A year or so back I saw these groovy bars on Joe Mason’s Panhead and I learned from Chris that they’re Holy Z’s. A style that was built by Drag Specialties in MN back in the 70’s when Jim Preisler was doing their marketing. Today there are a few places that are making reproduction copies of the Holy Bananas, which have a radius on the rise, but there was little to nothing for straight line Holy Z’s – so I decided to make a set of my own.
Chris helped me size up the angles from photos and the little we knew before I picked up some stock steel. I used 3/8″ bar stock for the rise and laid the holes with a Bridgeport mill; the originals looked pretty clean and they probably used similar equipment, but I’ve seen bars on eBay where the builders probably freehand drilled them while blindfolded.
I torched the stock and twisted it slightly for some pullback before tacking the parts up. My friend Mike Norrie, who did some incredible welding on my frame’s neck, does all of my finishing welds for the stuff I make and he TIG’ed the package up before sending it to chrome.
If you’re interested, email firstname.lastname@example.org because I’ll be building more of them and to any dimension.