buddy seat component finish

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buddy seat component finish

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Post by meadows » Wed Dec 01, 2010 1:19 am

does anybody out there know the correct finish for the buddy seat yoke bracket on a '49 panhead? {the one that is held to the fender with the 3 screws}. i can't find it in palmer's book. also am unsure of the finish on all the clips and hardware under the buddy seat. trying to build it amca approved.



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Re: buddy seat component finish

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Post by King » Wed Dec 01, 2010 3:24 pm

On my 51 the bracket is chrome. It's hard to tell but I think the screws were cad plated. I believe the bike came from the factory as one of the "deluxe" models cause a lot of stuff (like the tool box cover) on it was original crome.

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Re: buddy seat component finish

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Post by james » Wed Dec 01, 2010 3:29 pm

I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong.
The hook should be painted black and the 3 screws cad.

Jim

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Re: buddy seat component finish

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Post by meadows » Wed Dec 01, 2010 11:17 pm

i believe the one on mine should be black. it appears to be the original, and i found traces of very old black paint. hopefully thats right. i appreciate the response.

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Re: buddy seat component finish

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Post by RUBONE » Wed Dec 01, 2010 11:27 pm

On my 51 the bracket is chrome. It's hard to tell but I think the screws were cad plated. I believe the bike came from the factory as one of the "deluxe" models cause a lot of stuff (like the tool box cover) on it was original crome.
Neither the buddy seat loop or the tool box cover were part of the deluxe chrome group. Most likely if the parts were on since new they were dealer add-ons. Lots of dealers added chrome and custom paint for customers back then.
Robbie

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