Starting a 66 Shovel project

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KeithinSB
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Starting a 66 Shovel project

Post by KeithinSB » Sun Mar 18, 2012 10:28 am

First piece was a part I got from the guy who crashed my Sportster.
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someone went crazy with the bog/moulding.
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I wire brushed the neck to see how the rake job looked. Looks good to me.
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71 Shovel lower and a wide glide fork from Blue Collar Moto for $500, sorry no pic of the forks.
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Here is a picture of the forks and a round pre 70 swingarm ($125/Ebay) with the engine sitting in frame on old FatBoy wheels I had around in the shed.
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Still under a thousand $$$ and I got a Shovelhead roller. 8)
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Re: Starting a 66 Shovel project

Post by Tri4 » Fri Mar 23, 2012 2:56 am

G'day Mate
Good to see you are keeping busy, I didn't think you would be able to find anything in your shed, but your memory must be working better than mine, (I can't find bugger-all in mine) sure going to be an interesting project though, a few long nights ahead for you, Take care, I will call, again

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Re: Starting a 66 Shovel project

Post by Cromag » Fri Mar 23, 2012 7:51 am

Serioulsly Kool Mr KSB.....iam very jelouse and want a front end desperatly for my own cool shovel project. See ya on the road.
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Re: Starting a 66 Shovel project

Post by xsive » Fri Mar 23, 2012 11:44 am

you da man keith . good stuff. ya havn't found me a good 883 or 1100 evo sporty crank yet?
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Re: Starting a 66 Shovel project

Post by Neo Dutch » Fri Mar 23, 2012 10:21 pm

Please do not hard tail it.
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Re: Starting a 66 Shovel project

Post by Neo Dutch » Fri Mar 23, 2012 10:23 pm

Cromag wrote:and want a front end desperatly for my own cool shovel project.
I have a wide glide front end here that is for sale.
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Re: Starting a 66 Shovel project

Post by KeithinSB » Sun Mar 25, 2012 3:11 am

Neo Dutch wrote:Please do not hard tail it.
Don't worry, it's staying a softie. :twisted:
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Re: Starting a 66 Shovel project

Post by Brassy » Sun Mar 25, 2012 10:15 am

xsive wrote:you da man keith . good stuff. ya havn't found me a good 883 or 1100 evo sporty crank yet?
Got an 1100 crank and rods at the shop Steve !
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Re: Starting a 66 Shovel project

Post by Tex » Mon Aug 13, 2012 10:50 am

Where's this one at, Keith??

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Re: Starting a 66 Shovel project

Post by Brassy » Mon Aug 13, 2012 2:53 pm

Tex wrote:Where's this one at, Keith??

Tex
I think its at his new pad, he sent me photos of a barnfind shovel in a 48 wishbone frame that he found it has potential has a fair bit of rake in it , I will try and find them.
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Re: Starting a 66 Shovel project

Post by Brassy » Mon Aug 13, 2012 3:14 pm

Why does everything I eat taste like 50 weight ?

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Re: Starting a 66 Shovel project

Post by Tex » Mon Aug 13, 2012 5:22 pm

Wooooo Hoooooo!!

Looks like its been a beast in its day!! Will come up a treat.

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Re: Starting a 66 Shovel project

Post by Silent Grey Fellow » Mon Aug 13, 2012 10:53 pm

KeithinSB wrote:First piece was a part I got from the guy who crashed my Sportster.
Image

someone went crazy with the bog/moulding.
Image

I wire brushed the neck to see how the rake job looked. Looks good to me.
Image

71 Shovel lower and a wide glide fork from Blue Collar Moto for $500, sorry no pic of the forks.
Image

Here is a picture of the forks and a round pre 70 swingarm ($125/Ebay) with the engine sitting in frame on old FatBoy wheels I had around in the shed.
Image

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Still under a thousand $$$ and I got a Shovelhead roller. 8)
It will be good to see pictures of your project when you have it finished....Is the frame 1966, the bottom end of the motor you have pictured must be after 1970 as it is a cone Shovel bottom end not a 1966 Genny Shovel, the first of the Shovelhead motors
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Re: Starting a 66 Shovel project

Post by Neo Dutch » Tue Aug 14, 2012 7:15 pm

KeithinSB wrote:71 Shovel lower.
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Re: Starting a 66 Shovel project

Post by Ol Fart » Tue Aug 14, 2012 9:12 pm

Hi Keith, looks like a great project you have ahead for yourself mate.
Hows the new place?
How's Tiffo?
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