Frame and Swing Arm
Here's the frame immedietely after the tear down
Here's the swing arm along with a few other parts
The next phase was to send the frame off to BMS Choppers in FL
for a 45° Rake Job.
The cost (in Nov of '05) was $850. Shipping cost about $225 - $250 both ways. There were no other
"extra" charges from BMS - they never tried to soak me for more - good people to work with!
I think I over-killed my packing of my frame
My "custom" box was SO good - they reused it to send my frame back!!
I shipped the frame off and let Sam at BMS know it was on it's
way. It was delivered a couple
HOURS after a hurricane trashed that area of Florida! UPS really did a good job! Due to power
outages and setbacks from the storm, the frame work was on hold for a couple weeks. About a month or so later,
just before Christmas, a big box turned up on my porch! I knew JUST what to do with the frame!
It stayed there through Christmas.
Here's a shot after moving it to the shop:
My next order of business was to take off some tabs from the frame and swing arm
These are the ones to go on the frame:
I never got a pic right after cutting and grinding the frame
but here's a shot of the swing arm
With the tabs off - it's off to the powder coater! To
have the both sand blasted and powder coated cost $250
at a local place. I stuck with a heavy gloss black because it's a good neutral color incase I change tin colors later.