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1977 Custom Ironhead Hotrod Bike

Thank God There's Harleys . . .

Justin, who runs DP Customs in Phoenix, Arizona, United States made available these pictures of this very slick low riding Oldschool 1977 Custom Harley Ironhead Hot Rod Bike.

Justin: "Old School Classic 1977 Harley Davidson custom, based on a 1000cc Ironhead Sportster, 4 speed tranny, velocity stack. Porsche Guards Red PPG base-coat/clear-coat, machined steel scallops and black pin-striping."

Photo of 1977 Harley Custom Ironhead Hot Rod Motorcycle by Justin of DP Customs.

Justin: "A ton of work went into this hot rod chopper to get the lines low and sleek."

"The seat height is only 24" off the ground. FatBob tank tucked down on the frame, full rear fender .25 inch over the tire riding on custom struts to still allow for full suspension. LaRosa hand tooled leather seat, 21" front wheel and full length drag pipes. Slammed suspension, inches off the ground."

Photo of 1977 Ironhead Sportster Chopper Hot Rod Harley Custom by Justin del Prado. Justin: "Lots of the aluminum or chrome parts have been scuffed with Scotch-Brite to give a raw metal appearance."

Photo of 1977 Harley Custom Ironhead Hot Rod Chopper Motorcycle by Justin of DP Customs. While many parts are still original 1977, Justin did install a lot of new parts during the build of his Hot Rod Bobber motorcycle: paint, seat, springs, wiring harness, controls and switches, exhaust wrap, master cylinder, rebuilt caliper, wheel bearings, starter solenoid, relay, seals, etc.

He also rebuilt the rebuilt carb.

Photo of 1977 Ironhead Sportster Short Chop Hot Rod Harley Custom by Justin del Prado. Justin's Oldschool Hot Rod Chopper is wired for blinkers but none are installed to keep the looks clean.

Photo of 1977 Harley Custom Ironhead Hot Rod Chopper Motorcycle by Justin of DP Customs.

1977 Harley Ironhead Engine

Photo of 1977 Ironhead Sportster Short Chopper Hot Rod Harley Custom by Justin del Prado.

Photo of 1977 Harley Custom Ironhead Hot Rod Short Chop Motorcycle by Justin of DP Customs. This 1977 Ironhead Sportster has electric start and kick start. Note that Justin doesn't have the kick pedal installed to avoid risk of chipping the paint on the oil tank!

Starting a 1977 Harley Ironhead Engine - The Movie!

You can check out the electric start and sound of this classic Harley Ironhead V-twin Hot Rod Chopper by playing this little YouTube video clip:

Watch the camera shaking when that Ironhead growls!


1977 Harley Hot Rod Seat

Photo of 1977 Ironhead Sportster Hot Rod Harley Custom by Justin del Prado. The LaRosa hand tooled leather seat height is only 24" off the ground. Note the full rear fender riding only .25 inch over the rear tire, supported by custom struts to allow for full suspension.

1977 Harley Hot Rod Fat Bob Tank

Photo of 1977 Harley Custom Ironhead Hot Rod Bike by Justin of DP Customs. The FatBob tank is tucked down on the frame for a low profile.

Have a Seat!

Photo of 1977 Harley Custom Ironhead Hot Rod Motorcycle by Justin del Prado. Everything on this Harley Hot Rod Chopper sits low. Note the 1940's Flathead-style hinged rear fender.

Photo of 1977 Ironhead Sportster Bobber Hot Rod Harley Custom by Justin of DP Customs.

Harley Hot Rod Rear End

Photo of 1977 Ironhead Sportster Bobber Hot Rod Harley Custom by Justin del Prado. This is the end...



"Make sure your exhaust is loud enough to make children cry!" - Justin DP


(September 2009)

For more information on DPC bikes, check out the DP Customs website

And if you wish to realize that custom bike concept that you have in mind, have a chat with Justin:

"justindelprado at gmail dot com"

DP Customs - Phoenix, Arizona




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