Front fenter trim holes

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Front fenter trim holes

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Post by pan58head » Thu Nov 22, 2007 10:56 pm

Hello All Just curious if there is any place out there to get measurements(blue print) where trim holes should be in fenders. I need to drill the hole in my front fender for the duo glide emlbems don't want to just guess? Thanks Bob



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Post by Cotten » Fri Nov 23, 2007 12:20 am

Bob!

Take a sheet of paper and make a rubbing of the inside of the fender trim, locating the screw centers. Then cut it out and use it for a stencil upon your fender tip.

Stand back as far as your can, while you eyeball it straight with tape before you drill.

If you drilled as per a print, it would never look as good.

....Cotten

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Post by VT » Fri Nov 23, 2007 4:51 pm

front '59 fender tip has two fender holes. First one is 5/8" above the center of the fender tip and the second hole is 1-1/2" above that.
strip trim holes are 5-1/2" apart. The holes are 1/4" above the edge of the fender side. There should be no fender metal exposed below the strip. all you see is strip. There are only two T-bolts per side that ship in the trim kits. OEM strips used 3 T-bolts, so either make your side trim holes 5-1/2" apart or if you have 3 t-bolts, make them 4" apart.
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Post by pan58head » Fri Nov 23, 2007 5:26 pm

Hello Cotton great Idea , but I have a fender for what I think is a 52-54 so the trim holes are different. V twin I found your post for the front trim. I'm looking for the correct location of the duo glide emblems now. Thanks Bob

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Post by VT » Fri Nov 23, 2007 5:58 pm

you signed in as pan58head, i thought that's what you were working on.
'49-56 holes are different. your front fender trim holes are 1" above the front fender tip. Use a dot of Permatex on each of the two fixed screws on the tip and hold that against your fender. the permatex will leave a mark. measure the marks and you'l find them close to 1". Drill 11/64 holes.

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Post by DuoGlide62 » Fri Nov 23, 2007 11:48 pm

So if I understand the question, you're using an early fender ('52 to '54) and you want to mount Duo-Glide emblems ?
If I'm not mistaken the nose on the two fenders is different. I could be wrong, it happens alot.
Anyway, here's a pic of my '62. Hope it helps.
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Post by VT » Sat Nov 24, 2007 12:55 am

front fender for the duo glide emblems
Somehow I read that tips and trim. Easy to do when all you want to hear is yourself.

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Post by pan58head » Sat Nov 24, 2007 3:47 pm

Hello As usual I'm confused. I thought I had a 49-56 fender that I was going to make work. But the more I look at the fender is looks like the front is the sqaured off type. The side brackets are the 49-56 stlyle I thought. But now I look at the picture that duoglide 62 posted and they look like that. My fender is an oem piece. What fender should I have on my 58. Thanks Bob

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Post by john HD » Sat Nov 24, 2007 4:07 pm

i would like to see a side by side photo showing the differences in the two types of fenders.

might help explain some of the issues i have with my front fender as well!

good thread!

john

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Post by VT » Sat Nov 24, 2007 4:54 pm

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1949-56
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1959-66
1957-1958 had a plastic fender tip. V-Twin has them. The '57-58 used the same side trim spears as the '59-66. They sent me a '57-58 tip once, by mistake. Sort of scary looking. I was glad when they came out with the 1959 tip.
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Post by john HD » Sat Nov 24, 2007 6:53 pm

so is the actual fender shape the same or are there differences beyond what trim you apply?

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Post by Guest » Sat Nov 24, 2007 10:12 pm

I believe there are diferences relating to the rivets holding the mounting brackets, some apparently have none(welded?). mike

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Post by Panacea » Sat Nov 24, 2007 10:15 pm

Just me again....

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Post by VT » Sat Nov 24, 2007 10:45 pm

I think the fenders are the same. There's an "earlier" Glide fender that's offered with smaller mounts, but the fender shell is the same.
The '49-56 primered pic is a fender they sell with no trim holes.
The here's the one they sell with trim holes. The middle hole on the tip isn't used for 1949-66. All the holes are in the right place.Image

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Post by pan58head » Sat Nov 24, 2007 11:04 pm

We'll the plot thickens!!!! I took a minute today to look at my fender today and the two holes on top of each other (for thr 57-66 trim) are there. along wiht the other 49-56 trim holes. I think the differance between the fender is in the tip of the fender. 49-56 are rounded more while the 57-66 is more flat. I awaiting thim the fixman was nice enough to sell me and I will let you know of this(58) trim fits. The side brackets are difffernet also. I haybe hunting for a fender again!!!!!!!! Bob

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