CUSTOM 1975 HARLEY-DAVIDSON FL CHOPPER | TATER DIGGER

  
 
 
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1975 Harley-Davidson FL Chopper

Photo: Billy Childress

1975 Harley-Davidson FL Chopper

I’ve known Rhett Holley and the rest of The Butcher Chop boys going on about four years now. Their shop is located in Danville, Virginia. In fact, you may have heard of Danville but didn’t know it. Johnny Cash sang about the place in “The Wreck of The Old 97.” Danville is where Old 97 jumped off the track.

Between Rhett, Big Will, and Jason Hancock there isn’t much that The Butcher Chop boys don’t get done or do in-house at their shop. Rhett and the rest of the boys in Danville are all good as gold in my book. You don’t find many like them anymore. Each of them would drop anything to help a friend out no matter what. The “Tater Digger” here is a terrific example of what I mean when I say The Butcher Chop can do all the work in-house.

This chopper wasn't much to look at on day one. I don't mean it was ugly. I mean there wasn't a whole lot here. Just a frame, ’75 FL motor, and basket case of a transmission. The Butcher Chop rectified the hell out of the situation though. They spent two months creating Tater Digger for the Ray Price Motorsports Expo Invitational in Raleigh, North Carolina. With the help of Big Will and Jason Rhett, they were able to get everything done and ready in time for the show. The Tater Digger turned out to be a strong runner that handles great at all speeds and is a blast to rip around on any terrain it’s handed.
A man once said, “A sculptor needs clay. A film director needs an army.” Rhett didn't have quite that many people in his corner, but without The Butcher Chop crew, his wife, and his daughters, his ideas, visions, and builds would never happen.

 
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1975/FL/80 in

Photo: Billy Childress

1975/FL/80 in

 
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The Butcher Chop Bars

Photo: Billy Childress

The Butcher Chop Bars

 
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Jack Rabbit Leather Works/Designed by Travis Anderson Seat

Photo: Billy Childress

Jack Rabbit Leather Works/Designed by Travis Anderson Seat

 
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1975 Harley-Davidson FL Chopper

Photo: Billy Childress

1975 Harley-Davidson FL Chopper

 
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`75 Harley frame modified with narrowed hard tail

Photo: Billy Childress

`75 Harley frame modified with narrowed hard tail

SPECIFICATIONS 
General  
Owner Rhett Holley
Shop The Butcher Chop
Shop Phone (434) 251-5946
Website butcherchop.blogspot.com
Year/Make/Model 1975/Harley-Davidson/FL Chopper
Fabrication The Butcher Chop
Build Time 2 months
Engine  
Year/Type/Size 1975/FL/80 in.
Builder The Butcher Chop
Cases H-D with H-D internals
Cylinders H-D with fresh bore
Heads H-D heads with new valve seats, guides, valves, and keepers
Rocker Boxes Split rocker boxes
Cam Andrews B Grind Cam
Carb SU carb fully polished
Air Cleaner SU air cleaner Exhaust Polished Stainless Short Upsweeps/The Butcher Chop
Transmission  
Year/Type `75 H-D Rachet
Gears 4-speed
Clutch Custom 3-inch BDL Narrowed to eliminate offset clutch basket
Frame  
Year/Type `75 Harley frame modified with narrowed hard tail
Rake Stock
Stretch None
Suspension  
Frontend Chrome Re-POP Knuckle Springer
Length Stock
Swingarm None
Rear Shocks None
Wheels, Tires, and Brakes  
Front  
Builder/Size The Butcher Chop 21-inch
Tire/Size Kenda Tire 21-inch
Drum None
Hub The Butcher Chop
Rear  
Builder/Size The Butcher Chop 18-inch
Tire/Size Kenda Tire 18-inch
Caliper Harley Modified Polished/Master Cylinder Polished KustomTech
Rotor The Butcher Chop
Drum n/a
Hub The Butcher Chop
Finish/Paint  
Manufacturer 33 Kustom Kolor
Colors Mixed Pearl Blue
Painter 33 Kustom Kolor/ Jason Hancock
Polishing The Butcher Chop
Accessories  
Rear Fender Coopersmithing Co.
Gas Tank Narrowed Wassel with moulding
Handlebars The Butcher Chop
Grips The Butcher Chop
Hand Controls The Butcher Chop
Foot Controls The Butcher Chop
Pegs The Butcher Chop
Headlight The Butcher Chop
Taillight Biltwell
Sissybar The Butcher Chop
License Mount The Butcher Chop
Seat Jack Rabbit Leather Works/Designed by Travis Anderson
   

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