Tonight was quite a night at the museum. Just got finished mocking up a new project for the museum that will be coming together over the next month or two. I bought a VL frame at the AMCA swap meet in Davenport, IA last September, and since the meet, it had been sitting around the shop just waiting for attention. Then last night, I woke up in the middle of the night with an idea for a new Real School project…a VL bobber. You don’t see to many around, and with all of the great early 30’s parts around the museum, I started getting a few ideas. About 30 years ago, I bought a torn down 1934 VD motor for 25 bucks. The motor had, at one point or another, had all of tricks done to it to make it a real hot rod. I rebuilt the motor without knowing what to put it in, and since, its been sitting on a table in the museum for quite some time. After passing by it countless times, I figured it make a great motor for the VL bobber.
So, after a bit of brainstorming, the parts started to come together. We put on the right forks and a set of 19 inch wheels…just enough to have a “roller” so we could move it around the shop if need be. I had a perfect set of dual-shifter tanks, which fit the frame like a glove. We added a set of road racer bars, the correct transmission, and a few other odds and ends, and that’s where we currently sit. I’ll be working on later tonight…so I’ll be sure to keep you all posted.
Keep your eye out for several shows on the Time Machine on the build of this bike. Its going to be a good one.