Thursday, December 31, 2009

Have a good new year guys

I'll definitely be getting back on track with this in the coming new year. Thanks for a good first year of RetroFit, hope you guys have enjoyed what you've seen so far. Thanks for the comments, questions and hate mail, keep em coming. See you in the new year.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

winter rolling in; Alfredy NY 2008

the 3d chopper modeling to end all 3d choppper modeling....

This guy is the envy of all 3d motorcycle modeling. I'm confident with the work I do, but damn, this guy takes it to another level.

Mary Jane by the lake

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Spinnin my wheels here

Things have been really friggen busy on my end with school wrapping up for the year. Ive been putting off a lot things here on RetroFit. Theres a lot of new stuff I havnt been able to post yet and things to post that I've mentioned in the past but havnt done so yet. Maybe over winter break I can finally catch up because right now I'm spinning my wheels and going no where. Stay tuned.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Thursday, December 3, 2009

3D Indian

All finished. Time get crackin on the wall of death part. The structure itself is about halfway done so I'm getting there.

This is tempting... very tempting.

From Jeff Decker's blog. Next project.


Can't believe its here already, just seems yesterday myself, the ol'man, and benny were cruisin around in 75 degree weather. But thats the northeast for ya.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

3D Indian

Time for some 3D stuff. In the making here is an Indian for a Wall of Death model I'm making. Just have to start making the engine and add the rear sprocket.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Catchin up on things

Real busy this past turkey weekend. Finished up the board tracker for the most part.
Engine detail work:
Sandblasted the 11 ga engine cut out that was cut by hand with the plasma. The fins are some alien grating I never seen before. There are no welds, just notched pieces of 1" flat bar stuck together. Cut them into 4, 4" x 5" pieces then used a giant disk sander to shave down and round off the corners so they looked more like cylinder fins.

Made a small carb from some pipe, giant washer, and a cap for fence post as the float bowl. Added a cam cover made from 6" pipe, capped off with a piece of sheet metal with nuts tacked to the inside for bolts to screw into for show. Then added pushrods from the left over 3/8 round bar from the fork braces.

Primary side

Hub sprocket from another rear wheel. Also made from left over pipe from the gas tank.

Double crank sprocket installed.


Now some paint.

Sneak Peek. Almost done, just have to letter the tank.

If he gets any closer I'm gonna lunch em!

Of course Clint's attire below immediately made me think of this movie one of the best chases in my book


I never heard of this magazine before, probably dont care for it either, but this is one of the coolest pictures I've ever seen of Clint Eastwood.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

fabs done, time for paint.

hard to see but i finished up the engine detail, added carb, cylinder fins (made out of some alien grating ive never seen before) cam cover with pushrods. The other side has a primary gear with chain to the center crank. will post pics soon of the finished project.