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craig60pan
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Rear fender year?

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Post by craig60pan » Sat Sep 12, 2009 9:25 pm

I pulled this fender off a very non-original 1960 FL
I thought that the raised area was bondo or a strip welded on top of the fender but it is a raised section instead.
Any idea what year this actually came from (if any)
CJ
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Re: Rear fender year?

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Post by craig60pan » Sat Sep 12, 2009 9:26 pm

It's a rear fender, that may not be obvious from the photo

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Re: Rear fender year?

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Post by RUBONE » Sat Sep 12, 2009 10:53 pm

It looks like a normal Duo-Glide or Electra-Glide fender front section. It is supposed to have that raised rib, they all do. Post some better pictures of the whole thing and you'll get more info. The earlier ones are not indented in the area of the oil tank and don't have those big washers welded on. it is probably a '65 to late '70s fender. What tail section is on it? Taillight?
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Re: Rear fender year?

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Post by craig60pan » Sat Sep 12, 2009 11:45 pm

Some additional photos
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Re: Rear fender year?

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Post by RUBONE » Sun Sep 13, 2009 12:23 am

I would say '65 to '72.
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Re: Rear fender year?

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Post by craig60pan » Sun Sep 13, 2009 12:32 am

Thanks Robbie
I think you are right. The welded on washers are I think are the key.
Now I just need someone who wants to trade this one for a 60 version
CJ

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Re: Rear fender year?

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Post by Bosheff » Mon Sep 14, 2009 1:38 am

Lower half of fender with the taillight hole may have been mated to a later top half, or maybe this is the original set-up. Lower half suggests no newer than 72, while top half could be as late as 79. I think 80 was first year the Factory eliminated the hinge set-up. As far as the dimples near the oil tank area, as I remember, anything from 58 on should have them, as their purpose was to gain clearance for the nuts that secure the shock studs to the frame while also securing the fender strut. I realize 58-64 used the horseshoe oil tank, while 65 through 84 used the later style, but I don't think the oil tank was the issue here, clearance in the fender area was. I may be wrong, feel free to add or correct....bosheff

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Re: Rear fender year?

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Post by RUBONE » Mon Sep 14, 2009 4:35 am

Bosheff,
The indentation in question isn't for the shocks. It is in the lower front section, visible in the pictures, and is for the square '65 and later oil tank.
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Re: Rear fender year?

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Post by Bosheff » Tue Sep 15, 2009 2:15 am

I agree. Thankx for clarifying....bosheff

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Re: Rear fender year?

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Post by craig60pan » Wed Sep 16, 2009 8:45 pm

It came off a 1960 pan but this bike has parts from almost every year harley made panheads
The main redeeming factor is the motor/tranny is from a 60 FL and has matching belly numbers
CJ

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