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Source: Discovery

'American Chopper' Stars Paul Senior and Junior's 10-Year Feud Explained

By Anna Quintana

Everyone's favorite motorcycle mechanics — Paul Teutul and his son, Pauly Junior — are working on restoring a 1951 Buick for Season 12 of their hit series, American Chopper. However, getting this father-son duo back together has not been easy. 

"We didn't talk for ten years. That's a long time to really not talk," Junior told his dad on the Discovery show when they were working together on a motorcycle last year. "I think it's really been a turning point and we've made a lot of progress in our relationship. But we really haven't had a chance to hang out much." 

So, what happened between Paul Sr. and Junior? 

When American Choppers premiered in 2003, the show centered on the Teutuls, who worked together at their shop, Orange County Choppers, in upstate New York. The father-son team was known for their conflicting styles and were often caught fighting on cameras. However, in 2008 an explosive argument led to Paul Jr.'s termination — which prompted him to open a competing shop named Paul Jr. Designs.