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Postby bigduke6 » Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:30 pm

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I'm currently restoring (very slowly) a 1943 Matchless WD G3L, I've gained a lot of spares since I've had it, the idea was to build up a parts bike for occasional use. I've a spare frame, forks, tanks and engine parts.

Whilst browsing ebay and classifieds etc for something, I come across an AJS Model 8 which I went to see and was offered it at very reasonable price so the deal was done.

The bike is ready to use needs some TLC but nothing major I could see. Although it will be mainly road use I'm toying with the idea of replacing the Mudguards, exhaust and seat and tires to use off road at times when I'm camping etc, I've seen a few G5's and Model 8's with the trial/ trail/scrambler look.

Just wonder if anyone has done anything similar ? I don't intend to permanently change the bike, what ever parts I take off will be kept for future etc.

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Postby Peter Morris » Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:49 pm

Welcome Geoff,

A CS version of the Lightweights was available

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Check the sales brochures under 'promotional' on http://archives.jampot.dk for more details.
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Postby bigduke6 » Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:22 pm

Thanks Peter,

Overtime thats what I aim it to look like, anyone know where to get the mudguards ?

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Postby cbranni » Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:12 pm

What you can make out of a pile of bits...........

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Postby Peter Morris » Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:40 pm

bigduke6 wrote:Thanks Peter,

Overtime thats what I aim it to look like, anyone know where to get the mudguards ?


I think they are just ali guards, pretty easy to obtain.... at least one of mine is Wassels.

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Postby cbranni » Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:28 am

Steven at AMC Classics usually has them in stock, failing that try Feked who have bought up Sammy Millers parts dept.

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Postby bigduke6 » Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:25 pm

Peter Morris wrote:
bigduke6 wrote:Thanks Peter,

Overtime thats what I aim it to look like, anyone know where to get the mudguards ?


I think they are just ali guards, pretty easy to obtain.... at least one of mine is Wassels.



Thanks Again, Have looked on various sites etc and seen some that will do the job, just wondered if there was a standard set someone makes.

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Postby Peter Morris » Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:49 pm

bigduke6 wrote:

Thanks Again, Have looked on various sites etc and seen some that will do the job, just wondered if there was a standard set someone makes.



Not that I know of, but as long as you get the correct wheel size guards they are easy to use. I managed it so I think probably anyone can.

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