i finally have a 49 frame & tanks

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i finally have a 49 frame & tanks

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Post by Mr Mach1 » Fri Dec 30, 2011 5:40 am

When I bought my 49 panhead it was sold to me as having a bone stock unaltered frame. While that was true he didn't tell me the frame was a 57. I searched high and low and couldn't come up with a 49 frame. Through a friend at work who is a big Indian fan put me on to Don, the president of the Long Island NY Antique Motorcycle Club who had the right frame and tanks. We did a straight swap for frame and tanks. I'm over the top! I already started stripping it down to bare metal and hope to have it painted for the new year. Its great dealing with quality and knowledable people. Thanks to all here who given valuable help and advise. I'll post my progress.

Thanks again
Leon



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Re: i finally have a 49 frame & tanks

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Post by Hog54 » Mon Jan 02, 2012 7:42 pm

Make sure everything fits in it first before you paint it.Ive had nightmares with stock frames that were not straight.

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Post by Mr Mach1 » Wed Jan 04, 2012 7:10 am

Here it is cleaned up ready for paint. I just came in from the garage. I epoxy primed the frame, tins and tanks and left the heat set at 75. Should be nice & toasty in the morning. Then I sand em down and spray em black, after about seven hours of heat I'll take em into the basement to finish curing.
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Post by RUBONE » Wed Jan 04, 2012 2:50 pm

Leon,
Now you just need '49 fenders! :mrgreen:
Robbie

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Post by Mr Mach1 » Wed Jan 04, 2012 4:46 pm

RUBONE wrote:Leon,
Now you just need '49 fenders! :mrgreen:
Robbie
What good eyes you have . The front fender I bought for $50. I think its 80's. The rear is 50's.

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Re: i finally have a 49 frame & tanks

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Post by 46wl » Thu Jan 05, 2012 6:52 pm

RUBONE wrote:Leon,
Now you just need '49 fenders! :mrgreen:
Robbie
And a '49 oil tank!
:)

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Post by Mr Mach1 » Fri Jan 06, 2012 12:48 pm

Parts are painted. Not too bad for dirty garage job
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Post by cdndewey » Fri Jan 06, 2012 2:12 pm

Nice job...good work.

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Post by Bigincher » Fri Jan 06, 2012 3:42 pm

Looks great..! Looking forward to more photos as you assemble.

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Post by hplhd » Fri Jan 06, 2012 5:07 pm

MM1, man thats looking real good. keep us updated.

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Post by caschnd1 » Sat Jan 07, 2012 3:25 am

Definitely looking good! I'm also looking forward to more photos at it comes together.

-Craig

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Post by Mr Mach1 » Fri Jan 13, 2012 6:23 am

I cleaned up my wheels today. The chrome on the rims is thin and spokes are rusty. Naval jelly works wonders. They'll do till I can get better. Any ideas on what I can do to the front hub. I guess it was black at one time. Looks like a big job to mask & paint it. Rear is chrome and so so. Any feedback on new repop wheels ?
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Post by BudPounder » Fri Jan 20, 2012 6:22 pm

Do the 49FL triple tree tins (stainless) have Hydra-Glide on the top of them or are they blank and are there early ones and late ones.

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Post by Mr Mach1 » Sat Jan 21, 2012 5:17 pm

BudPounder wrote:Do the 49FL triple tree tins (stainless) have Hydra-Glide on the top of them or are they blank and are there early ones and late ones.
I believe 49 were blank

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Post by Bosheff » Sat Jan 21, 2012 5:31 pm

I would rather have a worn "genuine" part than a "new" import part....bosheff

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