This is TJBC - Tommy Jean Brutal Customs. FUCK OFF.

TJBC - 16912 Gothard St Unit D Huntington Beach, CA 92647 - 310-754-5590 tjbrutalcustoms@gmail.com

This is about me using my hands, starting from absolutely nothing, using my brain, starting with no knowledge, and using tools, starting with no money or shop.
Everything i have, I've built from nothing.
Every machine i work with is a learning experience, a journey not to be missed, and a destination to be falling in love with, over and over again.

Question everything.


Home of the Soco Psychos- Just South of Crazy!



11/18/2013

To Begin with i want to thank a few people and the brands who came out to support the event Get to the Choppers!!! Thanks to them, we fully plan on doing this again next year!!!! Bigger and Better!

A few people were instrumental in ensuring the success of this event and I couldnt have put this thing together without them. Thank you guys!
Tyler Clinton
Gio Chicarella
Johnny Kressimir
Nikki Binx
Joe from Eds Stumble Inn
Cody Sandefer
Tyler MF Perry
Valentina
Coffee
Justin Bullock
Austin Bullock
Kenny LRMC
Yara Shields
Johnn Moss
Ricky Willis
Mark Mallot
Eric Von Fuct
Scott T-Bone
Mikey from Gasser
Kyle Walker
Brian Mackey
Lisa Ballard

You all were integral to making this thing a success and i cant thank you enough, I would love to have you all involved next year!

I also want to thank the brands who donated parts to this years build.
Biltwell
Lowbrow Customs
After Hours Choppers
Noise Cycles
Lower Class leather
Hippy Killer Garage
Crowne Plating and Polishing
Accufast
TailEnd Customs
Casa Customs
Paughco
Primo Powdercoating and Blasting
Black Market Art
Dept of Customz Paint

And a big Thank you to all the Vendors who attended this year!!! I know you guys all took a leap and stepped up to help me out and to be a part of this event, and i cant thank you enough for that. You guys made the show a success!

Silva Street Dogs
Kiera Brady Pinstriping
Lone Ranger Motor Clothing
Helm Street Jewelry
Vision 2 Victory Veterans Charity
Lower Class Leather
Dead and Buried Merchandise
Crowne Plating and Polishing
Hippy Killer Garage
Rolling Heavy
Noise Cycles
Gordo the artist
Show Class Magazine
Primos Helmet Division
El Diablo Moto
Naash Jewelry
A Pinups Closet
Landspeed Garage
Redemption Motorcycles
Black Market Art
Lowbrow Customs
Vintage Klass
Angel and the Badmen
Eds Stumble inn for hosting the event!
GD Bro Burger Truck!!!
and anyone else who came out
We will definitely be doing this again next year and I am already starting to put together the plan!
If you have any pics from the event, Please send them to tjbrutalcustoms@gmail.com
Thank you all again and we will see you next year! more pics coming soon!

















10/06/2013

The raffle bike is speeding along at a good clip now, and the frame is back from paint with a beautiful white ice pearl finish.
now i have to get everything to sandblasting so the parts can be chromed in time for re-assembly!
im currently looking for someone who might want to donate a chrome job to the bike!

9/19/2013

IT HAS BEGUN!

When i originally began setting up this event with Johnny and Gio, i had no idea how much sleep i would lose! Well The donor bike has been pulled into the shop and will be undergoing a radical transformation from a mild, unassuming and visually uninspiring honda shadow, to a complete custom chopper.
This build has had parts donated from some awesome companies and id like to thank them all for getting involved and for their support!
Heres a list of the Companies who have donated parts to this build!
Lowbrow Customs - Fender
Noise Cycles - Handlebars
Lower Class Leather - Leather goods
Dept of Customz - Paint
Biltwell - Helmet and Gloves
Hippy Killer - Pegs and Grips
Paughco - Gas tank components
and we have a few more companies who may be donating parts to this build or donating sweet stuff to giveaway!


Raffle tickets are no longer available online at this point, for some reason paypal didn't like me selling tickets for a raffle that will benefit charity. hmmm. So until we figure out an alternative, tickets are available at the following fine establishments-
The Gasser Lounge
Johnnys Saloon
Ed's Stumble Inn
TJ Brutal Customs

Please keep in mind, that even though you are buying raffle tickets to win a motorcycle, you are donating money to Vision 2 Victory a veterans charity. We want to thank everyone who has purchased tickets so far and I am looking forward to posting even more good stuff as this bike build moves along!

I know she doesnt look like much but its going to be awesome to see the transformation!!!!
stay tuned!

8/23/2013

Get to The Choppers Posters have arrived!

We have finally printed Get to the Choppers posters!
all the details for the event and bike raffle are on the poster! If you wanna get a poster they are free! just swing by the shop to pick one up or we may be able to mail or deliver to you!
For raffle tickets go to www.tjbrutalcustoms.bigcartel.com $25 each or 5 for $100!

7/30/2013

Raffle tickets are available now!!!
Tickets are $25.00 each but when you buy 4 you get one FREE!
You do not need to be present to win this bike!
if you are out of state, you will need to coordinate with us for shipping arrangements
You can only buy tickets at 3 places! TJBC Webstore Johnnys saloon,
and from Vision 2 victory!
Thats all for now, if we start selling tickets anywhere else, we will let you know!

