Dennis O’s Indian Restoration Update

We continue to work on Dennis’ Indian.  Here are more photos as the project progresses. The sheet metal is currently at the painter and we will update the website when it comes together. The rest of Dennis’s story can be seen herehere and here.

Scott’s Panhead Project Complete

Here is Scott’s completed “old school” chopper project.  He has owned this bike for many years and wanted it restored to its original look.  It is the same color as it was in the ’70s and has all its original parts.  To see the initial engine run click here.

Mike’s 1948 Indian Final Update

We finished Mike’s 1948 Indian.  It rode like a new one and he was very happy with the job.  We had it delivered to him by Arizona Motorcycle Towing (Michelle, the owner does a great job), and he is now riding and enjoying it.

Mike sent us this brief history of the bike.

Mike's 1948 Indian Story

For the rest of Mike’s story click here and here.


Buddy’s 1914 Excelsior Model 7c Twin Chain

This post chronicles the complete restoration of Buddy’s 1914 Excelsior.  We began the project this past October and completed it today (December 20th, 2014).  The frame and sheet metal came to us painted by Mike V in California.  The rest was done here at HWC.

Engine Build:


Completing the Bike:

Start-up and first ride:

1941 Military 45

This one of our customer’s bikes.  He is a WWII veteran who went to the Normandy Beach reunion this year and ran in the marathon.  While there, he found a M1-A1 NOS gun scabbard and brought it back to the States with him to complete his project. He loves riding this bike; he’s the “real deal.”  We just love caring for and maintaining this bike for him and we thought we would share it with you.

Scott’s Panhead

This was the initial engine start-up for Scott’s Panhead.  We have already rebuilt the transmission.  The original rigid frame has been “old-school” molded with all the original tabs on it and painted bright orange.  This will be a complete old-school chopper build in the end.  We will continue to post updates.  Stay tuned.  But for now, enjoy the run video.

Gary’s 1954 Panhead Restoration

We built Gary’s engine and transmission 10 years ago.  He was going to assemble the bike, but ran out of time.  So, he brought it to our shop for us to assemble.  We put the motor on the run stand, which can be seen in the video below.  Everything was fine, so we started assembling the bike.  Here are some of the restoration photos.


Dennis O’s Indian Restoration Update

We continue to work on Dennis’s Indian.  Here are some pictures of some engine rebuild.  The rest of Dennis’s story can be seen here and here.

Ron’s 1936 Steve McQueen VLH–Completed

Ron’s 1936 VLH Steve McQueen bike is finally complete.  It came to us needing engine, transmission, and chassis work.  After rebuilding the engine, we ran it on our run-stand as you can see in previous posts here and here.  Now it is all together and running down the road.  We are putting a few miles on it before Ron picks it up.  We think he will be pleased with the results.