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Thread: Period correct Black tool box with wingnut for 1957 Panhead

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    Default Period correct Black tool box with wingnut for 1957 Panhead

    looking for a OEM or period correct black tool box with wing nut type lock for my 1957 Panhead,
    any ideas been looking for awhile.
    thanks

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    Not sure where you are looking but there have been a couple of them go by on Ebay in the last year. Put it out on Facebook, as many Forums as you can and cross your fingers. Several of the winged screws have sold as well.
    Robbie Knight Amca #2736

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    The Wing Screw is available from V-Twin. It is the same type screw used on K Model battery box. The toolbox was used thru 1964
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    The toolbox was used thru 1964
    The '55-'57 cover is ribbed, the '58-'64 is smooth. Different toolbox. The winged screw was dropped for the plain slotted screw in '58.
    Robbie Knight Amca #2736

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    My 57, ribbed with screw, my 58 smooth with screw. Not to say it is correct but has been this way for many years. You have a pic of plain vs winged screw??
    D. A. Bagin #3166 AKA Panheadzz 440 48chief W/sidecar 57fl 57flh 58fl 66m-50 68flh 70xlh

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    I think some or all 58s had the wing nut, until it was changed to the screw.
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    Sorry, I meant wing nuts on both tool boxes. The only wing nut here is me.
    D. A. Bagin #3166 AKA Panheadzz 440 48chief W/sidecar 57fl 57flh 58fl 66m-50 68flh 70xlh

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    It is not a wing nut. It is a wing screw.
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    Many of the later straight slot screw were converted to wing type by brazing a chain link sideplate on them to form "wings". There is a "C" clip on the screw inside the cover to retain it, often lost and allows the screw to fall off.
    Robbie Knight Amca #2736

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