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VL vs. RL fenders - 1935

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Denny

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Location: Lyons, Colorado, US

Post Thu Jan 06, 2000 5:15 pm

VL vs. RL fenders - 1935

Flat-headed dudes: My friend Brian wants to know what the difference is between front fenders for a '35 VL and a '35 "45" (RL).
We're getting fired up to start several restorations, and maybe finally finish mine. He's got a '36 VLH and a bunch of other '30s flatties. I need to finish my '49 WL this year.
Thanks - Denny

[This message has been edited by Denny (edited 06 January 2000).]
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Jerry Wieland

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Location: Menomonie, Wisconsin, USA

Post Fri Jan 07, 2000 4:39 am

The skin is bascially the same. The RL/ibeam WL fender mount to the rear leg directly under the main brace. The VL fender mounts to the front of the spring fork. Also the straps are different. The 45" strap is narrower because of the inboard rockers and mounts to the stud in the front hole, The VL strap is wider to accommodate the outboard rockers and mounts to the stud in the rear hole.
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Jerry Wieland

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Joined: Mon Nov 01, 1999 1:01 am

Location: Menomonie, Wisconsin, USA

Post Sat Jan 08, 2000 12:43 am

Whoops - This is a correction to my previous post during which I must have been sleeping.

The RL fender strap mounts to the stud in the rear hole of the rocker because it is mounted to the rigid fork and the VL fender strap mounts to the stud in the front hole of the rocker because it travels up and down with spring fork.

Also the only different in the skin is where the 2 top mounting holes are located the VL's holes are and inch or so farther forward.

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