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.
Completing the Bike:
Start-up and first ride:
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.
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.