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    1970 FLH bobber Project

    Thought I'd start a little thread on my 1970 shovel bobber project I've owned the bike for some 26 years and this is its latest incarnation
    As in Keeping with the bobber style the headstock has not been altered and the frame is completely original
    The front end:
    The tins are reproduction panhead hydra Glide
    The bars are Californian beach bars 40 inches wide, front wheel is 16 inch laced with stainless steel spokes
    The motor : pretty much stock 74 cubic inch shovel with an Andrews cam solid lifters and a high flow oil pump
    New clutch and stator

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    Last edited by SiforksZ4; 04-14-2016 at 09:29 PM.

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    Fantastic bike and great photos thank you. Keep us updated as it moves along.

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    That already looks sweet as can't wait to see the progress

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    One of the most important things on a bobber is to to get the rear Fender looking right
    I had lots of ideas one was to use the original Fender and just cut it down didn't really look right, but I remembered that I had an old super glide FXE fender in the back of the garage so decided to work something with that.
    So I started to cut it up with the grinder and shaping it gradually get it to the position where I liked it on the bike


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    I like very much.Are you going for the bobber patina look.

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    Probably just going to leave it raw Steel really love the look of it

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    Looking forward to see more pictures on your build.

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    Nice, I like it a lot.

    Bare metal looks mint. rear mudguard looks good, what's the law on it and do you get stones etc kicked up?

    Mark

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