Friday, July 11, 2014

Born free 6 was another awesome show!

The 1940 ULH flathead is all done and Born Free has come and gone.  I had a great time met a lot of new friends and saw a lot of old ones.  Thanks for all that stopped by to check out my build and show support for what I do with the Kennedy High School Chopper Class.  The whole weekend was incredible and it always seems to go by way to fast.  Thanks again to Mike and Grant for putting on the best show in the country and thanks again to all our sponsors.  Harley-Davidson and Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys really helped out a lot this year to be able to get to the show and back home again!  I am proud of the bike and had a great time starting it for people who asked to hear it run and even was able to rip around the show grounds a few times on it.  I am still a kid at heart and love having fun on old bikes, ride em don't hide em, so for the few who grumble about me starting and riding my bikes at a show, you better stay home next time cuz bike shows should be about riding and road stories not polishing and whining!.   








Thursday, June 19, 2014

BORN FREE 6

Well I have not been on here much lately being busy with my new farm, father of three boys, husband , teacher, business owner and Born Free 6 invited builder.  So I guess I should at least give some updates on my Born Free 6 1940 ULH build for the show

This is the basic stance of the bike, still need to get pipes, bars and controls done.
One option of bars I am trying
A view with the pipes on and another bar option.

First off I want to thank all who help my chopper class and our sponsors!  Harley-Davidson is on board with us to get the bike out there and back www.harley-davidson.com
Support the company, they are awesome!

Second I want to thank Russ Brown Motorcycle attorneys   http://www.russbrown.com
They came on board and are sponsoring the chopper class, check out their website and spread the word for motorcycle riders protecting motorcycle riders!  Thanks again RUSS BROWN

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

SugarBear came by my shop warming party to say Hi!

We moved into our new place right before Thanksgiving and I was immediately on a mission to fix up the barn to get it into the type of shop I have always dreamed of and worked so hard these last 15 years to get into.  I have a nice machine shop built inside the barn for work time, as well as now some lofted deck areas for the party time.

I had the Inaugural Barn break in party the Friday night before the Donnie Smith Bike show.  Many good friends came from all over the country to attend, including good friend legend and someone I hold dear to my heart as a mentor..SUGARBEAR!  All my MN friends that didn't come.. sucks for you!!
The party was awsome Red Desert jammed all night and good times and Mayhem went until the sun came up!  Check out the Gophers and Cheese Blog for some cool pics and posts about the party!



Monday, February 10, 2014

4 foot by 8 foot american flag from metal and old wood


I am proud to be an american and had an idea for some new signs to promote that..here is the first that will hang on my new Barn..a monster 8 foot wide 4 foot tall.  These will be for sale for 1,200  or inquire for smaller ones.  e-mail is baasmetalcraft@yahoo.com





1948 Frame work replacing sidecar loops

Finished this repair this weekend for a guys butchered 1948 frame.  This has a lot of other issues that I had nothing to do with but the frame was finally brought to me to put the side car loops back on.  I do a lot of these and have a frame straighteing jig that will be in action soon to fix old rigid frames 




Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Born Free 6

Well its that time of year again, Born Free 6 is coming up fast and I have a lot to do!
My 1940 ULH motor is back from its full rebuild over at good friend Lee of Lee's Speed Shop.
He did the old girl up right with some custom ground hot cams and few other tricks he likes to do when he rebuilds the old iron.  I am excited to hear this old tractor come to life!!

After last years Born Free 5 dual carb pan build which won the best pan award, I was getting ready to try and out do that one and go with some crazy dual carb knuck.  Well I have recently moved to a new home and the costs of setting up the new shop and getting my family back in order in this place has depleted my funds to try and put together a knuck like that.  So instead this year I will be bringing just a simple good old fashioned bike that will be of my style and built to ride all over the country as I did on my old knuck... no bling, no overdone engraved stuff..just a nice parkerized/black/ blasted aluminum type of a cool vintage bike.  I do appreciate when guys spend months building kick ass frames and narrowing original springers and the such but in the future that stuff will only go down in value, the uncut original stuff is what will be worth way more for my kids to have when I am gone.  So for this build I found a correct original 1940 frame to use with the 40 motor and has a oem uncut original springer.   Stay tuned as I bring this to school and start working on it with my students in the chopper class.  One last bit of good news to announce is that Harley-Davidson is sponsoring the shipping of my build to California and back for the show.  The Cali kids have it easy for this one but for those of us coming across the country, this is an expensive trip and takes a lot of time to get there and back.  Without Harley stepping up I almost had thoughts of having to pull out of the show..THANKS HARLEY!




Saturday, January 11, 2014

Vote for Brittney!

http://www.alwaysachampion.com/search-for-a-champion/entry/1568950
go to that link to vote for our awsome friend Brittney Olsen!
I VOTED..how about you!!!