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jr100

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Post Mon Jan 16, 2006 1:56 pm

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I am buying one from a friend. It is a 1954. I would like to know what year the box started being made of fiberglass.Thanks in advance for replies
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Chris Haynes

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Post Mon Jan 16, 2006 2:25 pm

1967 was first fiberglass box.
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jr100

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Post Mon Jan 16, 2006 3:36 pm

Thanks Chris. I thought it wouldn't be as early as 1954. The one he has is fiberglass. I may end up selling it on here or ebay soon.Thanks again
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jr100

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Post Mon Jan 16, 2006 3:36 pm

Thanks Chris. I thought it wouldn't be as early as 1954. The one he has is fiberglass. I may end up selling it on here or ebay soon.Thanks again
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Chris Haynes

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Post Mon Jan 16, 2006 4:45 pm

A 1954 has steel box, juice brakes, springer fork, and most important the 1954 Golden Anniversary emblem on the front fender.
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Andrew J. Hester

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Post Mon Jan 16, 2006 7:33 pm

Chris -

Somewhere I read that 67 was a crossover year for boxes. And, that the early ones had metal boxes, and late ones had fiberglass. My 67 has a fiberglass. But, was wrecked so many times by the Durham, NC police department, that there's no telling what came on it. It would be good to know if this was fact about a crossover.

Jack
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Chris Haynes

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Post Mon Jan 16, 2006 11:15 pm

The 1967 sales brochure shows fiberglass.
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jr100

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Post Tue Jan 17, 2006 1:01 pm

That's for the info guys. It helped. That is one nice looking servi
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jr100

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Post Tue Jan 17, 2006 1:01 pm

That's for the info guys. It helped. That is one nice looking servi
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BREWSKI

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Post Tue Jan 17, 2006 4:24 pm

YES,1967 was the big change over,a customer of mine bought a '67 @ a police auction;which had the steel box!. He bought the bike @ auction for $10,000 10 years ago,I thought that was too high even then. BREWSKI
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Andrew J. Hester

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Post Tue Jan 17, 2006 5:28 pm

Thanks, Brewski and Billy. My 67 box will need some serious attention. My thoughts have been to restore it and put it back on, when the time comes. But, it bothered me that it may have started out with a really nice steel box, and got trashed. Then, last Fall, a buddy leaves his freshly restored (maybe 90% original) '66 GE at my shop for me to ride around on. My first ride since my accident. His has an absolutely beautiful steel box on the back. That's when I decided to have one on mine, if I could confirm that my year model had them. You guys have made the decision final. I won't get rid of my box, until I have a steel one to replace it. I'll still restore the fiberglass box, while I'm doing the rest.

Jack
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Chris Haynes

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Post Tue Jan 17, 2006 8:57 pm

1954s were not painted two toned colors. You could get tanks one color and fenders another though.

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