Heres a brief spec sheet on the bike so far!
Engine 2000+ Honda VT600CD
Displacement: 598cc's
Fuel System: Carbureted
Horseys: 45-50
trans: 4 speed
final drive: Chain
rake: 35 degrees
tank: TJBC Custom design
fender: Lowbrow Customs
handlebars: Noise Cycles
grips: Hippy Killer
footpegs: Hippy Killer
front end - Originals by Jordan Hamilton modified by TJBC
frame fabrication: TJBC
seat: TJBC
sissy bar: TJBC
tail light: Tail End Customs
Leather: Lower Class Leather
Electrical: TJBC
Paint: TBD
Headlight: TBC
Exhaust: TJBC
Intake: TJBC


6/26/2013

Ever wanted to know who the hell this TJ Stiles character is? Well here's a brief Email interview i did recently, I'll share it with you!

Age: Dirty 30 and loving every second of it
Business: TJ Brutal Customs
Town: Huntington Beach CA, I love this city!
Co-Workers: None... yet
Riding Buddies: Bruuu, Tony, Shane, Cash, Tod, Jeff, Branden.
First Time on two wheels: when i was about 15 I painted my parents landlords ranch fence. It took me about 3 days, and they let me stay in their guest room. They had this big barn full of crap and they had a Honda Trail 90 and i tried to start it up and ended up screwing up my knee pretty bad kicking it over, they let me take it off their hands, i got it running and rode it around my parents property and to my job at the boat docks. that thing was rad!

First hand built motorcycle: My daily rider, a 2006 Honda Shadow VLX600, I bought it and thought it looked too shiny and lame so i started hacking crap off and learning how it worked. Mind you i had no other vehicle at the time so it was never down longer than a weekend! haha!

Earliest two wheel adventure: That would probably be when my little sister and I rode to Laughlin, me on my VT600 and she rode a ninja 250. she was a trooper!
Most recent two wheeled adventure: I tried to ride to vegas to visit a friend, ended up having a bunk battery, that died halfway there. It took me 4 hours in a home depot parking lot to figure it out, so I pushed the bike 2 miles down the road to an auto zone, I bought a new battery, a charger, and got a hotel room and a 6 pack and had just settled down when my friend Ricky calls me and says hes coming to get me. From Huntington Beach! Now THAT is a friend!

Current stable of bikes and projects: My VLX, DD"s, and my brothers VLX are always in the stable, and right now i have a cm250, a CM450, a KZ400, an XS650, a 2002 VLX chop im building for a customer, An XS400 An XS500 and a Vstar im doing some exhaust work on.

Tools you wish you had but dont: A lathe, a TIG, a tubing bender... oh and i really need an effing tool chest. SOON!
Tools you have but wish you didnt: thats a dumb question, i love all my tools!
Proudest moment: When i got to build my little brother a bike!
Darkest secret: Dont have any, I am an open book.
Deepest fear: losing my eyesight. How would I know when I've wiped enough????
Biggest regret: Selling my 1970 Chevy Nova.
Reason for being: LOVE. Love in all forms, for many reasons, towards many people, from many others, and all its manifestations of passion. I love my bike, I love dogs, I love Whiskey, I love Metal. They are all different forms of love but all equally as important and full of potential.

If i lost my right arm: Id probably be bummed because of the bills involved but id probably end up making the best of it and persevering through it and using that shit to learn a new skillset or something. Its pretty hard to keep me down!

Thanks!

6/04/2013

After a years absence, from this thing, i am back in action, im going to try and link all my social media together, facebook, blog, twitter, instagram, etc, so you can all see what ive been doin!

6/18/2012

I now sell steel bungs for all your fabrication cravings.

Now available, counterbored bungs, threaded bungs, domed bungs, whatever you need! Email me for pricing. Tjbrutalcustoms@gmail.com


5/14/2012

Triumph update

T100 R is finally wired ( i think) and today im going to make a little modification to the left side footpeg bracket so the chain has enough clearance. i wanna give it just a wee bit more than its got now. after that... fill er up with gas, oil, put fluid in the forks... and we kick....

5/08/2012

MAY PHOTO CONTEST!!!!

Listen up you scumbags and scumbaggettes! 


This here's a contest!


Email me your pictures of how YOU used a DO FUN SHIT! sticker, or a patch or a shop rag, include a link to your Facebook url so i can tag you in your photo, and I will post the pictures in the photo album called "May DFS contest! Share your photo! most likes wins!" Share the photo and get all your hooker friends to like it! 


Whoever gets the most likes on their picture by MAY 31st at midnight will win the following:


$50 gift certificate at Johnny's Saloon,(that's enough to get you loopy!) 
a DO FUN SHIT! t-shirt, a buttload of different sticker designs, patches, and a TJBC shop rag.


SEND PICTURES TO: tjbrutalcustoms@gmail.com
make sure you include your facebook URL so i can tag you! 
Good Luck! 


Don't have stickers and want to get em? go to 
tjbrutalcustoms.bigcartel.com