I have a 13 year old that has more than a spark of interest in old bikes, it is actually a blaze!!
His name is Austin, he is an A-B student, plays Football, Rides Quads and is just a really good kid (mental note check DNA results no way he's mine).
Austin asked me if he could build his own Bobber to take to the meets.
What could I say (after I cleared it with his Mother) well hell yea!!!!!
Anyway some friends in the Bluegrass Chapter sent an E-Mail (thanks Brian) about another member selling some of his bikes and projects. Tim Schumacher was the member and had a 42 WLA project for sale. I spoke with Tim about my son and he was excited that a younger person was interested in old bikes. Needless to say we made a deal for the 42.
Tim already had alot of the work done ie Motor, Transmission and frame and that was good for me.
I have enough projects of my own and I didnt want Austin to lose interest if work stopped on his project.
His goal is to have it complete by the Davenport meet so he can show the finished bike to Tim. I understand that the theme this year is Bobbers, Custom Period Modified and Choppers so he can fit in there also.
If yall dont mind we will post his project updates from time to time.
Keep in mind he is 13 so the welding, painting final bolt check will be me cause I answer to the previously mentioned Mother.
Austin will be keeping up with the forum so if you have any positive comments or ideas let us know.
Tim, Austin and myself mocked the bike up for the ride home so it will be taken apart and put together by Austin for Austin. All the color choices and finish of hardware will be Austins to decide.
Should be a fun journey.