To kick things off, Klock and his team covered the shop walls with all the images they could find of WWII military bikes so they could soak in the look and feel of these period machines. Common components soon emerged. Elements that would go on the project bike: windshield, floorboards, wire wheels, leather saddlebags, rugged-duty tires. And Klock purposely chose standard-stock Indian/Polaris parts for all these needs, albeit sometimes with a little helping hand. The Indian Chieftain floorboards, for example, were fit up with adapters Klock Werks now offers for sale as a kit. A race-style tire groover gave the stock Indian tires a more rugged, industrial-style countenance, and the standard Indian Scout windscreen was swathed in leather shielding as per common wartime fitment.