My tubes are rusted and pitted and I have a Wide Glide dual disk front end hanging around, but I'd like to keep the front drum brake.
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I kept my old pan trees, and got an early 2000's front end. Tubes, lowers and calipers and master cylinder. You get all the modern conveniences, like the allens and copper washers, and legs you can rebuild with a set of seals and off the shelf bushes. I shop the swap meets regularly and the stuff is there too and you can check what you buy up close and personal. (just wear a mask)
by doing a little research you could shop for individual pieces as I did. Things like tubes and lowers changed very little through the early 2000's, but there were some changes. Get on Ronnie's harley davidson's site as a good reference source. They have all the years' parts breakdown schematics with parts numbers.
Most bikes are going to weigh more than your pan so look for the lighter models not full out dresser types.(lighter springs)
You know what level of originality you lookin for. Myself, I want to be able to stop just as fast as the idiots around me.
Your bike, your decisions.
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In order to keep everything else I shortened WG-tubes on the lathe and cut new internal threads on the lathe.
The "loose" thread turned out to be blessing. Haven`t ridden it yet but in the garage the fork works great
You need a willing machinist with a lathe of at least 42mm/1.65" spindle bore or someone who knows how to work with a "steady rest"
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A FXST fork is a Hydraglide + 4".
The FLST legs are equal to +2" over the old Hydraglides....
A stock FLST is 5/8" narrower than an FLH front end, so the tins, and axles will not interchange, so I use Panhead/Shovelhead trees with the later style legs, and everything fits together quite happily....
Being able to stop is more than just a nice idea, the life you save could be your own.....
Heritage lowers, Duoglide top, dual discs....