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'American Chopper' Son -- Out to Destroy Dad

4/15/2010 1:55 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The oldest son from "American Chopper" has escalated the war against his father by opening up a rival motorcycle business -- and he's making the whole thing incredibly personal.

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TMZ has learned Paul Teutul Jr. is starting a competing shop to go head-to-head with his dad's Orange County Choppers shop.

But here's the catch -- Junior has recruited a bunch of disgruntled employees who left his dad's place ... including his brother Mikey Teutul and friends Vinnie DiMartino, Robert "Nub" Collard and Joe Puliafico.

We're told Senior has no idea about the mutiny ... that is, until now.

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Larry    

Whiney, spoiled little ****! I hope they are all broke soon.

1464 days ago
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Jim    

It's always such a shame when family's get involved in fighting with each other. No one "wins". So what if the son makes a go of it with a new business? Is it worth the loss of your father? BOTH SIDES should step back and see how destructive they are being to each other.

1464 days ago
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Trish    

Good for him! The dad was always screaming and yelling like Kate Gosselin. Those angry people need to go away.

1464 days ago
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Dave In Tulsa    

I'm not sure he can sell his bikes without the OCC brand on them.

1464 days ago
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nikd    

TLC~What family arent they going to break up?

1464 days ago
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Dumb Surfer Guy on TMZ "Knarly"    

His Dad looks like a Homo that Hangs Out at The Blue Oyster!!

1464 days ago
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all about the money    

I have always liked Jr's designs over his fathers anyway. Like they said Jr is more new school and dad is old school. If Jr has a good work ethic he can do much better than his dad but I think that was the issue that Jr was a little big headed. He knew he had talent but was not always the most dependable. If he is going to run a shop he is going to need to be responsible and run it like a business.

1464 days ago
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Fallopia Lopez    

Kudos to Junior! That dad is one enormous a-hole.

1464 days ago
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Tony The Dong    

ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

1464 days ago
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lakenne    

He should open his own business. He was the one coming up with the designs anyway. TMZ listed Pauly Jr as the oldest son, but I thought there was another son who was older than Paul Jr and Mikey?

1464 days ago
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John    

HE can sell the bikes. Everyone knows OCC look is all JR. Over the what 7 years Dad has made 4 bikes and they are so 70's or nose bleed rake that not many even like them.



As long as Jr. works and stop playing games and coming and going whenever he will crush his dad.

1464 days ago
12.

OooooNooo!    

The old man (and that TV show) jumped the shark years ago. Every week it was the same thing: old man throws tool at Mikey, Paul Jr. tries to get the bike done, Vinnie and the crew do most of the work. What with Jessie James's problems there may be a time window for Paul Jr to slip into a new gig.

1464 days ago
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Pistol    

What the hell ever.

1464 days ago
14.

jody    

Can you say new reality show? Father vs. Son. I am willing to bet this is all a farce to get new viewers.

1464 days ago
15.

M    

Well, this is another family that TLC has torn apart.

1464 days ago
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