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Etcetera
12-02-2004, 11:08 PM
I'll be getting my uncles 42' around Feb 05 and thought I better start reading up on it. This will be my first Harley.

Please forgive me on the description. I'm not sure what the model is.

It's a 1942 with the 80 ci flathead. It is suspended in the rear, and has a side car. Custom fenders and sidecar sheetmetal. Fresh motor. Suicide shift with foot clutch.

It runs great, but needs paint.

He hurt his back in the late 80's and it's gotten to the point where he can't really ride anymore. Too bad. He lives in Minnesota and drove that bike all over the place. Originally he was going to give me the bike, but the motor crapped out a couple years ago, so I'm giving him what he put into the motor.

I can't wait to get it. It's a blast to ride.

Eric
La Habra, CA

NY90
12-02-2004, 11:16 PM
Welcome Etcetera,
sound like an awsome ride.
Two words for ya...Pictures!Pictures!

BikerBabe
12-02-2004, 11:18 PM
Welcome to HCG...sounds like you have yourself a special ride! Post some pix!

Horse
12-02-2004, 11:19 PM
Welcome to HCG. Damn a 42, people would do almost anything to get their hands on this. Good luck… send pic’s :o :o :o :o :o

Etcetera
12-02-2004, 11:19 PM
I've got a couple pictures at home, not very good but I'll post them tonight.


Eric

wreckerman
12-02-2004, 11:26 PM
welcome to the forums , sounds like you will have a nice bike , painting can bring the old back to new again, here is one that i helped to restore , for my boss......

Wide
12-02-2004, 11:35 PM
Hey Etcetera


Welcome to the forums

Man you sure got a sweet one to start with, the flathead 80 is my favorite motor, except for maybe my panhead :P


Enjoy the forums 1beer

Etcetera
12-03-2004, 12:37 AM
Here's a shot from the rear. As you can see, it needs lots of TLC. I'm not sure if I'm a fan of those fenders. I like a project, and have all the tools to fix her up.

Wide
12-03-2004, 12:39 AM
Thats Beautiful!!!


I wouldn't change a thing :D

Etcetera
12-03-2004, 12:41 AM
It does attract a big crowd at every gathering.

Eric

Wide
12-03-2004, 12:48 AM
It does attract a big crowd at every gathering.

Eric

I know what you mean, I have 65 thats original also

I cant take myself to restoring it

wreckerman
12-03-2004, 12:49 AM
look's great to me , but unlike wide, i would freshen it up a bit ...

Wide
12-03-2004, 12:52 AM
No way only a good tune up , it looks perfect :wub:

momsridin
12-03-2004, 02:13 AM
Welcome Etc. Cool bike. Keep those pic's coming as you make changes. Enjoy the forum.

HoustonFatboy
12-03-2004, 02:40 AM
nice, welcome, and congrads!

tradrockrat
12-03-2004, 04:52 AM
What a bike! Welcome to the fun and try not to get in the middle of any restore / leave it alone fights!!! :lol: :D

Etcetera
12-03-2004, 11:07 PM
Thanks for the comments. Painting it is pretty much not an option. That was my wifes only condition for getting it. She pretty much never has any comments/complaints about what I do out in the garage.

Not sure about a paint scheme yet. I've painted a couple cars, so I'll probably do it myself. I've got a good powdercoating connection too.

I'll be lurking for the next few months until it arrives.

Eric

Horse
12-03-2004, 11:12 PM
Very nice ride...

tradrockrat
12-03-2004, 11:20 PM
Thanks for the comments. Painting it is pretty much not an option. That was my wifes only condition for getting it. She pretty much never has any comments/complaints about what I do out in the garage.

Not sure about a paint scheme yet. I've painted a couple cars, so I'll probably do it myself. I've got a good powdercoating connection too.

I'll be lurking for the next few months until it arrives.

Eric

HA HA!! First time I read this, I thought you meant she said you COULDN'T paint it, and then your next line was, "Not sure about a paint scheme yet....HA HA