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1956 pan juice rear brake. Wondering if this is worth 2700. US>
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The frame is really the only thing that I can see that is " '56". And it's been modified. Missing toolbox mount, rear brake crossover tube, neck has been 'bondoed' over, etc. If it hasn't been ground off or covered with too thick of paint, I would look for the date code on the top motor mount, right side, where the plate goes around the top frame tube. Should have a letter and a number to indicate the year and month it was built. A = Jan., B = Feb., C = Mar., etc. The number is the last year in the decade, 4 = 1954, 5 = 1955, 6 = 1956, etc. To be built for the model year 1956, the codes would be H 5 to L 5 and A 6 to F 6. The letter and number are sometimes reversed as in 5 H or 6 D. Everything else, such as the front end is later. Doc
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Thanks for the information Doc. Date code shows 6C also very small numbers and letters on right rear casting. The guy wants 2700.00 US. and he is local. It is the style I want to build as I have a 1956 engine to go in. The last thing I want to do is get a 100 percent frame and modify it. I could go aftermarket but lets face it very cool to have a proper frame for this engine. It also comes with a juice rear brake that you cannot see. I think the price is a little high but there are others in line for this. The owner says because I have the engine he would perfer I have the build.
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Look the frame over over well, bottom of seat post tube, neck, rear axle plates. If there are no cracks or signs of accident bends, I would go for it! The opportunity to reunite a '56 motor to a '56 frame won't come around again. If sometime down the road you decide to make more of a restoration, the big money matching parts are there! That frame can be restored to stock, probably and I think the price is fair. The rear juice brake is a plus, for now if you are running a spool in front.
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