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Mystery Featherbed Frame

Discussion in 'Other Norton Motorcycles' started by Possum, Nov 5, 2018.

  1. Possum


    Jan 4, 2012
    A friend of mine has just bought a featherbed frame in a job lot of other Norton bits. When he got it home, it proved to be a bit of a mystery.

    Can anybody shed some light as to it's origin. The details are as follows:

    1. Wideline Featherbed Frame;
    2. all the joints are brazed;
    3. the swing-arm holes are 5/8"
    4. the centre stand lugs are under the frame, not on top;
    5. there is an extra cross-tube in the bottom rails, that carries the bottom engine plate lugs;
    6. the frame number is: NORV 12003264
  2. pierodn


    Nov 10, 2012
    Dresda frame?
  3. frankdamp


    Oct 7, 2005
    The "V" in the frame number suggests it's a very late model, after the resurrection of Norton with the "Villiers" addition to the name and before the announcement of the Commando.
  4. johnm

    johnm VIP MEMBER

    Feb 26, 2008
    Late model but a wideline ?

    Even just in NZ I know four people who have made featherbed replica frames. I have a replica slimline stamped with a 1956 number !

    Could honestly be anything including one of probably hundreds of replica frames.
  5. Triton Thrasher

    Triton Thrasher

    Feb 10, 2009
    Is there even room on the gusset for “NORV 12003264?”
  6. ashman


    Jul 11, 2010
    My 1957 Wideline has a 14 then the frame number under it on my 1960 Slimline frame it has a 18 then the frame number stamped under it these are both orginal Featherbed frames so I say your friend Featherbed frame might be a replica frame that someone has stamped a number on it.

  7. annajeannette


    Sep 5, 2014
    hello this frame is most likely to be made by Norvil hense NORV in sort norvil

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