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Svh
Posted on Tuesday, February 09, 2010 - 09:13 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

Unfortunately(HA) TLC has pulled the plug on OCC. I once found the show entertaining and marveled at what a few of the guys could do. Maybe without the cameras they can get their lives in order and stop suing each other!

http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/4/478/6/Motorcycle-B log-Post/TLC-Cancels-OCCs-American-Chopper.aspx
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Spank
Posted on Tuesday, February 09, 2010 - 09:42 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

GOOD! ...These crap shows are finally dying. First Kate plus eight and now these d-bags.
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Ferris_von_bueller
Posted on Tuesday, February 09, 2010 - 09:46 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

I predict those fockers will be bankrupt within 5 years. I imagine they are mortgaged to the hilt.
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Barker
Posted on Tuesday, February 09, 2010 - 09:49 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

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Ft_bstrd
Posted on Tuesday, February 09, 2010 - 10:54 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

Hard to make s show about building choppers when no one is buying any.

Custom choppers are dead.


If we are lucky, Mutant will die too. No sense taking limited edition Buells and turning them into garden variety/dime a dozen choppers.

(Message edited by ft_bstrd on February 09, 2010)
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Skinstains
Posted on Tuesday, February 09, 2010 - 11:00 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

I hope they are mortgaged to their ears.
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Bluzm2
Posted on Wednesday, February 10, 2010 - 12:02 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

I don't wish ill will on any of them.
It was an interesting concept show to start out, but I think the fame, money, etc got to all of them.

Living under a microscope with camera's and mics everywhere wouldn't be easy for anyone.
It amplified the problems that many famlies have by orders of magnitude.

The show was kind of cool to start, lots of neat fabrication stuff.
The show jumped the shark when they no longer focused on the process and technics but on the growing family discord probably caused by the items mentioned above.

I agree with Fatty, the custom choppa thing is dead for a while (a long while I hope..).
They like many others these days need to find another niche market or fold up the tent.
I hope all parties were smart with their money and didn't piss it all away.
Me thinks they are in for some lean times....
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Danger_dave
Posted on Wednesday, February 10, 2010 - 12:58 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

Since the first goober extended his forks there have been custom and chopper fans - always will be.

It may fade from the mainstream again, but there will still be artists.

As for the OCC crew, I never watched more than half an hour of it in total, but I admired them as schmucks making a good living out of playing with bikes.
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Froggy
Posted on Wednesday, February 10, 2010 - 01:11 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)


quote:

I predict those fockers will be bankrupt within 5 years




5 years? I give it till the next presidential election.
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Mr_grumpy
Posted on Wednesday, February 10, 2010 - 04:15 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

Please tell me they're going to axe all the car makeover shows too.

I'm sick of tricked up Mustangs.
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Glitch
Posted on Wednesday, February 10, 2010 - 06:08 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

I don't wish ill will on any of them.
Me either, I can't say for sure if someone offered up the same money they got that I wouldn't have made some meaningless TV show.
I wish 'em well, and no, I didn't care for the show, but it didn't make me dislike them.
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Mikej
Posted on Wednesday, February 10, 2010 - 08:55 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

Someone told me once that OCC was just a side business for them, kind of like a little fun hobby shop to play with. I was told they had a big steel fabrication and supply business as their main business. I never bothered to confirm what I was told.

I enjoyed the show, enjoyed the build/fabrication process, the development of a concept into a finished product. I didn't care for the interpersonal drama though. But we don't have cable so the only times I saw it was when visiting some relatives and only then if the TV wasn't already tuned into a soccer game or Hannah Montana.

Life goes on.
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Tom_b
Posted on Wednesday, February 10, 2010 - 09:09 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

I also don't wish any of them ill will. The show ran its course, they had their fame and fortune. Too bad it turned into such a soap opera the last season. I enjoyed it when it first came on, just got a little stupid afer the second season.
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Ft_bstrd
Posted on Wednesday, February 10, 2010 - 09:10 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

Yep.

Orange County Iron Works
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Fast1075
Posted on Wednesday, February 10, 2010 - 09:43 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

I don't remember seeing them build a chopper on any of those shows...they built custom bikes....major difference...anybody can take off the shelf parts and put them together....

