In the lakeside town of Shelburne, VT, there’s an old aircraft hanger stuffed with vintage Land Rovers awaiting restoration. It’s the home of Colby Morris, owner of Tin Shack Restoration and a lifestyle that turns us green with envy.
When he’s not sprucing up old Landies, Colby likes to wrench on motorcycles. This is his latest ‘in between’ project—a Harley Sportster XL1200 given the street tracker treatment.
“But I kept running into basket cases: Early 70s Triumphs, literally apart and in boxes, which owners thought were worth five to ten thousand dollars. Very frustrating.”
Then Colby started to notice good condition Sportsters for sale, for what he calls “really short money.” When 1998 model was traded in to Colby’s local Ducati dealer, he pounced.…