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Old 10-23-2013, 04:24 PM   #16
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maybe like this?

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Old 10-23-2013, 07:52 PM   #17
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Well, the mystery may be solved. Heard from Jay at DMC. He has a framed Indian advertisement circa 1920's that shows an Indian delivery sidecar that looks absolutely identical, right down to the color.
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Old 10-24-2013, 06:41 AM   #18
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Congrats!!

Great to know the exact model and year.

That's an amazing find for you guys, kudo's to be able to rescue it from forgottenness (if that's a word)


I'd really like to see a pic ... of that pic
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Old 10-24-2013, 07:00 AM   #19
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I've asked him if he could take a pic of that ad and send it to me. From what I understand from back in that time period, a lot of the hack frames were used for a number of styles over a period of years with minor modifications as time went along or for a particular purpose of use. May only be able to narrow it down to a period of time instead of an exact year as you would be able to do with a bike.

If he sends me a pic of the ad, will post it up here.
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Old 10-24-2013, 08:30 AM   #20
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OK, now the next question. Not sure what I am going to do with it. I wish I had a 1920's Indian to attach it to, but I don't. I could pull the Ural rig I have on a customized GoldWing I have and attach this one. Which begs the question, restore it or leave it as-is in its original finish. Considering its age, it is in very good condition. I could always just leave as is and set it up out in the display area of our shop as a conversation pieces. Anyone one have any idea on its value as is?? It seems to be a very rare bird, so I can't seem to find any comparisons. Found some later model, conventional Indian sidecars, but nothing like this.


Oh, and yeah, I know its worth whatever someone is willing to pay for it.
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Old 10-24-2013, 08:10 PM   #21
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Nice find! Yes I believe you are right about what it is. My advice for what it is would be to leave it as is as it's original only once. Might be interested as I have a bike it would look good on. PM me.
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Old 10-25-2013, 11:34 AM   #22
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Looks like it is an Indian frame and not a Goulding and the box is removable if you wanted to change it out and put on a tub body.....but then finding an original tub is not all that easy to find. Keep us posted and enjoy the stories you'll hear from the old folks who stop by to look at it!
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Old 10-26-2013, 10:05 AM   #23
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Keep an eye on this and it'll give you some idea of worth


http://www.ebay.com/itm/1917-HARLEY-...81cfab&vxp=mtr

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Old 10-26-2013, 10:16 AM   #24
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Happened across this one, which kind of confirms the origins, also. The castings on the the frame tubes, especially where the springs mount is identical to ours.

http://www.parkerindian.com.au/sidecar.html





Different style of frame, but the cast fittings are what is the same in appearance. $5k AUD is just shy of $4800usd.
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Old 10-26-2013, 10:32 AM   #25
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/indian-sidev...a195cc&vxp=mtr
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Old 10-26-2013, 02:33 PM   #26
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I've looked at so many sidecars and chassis lately, that in looking at that one, I would have to question its authenticity as being Indian.
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Old 10-26-2013, 04:19 PM   #27
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Someone's becoming an expert
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Old 10-26-2013, 05:30 PM   #28
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Value can vary greatly between brands and models and
remember this hack was built for hauling cargo vs people. Just saying you need to compair apples to apples.
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Old 10-26-2013, 05:38 PM   #29
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maybe rtwdoug would want it for his Indian? Would compliment his Harley Dirtbag.
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Old 10-26-2013, 08:15 PM   #30
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Anyone with an ideas on identifying this car, feel free to chime in!
Its a good find but if I had to bet - the wooden body is home made.
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