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These aren't the best pictures in the world but I wondered if any trained eyes out there might be able to tell me the model and approximate year of these bikes. I have heard that my great uncle owned an Indian but I don't know if either of these were his. Because his sister is in one picture and his nephew is in the other it makes me think they were his. Anyway, any help you can give would be appreciated.

 

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i'm by far no expert but i'd go with knucks on both. top could be a flathead
but can't see the motor. 1936 to 1947 on the knucklehead. bikes could be
dated on either side of the war but thinkin the cars in the bottom photo are
post war. i'm sure someone will set me straight on this.

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rethinking the top bike, not sure harley mounted a light on the front
fender, indian did. just thought the primary cover looked hd, hard to
tell.

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second one does look like a knuckle, but hard to tell
 

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Id bet cow chips to Coors that the car is a 41 ford.


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top photo. Bottom of front fender swooping back. Thinking Indian
 

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Id bet cow chips to Coors that the car is a 41 ford.


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bottom pick car on the left? got me there but car looks new. both
mocos (ford and hd) had limited offerings for the public, busy
putting out cars and bikes for the military. bottom pick could still
be post war. knuck looks post war.

i know the grill on a 40 ford so i bet you're right. keep the cow chips.

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Ok here's my best shot.

The top bike appears to be late 1930's I just don't see a forward leaning brace on the front fender but the fender light is correct and it has period bags with the huge forward braces.


Bottom is a 1946 knucklehead judging from the tank emblem and tail light.

My best guesses.
 

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bottom pick car on the left? got me there but car looks new. both
mocos (ford and hd) had limited offerings for the public, busy
putting out cars and bikes for the military. bottom pick could still
be post war. knuck looks post war.

i know the grill on a 40 ford so i bet you're right. keep the cow chips.

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Well Bro I was wrong Ill keep the chips & buy ya a :beer:

To the best of my knowledge now that I looked at the photo... Im thinkin its a 39 Dodge, the grille is different than a 41 ford & if you look real close youll see a chrome handle on the side of the hood which is the way the Dodges opened the 41 ford opens from the front & is hinged below the windshield on the firewall.

Here have another ....:beer::beer::beer:

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a 36 knuck has thick fender struts front and back, front struts bolt on
the outside of the springer front fork, not visible on the top bike. bottom
edge of the front fender doesn't go below the frame cradle on a hd, looks
like it does on the bike in the top pick.

top bikes an indian.

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On the bottom Picture........Im sure if you were to look back at some HD photos that chrome towel bar on the back which wraps around the tail light would be a tell tale sign as to what year it is
 

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I just got lookin at the top picture better & if you look at the coach to the left youll notice that the headlight is a seperate assembly which sits ontop of the fender. that was always a tell tail sign of a early 30's. They first introduced the headlight into the fender around 1939 like in the lower photo. Im guessing early to mid 40's
 

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Bottom one is a '46 or older knuc due to the speedo housing. It was the last year for the cat eyes housing. The war year civilian Harleys were rare ('42-'45) although I owned a '44 knuck civilian. Harley made a ton of 1946 61 and 74's.
 

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The first bike looks to me like a WL flattie. The second bike looks like an EL knuck.

The cars are interesting as well. The one on the right in the first pic is a 1941 Ford for sure- you can tell by the seams in the fenders and the shape of the hubcaps. The car on the left looks like a GM product from the mid-1930s- either a Buick or an Oldsmobile, 1935 or 1936.

The car on the left in the bottom pic is a 1940 Studebaker.

The pics look like they date from the WWII period. Thanks for sharing! :clap:
 
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