Originally Posted by campdreamer47
If I was a pro I would not have to ask these questions but I am not so I look to others on here that may know.
I do understand your frustration. I have done work on all kinds of dirt bikes, cars, trucks.......but there was always a complete body change....as Camero's....'67 - '69 parts were similar, '70 - '73 similar, '74 - '77....and so on. With these you could go to a junk yard and the guy working there could walk out and take the fender off of one Camero and see if it would line up or even bolt up to the next car.....But here with Harleys, there is no one out there that has a "junk yard" to be able to try parts from one bike to another. And with the parts as high as they are, You and I can not afford to keep buying unidentifiable parts to see if they do "fit".
As I stated in my last post here, there are no permanent markings on the fuel tanks to be able to say what year they were made for. Some will have a sticker that says what color that are, and what year they were painted. Not always available though??? This is one of the reasons you can buy the tins cheap on eBay, as alot of the sellers do not KNOW what they came off of for sure.
I have bought brand new fenders and fuel tank that were for an '04 fuel injected Heritage, and they do fit my '00 carbureted Heritage. I had to buy fuel tank top plate to cover the hole in the tank and to be able to bolt the console on. Lots more work than what most would think!
Good luck on your adventure! Keep in touch and let us all know what you have learned as you go.