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Doug Coffey's RetroMod Panhead





Doug Coffey's RetroMod Panhead Part 6

Rear Belt Mods and Axle Plates

Text and Photos by Doug Coffey
I wanted rear belt drive on my new retro modern chopper. All the old rigid framed bikes from the factory were chain drive and they were messy and always need adjustment. After doing a little research I chose the shortest belt available.
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Doug Coffey's RetroMod Panhead Part 5

RetroMod Rigid Panhead Bars and Risers

Text and Photos by Doug Coffey
Back in the sixties the movie Wild Angels came out shortly followed by a soundtrack album with a great cover One of the bikes on the cover caught my eye. The one to the right of the lead bike has a set of low rise Zee style handlebars.
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Doug Coffey's RetroMod Panhead Part 4

RetroMod Rigid Panhead Fuel Tank

Text and Photos by Doug Coffey
I started building my gas tank with a King Sportster tank shell available from Paughco.
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Doug Coffey's RetroMod Panhead Part 3

RetroMod Rigid Panhead Oil Tank

Text and Photos by Doug Coffey
I needed an oil tank for this build that would be rather unique.
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Doug Coffey's RetroMod Panhead Part 2

RetroMod Rigid Panhead Transmission Mount

Text and Photos by Doug Coffey
I’m using a Baker DD6 transmission and they mount on a 5 speed transmission plate as used in Evolution Softail frames. I don’t care for the flimsy stamped sheet metal trans mounting plates available commercially so I opted to make my own.
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Doug Coffey's RetroMod Panhead Part 1

RetroMod Rigid Panhead Concept and Frame

Text and Photos by Doug Coffey
After 25 years of manufacturing performance parts for my company Head Quarters, I realized most of the people I had met over that period had no idea I could actually build a custom bike completely by myself so I decided I would do everything possible in my own shop.
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