Chris - again thanks for checking. I got that lead messed up and that's my fault. Sorry to have wasted your time. I was thinking of a response in the 1965 Panhead Book thread where the following info was posted by VPH-D
No, I have never seen any factory documentation on 51 footshifters, it's just one of those stories/myths you hear over the years.
The battery side cover is not shown in my 55-65 parts book, but does show up in 99456-67
parts supplement book, dated Sept 1966. It is shown as 65-*.
My memory couldn't have been worse and I apologize for wasting your time. I do appreciate your feed back and info though.
Flat top covers and original batteries are the rule, man that's a tough one. Not so much the cover but finding an old battery case to modify that isn't cracked from being frozen.
As I look into this more and more the value of having my bike judged is rapidly becoming a diminishing interest. I beleive I can get better information regarding '65 Pans from these forums, my own research, and talking to folks like yourself and other '65 owners. And looking at other '65 restorations/runners.
I'm much more interested in running this bike. But I want to make sure that what ever I do keeps it as "original/correct" as possible.