for the love of vintage

Honda CB500 – Progress Post

This is my husband’s “baby” at the moment. We originally bought this 1972 CB500 around April of last year, this is a project the boys have been working on in between the cafes and other restorations. This bike has custom everything even the rear frame mounts are custom designed (by myself). The following photos are a series over the past year:

The bike before the frame was cut up.

Something’s missing right? Like the whole back of the bike?

Fitting the frame.

The new rear end.

Note the custom rear brackets!

Does it look like a bike yet?

Mock up. Apes  or drag bars? That is the question.

Tank and fender back from paint!

Now it’s starting to look good! Fresh black paint on the frame. Looks like the inverted clubmans won!

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2 responses

  1. matt

    How did you fit the hard tail on while keeping everything aligned right? I am starting the same project myself and cant find any good information on how to make a hard tail like you did. I would really appreciate any advice!

    September 2, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    • Tony ordered a TC Bros universal hardtail kit because it was cheaper than buying the steel itself. Tony can email some detailed pics if you like, or you can call him if you need to know the nitty gritty of it all 509-294-2261. Let us know if you have anymore questions! Thanks!

      September 28, 2011 at 1:36 am

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