Cannonball sponsor Replicant Metals is dedicated to providing quality parts to help get your Harley JD coast to coast.
A concentrated effort to improve previous versions of replacement fuel tanks was unveiled at Davenport 2011 by Replicant Metals. The main panels of these tanks are now formed from one piece sheet steel with the same deep draw process used by the Harley Davidson factory in the early part of the century. However those parts are now assembled by tig and spot resistance welding. The interior baffles are attached to the outer shell before spot welding the top overlap panels in place. Next the inner embossed panels are seam welded to the main carcass. The fuel and oil chambers of the left tank are separate cells with a 1/4" vented isolation area between them exactly as oem originals.
Inner panels have all the correct reinforcing ribs and detents. The mounts on the underside have the proper backing plates and are bolted through the tank and sweated in place. The shift lever pivot and oil outlet are bolted on the tank before being soldered tightly in place. All the machined brass hardware is securely soldered and will accept original caps, spigots and pump or we can supply exact replacements from our inventory.
No acid flux has been used to minimize corrosion. Even though we pressure test each tank before detailing and primer we recommend the application of quality liquid tank liner to prevent future rust due to fuel condensation. Each set will need to be internally cleaned and externally detailed to your satisfaction before final paint application.
Replicant Metals now provides accurate 3501-25 JD, 3501-28 Sport Solo, 3051-30 and 3051-32 VL tanks in the deep draw and fully welded versions.
Primary covers, battery boxes, mudguards, tool boxes, rear stands, chain guards, jiffy stands, tail lights and J/JD associated hardware are the finest available on the planet. All are produced with the enthusiast rider in mind. No details have been overlooked to save on production costs. Assembly techniques are exactly as the factory originally engineered and fasteners are the appropriate size, in the correct location and highest quality currently available. All castings and jiffy legs are heat treated to proper Rockwell hardness, rivets are properly clenched and the heads are accurately formed, die forming marks are present as factory originals.
Our limited edition Mesinger and Persons saddles are hand stitched from the finest leather available. Half pans are die formed exactly as originals and assembled with proper pommels, correct gauge springs and hardware. No contest these are the most opulent saddles offered anywhere, available in sienna, umber and black.
Please check out our website www.replicantmetals.com for a complete list of J and JD parts.