Definately NOT building choppers....wanna see a real chopper builder....look up the likes of Billy Lane...or the late Indian Larry.
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Danger_dave
Posted on Wednesday, February 10, 2010 - 09:56 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

chopper |ˈ ch špər|
noun

3 informal a motorcycle, esp. one with high handlebars and the front-wheel fork extended forward.
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Ft_bstrd
Posted on Wednesday, February 10, 2010 - 10:11 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

The person buying OCCs monstrosities believes they are "choppers".
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Danger_dave
Posted on Wednesday, February 10, 2010 - 10:13 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

Yea. It's become generic term for a 'custom' motorcycle.

(Message edited by danger_dave on February 10, 2010)
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Danger_dave
Posted on Wednesday, February 10, 2010 - 10:15 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

Honda call the Fury a Chopper.
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Oddball
Posted on Wednesday, February 10, 2010 - 10:23 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

I thought the title said "It is a sad OCC asian"







Poor girls will have to make other lame clothes.
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Mountainstorm
Posted on Wednesday, February 10, 2010 - 10:29 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

And all the Pick Up truck owners are going to have find a different sticker to put beside their Nascar and Deer Hunting stickers.

Everytime I see an OCC sticker on a truck I puke in my mouth a little.
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Danger_dave
Posted on Wednesday, February 10, 2010 - 10:33 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

'A Chopper is a motorcycle with the capability removed'.
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Ft_bstrd
Posted on Wednesday, February 10, 2010 - 10:53 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

Everytime I see an OCC sticker on a truck I puke in my mouth a little.

I had the same reaction when I saw Jesse James hawking YooHoo.
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Bcordb3
Posted on Wednesday, February 10, 2010 - 11:08 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

OCC is akin to Senfield a show about nothing. It will go away and be in syndication forever and that bunch of banana's will be paid forever.
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Not_purple_s2
Posted on Wednesday, February 10, 2010 - 06:39 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

I didn't realize it went on for more than 2 or 3 seasons!
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Svh
Posted on Wednesday, February 10, 2010 - 06:44 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

I do not wish ill will upon them. Like I said I hope they can get their issues worked out. They are like HD in that they make a $hit load of their money off OCC labeled items. I am sure they are ok and will be for quite sometime.
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Paint_shaker
Posted on Wednesday, February 10, 2010 - 07:37 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

The first 1 or 2 seasons of OCC were neat. IMO it went downhill after that. But they apparently appealed to a lot of people. While I won't be shedding a tear that the show is going, going gone I do wish them good luck to them!


Billy Lane shouldn't be hard to find seeing as he is currently incarcerated in a Florida prison for DUI manslaughter (he killed another motorcycle rider).
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Ft_bstrd
Posted on Wednesday, February 10, 2010 - 07:41 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

Billy Lane is an a$$hat of the first order.
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Etennuly
Posted on Wednesday, February 10, 2010 - 08:08 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

What Paint said.

That show suffered from the same problem that most reality shows do, sameness. You cannot write a different script for doing the same type of job over and over.

They did try to mix it up for a while, but by its nature there are only so many ingredients. They even went to yelling at Nub for a few shows.

The first Spider bike was cool looking in a not so much something I would ride, but as in an artistic piece of art.

The first couple of shows I was taken aback at how heavy these things are. Then I remembered that those of us who put more than 1,500 miles in ten years on our bikes would probably not choose one of these things to ride anyway. So find some 3/8" solid steel rod, and make that tank out of 1/8" plate so it doesn't warp, and it will never need more than 3/4 of a gallon of gas.
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Swordsman
Posted on Wednesday, February 10, 2010 - 08:59 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

I once saw an OCC bath set in Wally world, complete with loofah. Cuz nothing says manly like a handlebar mustache and a loofah.

~SM
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Percyco
Posted on Wednesday, February 10, 2010 - 11:11 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

I always liked the Biker Build Off series better......
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Tom_b
Posted on Wednesday, February 10, 2010 - 11:50 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

The show they had on about bike building that i liked was "Build or bust". Anyway the first few i watched. My favorite was where some guy who was a metal fabricator taught Russ mitchell how to split, lead fill and hammer finish a gas tank then weld it back together. In the same show he made a custom set of h-bars by twitising some square stock after heating it. the frame wasn't painted, it was acid treated to give it an aged look. Now that guy had some fab skills
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