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Offline blue72beetle

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1953 Green Phantom
« on: June 09, 2023, 01:36:00 PM »
Just picked up this Green Phantom. Are these bars on the back to hold saddlebags away from the bike, or protect it in case you drop it? Can't find anything about them.




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Re: 1953 Green Phantom
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2023, 12:40:18 PM »
I've seen those before but I believe they are "crash bars" rather than pannier bars.

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Re: 1953 Green Phantom
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2023, 04:35:34 AM »
Hello Andy! Nice find. I agree with Jennifer -- crash bars.

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Re: 1953 Green Phantom
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2023, 08:53:12 PM »
As a kid, those (crash bars) were a place to put your feet when riding double on the package rack.

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Re: 1953 Green Phantom
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2023, 11:40:52 AM »
The Green Dragon lives! She cleaned up decent enough. I had lots of parts leftover from another Phantom project I never got to finish. Fenders and tail light are the only repop parts. The original seat was hidden under that awful seat cover, someday I'd like to buy or build a new one. The paint on the original fender light was flaking off every time you looked at it, luckily there was another original green on ebay I got, it ended up being a better match.






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Re: 1953 Green Phantom
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2023, 01:54:51 PM »
That cleaned up rather well and looks really nice. I like the Green ones, that color green is so 1950's.  8)

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Re: 1953 Green Phantom
« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2023, 02:57:23 PM »
Look great. Ever tried to put it on a scale?

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Re: 1953 Green Phantom
« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2023, 03:17:16 PM »
Haha, I haven't but it is heavy. I think I saw somewhere these things are around 63 pounds.

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Re: 1953 Green Phantom
« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2023, 02:40:24 PM »
The Phantom may be heavy but they were made for young boys who many times loaded them up with newspapers and delivered them. A different generation.

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Re: 1953 Green Phantom
« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2023, 04:24:35 PM »
Wow! Nice work.
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Re: 1953 Green Phantom
« Reply #10 on: June 27, 2023, 05:47:17 PM »
Very nice! I love the green ones too!

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Re: 1953 Green Phantom
« Reply #11 on: July 11, 2023, 07:47:36 AM »
Nice cleanup. I'd try getting that nasty reflective tape off the fork strut, though.
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Re: 1953 Green Phantom
« Reply #12 on: July 11, 2023, 08:55:44 AM »
Nice cleanup. I'd try getting that nasty reflective tape off the fork strut, though.

A hair dryer and plastic spatula or old credit card will get that job done. Follow with a little Goo-Gone or WD-40 on a paper towel to get rid of any remaining adhesive.