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03-02-2016, 08:14 PM
I picked this up in January and started working on it putting it back together. Motor was done by the owner I received the bike from. Here are some pics from the start to where I am now.

03-02-2016, 08:21 PM
This is where I am at at present. I am heading to the meet that the Sunshine Chapter is holding on Friday and Saturday to find some smaller parts, Headlight mount, buddy seat grab rail, tail light and a couple odds and ends. Any info on this build would be appreciated! I did move the rear crash bars to the top like they are supposed to be.

03-03-2016, 10:30 AM
Looking good there Ron! Picked a color yet? (... and when you do, don't forget to paint the toolbox lock, too!)

03-03-2016, 10:19 PM
The toolbox lock is chrome. Did they paint them originally?

Green Indian
03-04-2016, 01:12 PM
"Did they paint them originally?" Yes they did and on a '48 Chief the tool box lock is painted as well.

04-13-2016, 06:39 AM
Here she is finished!

Green Indian
04-13-2016, 06:53 AM
The Chief looks great! Very handsome bike, I can't wait to get my '42 back on the road as well...

08-19-2016, 10:43 AM
looks great but did you know you had the exhaust mounted wrong? The clamp goes downward not upwards like you have it.

08-19-2016, 08:12 PM
I realized that after looking at it and knowing some thing wasn't quite right so I changed it shortly after I posted these pictures.

08-19-2016, 09:14 PM
its a great looking bike Ron!!

08-19-2016, 09:29 PM
Thank you, it was many hours in the garage and a lot of research to do her up right!

08-19-2016, 10:24 PM
I know what you mean!!!