2008 softail frame+1965 panhead motor+1986 fxr transmission+a ton of handmade parts= PanDejo
A little sneak peak at the 36′ 5 window we’re starting soon. Working to get the chassis design finalized so we can get started on the fabrication.
A little update on a few of the Hot Rod/Custom projects that were working on as well. This 1956 F-100 was dropped off recently. It will leave here with a new TCI chassis w/ Wilwood brakes, 555ci. stroker big block Ford & an AOD trans. Custom machined wheels & a few other goodies. The truck was originally used by the owners uncle as a work truck for his plumbing company in the 70’s & 80’s. The lettering was done in the early 80’s by a local letter’r by the name of Huck, leaving his signature dove under the door handle. The paint will be left on the truck but will be satin cleared. Stay tuned as we add more progress photos of this & many other car & bike builds we are working on.
As we’re slowly getting around to updating the website regularly, we’ve taken the liberty of adding new images to our “Bikes” page. Take a look at the ones we have up there and give us your feedback. We will be adding many more pictures of the current builds along with ones not yet listed and bikes in progress so you can follow along in our daily builds. Stay tuned for many more updates.
The winners of the drawing for Torch shirts are:
Craig “Crash” Steadman
and Ken Nickel.
You all will be receiving your free Torch Industries shirts. An email will be sent to each of you requesting a good address where we can send these. Thank you all for your entries. We will be giving away free Torch Industries clothing, stickers, and hats on a more regular basis.
It’s been awhile since we posted anything on here but a lot of things have been happening so if there’s anyone left still following the site I apologize & I’m going to be getting back into the habit of regular posts. The next few weeks will be photos from things we’ve been doing since the last post so stay tuned!
Pelionero all set up at the Torres Empire show L.A. in September
Pelionero is featured on the cover of Revolucions second issue. Many thanks to Rev editor John Zamora, feature editor & badass photographer Beto Mendoza, and all the guys on the Rev crew, magazine looks great! It just hit the stands on July 3rd so make sure to pic up a copy before they’re all gone!
So we were convinced by Robbie the Heart of Supreme 70s to ride to Born Free at the end of June this year since niether Sosa or I have been. Instead of doing the logical thing and finishing up a few of the personal builds we already have laying around the shop we of course decide to start two brand new builds and do what we seem to do best and deprive ourselves of sleep for the 2 months prior. So after calling in a few favors and create some new favors owed heres the progress we’ve made in the last few weeks of after hours.
We started with a trip to Scooter Gary’s to pick up a 78 swingarm shovel that our buddy Dre “donated” to Sosa’s build. While we were there I managed to finally talk Scoot of a nose cone shovel I’ve been trying to get since years ago when we shared a shop.
Since we’re on a time crunch I decided against building a frame for this one and was lucky enough to score this Santee frame from my buddy Danny at Elzy Cycles. He hated the nickle plating so was willing to trade for some parts.
Special thanks to Mike “TRM” Blitz for the peanut tank we started with!
The frame is off to get sandblasted so no progress on this one till it comes back.
I’ve been on a kick lately of wanting to split and side mount every tank I get my hands on so this one is of course no different.
Oil tank was too wide and hung outside the frame so I split it and took an inch out of it so it would look right. Also took the unnecessary chunk off of the bottom so the oil tank has the same thick – thin look as the gas tanks.
More to come soon!
Just finished building the hardtail section for this 89 softail for Joran. He had me stretch it 1.500″ because at 6’3″ he claims that even with extended forwards he’s “Way to big for any bike” Haha just kiddin’ buddy I hope your happy with it!