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Re: 42WLC build

Post by Radmonster » Wed May 06, 2020 9:17 pm

Spent the last few days re doing the sheet metal on my battery box. Nothing to fancy just used what I had left of my original box and took measurements, made new skins and spot welded them in. I also made the WLC grab handle for my rear axle.

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Re: 42WLC build

Post by ziro » Fri May 08, 2020 11:50 pm

Top!!!! Very nice!!!

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Re: 42WLC build

Post by Radmonster » Sat May 09, 2020 10:06 pm

Made the rear fender conduit out of half inch tube. Started by making an arch out of angle iron to hold the shape of the tube as i used the torch to heat and bend it. After getting it to the shape I wanted and cleaning it I test fit it for the last time and marked where I would be welding the taped and painted the tube. When the paint was dry I slid the tube back in and welded on the tabs and touched up the paint.
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Re: 42WLC build

Post by Radmonster » Thu May 14, 2020 3:19 pm

Scored a few things recently like this KD fender blackout marker light and a real nice horn that I painted OD.

Ive also started on another little project that will hopefully be done next week

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Brake shoes are loaded and correct hardware installed. Forgot to order grease fittings
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And for the sneak peak of what Im working on
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Re: 42WLC build

Post by twinflyer17 » Fri May 15, 2020 6:49 am

Your bike is going to be beautiful, Radmonster. Love the updates! Keep um’ coming!
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Re: 42WLC build

Post by Radmonster » Mon May 18, 2020 8:53 pm

Got the fender box made today! I studied tons of photos and figured how the box was constructed. First pic is a side profile of what the box wall looks like. Even the lid got the hammered over fold to give a nice ridged and smooth edge. After bending the sheet metal I spot welded everything together and hammered on the rivets to the NOS latches I got awhile ago.

Now question! lock or no lock? Early is no Lock which I don't mind and that better fits my bike.... Thoughts?

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Re: 42WLC build

Post by Radmonster » Fri May 22, 2020 10:59 pm

Got the box painted and on the fender. I also bent up a quick piece of tube for the fender conduit.
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Re: 42WLC build

Post by 70th Division » Mon May 25, 2020 9:15 pm

Hello,

Wow that is looking great ,
It is like watching a master artist creating an historical masterpiece !!!!

I can almost hear in running, it looks incredible, you are doing great work right there !!!

I look forward to seeing your progress with this awesome restoration :D :D :D :D
You sir have the skill !!!


Best Regards,
Ray

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Re: 42WLC build

Post by Radmonster » Tue May 26, 2020 9:38 pm

70th Division wrote:
Mon May 25, 2020 9:15 pm
Hello,

Wow that is looking great ,
It is like watching a master artist creating an historical masterpiece !!!!

I can almost hear in running, it looks incredible, you are doing great work right there !!!

I look forward to seeing your progress with this awesome restoration :D :D :D :D
You sir have the skill !!!


Best Regards,
Ray
Wow thank you so much!!!

Now for something I am pretty proud about! For the last few months I've come to realization through hunting and research that certain 42wlc parts are really hard to find in the states and they don't make the re-pop parts anymore. A few months back I found an original tail light housing but wasn't able to get it at the time and it sold some time after. When I was ready to drop some money on one last month I couldn't find anything so I decided to look and see What parts Harley used to make it.... couldn't be hard, and during a war use what you have... so 1934-38 license plate frame and light buckets! Just add a second and have no cut out for the license plate light. So I scored a cheap bracket and found 2 re-pop RL VL light buckets and had to weld up the light cut out. I then made a backing plate to hold both. While searching this forum a few months back I found a post about the light socket wire ends being the same as model T so I got those from the link that was posted. When the original bracket came in the mail the light socket was roached so I picked up some brass pipe at home depot and had my machinist buddy turn down the brass tube a steel inner tube and make 2 backings. After using a file to cut the path/lock for the bulb I soldered everything together and riveted the whole assembly to the bracket. Then a little paint and popped in my NOS lenses.
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