1948 wishbone frame repair

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1948 wishbone frame repair

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Post by for-the-wheel » Sat Feb 19, 2011 2:50 pm

Can anyone recommend a good frame repair shop in the midwest? I have a 48 panhead frame that was stretched in the back bone and had 2 inches added to upper part of down tubes with plates added for strength in neck area. I believe it is still stock rake. I want to bring it back to stock. Thanks!



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Re: 48 wishbone frame repair

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Post by panz4ever » Sat Feb 19, 2011 3:50 pm

Carls Cycle Supply in South Dakota (605) 225-5702

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Re: 48 wishbone frame repair

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Post by Bigincher » Sat Feb 19, 2011 3:56 pm

Although not in the Midwest, Dick at Wasco Frame in Tacoma Washington has done hundreds of Harley frames. He restored my '52 frame, and I am amazed at his skill and expertice...!
And here's an interesting side note--- Does anyone remembers a few years ago when Competition Distributing was offering excellent repair and replacement parts and castings for Harley pan and knuck frames, but suddenly stopped offering them? Well, Dick has been able to aquire all their stock-- and he's also working with the man in Texas that produced those excellent castings. So now he has excellent high-quality replacement and repair parts with which to restore cut-up frames. Matter of fact, my 'second' '52 frame is in his shop now--- he's restoring it as a 'showpiece', an example of the restoration work he does. He also has recently opened an eBay store, so those parts are once again available to general public, as well.
You can call him and talk about it--- 253-927-0669. Tell him Tom sent you......

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Re: 48 wishbone frame repair

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Post by john HD » Sat Feb 19, 2011 4:17 pm

wasco also has a bunch of stuff up on ebay right now.

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Re: 48 wishbone frame repair

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Post by Bigincher » Sat Feb 19, 2011 4:24 pm

john HD wrote:wasco also has a bunch of stuff up on ebay right now.
john
That's the 'good stuff' that Competition Distributing used to carry.

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Re: 48 wishbone frame repair

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Post by hibuck1 » Sat Feb 19, 2011 10:28 pm

I will put a couple of pics before and after 47 knuck
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Post by hibuck1 » Sat Feb 19, 2011 10:30 pm

after repair
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Post by Bigincher » Sun Feb 20, 2011 7:41 pm

Hello hibuck1,
Is that a little crack in the engine case coming off the case bolt, or am I seeing things??

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Re: 48 wishbone frame repair

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Post by Bigincher » Wed Feb 23, 2011 1:57 am

Bigincher wrote:Although not in the Midwest, Dick at Wasco Frame in Tacoma Washington has done hundreds of Harley frames. He restored my '52 frame, and I am amazed at his skill and expertice...!
And here's an interesting side note--- Does anyone remembers a few years ago when Competition Distributing was offering excellent repair and replacement parts and castings for Harley pan and knuck frames, but suddenly stopped offering them? Well, Dick has been able to aquire all their stock-- and he's also working with the man in Texas that produced those excellent castings. So now he has excellent high-quality replacement and repair parts with which to restore cut-up frames. Matter of fact, my 'second' '52 frame is in his shop now--- he's restoring it as a 'showpiece', an example of the restoration work he does. He also has recently opened an eBay store, so those parts are once again available to general public, as well.
You can call him and talk about it--- 253-927-0669. Tell him Tom sent you......
I just need to make this post to clarify and correct my previous statement regarding the source of Wasco's frame parts. (see above)
I talked to Dick again this morning, and he pointed out that he did not actually buy Competition Distributing's stock. Rather, he has contacted the same supplier that Competition used, and is getting the parts from him--- so, they are the same parts, just that Dick is getting them direct from the manufacturer. He also pointed out that these are the highest quality frame replacement parts available--- that's why he went through the trouble to find the source and cut a deal with them.
Just wanted to get the facts straight here,... thanks. And sorry if my mis-statement caused any grief for anyone.
Tom

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