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Bantam 1950 D1 Rear mudguard - plunger vs. rigid differences
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JMatthew
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October 16, 2021 - 12:45 pm
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Hi folks,

I'm on the search for a rear mudguard for my 1950 D1 plunger restoration and wondered what are the material differences between the one for a rigid and that for a plunger, as I've found one but it's for a rigid frame.

Many thanks in advance for any help and advice.

Matthew

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October 16, 2021 - 12:51 pm
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They look totally different.

'49 LE; '50 D1 Lucas; '55 D3 Battery; '58 Square Four (project); '59 D1 direct lighting; '60 5TA; '62 BSA Sunbeam; '72 Mobylette; '76 FS1-E; 

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If you look for images of D1s on the internet you will see the difference. Or look through some D1 restorations. Or go to ** Please log in to view **

If you have a surplus genuine rigid rear mudguard you will be inundated in requests to sell it.

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Hi jmatthew, I was faced with the same problem. Bought a '51 plunger that already came with rigid mudguards. Ignoring someone else's advice I bought a front and rear plunger mudguard set from India, good price, but when they arrived there was just no way in the world they would fit. Couple of pictures on my posts. So I might just recommend buying genuine, save you a lot of grief. I am tidying up the rigid mudguards and putting them back on, they look ok.....

Cheers    Phil

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What you want is like this -

 

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Doubtless as rare to find as rocking horse do=do's

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Last one on eBay went for an eye-watering £118!!

'49 LE; '50 D1 Lucas; '55 D3 Battery; '58 Square Four (project); '59 D1 direct lighting; '60 5TA; '62 BSA Sunbeam; '72 Mobylette; '76 FS1-E; 

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Stoo63 said
Last one on eBay went for an eye-watering £118!!  

That’s nothing ... there’s a gear lever on EBay at the moment for £35.50 PLUS £4.50 P&P.

Thats forty quid, for a gear lever, ok it’s got a rubber but even so ....😮😲😮

“There’s nothing new under the sun”.

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Bargain, and it comes with the rubber!! I've got a box of rusty old washers..... was thinking of a reserve of £75 rofl

'49 LE; '50 D1 Lucas; '55 D3 Battery; '58 Square Four (project); '59 D1 direct lighting; '60 5TA; '62 BSA Sunbeam; '72 Mobylette; '76 FS1-E; 

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Bide your time and an original D1/3 plunger mudguard will come along at a realistic price, it may need some work but it will fit, I managed to buy one at Buy it now for £60+, it even had an original rack fitted 

D1 plunger 2 x D3 plunger projects and a 1953 Hungarian Csepel 125 plunger

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