.. lots of heavy crome to match it ;)

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  2. I must agree with Carl - since an elephant is a strong and sturdy yet plodding animal. Save that one for a flathead.

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  3. The elephant matches the other heavy chrome thingis : )

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  4. If it has to be one or the other, I dig the horse.

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  5. Matt, I vote horse.
    Unless, the owner is a republican.

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  6. The horse looks like its going to jump over the fender lamp. The elephant looks like he's going to pounce on it. I vote Elephant. But I think its more than a little suspicious that the horse photo is out of focus!

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  7. A horse evokes visions of speed and grace. Better go with the pondersous and thunderous option. Besides, the gestation perioed of an elephant is more consistent with the restoration of such a machine.

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