Welcome to Pipeworx

Pipeworx is a premier fabrication and welding shop located in Austin, Texas. We specialize in metal shaping, TIG welding, and fabrication of hot rods, customs and motorcycles.

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Wednesday
Jun182014

1961 VW Single Cab Shop Truck

We have been looking through some of our old photos and came across these of our old shop truck.  This VW Single Cab was a 1961 model which is the last year for bullet turn signals and small snowflake tail lights. It had a 2-litre stroker motor with dual Dellorto 45 carbs, type 3 straight axle conversion with adjustable spring plates, Sway-A-Way torsion bars, super diff type-3 transmission with 3:88 gear, 5 inch narrowed beam, drop spindles, front wilwood disc brakes and a good bit of other perfromance modifications.  The single cab ran and drove spectacular, it would light up the tires with just a push of the throttle and cruise at 70mph on the highway with ease.  Although we really miss this truck we also remember it being a really tight fit in the cab with anyone over 6 foot tall and it was a sweat box during the summers with limited air flow.  Sometimes it is better to let them go and remember the good times that we had when it was still around. 

Saturday
Jun072014

Custom Harley Sportster

We recently picked up a '05 Harley Davidson Sportster 1200 as a shop project and have been making some good progress.  We started by relacing the wheels with stainless spokes after having the rims powdercoated and the hubs anodized black.  Then we bolted on a set of full floating rotors for increased stopping power and picked up a custom made set of bars that adorn the modified and powdercoated triple trees.  The bars are too curved to use risers so custom bungs were coped and TIG welded to the new bars.

Friday
May232014

Stan Rents Suzuki

I have been refraining from posting this motorcycle I built for Stan for a few years now.  Not because I do not dig the bike but because Stan was actively pushing to get the bike featured in a major magazine and to do so you have to limit the bikes exposure so the mag can have the exclusive release.  Well the bike was supposed to be featured in a couple of different magazines and it seemed everything that was scheduled fell through and I just want to give the bike its due dilligance.  So like it or hate it here it is, with way more customization than you might think as almost everything on the bike has been modified in one way or another.

Monday
Apr072014

Custom Stainless Headers

We built these custom stainless headers for a '51 Chevy 5 window truck with an LS6 engine sitting on a Roadster Shop chassis.  The headers not only had to clear the frame, engine mount and starter on the passenger side but had to also clear the steering shaft on the drivers side as well.  We used v-band clamps for sealing the collectors to the remainder of the exhaust, these do not require gaskets and eliminate the possibility of leaks.

Sunday
Dec012013

Modern Triumph Thruxton

This was a custom build for a client of ours that resides in Beverly Hills, California.  We touched and reworked just about every part on this motorcycle including the custom shaped alloy bits that were painted to look like they came from the factory this way.  Here are a few photos of the completed bike and it looks nothing like it did stock, just try to find one that looks this good.