Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Coolest things I saw today at SEMA, #1. The Big Twin by AEE Choppers (Tom McMullen's company) Tom used the business license for Auto Electric Engineering when he formed AEE Choppers.


The restoration was finished nearly 20 months ago, in Jan 2015 http://aeechoppers.blogspot.com/2015/01/big-twin-is-done.html 



Originally built by Dave Beckett in just 32 days


these tires are over 40 years old http://aeechoppers.blogspot.com/2015/01/big-twin-is-done.html


it was in the Sept 1970 Hot Rod magazine issue




back in 2014, before it was restored, it looked like this:




how many times it has been painted is unknown, but check out the depth of the metal flake 


it was found in pretty bad shape, as the outside seats were missing, and the carbs, and the fuel tank, but the original forks were still with it, just swapped out




4 comments:

  1. Hells Bells, didn't know that thing still existed. was all exited when I saw it as today's banner. Did you notice how the left side engine has had its cylinder heads swapped, so the exhaust pipes are routed away the proper manner?

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    1. Ditto! It's terrific, and I've never seen it in person before! I did, that is a beautiful piece of symmetry!

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  2. WOW! Shades of the 70's man. Reminds me of the Autorama magazines I'd get at the big enclosed auto shows we had over here on the East coast. Still got pictures from those days. Cool Daddy-O, cool.

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    1. Exactly! I love it! I wasn't around for the far out first time the Autorama vehicles were presented, but this 2nd time around, I'm getting the full experience, and loving it

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