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Old 4th December 2010, 15:12   #1
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Hi Guys,
After long search I could buy a world war II Matchless G3L 1943. Although the bike was in pretty bad state due to long neglect but is quite restorable. I found most of the parts like Carb, dynamo, magnet etc along with the vehicle. Presently the bike is in garage and undergoing restoration.
Need some expert guidance from fellow team BHP members. One thing I was wondering as to whether the bike was originally having a pillion seat or not. If I want to fit a pillion seat how will I be able to do so? I am sharing the photographs with you all. Request coments on restoration to its lost glory.
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Old 4th December 2010, 18:37   #2
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Nice to see someone restore a vintage bike in Mumbai. Why did you not post this in the vintage section? Some guys who frequent that side of Team BHP must surely own a Matchless. I think you can have a pillion seat on the mudguard. But I'm not sure if it came originally
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Here are some seat options that you have for this bike.All the best for your restoration
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Hi all..

I need a rear rigid frame for my matchless 1947. Also tool box, oil tank etc... Help!!!
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Harsh: That is a nice buy. Your lucky that almost everything you need is there on the bike. There are plenty of websites and manuals available online. As for the seat, since this is not the G3LS (jampot) version, go with the single sprung seat. There are options for a second seat but this is a rigid and not many will want to sit on it

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Completed the restoration our 43 Matchless G3L :
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Wonderful restoration sir , i guess i had seen the tank been repaired by your denter when i was there. Is the Lambretta owner happy with his acquisition .
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Hello Salman ,

Are you back in Delhi?

Restoration not perfect , but is satisfactory for a daily drive vehicle.

Lambretta still at my place.

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Completed the restoration our 43 Matchless G3L :
Vintageman, those aren't the stock mudguards that came on the G3L are they? They give a very 50s Trials look to the bike, very nice!! Beautiful restoration, congrats!

Cheers,
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