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darrylspanhead
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Re: shocks

#31

Post by darrylspanhead » Thu Mar 01, 2012 4:31 am

thanks jdpan! that makes me feel alittle better! still like to know WTF i have just so when people ask i will unlike the guy who had this frame!



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Re: shocks

#32

Post by George Greer » Thu Mar 01, 2012 4:32 am

Jdpan...

Thats what my frame in the US looks like...

And I got a quick question for ya........on the top of the boss where the swing arm pivot bolt rides thru, there's threaded holes there...is it possible to get the thread size of the holes?

Thanks

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Re: shocks

#33

Post by jdpan » Thu Mar 01, 2012 4:34 am

You have a shovelhead frame, there should be a number stamped on the top motor mount that would indicate the year, not sure which side right off the bat... Take a look and report back.

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Re: shocks

#34

Post by jdpan » Thu Mar 01, 2012 4:37 am

George, I dont have that info handy, Im sure rubone or cotten will have it... Are your threads boogered up? The oil tank bracket mounts right? Pretty sure they're a standard thread size, just not sure what.

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Re: shocks

#35

Post by darrylspanhead » Thu Mar 01, 2012 4:39 am

do i have to join another forum????????? ill look but like i said its in the shop so it might be a few days! thanks again and agin and agin!

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Re: shocks

#36

Post by jdpan » Thu Mar 01, 2012 4:41 am

Nah, you're fine here... Not sure I read anything about it, do you have a motor yet?

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Re: shocks

#37

Post by darrylspanhead » Thu Mar 01, 2012 4:46 am

no not yet but i was planning on either a pan or shovel! both are hard to come by! thought id rebuild one if i can find one worth rebuilding! guys want like 5000 for em! most of my money will go into the frame and engine and forks everything else will hopefully be swap meet finds other then nuts and bolts! im open to any and all suggestions!

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Re: shocks

#38

Post by George Greer » Thu Mar 01, 2012 4:48 am

No buggered up threads,

Just thought that I read that they were 5/16 X 24, and wanted to confirm that.

I'll be posting photos of my project soon.


darrylspanhead..............everything ya need can be found here OR someone will direct you to the place you need to go...

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Re: shocks

#39

Post by darrylspanhead » Thu Mar 01, 2012 4:50 am

thanks george! :)

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Re: shocks

#40

Post by jdpan » Thu Mar 01, 2012 4:52 am

If you choose to approach the Panhead world piece by piece, swap meets and online are probably your best bets but, be prepared to have deep pockets either way.

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Re: shocks

#41

Post by darrylspanhead » Thu Mar 01, 2012 4:55 am

hahaha yeah for sure! i think id be better off getting one that needs alittle work and have someone help me rebuild it!

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Re: shocks

#42

Post by RUBONE » Thu Mar 01, 2012 5:12 am

George,
The threads are indeed 5/16-24.
Darrylpanhead,
The frame you have appears to be around a '67 or '68 type. Is that an empty hole on the right side of the neck? If so it would have had a fork lock there. See if you can find a small number and letter code stamped into the side of the neck. Previous to '70 the frame had a code on it. Not a VIN number but an identification mark.
Robbie

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Re: shocks

#43

Post by darrylspanhead » Thu Mar 01, 2012 5:21 am

67 - 68 shovel??? yeah that the fork lock hole! at least thats what i was told! i was also told that its a felony to remove those...? anyway im not sure it has any other numbers on the neck other then in the photo...are there some numbers near the rear but i was told that they were probally put there later on...when i see my frame next ill check it out! i got it sand blasted so it will be eaiser to see now!

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Re: shocks

#44

Post by darrylspanhead » Thu Mar 01, 2012 5:29 am

now that you all have seen my frame does anyone know what size shock studs im looking for! my shocks have 1/2 eye holes (aftermarket) and i thought my frame has 5/8...this guy on ebay says that they dont make the conversion studs...

am i mixed up??

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Re: shocks

#45

Post by RUBONE » Thu Mar 01, 2012 6:02 am

i was also told that its a felony to remove those...?
That is pure crap!
Upper shock studs from the '70s will work. Lowers are a problem since there were never studs for round swingarms and 1/2" shock eyes. You can turn the 5/8" ones down to work though!
Robbie

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