Well, I started building my chopper.
I've got an "All Souls" plunger frame, a Paughco, Extra-Wide Universal Mustang Tank, unknown rear fender and oil tank, and a 6 bend handlebar.
A CB750 on the way, and some springer forks too.
I'm gonna go with more of an old school tall/skinny rear wheel, instead of the short/fat/wide, rear tire.
Knocked the rust off my tins,
and started stripping my frame. It quickly became obvious that someone really loved to bondo a frame, and hide all the welds and creases of the frame (the gusset section behind the neck was FILLED with bondo, as is the bottom/top triangle tubes just in front of the tubular plunger frames/box).
This is the first round, after some aircraft stripper was applied:
Musta been 12 different coats/colors of paint on her!
The frame is in pretty good shape: Everything is straight, no visible cracks or broken welds uncovered so far
I'm not a fan of the plunger frames, so I will be cutting the plunger tubes off, and making it a true hard-tail. Thankfully I got a friend that owns a metal shop, and his brother builds bikes (the frames, forks, tanks, etc), and they've been kind enough to invite me over to get that work done for free!
I WAS going to go with just a pan seat, but the wife is now showing interest, and what the heck, I love her, and wouldnt mind having her hug on me from behind, so I'm gonna go with a step seat/sissy bar.
I want to keep her simple, no ghost flames or excessive chrome. It's just not me. Frame will be a high heat/high gloss black. The tins/tank a Chevy Blue.
I might go with white sidewall wheels, but not 100% sure.
Hopefully I will have her together by summer, and me and my buddies will get out and ride......