Shovelhead/Panhead Weld-on Hardtail with USA Cast Axle Plates & Juice Brake Tab

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Style: HTC Axle Plates

Specifically designed for Harley-Davidson Panhead & Shovelhead original factory frames from 1958-84. This hardtail does not require a professional frame jig for installation, although the use of a jig is always a plus.

All parts and manufacturing are made in the USA. Axle plates are cast by Hard Tail Choppers in the Pacific Northwest and the assembly/welding in Northern California. Fully TIG welded in-house.

If the HTC axle plates are out of stock, we also offer period correct V-Twin axle plates as an option.

This hardtail was designed to meet original Harley specifications of a Panhead tail section. There is no added stretch or height changing in the rear section.

This design saves time, and money, on the install, as you do not remove the original seat post casting and back transmission mounts. Our top tube slotted sliding slugs allow you to graft into the existing top tubes behind the seat post casting, requiring less work than traditional hardtails and preserving a more original Harley look. Top tubes taper in, mimicking the original hardtail frames. Our bottom drive side tube kicks out to allow for ample chain clearance.

For juice drum brake applications, you can run the stock juice brake and axle components. Custom applications might be needed, often times spacers need to be altered.

Check out our downloadable step-by-step installation guide for detailed instructions and tool list. Installation video is coming soon.

 For those of you needing a 3/4" axle for disc brake applications, check out our Axle Kits

Hardtails include:

  • Prefabricated hardtail
  • 2 top rail slugs
  • 2 bottom end tube sleeves
  • 2 bottom end gussets


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