Starting a '47 chief build.... Wheels first!

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Shag
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Starting a '47 chief build.... Wheels first!

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My dad spent 30+ years compiling chief parts, i took over the project and i'm actually getting the ball rolling on building them.

So i have a pile of dissasebled wheel hoops, spokes and brakes here. How to i tell the indian wheels and spokes from the other riff-raff he may have i the pile? Also can anyone recommend someone to replate both??? I'd personally like to reassemble since i've never done it and want to have the experience.
Shag
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Re: Starting a '47 chief build.... Wheels first!

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Oh second question, are the rear frame pieces forged or cast??? I have a broken fender mount and i need to decide if i should braze or weld it
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Re: Starting a '47 chief build.... Wheels first!

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Hey Shag, go to https://jerrygreersengineering.com/. Plug in year & model. Their website has all the subassemblies shown and broken down. You'll be able to see if your parts match theirs.
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Post by friday »

theres been a few companies been and gone that made replacement frame parts
Enfield say the axle plates are cast but were the originals ????
http://www.enfieldracing.com/page/28591-Indian-Scout
contact Moen he started the Virtual Indain yahoo group = http://www.indianpartseurope.com/
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