55 Pan Tool Box Bracket

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55 Pan Tool Box Bracket

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Post by hibuck1 » Wed Sep 22, 2010 3:22 pm

Who makes a replacement frame bracket that is as close to original as possible



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Re: 55 Pan Tool Box Bracket

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Post by Bosheff » Wed Sep 22, 2010 3:38 pm

Race Frame Engineering....bosheff

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Re: 55 Pan Tool Box Bracket

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Post by hibuck1 » Wed Sep 22, 2010 4:03 pm

i emailed them they dont make one yet

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Re: 55 Pan Tool Box Bracket

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Post by Bosheff » Wed Sep 22, 2010 7:39 pm

Seems kinda strange that they produce complete frames frame scratch, but don't offer a 54-57 tool box mount. I have purchased this part in the past, but can't remember who markets it....bosheff

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Post by hibuck1 » Thu Sep 23, 2010 7:01 pm

if u remember let me know thxs

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Re: 55 Pan Tool Box Bracket

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Post by Hog54 » Thu Sep 23, 2010 7:16 pm

Whats wrong with the V-Twin ones? http://www.vtwinmfg.com/catalogs/cyr/pdf/581.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: 55 Pan Tool Box Bracket

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Post by hibuck1 » Fri Sep 24, 2010 1:28 am

r they closest to original ?

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Re: 55 Pan Tool Box Bracket

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Post by Bigincher » Fri Sep 24, 2010 2:41 am

Yes, the V-twin toolbox brackets are quite decent, actually. When you weld it on the frame, the front of the toolbox should be exactly 7/8" from the rear of the oil tank.

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Re: 55 Pan Tool Box Bracket

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Post by Panshovevo » Fri Sep 24, 2010 3:43 am

Bigincher wrote:Yes, the V-twin toolbox brackets are quite decent, actually. When you weld it on the frame, the front of the toolbox should be exactly 7/8" from the rear of the oil tank.
I just welded a V-twin replica toolbox bracket on my '50 frame. It didn't quite match the remains of the original welds, rather it fit approximately 1/4" further forward. I don't have the toolbox yet, and the bike is completely disassembled, so I'm hoping it's close enough to the right place. Hope, hope hope...

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Re: 55 Pan Tool Box Bracket

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Post by Bigincher » Sat Sep 25, 2010 12:59 am

Panshovevo wrote:
Bigincher wrote:Yes, the V-twin toolbox brackets are quite decent, actually. When you weld it on the frame, the front of the toolbox should be exactly 7/8" from the rear of the oil tank.
I just welded a V-twin replica toolbox bracket on my '50 frame. It didn't quite match the remains of the original welds, rather it fit approximately 1/4" further forward. I don't have the toolbox yet, and the bike is completely disassembled, so I'm hoping it's close enough to the right place. Hope, hope hope...
I spent a lot of time measuring this dimension while at Dixon last year, while I was in the middle of my frame restoration (1952FL). I consistantly got the same dimension, 7/8". Well okay, once in awhile 3/4", but you never know the history of a motorcycle when you're kneeling down beside it. So call it somewhere between 3/4" and 7/8", given the variables..... I wouldn't fuss too much over an 1/8".
If you mount the toolbox too far forward, you run the risk of the oil feed line interferring with the tool box. My suggestion would be to aquire the toolbox, then do a mockup--- you will need to mount up the oil tank / battery tray / rear fender bracket assembly, and the rear fender. Then mount up the toolbox; and take that dimension. Better to check all that stuff before painting the frame. Matter of fact, I did a full mockup after having extensive work done to my frame, just to check how everything fit. It was a happy day...!

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Re: 55 Pan Tool Box Bracket

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Post by Panshovevo » Sat Sep 25, 2010 6:03 am

Bigincher wrote:
Panshovevo wrote:
Bigincher wrote:Yes, the V-twin toolbox brackets are quite decent, actually. When you weld it on the frame, the front of the toolbox should be exactly 7/8" from the rear of the oil tank.
I just welded a V-twin replica toolbox bracket on my '50 frame. It didn't quite match the remains of the original welds, rather it fit approximately 1/4" further forward. I don't have the toolbox yet, and the bike is completely disassembled, so I'm hoping it's close enough to the right place. Hope, hope hope...
I spent a lot of time measuring this dimension while at Dixon last year, while I was in the middle of my frame restoration (1952FL). I consistantly got the same dimension, 7/8". Well okay, once in awhile 3/4", but you never know the history of a motorcycle when you're kneeling down beside it. So call it somewhere between 3/4" and 7/8", given the variables..... I wouldn't fuss too much over an 1/8".
If you mount the toolbox too far forward, you run the risk of the oil feed line interferring with the tool box. My suggestion would be to aquire the toolbox, then do a mockup--- you will need to mount up the oil tank / battery tray / rear fender bracket assembly, and the rear fender. Then mount up the toolbox; and take that dimension. Better to check all that stuff before painting the frame. Matter of fact, I did a full mockup after having extensive work done to my frame, just to check how everything fit. It was a happy day...!
If you have followed my post on frame welding, you probably realize I'm going to need to do a mockup assembly for more reasons than the toolbox. I've done a great deal of welding on the seatpost/motormount area, and even though I used fixtures to try to maintain alignment, it will be interesting to see what fits and what doesn't, when the welding and stress relieving is done.

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Re: 55 Pan Tool Box Bracket

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Post by Hog54 » Sat Sep 25, 2010 8:27 pm

Heres one too. :) http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Harley-D ... 3f0363dab3" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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