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Frame question??

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Post by panhead62 » Wed Jan 13, 2010 7:22 pm

I am out on the road and don't have my book. Did Harley offer a hard tail frame in 1959 or was there only the Duo Glide???

Thanks
Bob



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Re: Frame question??

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Post by RUBONE » Wed Jan 13, 2010 7:28 pm

No and Yes.
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Re: Frame question??

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Post by panhead62 » Wed Jan 13, 2010 7:29 pm

so you could order a 59 hardtail??

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Re: Frame question??

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Post by jlaley » Wed Jan 13, 2010 7:43 pm

I think Robbie meant that no, there was no hardtail in '59 and yes, there was only the duo glide.
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Re: Frame question??

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Post by panhead62 » Wed Jan 13, 2010 7:48 pm

wasn't reading it that way. ok sounds good to me. thanks robbie and jim.

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Re: Frame question??

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Post by 4pans1man » Wed Jan 13, 2010 10:25 pm

Panhead62,

What do you think of this frame? Ebay item #330394195697? Anyone?

Regards, Tony.

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Re: Frame question??

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Post by fatfatboy » Wed Jan 13, 2010 11:48 pm

4pans1man wrote:Panhead62,

What do you think of this frame? Ebay item #330394195697? Anyone?

Regards, Tony.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1953-195 ... 4ced0756f1

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Re: Frame question??

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Post by Bosheff » Thu Jan 14, 2010 1:47 am

An oddball indeed. First time I've ever a factory lookin swingarm frame, set-up for mechanical rear brake. I wonder why the date code was ground off the top motor mount. I gotta agree, the seller didn't misrepresent it when he advertised it. I'd like to see it fresh from the sandblaster....bosheff

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Re: Frame question??

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Post by RUBONE » Thu Jan 14, 2010 1:49 am

See the commentary on that one on the AMCA site. Search under "joke of the week"! :mrgreen:
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Re: Frame question??

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Post by Bosheff » Thu Jan 14, 2010 2:22 pm

Robbie; Can ya post an address or sight or link to this morphadiked frame. I can't find it at the A.M.C.A. sight....bosheff

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Re: Frame question??

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Post by steinauge » Thu Jan 14, 2010 4:04 pm

My that is interesting----- I have seen quite a few early duo-glide frames that had the back half of an OEM rigid frame welded to them but never the other way around! I wonder why that got done?

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Re: Frame question??

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Post by FlatHeadSix » Thu Jan 14, 2010 5:19 pm

Bosheff wrote:Robbie; Can ya post an address or sight or link to this morphadiked frame. I can't find it at the A.M.C.A. sight....bosheff
Fatfatboy posted the link above, here it is again:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1953-195 ... 4ced0756f1

3 days left, Buy It Now: $1500 ( a real steal, or at least "real steel" )

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Re: Frame question??

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Post by Bosheff » Thu Jan 14, 2010 10:16 pm

What I'm tryin to access is the AMCA site that has this frame listed as the Joke of the Week. Apparently there is something strange or humerous bout this frame other than the obvious....bosheff
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Re: Frame question??

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Post by FlatHeadSix » Thu Jan 14, 2010 10:46 pm

I don't think it was anything other than what it is, just another mix-and-match. Robert Luland posted it originally, I guess he thought it was funny, an "export prototype"
see if this link works:
http://www.antiquemotorcycle.org/bboard ... hp?t=15540

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Re: Frame question??

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Post by NightShift » Thu Jan 14, 2010 11:32 pm

Who ever did it did it awful good.

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