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Post by pan58head » Sun Apr 13, 2008 2:03 am

hello all trying to mount a tombstone on a ridgid fender. I'm looking for how far from the hindge is the first hole Thanks Bob



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Post by FlatHeadSix » Sun Apr 13, 2008 3:29 am

pan58head

I've got a couple of stripped original hinged sections with good holes out in the shop, I'll pattern one of them out for you in the morning if no one else beats me to it.

Most of the early ones, and replacements, came drilled for both a beehive and a tombstone, I'll post a pic along with the dimensions.

mike

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Post by john HD » Sun Apr 13, 2008 6:07 pm

i think i posted all the dimensions for plumber either here or at FHP.

i'll dig around...

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Post by john HD » Sun Apr 13, 2008 9:19 pm

check this out i have the dimensions posted here:
fender inside.jpg
fender outside.jpg
Sunday%2C March 19%2C 2006.jpg
lemme know if that works for you...

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Post by john HD » Sun Apr 13, 2008 9:21 pm

this one may help too.

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Post by FlatHeadSix » Mon Apr 14, 2008 1:08 am

I knew someone would beat me to it. Here is a pic of an original hardtail hinged section, all the holes are original factory. As I mentioned, the first ones were drilled for both tail lights, this is a '47. The holes circled in soapstone are for the tombstone. The 2 holes above and on either side of the elongated hole were for the license plate bracket used with the beehives. The jagged looking rusted out hole on the right was where the wire loom ended and came out through the fender. Distance from the bottom of the hinge notch to the center of the top elongated hole is 5 7/8", the elongated hole is 1/2" from top to bottom of the opening. Lower tombstone hole is 10 1/8" from the hinge notch to center of hole. The 2 hole in between the circled holes are for the beehive tail light.

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Post by FlatHeadSix » Mon Apr 14, 2008 1:18 am

John, nice work!

Your dimensions are exactly the same as I got except I measured down to the center of the holes instead of to the tops of the openings. Either one should get the job done.

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Post by pan58head » Mon Apr 14, 2008 1:29 am

Thanks , that's what I was hoping for. You guys always bail me out Thanks again Bob

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Post by FlatHeadSix » Mon Apr 14, 2008 2:43 am

I didn't provide dimensions for all the other holes in my photo, you probably don't want to reproduce those. Most of them are courtesy of the Waukesha County Wisconsin highway department and their fleet of salt spreaders. John can probably relate to that!

mike

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