This was a personal project that ended up in Moscow, Russia. It started out as an old rusty body found out in a field. We built a custom chassis, installed a Buick 401 Nailhead Engine, Turbo 400 Transmission and a Ford 9-inch rear end. Everything on this hot rod was custom built. It was driven, not trailered to the Bonneville Salt Flats for quite a few years before being sold.
This 51 custom Shoebox Ford was originally built for Rocky Solomon but can now be seen cruising the streets of Moscow, Russia. We started by chopping the top seven inches. We also gave the B-pillars a heavy slant to accent the slope of the roof. Rocky went with a 383 Stroker Chevy Motor that we installed and mated up to a turbo 350 transmission. We heavily modified the suspension to drop to the ground using an air ride suspension.
This is my personal chopper project. It all started 18 years ago, before I dreamt of owning a shop. I sold everything i owned to become an owner of a 1959 Panhead. It’s a 93 cubic inch Harley motor that has the perfect amount of power. Since then we have taken the bike down to the frame and fabricated almost everything on the bike. It’s been all over the west and I love this bike more now than ever before. It’s been featured in Chopper Magazine, Dice Magazine and featured as one of the top 10 Panheads of all time on Bike EFX. Paint was designed and sprayed by Scott Hoepker at Chemical Candy Customs.
This is a bike we built for Rocky Solomon. We started with a wishbone frame and fabricated custom pipes, sissy bar, mid controls, and almost everything else. The tank was peaked then sent to Scott Hoepker at Chemical Candy Customs. Scott worked his magic laying down deep colors of blue. Joel at Rice and Hogs molded the frame and gave the frame a nice fade job. Rocky’s bike has recently been featured in Dice Magazine. Rocky still owns the bike and it can often be seen in the window of Belmont Barber Shop in downtown Boise that is owned by his son, Ryan.
Pete Reeds 1913 Indian Boardtrack Racer is all-time. Pete found this motorcycle stuffed away in an attic in New York. He brought it to Idaho and spent ten years restoring it. We worked on the fabrication, mechanics and assembly. This is a very rare and beautiful piece of history and is quite easily amongst the most beautiful motorcycles ever made.
We built this 1930 Model A for Steve Taylor. Our goal was to turn it into the hot rod that he always dreamt about. We built a chassis out of stamped 1932 rails, chopped the top four inches and installed a 400hp 383 Blueprint Stroker Motor. We added many custom details on this build and exceeded all of his expectations. Steve drives this car daily! He started out by taking it to the drag strip before entering it in the Boise Roadster Show where he won second place for best hot rod.
This was a personal project that started out as an ugly duckling. I bought an old worn out 1980 Shovelhead and within days it was torn down. The frame was stretched four inches and a custom narrowed hardtail was installed. We built a custom oil tank that had hidden oil lines, after that came the custom built sissy bar, gas tank and mid controls. We then re-worked the motor by installing a new top end, splitting the rockers and drilling the rocker shafts to change up the oil flow to the primary side. The paint was sent off to our favorite place, Chemical Candy Customs in Houston, Texas. The Shovel was displayed at the One Moto Show in Portland, Oregon and has raced around many old Idaho backroads - we wanted to build a show bike that was meant to be ridden.
We were commissioned to build this bike for Gunther Meur. His goal was to set a record in the 750 AVG class at Bonneville Salt Flats. The motor was built by Franz and Grubb in Hollywood, California. We completed the project and had it all loaded up to take it to Bonneville, but the event was cancelled due to heavy rains. Fast forward two years and the bike was sold to Young Guns Speed Shop in Laux, Switzerland. The guys that owned Young Guns flew to the event in Bonneville, jumped on the bike and set a new world record! Dan “Druff” Irving from Franz and Grubb had the bike dialed.
This bike was built for Dylan Howell. We went for a classic chopper look, classy with a little bit of attitude. We added our touch with a handful of one-off parts. Joel at Hogs and Rice sprayed it champagne gold and Luke at Union Motorcycle Classics gave it the final tune-up. I am loving the way this one turned out.
Stan Darger’s Model A was initially started by Sean Rodgers then it was transferred to our shop to finish up some fabrication work and to get it safely on the road. We installed a 283 SBC motor that was matched up with a four-speed manual transmission. Stan is a true hot rodder at heart, there were rumors that he would drive this car to church every Sunday.
Curtis Pouge contacted us to build this 54 KH, we fell in love with this project as soon as we laid our eyes on it. It had a Denver’s frame and someone had chromed the heads back in the day. We went to work fabricating and assembling. The understated black and chrome really sets the look.
Jeff Wiley approached us with a vision for a fast and tough Shovelhead. Jeff had a 93-cubic inch S&S motor, Acme choppers frame and some narrow glide Sportster forks. We got to work fabricating the sissy bar, handlebars, seat pan, tank mounts, motor mount, and custom pipes. Jeff is a skilled fabricator and built the custom forward controls that finished off the bike perfectly. Scott at Chemical Candy Customs handled the paint. We continue to be blown away with his skill. Once the chrome returned to the shop, we assembled the bike and Jeff rode off into the sunset.
Wendi contacted us to build her family truck. Wendi’s grandfather gave her the truck when she was sixteen, she recalls driving the truck as a teenager up to Bogus Basin, our local ski hill. We disassembled the truck down to the frame and after finishing up the rust repair, we welded in a Mustang II front clip. We installed disk brakes, power steering, power brakes, and a new Chevy 350 Crate Engine to make it drive like a modern day truck. Everything was painted, powder coated, chromed, and polished. Wendi is often seen driving her truck around Boise with a huge smile on her face.
Victorio Piva’s Shovelhead was built as a tribute to his cousin, Duck, that previously owned the bike but unfortunately passed away in a motorcycle accident. Duck was the real deal and Victorio wanted to transform this bike into something that would have made his cousin proud. Duck already had the stroker Shovelhead motor running good so we worked on giving it the right look. Scott Hoepker from Chemical Candy Customs laid down some awesome traditional flames. This bike looks great and rips. Victorio is the coolest dad and picks up his kids from school on this chopper. Duck should be proud.
Rocky always wanted a hot rod when he ran across a 1-ton 1936 Ford truck in the back of a farmer’s field. A deal was struck and he had it delivered to our shop for a complete remake. We built a full custom chassis, chopped the top seven and channeled the body to get it down the road. We then installed a 350 cubic-inch Chevy engine and an automatic transmission. We found an old utility trailer that had a nice 1936 Ford bed that we used. Dave Lester laid down the paint. The result was one bad ass Ford truck!
Have you ever heard of a basket case? This build for Ken Parsons was the true definition of one. Ken brought us boxes full of pieces and parts that had been disassembled years ago. We went to work sorting through everything, much to our surprise was that almost everything was there! We cleaned and assembled all the parts until this sweet little Sportster appeared.