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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by laid55, Jul 27, 2009.

  1. laid55
    Joined: Nov 15, 2006
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    I was at the Long Beach motorcycle swap this sunday,and I managed to pick this out of a pile of parts.I'm pretty sure it's the real deal.the signature looks right on.I believe it says Encino under the signature.if I'm not mistaken,he was working out of there in the mid 50's,early 60's.
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    before I gently cleaned it.
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    after.the colors are still very bright.you can see light checking in the lacquer.
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    it would be cool to here about other dutch finds....ONLY DUTCH FINDS!!
     
    Last edited: Jul 27, 2009
  2. Harms Way
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    Very cool !

    I assume the guy you got it from didn't notice the signature ? :D
    ( I am pretty sure that is the genuine article !)
     
  3. 00 MACK
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    Ill buy that but Im no expert.
     
  4. 49ratfink
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    from California

    cool. did you see that before you bought it?
     

  5. Gerg
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    that is pretty damn cool
     
  6. Bass
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    from Dallas, TX

    Looks like the real deal to me. That's an amazing find!! Congatulations!
     
  7. Royalshifter
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    from California

    Put that in a safe place....nice score.
     
  8. Von Franco
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    I would say by looking at the style of the flames and the signature, you have the
    real deal very cool man........................
     
  9. truckncoupe
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    very cool...great job!:D
     
  10. 00 MACK
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    Maybe theres a RIKSTER of custom bikes.
     
  11. shoebox1950
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    from California

    It sure looks like the real deal...
     
  12. Airborne34
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    Wall Hanger of the year award! Nice score.
     
  13. dante81_98
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    nice, i would love to have that hanging in my garage.
     
  14. Slim Pickens
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    Pretty remarkable. Cool find. NUTS. Slim
     
  15. Alienbaby17
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    Was the seller aware of what they had?

    Very intersting find.

    Jay
     
  16. ryno
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    alright, how much did you pay?
     
  17. bsmdeuce
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    Very cool!!!!!!
     
  18. Harms Way
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    Hey laid55,... Don't tell us (unless you had to mortgage the house for it),... otherwise it will just give us reason to hate you even more ! :D
     
  19. naw looks like a fake to me but hey, I'll give you a couple of bucks for it, just for laughs, heh,heh,heh...
     
  20. laid55
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    believe me,your better off not knowing.but I can assure you,the dude had no clue of the significance of this piece.I couldn't tell if it was because he didn't see the name or if he just didn't have a clue. I had a gut feeling from about 20 feet away.total tunnel vision. as soon as I picked it up,I started searching for the signature.the thing is so cool!

    Hey laid55,... Don't tell us (unless you had to mortgage the house for it),... otherwise it will just give us reason to hate you even more !

    I wouldn't want you to hate me more!
     
  21. Alienbaby17
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    WOW! That cheap, huh!
     
  22. Crease
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    I wouldn't have a clue if that things real, but willing to bet Franco does.

    Congrats!
     
  23. dirtbag13
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  24. notebooms
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    wow. what a great find. what is that off of anyway? aftermarket?

    -scott noteboom
     
  25. Alienbaby17
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    I think regardless of the price/ value of it the really important thing is that it fell into someone's hands that would appreciate it and its significance. Can you imagine what could have become of it in the wrong hands? Could have easily had all that history sanded away or painted over.

    Jay
     
  26. The first thing I thought when I say the flames was that it had a good chance of being the real deal...good for you for paying attention and making the purchase at what I am sure was a tremendous deal...way to go
     
  27. Church
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    from South Bay

    I agree. Style of flames, colors, fades, stripe. Real Deal. Nice score.
     
  28. Jim Beam
    Joined: Sep 7, 2006
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    from St. George

    So whats an original Von Dutch like this go for in the open market place to a buyer and seller who know what it is?
     
  29. FRITZ
    Joined: Sep 6, 2001
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    That is the real deal
    FRITZ
     
  30. I think it is for real;mostly by the shape of the flames.Very reminiscent of the Bruce 300SL.Glad to see someone got it who can really appreciate it.
     

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