1949 fork sliders

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1949 fork sliders

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Are the sliders for a 1949 Hyrda Glide a one year only thing? I have a set with a -48 number stamped on the top of them. TIA Dave



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pan620,

1949 was the only year they were installed unpolished, sand cast and painted black from the factory.

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Thanks for the info, any other years stamped with a number??

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Actually, nearly any year could be ordered black.

'49's were the only year stamped, and sand-cast. Please remember that the year at the end of OEM numbers is the blueprint year; In the attached pic, it looks like a 9. Often stamping is imperfect, or has been dressed over the years.

The brake drum was also a unique sand-cast part.

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THANKS Cotten,the ones I have are very hard to read due to the fact they are stamped half way between the flat area and the recess, can you tell me or show me the difference between the brake drums? Thanks Again DAVE

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Still looking for my real '49 backing plate......

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Thanks I look foward to seeing a "real" 1949 backing plate so I can tell if that is what i have! :D

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Re: 1949 fork sliders

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Ever seen a casting number on the inside of the fender ear? Right where the two bolts go?

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Re: 1949 fork sliders

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brentmaggard66 wrote:
Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:40 am
Ever seen a casting number on the inside of the fender ear? Right where the two bolts go?
I've not ever seen that.




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Re: 1949 fork sliders

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brentmaggard66 wrote:
Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:40 am
Ever seen a casting number on the inside of the fender ear? Right where the two bolts go?
Early 49's were stamped on the outside near the top and later 49's were cast on the inside near the middle.

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Here is a photo, and also a picture of the brake that came on it, also unsure about.. Thanks guys
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It could've been stamped by a previous owner as a means of identification.
I have a couple of brake drums with the same stampings inside, but if I ever knew what it was I've forgotten.

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Bigincher wrote:
Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:03 am
It could've been stamped by a previous owner as a means of identification.
I have a couple of brake drums with the same stampings inside, but if I ever knew what it was I've forgotten.

The inside of that drum seems more crude than others I have... would that be the sand cast type? Thank you for the replies

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