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1949 fork sliders

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Post by pan620 » Wed Oct 31, 2007 1:16 pm

Are the sliders for a 1949 Hyrda Glide a one year only thing? I have a set with a -48 number stamped on the top of them. TIA Dave



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Post by FlatHeadSix » Wed Oct 31, 2007 1:43 pm

pan620,

1949 was the only year they were installed unpolished, sand cast and painted black from the factory.

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Post by pan620 » Thu Nov 01, 2007 1:22 am

Thanks for the info, any other years stamped with a number??

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Post by Cotten » Thu Nov 01, 2007 2:55 am

Actually, nearly any year could be ordered black.

'49's were the only year stamped, and sand-cast. Please remember that the year at the end of OEM numbers is the blueprint year; In the attached pic, it looks like a 9. Often stamping is imperfect, or has been dressed over the years.

The brake drum was also a unique sand-cast part.

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Post by pan620 » Thu Nov 01, 2007 1:20 pm

THANKS Cotten,the ones I have are very hard to read due to the fact they are stamped half way between the flat area and the recess, can you tell me or show me the difference between the brake drums? Thanks Again DAVE

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Post by Cotten » Sun Nov 04, 2007 1:47 am

Still looking for my real '49 backing plate......

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Post by pan620 » Sun Nov 04, 2007 1:14 pm

Thanks I look foward to seeing a "real" 1949 backing plate so I can tell if that is what i have! :D

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Re: 1949 fork sliders

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Post by brentmaggard66 » Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:40 am

Ever seen a casting number on the inside of the fender ear? Right where the two bolts go?

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Post by Bigincher » Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:31 am

brentmaggard66 wrote:
Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:40 am
Ever seen a casting number on the inside of the fender ear? Right where the two bolts go?
I've not ever seen that.




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Re: 1949 fork sliders

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Post by cdndewey » Wed Aug 16, 2017 1:10 pm

brentmaggard66 wrote:
Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:40 am
Ever seen a casting number on the inside of the fender ear? Right where the two bolts go?
Early 49's were stamped on the outside near the top and later 49's were cast on the inside near the middle.

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Post by brentmaggard66 » Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:55 am

Here is a photo, and also a picture of the brake that came on it, also unsure about.. Thanks guys
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Post by Bigincher » Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:03 am

It could've been stamped by a previous owner as a means of identification.
I have a couple of brake drums with the same stampings inside, but if I ever knew what it was I've forgotten.

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Re: 1949 fork sliders

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Post by brentmaggard66 » Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:13 am

Bigincher wrote:
Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:03 am
It could've been stamped by a previous owner as a means of identification.
I have a couple of brake drums with the same stampings inside, but if I ever knew what it was I've forgotten.

The inside of that drum seems more crude than others I have... would that be the sand cast type? Thank you for the replies

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