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pan hydraglide front end casting numbers?

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pan hydraglide front end casting numbers?

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Post by Luke » Mon Mar 29, 2010 7:34 am

I have a pan hydraglide front end that has 48 cast into both trees. This indicates a 49 front end since its the first year hydraglide right? I havent check the lowers yet.



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Post by Bosheff » Mon Mar 29, 2010 1:50 pm

I believe those trees would be common to a glide from 49-59. The casting # does not necessarily mean the year the part was produced, although in some instances it will....bosheff

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Post by panz4ever » Tue Mar 30, 2010 3:55 pm

49 only legs have a casting number on them that will look something like this. And I have seen ones on ebay where there is a casting number on the onside of the legs that run in line with the length of the leg. And where mine are indented (lack of a better word) the others appear to be raised lettering and a lot neater in appearance
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Re: pan hydraglide front end casting numbers?

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Post by NightShift » Tue Mar 30, 2010 5:54 pm

Bosheff wrote:I believe those trees would be common to a glide from 49-59. The casting # does not necessarily mean the year the part was produced, although in some instances it will....bosheff
Dear Bosheff,
I think the bottom tree changed for 1958 Duoglides.

R'spectfully,

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Re: pan hydraglide front end casting numbers?

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Post by Luke » Wed Mar 31, 2010 9:02 am

The front end is from what I believe is a 49 frame and chasis. The axle caps say 48, both trees say 48, the brake drum says 48. The brake drum backing plate says 49. The fork sliders have no numbers on them they have been sanded down smooth with #'s sanded of. Down near the bottom of the sliders there is evidence of sand cast surface.

The front end has a 18" front wheel that looks original (not to the front end) star hub. This would be a knuckle head wheel right? Pans never came with 18's did they?

I am going to sell this complete front end, brake, and wheel on ebay to fund a springer.

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Re: pan hydraglide front end casting numbers?

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Post by Luke » Wed Mar 31, 2010 9:23 am

Here is a pic.
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Some jackass also drilled and tapped through the brake side fender tab to mount a fender.
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Post by RUBONE » Wed Mar 31, 2010 4:34 pm

Some jackass also drilled and tapped through the brake side fender tab to mount a fender.
That "Jackass" was likely Harley-Davidson. Those sliders probably originally came on a Servi-Car which was built that way to allow a tow bar retaining bracket to mount there. There is almost no way to identify the year of a front end, just the identification of different features to place it in a time frame. If the stem is welded dead center in the lower tree it is rigid, if it is offset it is from a swing-arm, etc. The polished sliders are '50 to '67, except Servi-Car(see above) and painted types on some police units! Lots of variations, but not date coded.
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Re: pan hydraglide front end casting numbers?

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Post by Luke » Thu Apr 01, 2010 9:24 pm

Thanks Robbie. I didnt know servicars had these front ends. Do you know what years had them?

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Re: pan hydraglide front end casting numbers?

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Post by Robert Luland » Thu Apr 01, 2010 10:25 pm

As far as I know. The last year of springer was 57 so I guess that would make servi-car hydroalic front end 58? The fender bolts? Most likly striped threads and it was easier to drill them at home than get someone to put in a heli-coil.

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Post by RUBONE » Thu Apr 01, 2010 11:10 pm

The left fork slider for a Servi-Car glide front end is a -58 part number. The one for a 74 is -50. The difference is that the Servi-Car slider is milled off flat on the outside of the fender bolt casting and is not threaded but drilled straight through. There are a couple of spacers and a bracket that attach there on tow bar equipped bikes. If the tow bar was not fitted the fender just has a pair of long bolts with nuts on the left. That is likely what you have on there Luke. And glides were on Servi-Cars from '58 to '73.
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Re: pan hydraglide front end casting numbers?

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Post by Luke » Thu Apr 01, 2010 11:38 pm

Cool thanks Robbie thats the info I was after.

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