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    Default Bill's next project

    With the 38 Chief finished I started looking around for my next project. I didn't have to look far. Stuffed back in the corner of the garage sat this poor thing from a bygone age. This is the very first motorcycle I bought in 1978 at the tender age of 17. A 1947 Indian Chief chopper. Damn I was cool. lolz
    I've decided to revisit my misspent youth and restore the chopper.


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    Col project, what is the front end from?

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    Hey Bill,Thats almost the same as my first Indian,a 1950 chief with a scout front end,4" extension and a 21"wheel laced to the scout drum and brake,same dog bone and high bar set up.The Aerodraulic forks were fully extended and welded solid so I put on the scout setup.Great handling bike.I often wonder if its still together somewhere.
    Have fun
    Tom

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    Quote Originally Posted by pan620 View Post
    Col project, what is the front end from?
    As tfburke3 stated it's a Scout front end that someone did a nice job of extending. It needs to be rechromed. I got to look into what that entails. The frame has been raked and needs some work. The engine and trans will need a complete going over. I want to put hyd disc brakes on it too. Other than that I want it to be old school cool.

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    oh man! this is exciting!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jfulcher1 View Post
    oh man! this is exciting!
    Yeah, this should be a fun project. No rules, don't have to worry about correct year this, correct bolt that. It's a chopper. choppersmiley.gif

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    Dear Bill, do you still have the title for it? Our registration authorities count choppers with altered frames as new bikes, and that means a whole lot of emission tests that you're not going to pass.

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