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Year of the decals/paint job

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Post by jholbein » Sat May 08, 2010 5:40 pm

Recently I purchased a 1952 Duo Glide. At least what it says on the front fender. The frame is marked 1959. I took a picture of the tank. My question, is this a part of a 1959 Duo Glide or those anybody know from which year this paint job/decals is?
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Re: Year of the decals/paint job

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Post by DuoGlide62 » Sat May 08, 2010 6:49 pm

No you didn't.
None of those parts are for a 1952. The only thing Duo-Glide are the fender emblems.
The tanks look to be early eighties shovelhead. The fender looks to be from a softail.

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Re: Year of the decals/paint job

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Post by Sir_Rat » Sun May 09, 2010 9:22 am

You can't buy a '52 Duo Glide....They didn't make the first Duo Glide until 6 years later. You could possibly buy '52 pan motor in '58- '64 Duo Glide frame. In '52 it was called a Hydra Glide ('49-'57) and the frame was rigid. What does the other parts look like? Post some pics.....someone will let you know what you got if you're not sure.

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Re: Year of the decals/paint job

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Post by Cotten » Sun May 09, 2010 1:45 pm

Sir Rat Mike wrote:
"you can't buy a '52 DuoGlide..."

Sure you can.

I rode a rat '37 ElectraGlide for many years (until a little old lady in a Chrysler creamed it from behind).

I named it the KneglectaGlide.

...Cotten

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