Tuesday

The Great American Garbage Truck

My friend Andrew picked up a 69 shovelhead a few weeks ago from a tweaker out in West Virginia.  He got the bike for a steal and started chipping away at the bondo and found an original Harley rigid frame underneath.  It's a matching numbers bike with a DRF VIN number which is interesting.  It runs like shit and the brake doesn't work at all but it does come equipped with 3 rearview mirrors and an ejector seat.  He's about to tear it down so we took some photos to document how weird/awesome it was when he got it.  I've been begging him to fix the brake and ride it for the rest of the summer as-is.







4 comments:

Mike said...

That seat set up is some nutty fucking awesomeness.

Davidabl said...

I hope whatever he does to it retains some of it's history.

wink said...

Do what you need to make it run and stop and leave it as-is! it is beautiful

boogieman said...

Oh man that seat! It's screwy for sure, but I bet your ass won't get near as sore with it that way.

Nice looking bike though, sure it needs a bit of things here and there, but it's a pretty sweet ride. If it were me, I would get rid of the springs, put some ron finch pawn lights on it and shoot some different paint, but leave it pretty much like it is.