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Last stages of my restoration
#802293 03/22/20 2:14 pm
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I am in the final stages of my restoration a 1956/7 DB Goldie. I have some questions. First how is the wiring that goes to the tail light secured under the fender. Next question what size of bolts are used to attach the primary case to the engine case. I looked on a suppliers website and they were 7.24 each. Seems pricey for 3 bolts. Thanks more questions to follow Thanks Jeff

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Re: Last stages of my restoration
jfligg #802347 03/22/20 8:07 pm
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Hi Jeff,
The primary case bolts are 5/16 x18 originally Whitworth thread form, the bolt heads are drilled for lockwiring
From memory (poor) the bolts have a reduced hexagon??
UNC bolts or Allen screws suitably drilled can be substituted
Draganfly in UK list 67-4028 @£2.20 (ex VAT) each

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On my 56/7 DB, the wiring goes through a hole in the fender at a point behind the battery. It then bends up, and is held in the center of the underside of the fender by three spot welded in place bridge loops, ( a strip formed into a half round shape with the ends folded out to form the spot weld ears. Think cross section of a bowler hat) and a half loop formed in the mud guard bridge, #42-6832. The loops are spaced evenly between the entry and exit holes. If you have an after market fender, the loops might not be sport welded in place.
The wire bundle is snaked through the loops, and exits the underside of the fender through a hole under the tail light housing.

JR

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Jeff: Given how the bike looks so good so far, I am looking forward to seeing the finished project. The NOS rear I have is as Jerry describes with the three little welded in loops down the middle of the fender. Hard to duplicate but you could pop rivet some in where they would not show.

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jfligg #802569 03/24/20 3:02 am
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Hi Jeff,

This is an original fender from a 57' GS.

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cheer to all I just made the loops out of sheet metal and then spot welded them on. I will post a few snap shots when the fender comes back from the chrome shop. I got the fender not chromed as it did not have the loops welded on it. I got the fender from Auto Cycle in UK . hunter

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Thanks for the reply’s. my problem is that my fender came from auto cycle chromed so I can’t weld anything onto the fender. I don’t think jb weld will hold. Jeff

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Originally Posted by jfligg
Thanks for the reply’s. my problem is that my fender came from auto cycle chromed so I can’t weld anything onto the fender. I don’t think jb weld will hold. Jeff

use the fenders rolled edges to hold some full radius metal strips on the under side , like a partial fender liner .
the strips of metal can be sprung in at an angle
and wedged in place at 90 degs... or slid in from where the edge roll starts ... like a series of sheet-metal croquet-wickets
they need to have some width to stay in place , as wire wickets wont stay in place if the bike is used .
the harness can wire tied to the bottom of the wickets ,

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