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Offline ste

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Tank on ebay
« on: 02 Aug 2009 at 10:32 »
Just wondering if anyone knows if this tank on e-bay is original with the notch in the back? I was looking at it for my TS project but it seems different.
Stephen

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http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Douglas-Vintage-Veteran-Petrol-Tank_W0QQitemZ130321270527QQcmdZViewItemQQptZAU_Motorcycle_Parts_Accessories?hash=item1e57c0c6ff&_trksid=p3911.c0.m14

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Re: Tank on ebay
« Reply #1 on: 04 Aug 2009 at 04:38 »
I would think that the notch is an aftermarket mod - it certainly looks quite crudely done. The tank should suit your machine Stephen. interesting that it has "Gard Bros" painted on it. They were a leading Adelaide dealer at the time, and it would seem that they painted their name on the tank as a matter of course - certainly a few other Douglas machines have survived with their mark on the tank.
Cheers, Graeme

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Re: Tank on ebay
« Reply #2 on: 04 Aug 2009 at 08:00 »
Thanks Graeme.What about the price?

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Re: Tank on ebay
« Reply #3 on: 04 Aug 2009 at 08:02 »
Also the tank part advertised by the same seller: do you think $150-00 is a fair price? Yes, I know you don't see them very often.

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Re: Tank on ebay
« Reply #4 on: 05 Aug 2009 at 00:28 »
I would think $150 would be a fair price - as it has the pump fittings as well. As to whether the auction finishes at $150 is another thing entirely!

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Re: Tank on ebay
« Reply #5 on: 07 Aug 2009 at 06:25 »
Got it!! It'll be about $200 NZD by the time it gets here, but, one more item ticked off the want list. Got to be good.

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Re: Tank on ebay
« Reply #6 on: 08 Aug 2009 at 02:05 »
Well done! Did you get the forks as well?

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Re: Tank on ebay
« Reply #7 on: 08 Aug 2009 at 02:14 »
Nope; I'm on the track of some closer to home. These bits are getting hard to find eh? I guess the more people I talk to helps. There are only 2 othe Douglas owners that I'm aware of in Oamaru.
The hunt continues..................................

 

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