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    Panhead seat pan questions

    Hey guys,

    Getting ready to send a seat pan down to Michael at WC. I have a few questions, want it as correct as possible.

    1-Palmer states the front mounting part is connected by 4 round head rivets, I have seen more flat headed (while still round) but also some that are truly round headed...reason for the difference? (Inc pic of my flattop, round head rivets)
    2-what’s the correct or best finish for the pan?
    3-What is the best way to strip the seat down, mainly removing the rivets holding the re-enforcing strip?

    Thanks
    Craig
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    Re: Panhead seat pan questions

    While Milsco made the seats, H-D made the seat pans ( called shell assemblies) and used whatever rivets they had in stock. They were dipped in black gloss paint and hung up to dry. That is why drips and runs are common on original seats. Grind the star peen rivets on the top of the pan and knock them out with a punch.

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    Re: Panhead seat pan questions

    Thanks Michael, I was trying not to bother you with too many questions and here you are helping again, much appreciated!

    Craig

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