Today on Orange County Chopper....

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Mark Wein, Mar 13, 2011.

    Mar 13, 2011
  1. Mark Wein :mad:

    We have a very special build for a very demanding customer and the deadline is impossible. Delivery has been promised to the customers broker (mommy) within 45 minutes....

    So I got the frame into the shop from Radio Flyer this morning and immediately got it on my bench. As with all OCC bikes this one takes no real custom fabrication since all we ever really do is assemble components from other companies and then slap a paint job on it.

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    Step1 in the instructions was installing the saddlebags onto the frame.

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    Next up was the rear axle assembly. This took about 90 seconds and I had to break out a hammer:

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    Check out the trick custom hub caps:

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    The front fork went on too easy. For a minute I was afraid that I had forgotten something important but apparently it just slides on :weebz:

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    Next up was the handlebars. I was going to have one of the guys make a custom set with skulls and puppy dogs machined into it on the CNC machine but time was too short so I just put the stock bars on.

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    Apparently I did something stupid at this point because the instructions were all "SNAP" 'n stuff...

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    Seat installation was next...I put it on loosely so that we could fit it to the customer at the unveiling.

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    The last item on this build was the installation of a custom "Mommy and Daddy Pushbar". This can come off as soon as the client is old enough to pedal for herself.

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    At the unveiling the customer was too happy for words. She did feel the need to do her own safety testing before she felt comfortable driving it herself...

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  3. tgk03 Ain't it crazy?

    Too much! But where is the requisite binky and purse?
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  5. Mark Wein :mad:

    We surprised her before she got dressed for the day.
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  7. Phil513 n00b

    Very cool! You should make a harness for Jack, that would be interesting. :D
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  9. Peeker flying asshat mobile

    cute:)

    I kinda want one.


    a trike, not a kid...:eek:
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  11. 12Pack n00b

    Nice ride- but you have to much time on your hands to make a post like this.
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  13. OGG Master of the Meh

    Awesome thread is awesome. Well done sire. Well done indeed.
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  15. Coralkong Electro-Shock Cock Cage

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  17. parrotheada1a Resident Pitmaster

    Payment from the customer includes loads of smiles, hugs & kisses I assume? It really doesn't get any better than that. Nice job dad.
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  19. Hilarious occ parody. I heard jr's voice through the whole thread :D.
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  21. Tiltsta Bliuw fan my ôf!

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  23. gibby mcfender breast enthusiast

    Same here :lol:
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  25. Mark Wein :mad:

    It was a fun morning.

    I've started watching the "Junior Vs Senior" season of AC last month and I'm amazed how what a big deal they make out of what appears to mostly be simple assembly. There is one guy that I would consider a "Metal Smith" that works for OCC but the rest of it really seems like the repair shop at the local Harley Dealer.
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  27. instantsteve Glowing Cloud

    Total cuteness!
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  29. The ape hangers should go on the front. no?

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    Like this:
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  31. Mark Wein :mad:

    :D
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  33. dmn23 n00b

    Hilarious. She's entirely too cute.
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  35. Denverdave Resident Ragamuffin

    This.....


    Very sweet wheels! She should have a great time with that.
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  37. Mark Wein :mad:

    showing off for grandma :)

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  39. El Borrachito Premier Staff

    Is Jacob going to sue you now?

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