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Fatdog Vintage Salvage

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Post Tue Oct 08, 2002 12:26 am

The rear leg looks ok! The front looks as though it has acquired some birth defects. The leg tubes look too short and the spring rods look too long! looks VL not RL
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m/cgeezer1945

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Post Fri Oct 11, 2002 12:19 am

Looks just like the one in my stuff... Left over from a pile of VL stuff I sold in 1992...Kept it cause I like it and plan to use it at some point..VL had a longer lower spring 13 coils instead of 11 if I remember right...I have the hub and brake assembly
with and H-D 21" rim laced up...but need rockers used them on somethin else...Geezer ps It is not 48, 30 to 36
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JIm

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Post Fri Oct 11, 2002 3:39 am

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HOOTER

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Post Fri Oct 11, 2002 4:36 am

Pretty well whacked already. speedo mount welded back on. Upper motor mount looks weird.
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JIm

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Post Fri Oct 11, 2002 11:40 am

There's more than that.
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panic

Post Fri Oct 11, 2002 2:27 pm

Sidecar loops. I would also be suspicious of the dark-colored area at the top of the seat post - frequently cracked, also bent/hammered for pan clearance.

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Frankenstein

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Post Fri Oct 11, 2002 3:43 pm

Floorboard mounts, Key for a knuck?? rear tank tabs stuck on, yeah, she's pretty stock.
Be a shame if it was actually a straight leg pan that's been all hacked up.

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Jerry Wieland

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Post Fri Oct 11, 2002 9:56 pm

Don't know for sure but I believe it is the remains of a late 54 or 55 straight leg pan frame. Jerry
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JIm

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Post Sat Oct 12, 2002 1:11 am

Bingo Frankenstein and Conan.

That was the first big thing I picked up on and it is also stated in the text. Along with the other added and hacked up parts.

Dead givaway that it is probably a hacked up Pan frame as Jerry says.

Frankenstein,

Did you get what I sent you?

Jim


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Frankenstein

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Post Sat Oct 12, 2002 2:09 am

JIm,
yup, sure did, sorry 'bout that, forgot to get back to you. Thanks mucho.
The rest will be there for a while at least.

F.
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HOOTER

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Post Sat Oct 12, 2002 3:30 am

Oh! Didn't know we were trying to date the thing. Image
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m/cgeezer1945

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Post Sat Oct 12, 2002 3:58 am

Top motor mount is pan, 55 -57..Looks like a good frame for a chopper...Geezer

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