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    hello everyone,

    my name is Jeffrey Fox and I am from Iowa, a little about myself:

    I am 30 years old and I have always had an appreciation of motorcycles since I was young. My father had acquired a 1949 Harley WL before I was born and never had the time or money to rebuild/restore it. He has passed it onto me because of my interest in motorcycles. I currently also have a home hobby motorcycle shop. I am currently building the 1949 Harley WL and I am happy to start including myself in this forum, any wisdom is definitely appreciated.
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  • #2
    Welcome, Jeffrey!

    We are here to help you avoid making mistakes,

    (If that's possible with a vintage machine...)

    ....Cotten
    AMCA #776
    Dumpster Diver's Motto: Seek,... and Ye Shall Find!

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    • #3
      Welcome, it looks like a good project, with a great back story too.

      I hope you can do a build thread on it.
      AMCA #41287
      1982 FXR - being restored to original
      1979 FXS 1200 (1340) nearly done
      1998 Dyna Convertible - 100% Original
      96" Evo Softail self built chopper
      2012 103" Road King "per diem"
      plus 13 other bikes over the years...

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      • #4
        Welcome, looks like you have a great start there!
        Pisten Bulley is Harry Roberts in Vermont.

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        • #5
          Nice looking project. Good luck with the rest of the build. Jerry

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          • #6
            Hey Jeff, looking forward to following your build.

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            • #7
              Welcome to the forum. Does your Dad live close and have any interest in the motorcycle? Possibly you both could spend quality time doing it together? I did that about 25 years ago with my Dad, he lived only an hour away but would spend the weekend and work on the bike together. I was about your age. Good luck with the build, look forward to the progress. I suggest getting Bruce Palmer's books if you already don't have them, they are advertised in our club magazine.
              Bob Rice #6738
              End of the Line TW'88

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              • #8
                Thank you, my dad does not live close, he has stopped by when he can and we're making memories as we go. I do have Bruce palmers books. They have been a great help.

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                • #9
                  welcome jeff.great project

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                  • #10
                    Hi Jeff, I am a new member like you and I am just trying out the forum to see if I can navigate around. Did you go to the big meet in Davenport? I wish you luck in putting together your bike. I was a member 20yrs ago and I know this is a great community of folks that want to help you enjoy vintage motorcycling

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by reedsleyer View Post
                      Hi Jeff, I am a new member like you and I am just trying out the forum to see if I can navigate around. Did you go to the big meet in Davenport? ...
                      Davenport is still weeks away, Reedsleyer!

                      http://www.chiefblackhawk.org/

                      (But it looms over me like a storm; Cancelled last year, it promises to be more than I can handle, even though most of our overseas visitors will be regrettably missing.)

                      Welcome all,

                      ....Cotten
                      AMCA #776
                      Dumpster Diver's Motto: Seek,... and Ye Shall Find!

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                      • #12
                        Hi Jeff I have never been to Davenport. 20 years ago it was the biggest meet but when I was at Wauseon this year folks said that Wauseon was bigger. IDK. I suppose I should look up the dates. Was thinking of going to the Maryland chapter meet in the fall. Is there racing at the Davenport meet like at Wauseon? I know.. I could look it up if I was a more motivated individual. What do you do for fun besides dumpster diving and looking for vintage bike parts? I am going on a big ride for a couple of days in Virginia next month. A friend and I are trailering down as our bikes are not the new hot thing (not quite vintage but almost Lol) but I guess it's lots of twisty fun. My name is Liz, by the way. reedsleyer has been my internet nic for many years. I acquired in the 80's and is a weaving term for poking the warp threads on a loom through the item that beats down the weft threads which is called the reed. (I am a sometime fiber artist).

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                        • #13
                          Welcome Jeff, nice project. 45s are a lot of fun, although the days of 45s being the "cheap to restore" H-Ds are long gone. Good luck on your project and good luck finding a correct set of '49 style handlebars at some point.
                          Robbie Knight Amca #2736

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                          • #14
                            And welcome again, Liz!

                            Doesn't everybody dig in dumpsters?

                            (It would be a better world if they did.)

                            ....Cotten
                            AMCA #776
                            Dumpster Diver's Motto: Seek,... and Ye Shall Find!

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                            • #15
                              Greeting's Jeffrey. You might want to look up section--'Member Bike Builds', entitled--'Pa's 42 WLA Build'.
                              Great Luck on the Build.


                              *M.A.D.*

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