1956 frame repaired

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joe
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1956 frame repaired

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Post by joe » Thu Dec 09, 2010 2:13 am

Hi List,

Excuse me if this post should go in another section, but I just had to rant (positively). I just got my 56 frame back from Headhog (the guy that rebuilds all the heads). Don (the proprietor) replaced the neck, backbone, intermediate backbone, pieced new downtubes in, replaced the upper motor mount, replaced the muffler hanger tab on the right axle plate, welded the tool box bracket on, and straightened the frame. The frame had been chopperized in the 60's.

Don's craftsmanship is outstanding! I mocked up the tanks, seatpost etc. and everything is spot on. You cannot tell the downtubes were spliced together and his welds look perfect. The guy is an absolute perfectionist.
Here is the link to his website:
http://www.headhog.com



DuoGlide62
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Re: 1956 frame repaired

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Post by DuoGlide62 » Thu Dec 09, 2010 2:41 pm

A picture is worth a thousand words.

kitabel
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Re: 1956 frame repaired

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Post by kitabel » Thu Dec 09, 2010 4:39 pm

And the price was...?

Panacea
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Re: 1956 frame repaired

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Post by Panacea » Thu Dec 09, 2010 8:34 pm

I've also had great results with headhog, both head repairs and case repairs were outstanding...Mike

Cotten
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Re: 1956 frame repaired

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Post by Cotten » Thu Dec 09, 2010 10:08 pm

Headhog's intake nipple repair should be a hot item!
(I've a client in need this minute....)

Does Don monitor this forum?

Hope to hear from him!

....Cotten

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