PanScott's 47EL

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Re: PanScott's 47EL

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Post by Buddhahoodvatoloco » Wed Apr 05, 2017 5:28 pm

Wasco, Wasco, Wasco.. Getting ready to call Carl and get some parts..



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Re: PanScott's 47EL

#17

Post by PanScott » Wed Apr 05, 2017 6:01 pm

Carl's was too busy to deal with my heads I didn't think of him when I needed frame stuff.

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Re: PanScott's 47EL

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Post by Bigincher » Wed Apr 05, 2017 6:18 pm

Where do you think Carl gets his parts?

Okay okay.... I'll never mention Wasco again.

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Re: PanScott's 47EL

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Post by Buddhahoodvatoloco » Thu Apr 06, 2017 4:16 pm

Okay if you won't mention WASCO, I Will, WASCO...

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Re: PanScott's 47EL

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Post by PanScott » Sat Apr 22, 2017 5:53 am

I harvested my straight leg from my 58 pan
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apparantly I have a March? maybe July? 1956 straight leg here.
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This frame is a a mess, it's straight I've ridden it thousands of miles but a ragged 60's survivor. Extra holes everywhere side car loops gone, floorboard mounts cut off. I decided to replace the entire top motor mount, seat T-bar and tank mount stampings, replace floorboard mounts and replace just the loops for the side car mounts. I'll leave the de-raked neck alone and top tank mount as it resembles a Knuck frame in those areas.
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Ever see underneath the motor mount plates? this is all after cutting it all off. Lots of clean up to do still.

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Re: PanScott's 47EL

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Post by Bigincher » Sat Apr 22, 2017 7:38 am

The two halves of the replacement combo-mount will likely need a bit of 'messaging' for a perfect fit. "Heat & beat" is acceptable. Be sure to weld those holes up first, they have drastically weakened the backbone.
You say the frame is straight, does a straightedge on top of the backbone confirm that?

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Re: PanScott's 47EL

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Post by PanScott » Sat Apr 22, 2017 4:32 pm

You say the frame is straight, does a straightedge on top of the backbone confirm that
I used a 18" scale and it looks good, my 1/4 x 1 x24 flat ground stock is too long to miss the weld at the seat post area. This thing has holes all over it. All will be plugged/welded. I got a lot of the old welds ground/ filed off, some finish work and off to sandblast. I left the OEM welds alone unless the bracket was gone. I'll share the side car loop process when i start it.

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Re: PanScott's 47EL

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Post by Bigincher » Sat Apr 22, 2017 5:08 pm

Sidecar loops are a tough repair. Hard to duplicate that machined area on the sides.

We always leave the factory welds alone, even the splatter!

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Re: PanScott's 47EL

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Post by PanScott » Thu May 04, 2017 4:20 am

While waiting to get the frame sandblasted so I can do the weld repairs, I decided to get the rear fender mounted. This was a '47 fender that had been cut to go on a WL. I got it from my cousin, and ran it on my Pan for years. I decided it was beyond reasonable repair and cut it off decades ago. Way better looking than a Drag Specialties "bobber" fender and OEM too! Still debating whether to fill the chrome trim holes separating the fender valences from the top.
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this is my old Pan back in the early 80's. Donor frame, tanks and fender for the '47. I literally blew the tailigth off this fender whem my pack exploded earlier on this trip.
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I decided to save my '47 only OP fender for a rainy day, I have had this old fender for 30 +years it was super beat so I cut it.
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i will build a custom fender support hopefully that will use the factory brackets
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I am using the supports from a re-pop fender I cut up even worse than this 3 piecer on the inside. here I am finding the location, I'll punch teh hoile thru then welkd the support to the inside. I'll do the same with the oil tank support. I gotta say getting the fender support straps to fit nice is more difficult than imagined.
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Re: PanScott's 47EL

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Post by PanScott » Sat Jun 17, 2017 3:51 am

I got my 57 straight leg back from the sand blaster. Since Knuck fraqmes are out of my price range this'll have to do.
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I've removed as many of the cut up messed up old castings/brackets as I am going to. Time to do some repairs. It is so frigin hot here (115+) now not much welding gonna happen.
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De-raked chopper frame
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It must've had extended tubes forever rails are still round
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At least the axle plates are sweet.
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Re: PanScott's 47EL

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Post by PanScott » Sat Jun 17, 2017 4:24 am

Opinions please on my Frankenstein Knuck full fender ? I have OEM saddlebags from 47 too.
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Or Bobber
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Re: PanScott's 47EL

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Post by Bigincher » Sat Jun 17, 2017 5:06 am

My opinion is.....

Saddlebags don't really work with a bobber style fender. If you plan on using saddlebags, I'd strongly recommend the full fender.
Have you ever seen saddlebags on a bobber fender? Horrible.
What's the deal with that exhaust pipe?

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Re: PanScott's 47EL

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Post by PanScott » Sun Jun 18, 2017 4:59 pm

I am a huge fan of two in to ones. Not many options for Knuck exhaust, drag pipes, reproduction original V-twin upsweeps. That is a NOS 70's Fubar. I am thinking of terminating the V-twin pipes early and upsweeping with this collector.
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Re: PanScott's 47EL

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Post by dcmc » Mon Jun 26, 2017 7:27 pm

Your mock-up looks good, build what makes you happy.
2 into one, oem squish and Y pipes, with oem Harley accessory fishtail, bobbed fender fabricated bag brackets[image]
this is why I don't post photos.
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