Category Archives: Restorations

Current and competed motorcycle restorations.

Brad’s 1942 WLA Military Bike

This is a 1942 WLA military bike that we are restoring for a customer.  It is currently in progress.

Dennis O’s 1946 Indian Chief Complete and Delivered

It’s been a long process but Dennis O’s 1946 Indian Chief restoration was finally completed.  Dennis was thrilled and is happy to have the bike.  He has even already won some awards in some California bike shows.  Check out the older posts for the progression of this project.

 

Larry’s 1941 Knucklehead Restoration Update

We are restoring this for Larry.  The motor went through start-up already.  We installed the motor and transmission in the frame and are continuing the restoration process.

Dennis’ 1946 Indian Restoration–Near Delivery

We are putting the final touches on Dennis’ 1946 Indian before start-up and test-ride.

This has been an on-going project but we are near the end. The bike was delivered to us in crates that had been sitting for 20 years. It has come a long way.

Dennis O’s 1946 Indian Near Completion

Here’s another update on Dennis’ 1946 Indian.  It is getting close to being complete.  Dennis should be able to start enjoying his motorcycle soon.  For the complete story of this restoration visit our archived posts.

 

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:

Chassie:

Completing the Bike:

Start-up and first ride:

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.