the quicksilver

the quicksilver

Thursday, July 1, 2010

!(knucks and pans crushed for scrap"?>"!






over the past number of years CLEM the 90 year old man has been my secret parts guy out in california. honestly he had 30 knuck and 35 pan motors all baskets and the parts gallery to go to anything from the 1920s 1930s to late 60s no amf stuff just real old harley gold. this guy is the stingiest little bugger ever and he will almost never sell anything... except to me for some reason.. i got my 40el motor from him about 4.5 years ago and put it together in his honor.(hes not dead> it took me 4 trips just to get my bottom end pieces, and each time was an absolute all day event filled with hours of nonsense. i was just there a few weeks ago and scored the sickest chopper frame ever and decided to take 2 friends down to his yard from the cali area figuring they could hit him up more than i so i wanted to let someone have the in with him. i got the frame and he wouldnt sell my friends anything... nothing.. they leave bummed out but still determined. SO today i get news that ed is over there to see the old man and they are literally on day 6 of DEMOLITION they are there CRUSHING the shit, 7 TRAILERS FULL OF KNUCKS AND PANS.AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH. HE STILL WONT SELL ANY OF IT AS THE DRAG IT ALL AWAY. ED YOU POOR MAN TO HAVE TO GO THERE AND WATCH THIS AND NOT BE ABLE TO DO ANYTHING. GUYS CAME DAYS AGO WITH MONEY TO BUY SOME CASES AND SHIT AND THE CON TRACTORS TOLD HIM " TAKE THE MONEY" HE DIDNT AND AFTER THE CUSTOMERS LEAVE THEY CRUSHED THE SHIT RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE OLD MAN..

9 comments:

  1. There are truly no words for this... to be so attached to possessing "stuff" that you wont let it go to others that have a genuine use for the material. beyond sad. did you go back to the crush heap to see if anything survived?

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  3. i damn near cried when you called me today.
    what a COMPLETE FUCKING SHAME.

    Mr. Lonely,go fuck a hat.

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  4. WTF.!!!!..dude shoulda never had the gear...what a selfish fuckin loser.
    Sorry to be so disrespectful to an old timer..hey he's still kickin and the Motors and Bikes are Crushed Dead!!!...but thats what it is Completely Fuckin Selfish and no Love of the Machines or the Guys and Chicks that dig this slice of Americana.
    That gear was worth 100's of times the Cash he got scraping it....all the Love and Friends he woulda met if he opened it up to the "Scene"...he coulda been a Hero vs a Villain and even if he didnt care about the $$$...then fuckin donate it to ANYONE in need...these are tough times for the USA...fuck ..the World....poor kids to disabled Vets...Anything would have been better!
    Its one thing to take certain things to the grave WITH you.But Everything else is not OURS...I hate that idea ..."Its Mine and I can burn it if I want"
    The Hippies,Native Americans ...Monks ect.. said it about the Earth...but really its everything...we just use and caretake shit..Its not Ours do destroy if we want to...7 generations.
    I want my HD's and Triumphs and my period done mid 70's RD350 Street Racer ...I want them to live on even when Im Dust.

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  5. that is disgusting... i don't like it !

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  6. Alright man, there's hoarding and then there's just being fucking dumb...and that's just fucking dumb.

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