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    Need closeup pics of 1948 Panhead toolbox mount and rear tank mounts

    I have a pretty nice early 1948 (unmachine steering damper, unflattened down tubes, and not horn mount blocks). It needs rear tank mounts replaced and a toolbox mount.

    I got the parts from wasco, and I'd like to know exactly where things were welded (starts and stops). Also Palmer's says the toolbox strap was welded, but was it also riveted, or screws, or just welded?

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    Re: Need closeup pics of 1948 Panhead toolbox mount and rear tank mounts

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    Re: Need closeup pics of 1948 Panhead toolbox mount and rear tank mounts

    Bolt your tanks on the frame and new bracket, this positions the bracket, tack weld top and bottom, remove tanks to complete welding.
    Vertical toolbox bracket is welded to frame, horizontal bracket attaches with two bolts.


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    Re: Need closeup pics of 1948 Panhead toolbox mount and rear tank mounts

    Thanks- so if mr. olsen is correct (and that's probably a safe bet) and what he pictured is in fact the final product , it looks like:
    • the large frame strap only only has a weld across straight ends of the where it wraps around the frame.
    • and the box bracket has only the welds (no rivets or bolts)



    Quote Originally Posted by 1950panhead View Post
    Bolt your tanks on the frame and new bracket, this positions the bracket, tack weld top and bottom, remove tanks to complete welding.
    Vertical toolbox bracket is welded to frame, horizontal bracket attaches with two bolts.
    For the tank mounts, they do not appear to be fully welded on the top (i.e. welded to the frame on the inside face), yes?


    Here's what I have at this time (see attached pics):
    tankmount.JPG
    toobox.JPG

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    Re: Need closeup pics of 1948 Panhead toolbox mount and rear tank mounts

    Tank and engine mount was factory welded on outside perimeter, factory used a jig, tanks are your jig.
    Tool box bracket was factory welded on outside edge, not sides.

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