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pan58head
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swing arm fender struts

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Post by pan58head » Thu Mar 27, 2008 6:51 pm

Hello all, been collecting parts to put my 58 back to stock. Just curious if theres is any way to spot a original set of rear fender struts? Are the marked at all? Thanks in advance Bob



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Post by Robert Luland » Thu Mar 27, 2008 11:04 pm

Pan58, I just went into the storage room and pulled an original set of struts off the shelf and I see no casting numbers. This is unusual since the motor company liked to piss on every hydrant on the block but there are a few pot metal parts that don’t carry a number. I also checked my 60 which is milk crate bound and found no numbers. The only thing I can suggest is to look for digs in the metal were the original luggage rack bolted on. This one item you will still find at a swap meet. Filthy dirty in a box and you at that point will know it’s real. Bob

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Post by VPH-D » Fri Mar 28, 2008 5:10 pm

The -58 fender struts have no turn signal holes. The 72-early 73 FX struts are similar, but aren't as wide. The FX struts are pretty rare, though.
XL struts are straight, with no kick-up, and are easy to spot. IIRC, the 77 and later FL struts have different hole spacing.
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pan58head
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swing arm fender struts

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Post by pan58head » Sat Mar 29, 2008 7:04 pm

Thanks for the response. I've been watching these on egay but, they all see like aftermarket sets. I would like to find an original set and have them re plated. I'm going to a flea market next weekend and this is on my wish list Thanks Bob

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