1936 EL Replace Valance This is how I got this Job, It had already been done at another automobile body shop. They should not touch this stuff! The workmanship and quality only damage motorcycle parts. The valances were in such bad shape after the previous shop it only made sence to remove the existing valances front and rear and replace.
1936 EL Fender Brace Repair Front fender brace straightening is a nightmare. It made sence to invest in tooling to make this operation consistent and faster. We had some 1 inch steel water jet cut so we could heat up and put the twisted braces into an OEM shape. It worked very well as is shown in picture 04, The fit front fender. Nothing bothers me more than a fender looking like a boxers nose, off to one side,
1936 EL Sheetmetal Done Often people say "They never looked that good new" My answer is this, they weren't worth $100K new, and more each year. Let me recount a story my father told me. He worked at " Pete Andrews Indian Sales "in Roxbury Mass after the War. His friend Vaughn Monroe was a big band leader and when Monroe was to get a new Chief, My father went to Springfield to be sure he got a perfect motorcycle. not a farmers bike. Monroes picture would be on magazines and he needed to be on a prime example. That said, I;m sure Clark Gable got similar treatment from Harley-Davidson. I build the motorcycle celeberties would have gotten. And yes, Some looked that good new.
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