Need some help and advice

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Dutchpanhead
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Need some help and advice

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Post by Dutchpanhead » Sun Jan 19, 2014 6:15 pm

Hello,

I need some advice. Is the front end of a 54 (drum brake left) the same as the one on an early shovel? I mean the trees an fork legs. Thanks for your help!

Regards Jan



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Re: Need some help and advice

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Post by Bigincher » Sun Jan 19, 2014 6:17 pm

The angle of the stem fork changed in '58 for the swingarm models. Short answer is No, not exactly the same.

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Post by Dutchpanhead » Sun Jan 19, 2014 8:06 pm

Thanks! So I understand that the trees are different because of te angle of the stem. And the fork legs only? Are these the same? Does anybody know the correct part numbers of the trees? Thanks again for your help.

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Re: Need some help and advice

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Post by 1950Panhead » Sun Jan 19, 2014 10:38 pm

Trees are 45700-48 and 45700-58, tree achanged in 60 and tree tops differ.
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Re: Need some help and advice

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Post by RUBONE » Mon Jan 20, 2014 2:10 am

Just a note about trees. Don't confuse the numbers cast into trees as part numbers. They are not and can add to confusion. The only way to truly identify trees is by features such as already mentioned stem position, riser types, location of holes drilled, etc. Almost all will work on any application, but only some are correct for those applications.

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Re: Need some help and advice

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Post by Dutchpanhead » Mon Jan 20, 2014 7:38 am

Thanks! But what about the legs? Are they the same as the ones on an early shovel (drum left)?

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Post by VPH-D » Mon Jan 20, 2014 2:59 pm

The legs, leg internal parts, and lower sliders are the same 49-68. There are some very small casting differences which don't effect use. I think only the legs are different on the 69-71 models.
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Re: Need some help and advice

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Post by Dutchpanhead » Mon Jan 20, 2014 6:12 pm

Thanks all!!!

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