In regards to your comment "ADMIN REQUEST: Is it possible to change the title of this from "(1947 - 1948)" to "(1947 - 1949)", please? My research has revealed at least one solidly original example from 1949, H67241 CW.
On the note of originality, I have been compiling a spreadsheet of all of the painted fender examples that I can locate. The current copy is below. The live version may be found here. I appreciate any and all additions to it.
Owner or photographer serial number Marketed to men Marketed to women blue / white black / red ballooney A60422 CW x x Retains early rack and forks but later tank and fenders cbustapeck A60964 CW x x Kscheel A83796 CW Tim Keith 59 C14622 CW x x piercer_99 C22564 CW x x Sc62 and pre-resto D00594 CW x x Daveprez G09162 CW x x riderick H67241 CW x x chucksoldbikes x Dave Stromberger x x eBay via Pinerest x x modelceller1 x x Nickinator x
The thing that I mentioned in a previous post as being a crack in one of the little tubes that the rear fender attaches to is, in fact, an open seam. I cannot think why this would be done, but it was.
Yes, that’s exactly what I was talking about - thank you so much for that information. The seam on mine is a bit more open, but that’s exactly it. Thank you!In regards to your comment "
The thing that I mentioned in a previous post as being a crack in one of the little tubes that the rear fender attaches to is, in fact, an open seam. I cannot think why this would be done, but it was."
Frames of this time, 46 to 48 or so, do have a slit in those areas. It looks like someone forgot to weld it, but it's original. We have several like it. Pics here of what's normal on most of those frames. I think this is what you're talking about, right?
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We have another one that is open a bit farther too. I didn't want to stand on my head to get a picture though.Yes, that’s exactly what I was talking about - thank you so much for that information. The seam on mine is a bit more open, but that’s exactly it. Thank you!
Might you please share a photo or two of how the wiring and the brake light switch are actually installed, please? I am totally lost.
The first seat appears to be a Lobdell. V/r ShawnFor the sake of possibly gathering a tiny bit more data - and because they were really cheap - I bought these two ads, cut from magazines, on eBay. Both measure about 6 x 5 in.
This one is dated, by hand, November 10, 1947.
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This one is dated, by hand, March 15, 1948.
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I'm not going to fuss over tiny details here - I have done that enough already - I'm mostly just posting because I paid for them, so why not put them out there where everyone can benefit.
The thing that catches my attention most is the seat in the first ad. I am really not sure what to make of it.
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One note: I have not seen, to my knowledge, a Luxury Liner with original grips that are similar or identical to the ones shown here.