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Thread: Early Sportster Frame ID

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    47658-52 is the casting number, the date code is on the seat mounting casting, right side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 34 cac View Post
    Better pictures maybe ! Thanks, Gary
    Better pictures that are not helpful.
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    Chris, you could have said they are stamped in or they are cast in etc etc

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    Chris, you could have said they are stamped in or they are cast in etc etc
    Several have replied, 47658-52 is the casting number, the date code is on the seat mounting casting, right side.

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    The telling features are the oil tank mounts, etc, to distinguish between a CH frame and an H frame. He has already determined it is '59, first regular production year for the CH, so detailed shots of the entire frame are needed.
    Robbie Knight Amca #2736

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Haynes View Post
    Better pictures that are not helpful.
    There is a J8 stamped in the front seat casting I just found! Gary

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    J8 is October 1958, 2nd month of 59 production.

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    Thanks that is what I figured when I found it! Gary

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