Panhead Shovelhead Chopper Harley pan shovel rigid frame chassis engine trans

1973 Harley-Davidson Custom

Price: US $3,500.00
Item location: Henrico, Virginia, United States
Make: Harley-Davidson
Model: Custom
Year: 1973
Vehicle Title: Rebuilt, Rebuildable & Reconstructed
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Up for Auction is a real deal 70's home built chopper. The major components are there. All of the parts are used and will need some sort of refurbishing to be in "as new" condition. Or make it mechanically sound and ride it as a tribute bike to the way things were done in the late 70's. This thing is a time capsule of cool and loaded with style.
It was built in the bad old days, ong before chopper reality shows, hopper blogs and chopper flavored mustache wax. It was put together with used parts, sually from someone he knew, idden until something broke, hen fixed and ridden for thousands of more miles. This bike was never a show bike or a magazine bike. It was done at home to the best of one man's ability. He was pretty proud of it. The guy I bought it from told me twice how straight and true it tracked. The fella who sold me the bike told me it was "the home wrecker" because he would take his paycheck to the bar and have fun with some "ol gal" until the money ran out and then it was time to go home to "mumma". After many many miles it was parked, he original panhead engine pulled to build a stocker and the "new" engine was put in place. It was titled as a salvage/special construction in 1992. I believe that the majority of components are 73 since that was the donor bike, ne year front banana brake on a narrow glide dontcha know. The frame is a highly modified 52 Panhead slathered in bondo and shaved to perfection. There are no cracks or chunks popping out to indicate a failure of some sort. The black rattle can on the left tank is to cover the bondo where it was dropped at some point. There are lots of small paint chips, urface rust and pitted chrome to keep you busy. Call it a survivor, barn find, n era correct custom whatever it's really just one of a kind style that you can't get over night.
I am told that the engine does run, t turns well, o noises or binding, o I see no reason to doubt it. I would consider pulling it down to check it out before you put fuel and fire to it. The transmission looks great, ust dirt. The tires need air, he bearings need greased and the brakes need rebuilt. This IS a project. Just because it's all there doesn't mean it's all good. All of it needs some sort of attention. No reserve, o ending it early, o returns and no warranty.
Bike can be seen at:
Joe Smith Early V8
8405 Cleveland St
Henrico, A
I will help with reasonable requests for shipping, ut I will not make shipping arrangements. Whatever shipping needs to be in between you and your freight company. Check out the pictures ask questions. Let me know if I can help.

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