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was told this was a frontend off a 66 shovelhead, i got the wide glide on a fxr i want to get rid of the front wheel and use a 21 inch wide glide wheel want to know if this is truly a 66 front wheel and what it is worth if it is truly a 66 front wheel thanks appreciate any info also does anyone know what caliber would fit
 

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Not sure of the exact year, but it is a drum brake wide glide. If you run a disc wheel, you will have to weld a anchor point on the lower leg, since that front end is not set up for a disc. The bearings on your wheel are probably not correct either. The wheel is worth what someone will give you for it. Depending on if the rim is original, same for the brake assembly and hub. After market parts are not usually worth as much as the original stuff. Disassemble the drum assembly and look for the casting numbers on the metal parts. Or just post it on the swap section, for what you want. If no one makes a offer, lower your price. Or tell me to piss off.
 

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Doesn't it have an extra tab above the drum? Looks like it might be a disc brake front end with a drum adapted to it. Just spotted the fender mounts, it is later disc brake sliders.

And stock Harley drum brake setups were on the left hand side on 65 and earlier and on the right hand side 66 through 71.

This is off the top of my head, so take it for what it's worth--not much.
Larry T
 

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They were on the left side through '68. '69 was the first year for the right side drum. And yeah, the lowers are later.
 

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Drum was on the left through 1968, switched over to the right 69-71. Wheels used star hubs through 1966 then switched over to the "mid-star" for 67-72. A special adapter was used in order to use the mid-star wheel on the banana calipers that were used in front in '72 since the rear drum was not replaced with disc brakes until '73. Your front end is, as stated, a modified disc brake model.
Since the legs are modified the value is in the drum brake arrangement and the wheel itself. Star hub wheels are worth more. As a guide, I just bought an arrangement similar to yours but with correct legs with new bushings, left side drum brake complete, axle and star hub 19" wheel for $200.
 
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