Thursday, June 30, 2016

WE'RE MOVING! November and I could use some help finding a new shop space.
  • 500-1000 sqft.
  • Shared or private.
  • Windows a HUGE plus.
If you have any leads please shoot me an e-mail at 

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

SHORT FILM: Carpenter Brut - Turbo Killer

...because everyone needs to see this.

Friday, June 24, 2016

HUSQY570: Update 5

Stainless exhaust is done minus a rear mount. Waiting on some material to wrap that up.

Fuel valve relocation on the tank was necessary due to clearance issues and the new tank angle. 

Made a 30 degree carb mount to bypass the backbone and fit this massive K&N filter. It tucks in close enough that it shouldn't interfere with your leg.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

HUSQY570: Subframe Stage 3

Stitched up the main pieces of the subframe and getting into accessory mounting points lately. Welded in some hefty cross members with mounting lugs on the underside. This will be where the rear fender and removable luggage rack will bolt in. No visible mounting points when not in use. All sneaky like.

Monday, May 23, 2016

ART&DESIGN: Wojtek Bachleda's 2025 Electric Indian Scout Concept

2025 Electric Indian Scout Concept
Wojtek Bachleda

Wojtek's senior project at the Art Center College of Design.

Monday, May 16, 2016

HUSQY570: Subframe Stage 2

Subframe Stage 2
After wasting some pipe to find out the 3.5" CLR die I have was too tight of a radius I went ahead and ordered the largest JD2 offers. I wanted swooping curves, not tight bends. The 5.5" CLR came in this week so Joe and I began tackling the rest of the subframe design. Here's the original sketch of the subframe we were aiming to create. (more concepts here)

Out of a 14 hour day we probably spent 8 of those hours taking and testing measurements to figure out where things were going to land in space. The tricky part was the lower swooping legs of the subframe needed to suck in to reach their mounting points. This meant all the tube notching needed to account for rotation in 2 axes. Our methods got interesting...

We ended up dismantling the JD2 tube notcher and clamping it to the welding table to get the angles we needed. It worked great. We were able to draw out templates on the table and replicate cuts easily. 

To account for the complex notching angles we chopped the tube up and rotated the notches to fit. Each chopped section will have sleeved frame lugs inside for structural integrity. 

As it stands everything is tacked into place. I'll be breaking it up again to clean up the sections for final welding. Next up will be the seat pan, exhaust and rear rack.