Thursday, 17 November 2011
Dear Skeleton Chop Shop,
I am thinking of buying a motorcycle to make into a chopper bobber. What make/year would you recommend and can i do it all myself? I have basic hand tools and a mig welder. Thank you
Cheers for your letter. First off is the chopper bobber thing. You either want one or the other.
A Bobber to me is and old bike British or American (Harley 45 is perfect) that you strip parts off to make lighter.
A chopper is a bike that has been heavily modified. Cut all unnecessary parts off, paint wild, chrome, smaller petrol tank etc etc
For a first custom bike i would recomend buying the best bike you can. Somthing which is on the road and running well. Then you can add your touches without messing unnecessarily. Do alot of reaserch and read lots of mags. This way you can find you favorite style and make/model. Practice welding on scrap metal and get a experienced welder in to check what your doing. Any more questions just drop us a line.
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