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Old 05-08-2017, 05:15 AM   #1
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Default Australian mud gaurds

saw this site while searching , using traditional shaping instead of dies


http://www.vintagesteel.com.au/the-process
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Old 05-08-2017, 06:24 PM   #2
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Nice stuff but pricey not to mention shipping will be rude.
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Old 05-10-2017, 05:48 AM   #3
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Restorers will love them, no matter what they cost. Regular joes like us, will just take the rusty stuff out there, and clean/pound dents/repair holes/rearc and repaint, to keep from using new stuff that cost more than most of our bikes. Some will try to buy them, but in the end, a fender is a fender. A 50 dollar fender from the swaps, will keep mud/rain off you, as good as a 500 dollar fender. But, they are nice, and look well done. Just to pricy for me, as I like the OEM stuff anyway.
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Old 05-20-2017, 11:50 AM   #4
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Great to see the tooling. For a serious restorer of a brand without the enormous accumulation of stock Harley parts it's great to be able to get a correct fender.

The prices are very reasonable in (inflation corrected) dollars and most motorcycles only have two fenders.

Many old folks think a 1970 dollar is the same as a 2017 dollar.

https://data.bls.gov/cgi-bin/cpicalc...1&year2=201704

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Old 05-20-2017, 05:08 PM   #5
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The prices are very reasonable in (inflation corrected) dollars and most motorcycles only have two fenders.

Many old folks think a 1970 dollar is the same as a 2017 dollar.

https://data.bls.gov/cgi-bin/cpicalc...1&year2=201704

I don't know. In 1970 $1000 bought you a '32 Ford Deuce or a ''51 Merc. or 2 Knuckles, or a Mercedes 300SL.
Most working class people had $1000 to spare. Today working class people live without that $1000 cushion and that 300SL is 2 million dollars...
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Spot on. In '72 I sold a 1947 EL with a cracked head for $500 and thought I did well on the deal.
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Old 05-21-2017, 02:31 PM   #7
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I like the quality & I guess they fill a hole in the market but I personally wouldn't pay more than $100 for a Fender,...
however, have you seen what the fashion victims pay for anything WCC,... if jessy Jane even breathed on it they will pay thousands !!.......... ''A Fool & His Money'' springs to mind.................
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