tanks a lot

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  1. #1 Posted Dec 8, 2017

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    hi everyone , could anyone tell me what year my elgin is ? i would like to find a tank for it , but havent found a discription or pic that makes me confident enough to purchase one . with or without it will be a great bike to have and enjoy ! here are a couple pics from when it found me elgin project skip tooth.JPG my cruisers.JPG
     
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  2. #2 Posted Dec 8, 2017

    I live for the CABE

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    Looks like a 38 or 39 Elgin..
     
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  3. #3 Posted Dec 8, 2017

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    904E0977-4349-411F-88DA-FDBD840350E5.jpeg Looks a lot like the 38 Murray built Elgin I used to own.
     
  4. #4 Posted Dec 8, 2017

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    thanks for the info greatly appreicated
     
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    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    thanks , i think i talked to you in wentsville one rainey morning
     
  6. #6 Posted Dec 8, 2017

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    did'nt you sell yours
     
  7. #7 Posted Dec 8, 2017

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    Yes Sir, now resides in NC.
     
  8. #8 Posted Dec 8, 2017

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    The thing to watch out for is there are two similar long tanks for this bike. One fits a curved seat tube and one is for a straight tube. Your safest bet is to find a short tank. Here's one that would look great on the bike Rob posted. https://thecabe.com/forum/threads/nos-1939-elgin-tank.102779/#post-670035
     
  9. #9 Posted Dec 8, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    Tank differences. The black and red tanks would fit your bike with the straight seat mast. Note the elongated hole for the seat mast is a little farther back. The blue and the crusty black tanks would fit a similar style bike but with a curved or "swept" seat mast. Note the holes for the seat mast are more round. These tanks do not interchange without modifying them. I would recommend getting the correct tank. Please see the pics of the two project bikes as a reference. tanks 001.jpg tanks 002.jpg tanks 003.jpg tanks 004.jpg tanks 005.jpg tanks 006.jpg tanks 001.jpg tanks 002.jpg tanks 003.jpg tanks 004.jpg tanks 005.jpg tanks 006.jpg tanks 001.jpg tanks 002.jpg tanks 003.jpg tanks 004.jpg tanks 005.jpg tanks 006.jpg DSCN1122.JPG DSCN1123.JPG
     
  10. #10 Posted Dec 9, 2017

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    See what's stamped on the BB, may have a Murray 'MO' or MOS' year code. Murray serial chart.jpg
     
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    Finally riding a big boys bike

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  12. #12 Posted Mar 25, 2018

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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