This is me some years ago changing my shovel super-glide very low-budget. A couple of rattlecans, a donated sportster rear fender and a ape-hanger. Oh, and that le pera metalflake seat.
At the first ride to the first chopper-meeting of the year the fenderstrut broke. So I arrived without fender. Well, it's part of the game!
I used the engine and the rearwheel for my current chopper.