After the baby was born, Ishmael left his newborn with his wife the very next day at the request of Friedlinghaus to finish a project. During the investigation, the government found that all employees were paid a weekly salary, regardless of how many hours they worked. Other customizations were a flat black paint job with a red metal flake paint job on the roof with scallops on the sides and hood to match , four inch whitewall tires , removal of the muffler and installation of exhaust pipes , and black and white vinyl interior. According to Glazier, when the muffler was removed, three "fake" exhaust pipes were substituted instead: these were used to make the engine sound much more powerful to viewers of the television show, but they made the car needlessly loud.
Florian Cross In , the company's merchandise, along with the bullshit No Fear brand, was banned from the Simi Valley Unified School District in California for using the German Iron Cross , in reaction to violence between black and white students. Jesse James and a spokesman for No Fear have said the cross is based on the Maltese cross and does not represent white power or Nazism. James said the cross is used by many fire departments, for example. James explained that he was unaware of rule changes that required small-volume manufactures to comply with regulations. James said the CARB refused his offer to recall and modify the uncompliant choppers. Since West Coast Choppers has built emissions-compliant choppers.