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Monday, November 6, 2017

Fuel Cleveland 2018 Builder Series: Carlos Amador - Daily Driver Choppers


Fuel Cleveland 2018 Builder Series Profile:
Name: Carlos Amador
Shop: Daily Driver Choppers
Location: Denver, CO
Build: 1967 Gen Shovel Bobber

11.6.17 - Intro


Carlos Amador hailing from Denver, Colorado is an up and coming builder who has the drive and passion for building high show quality motorcycles that you can still ride every single day. His craftsmanship and creativity are top notch and his work speaks for itself, not to mention he has won multiple awards for his first two builds. When Carlos came to us with his plans on what he wanted to build for Fuel Cleveland, we couldn't have been more excited to extend the invite and see his vision become a reality. 

Words from Carlos:

Being invited to Fuel Cleveland is a honor, especially being a rookie builder who just graduated welding school in May 2015. I've always been into motorcycles as a kid, with a grandfather and a uncle that rode bikes when they where young especially my grandfather who rode a lot after WWII on his Harley-Davidson Flathead. I rode a lot of dirt bikes when I was younger but didn’t get into riding choppers till I was older. I told myself I’m not riding something stock and that I would only ride what I built with my own two hands. So after graduating school I did an apprenticeship at bad ass Industries where I built my first bike called "The Daily Driver" which was featured in Cycle Source. That bike was the beginning and inspiration to opening up my own shop and the name Daily Driver Choppers just fit well. My second build was called "The Ringmaster." Which received a bunch of awards this past summer and I couldn't be more happy on how it came out. The bikes I build are not just for show though, they are truly riders, I rode "The Daily Driver" to Born Free from Denver and then to Sturgis 2016. The Ringmaster's motor is still getting broken in since the rebuild but I plan on doing some long trips and putting on the miles on that 10ft chopper.
Carlos and "The Ringmaster" at Born Free

For Fuel Cleveland 2018 I was thinking of doing a simple clean Bobber style motorcycle inspired by one of David Mann's photo that I love. It's not going to be exact and I'm going to put little bit of my twist to the bike as well. As far as paint and my own twisted fabrications that I'm going to do, it should come out killer and something a little different. I found an old frame that I have been cleaning up and fixing up over the past couple of weeks. I will be making my own controls etc.. And for the motor I'm going to use a 1967 Gen Shovel. Well, I hope everyone enjoys the holidays, I'll keep sending in updates and hope you follow along with my build. See you all at Fuel Cleveland 2018

Make sure to follow along Carlos' every move with this build via his Instagram page @dailydriverchoppersllc. We will also post updates through out the months leading up to the show of his progress on this thread. We eagerly can't wait for the unveiling of this 1967 Gen Shovel at Fuel Cleveland on July 28th, 2018!

David Mann inspirational sketch Carlos is basing his build around.

It always starts with a frame.
Shaping the neck, and making a window.
Back bone fixes
Taking shape and getting the basic ideas.


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