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Ride On: Behind The Scenes Facts of American Chopper

Trying to Keep Up With the Costs

Sadly, the owner of the OCC location wasn’t the only one with financial difficulties. Paul Sr. later admitted he wasn’t always responsible when it came to the finances of his company, and he couldn’t keep up the costs after expanding. As soon as the big projects stopped coming in, Paul Sr. and Co. took whatever jobs they could.


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This meant they fixed things like cars, quad bikes, and snowmobiles just to make ends meet. Paul Sr. was forced to dip into his personal finances so that his shop workers can make a living. Times were tough for Orange County Choppers, and it would take a lot of resilience for Paul Sr. to bounce back.