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Tuesday, April 26, 2011


My apprentice Martijn AKA Mr. Martin:
Tjeerd from Short-Cut Choppers:
Chris from
Nito from Schapekoppen

Richard The Chop:
Chebbe from ZZ-Chop:
Beer from the Rogues MC:
Floris Velthuis and Niels
Niels and Floris:
Maurice from Kieft & Klok vintage VW's:
Jeroen from Burundi:
Mr Metalshaper:

And Sven El Cheapo:

It's been a hard day's night and I've been working like a dog.

It's been awhile since I have sat down at the keyboard and bored the world with my rambling. That's because it's been a hell of a week.

First my cat got hit by a car sunday a week ago. He was pretty messed up, blood coming from his eyes, nose and mouth. We took him to the emergency vet and it turned out he had a broken jaw and a concussion. With a brace in his jaw and some painkillers, we took him home again. He will probably be fine in time and I hope he learned to stay away from cars.

Here he is in his better days:

Next day, I blew the head gasket out of my Honda while the Green Machine was in my shop for maintenance and repairing and respraying of the fender flares and spoiler. So I had to keep driving that for a few days while it sucked up coolant like there is no tomorrow. I have been having lots of trouble with that car lately and it's time to say bye-bye.

The flares and spoiler of the Green Machine were cracked in several places and I have been wanting to repair them for some time. I decided it had to be done and sanded them, repaired with glass fibre and sprayed them in the same green they were. It was a bitch matching the kolor but it turned out pretty good.

 Then I had to finish prepairing for the Rogues MC Chopper Shwo, which was a blast!
Here's the stand, with my van, some 70s furniture, Niels' Triumph Chopper, Tjeerd's XS650 Chopper "The Reaper" and ZZ-Chops Barn-find Dresser.
The show gets better every year, the best of the Netherlands is always there. Too much to mention but here's some personal favorites of mine:
The Rogues MC is probably the MC who is building the most bikes at the moment. And the most interesting bikes as well.
This could end up one fine bike. I'd like to paint that!
Schapekoppen were present with a nice lineup. These guys are here to stay!
This unicycle was built to race. I'd like to see that some day! Are you brave or stupid to ride that? Like the song says: if you're gonna be dumb, you better be tough!
The weather was a perfect sunny 25 degrees so there was a huge amount of bikes outside, as well.
My favourite from last year was there again. Check out that beauty!
I had a blast and want to thank the Rogues MC for the hospitality. On to the next show in 2012!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

XS650 DPP Coffin

This needs to be finished for the Rogues Show next weekend. Godspeed Tjeerd!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Seventies Crappy Paintjob...

that was the brief I got from Tjeerd to paint this coffin tank. It will go onto an XS650 sissybarred, springer-front-ended, invader-wheeled chopper, of which I will post pics later. Here's the tank:

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Chain gang

I have some time after catching up with customers work. So I have been busy with the Green Machine. Mounting chain licence plate frames. Lookie:
And the chain steering wheel! Sweet!