Hawthorne identification help?


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Bobberbrandon

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Hi I recently added a Montgomery ward Hawthorne to my collection and I looked all over this and other sites in search for clues to identify the year it was made but haven't had any luck yet so I was hoping someone here could help. I've seen similar bikes but not with the springer front end. I'll attach some photos. The serial number is 15EH.
Thanks!!
 

Krakatoa

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1951 Hawthorne American, Snyder built. Cool bike! :cool: This particular springer fork is very cool and unusual in design in a couple ways not least of which is it has both springer and truss rods.
 
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Bobberbrandon

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1951 Hawthorne American, Snyder built. Cool bike! :cool: This particular springer fork is very cool and unusual in design in a couple ways not least of which is it has both springer and truss rods.
Thank you for the info! Any idea where I can find more info on this bike so I can make sure all the parts are right and what not? I want to get it back on the road but disturb as little as possible if it's originality.

Thanks again
 

Bobberbrandon

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Thank you for the info! Any idea where I can find more info on this bike so I can make sure all the parts are right and what not? I want to get it back on the road but disturb as little as possible if it's originality.

Thanks again
Was the springer front end an upgrade option or something? I'm still having a hard time finding ones from 51' that have the springer front end.
Thanks again for the help!
 

WetDogGraphix

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Bobberbrandon

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@Bobberbrandon They are not easy to find info on. I have a 49 and actually contacted Dave Stromberger to find out what I had before I ever found this site. It looks OG except the head lite...I do have an extra one if you're interested. The front end seems to have some wrong parts also. Here's a thread on the springer..... https://thecabe.com/forum/threads/d...ringer-fork-rocker-plates-and-bushings.45479/
I did find some pics along the way... good luck.
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Thanks I'll check out the info on the springer. Text me at 303 884 0065 and let me know what you'd have to get for the headlight!
 

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