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1960 Harley-Davidson Panhead Custom | Trippin’ Out!

1960 Harley-Davidson Panhead Custom | Trippin’ Out!
1960 Harley-Davidson Panhead Custom - Street Chopper Magazine
Back in the day Don Modrowski from Toledo, Ohio, raked his 1960 Panhead frame 1/2 of an inch and stretched the downtubes to a whopping 7-inches.

Back in the day Don Modrowski from Toledo, Ohio, raked his 1960 Panhead frame 1/2 of an inch and stretched the downtubes to a whopping 7-inches. He then added a rigid frontend that was 27-inches over with some drag bars and 4-inch risers to take this bike from mild to wild. The magneto-fired engine was warmed over with some solid lifters, alloy pushrods, a Tillison carb, and a ton of chrome. Don was also the man that did the amazing fiberglass work on the ’glass coffin tank, square-edged molded the frame with bondo and welding rod, and sprayed the way trippy acrylic lacquer paint with his own two hands. Talk about a multi-tasker.

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Photo Gallery: 1960 Harley-Davidson Panhead Custom – Street Chopper Magazine

Photo Gallery: 1960 Harley-Davidson Panhead Custom – Street Chopper Magazine

The New Industry

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Wayback Machine | 1977 Honda CB750A

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1949 Harley-Davidson Panhead

1949 Harley-Davidson PanheadFrom The ArchivesBack in Match of ’74 Sonny Newal of Vista, California hardtailed this ’49 Panhead then narrowed and lengthened a stock springer a total of 4-inches. For the sheet metal, Sonny “flat bottomed” a Sport…

The Weed Steed | 1969 Harley-Davidson Sportster

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Mr. Roboto | 1979 Harley-Davidson FLH Custom

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Hog Killer | 1968 Harley-Davidson XLCH Sportster

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