We do everything by hand, our fenders we have spun by a local old timer, who still works out of his barn with 50 year old equipment. He makes me a spin that looks like an over sized pie pan, I then cut it in half and weld the two halves together side by side, which gives me a blank to start designing my fenders. All mig, tig and brazing is done by me, and oh yes, I am certified. Went back to school in my 40's, so I am walking proof that you are never to old to better yourself.
The tanks start out as a flat sheet of metal and a vision. I use plastic mallets, and a gun shot bag, to beat it into the general shape. If more work is required, I then use what is called a plannishing hammer to smooth out all the hammer marks. After that I use an english wheel to roll the metal threw over and over until the metal is smooth, this tool is also used to help in the rounding over of the metal. When I first started this it was very time consuming. A typical tank would take me several days to finish. But now after hours and hours of practice I can do one in a day or two, depending on the complexity of the tank.
Frames are all done in house, as my frames are usually pretty unique.
As usual with the complexity of my bikes and the lack of style from the after market world, we usually make our own handle bars, air breathers, head light assemblys, oil tanks, exhaust pipes, sissy bars etc. If it can be fabed we do it. As far as paint goes we have Dirk of Bad Dad Custom Finishes, in Fort Wayne, Cody of Metal Masterpices in Indianapolis, and Scal with Scal Graphics Pinstripping in Fort Wayne, do all of our paint work. We pride ourselves in not turning away any one. If you cant afford major work done to your bike we’ll figure out some way to make your bike unique and keep it in your bugdet.