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Here it is a 1955 R67/3, 1 of 700 ever produced, 38-th out of the production line. I will be looking to do a lot of work to bring this matching numbers beauty back to its former glory but it will be well worth it. The frame will need some work, good thing the heads were already done by Ed Korn, I am missing front wheel hub, Headlight mounting ears and the front fender.....would R25/3 front fender work?

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You can go on ebay,there are

You can go on ebay,there are brand new reproduction front fenders/rear fenders and gas tanks available,all nice quality from Germany. Check it out!

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1955 BMW R 67/3

They are great bikes, one of the most aesthestically appealing. The R 67/3 is a 1955 model, yours was probably built on the 2nd of March, along with the first batch. I have one that was built on the 3rd of March.

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1955 R67/3

808Airhead wrote:

You can go on ebay,there are brand new reproduction front fenders/rear fenders and gas tanks available,all nice quality from Germany. Check it out!

Appreciate the feedback but I am not planning on using any major repro body parts. I will try to get the right stuff...... but then I will use what I can find I guess...Thx!

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1955 R67/3

mackenzie7548 wrote:

They are great bikes, one of the most aesthetically appealing. The R 67/3 is a 1955 model, yours was probably built on the 2nd of March, along with the first batch. I have one that was built on the 3rd of March.

Yeah, although it is titled as 1954 this is what I got from the historical data...

"The BMW R 67/3 VIN 617038 was manufactured on March 02nd, 1955 and delivered on September 15th, 1955 to the BMW importer Rowold in Mexico."

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Very interesting, mine was

Very interesting, mine was built on the 4th of March (617060). I have owned it for 33 years, it's my favorite old bike.

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1955 R67/3

Wonder how many have survived till this day...?

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BMW has sheet metal you need

Nice project!
I restored an R67/2 and also needed a front fender; I ordered it directly from the local BMW dealer, perfect part, shipped from Dingolfing straight to my local dealer. In either primer or painted / stripped. BMW offers tank and fenders. Perfect new sheet metal!
The R67s are really fun to ride, nice low end torque with the "long" connecting rod crank set-up. i think they might be the best plunger I have ridden.

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1955 BMW R 67/3

I agree with the ride, amazing torque and a real pleasure to ride. Although these bikes are 60 years old, mine happily cruises at 120 km/h on the highway, keeping pace with fast traffic. Although I also ride a new R1200R Classic, these old bikes have a magical presence that brings on a grin from ear to ear. This is a pic while riding in this year's Distinguished Gentleman's Ride.

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Front Hub & Other parts

Hi,

Boy, that front hub will be a challenge to find - It is 1955 only - and they are rare as hen's teeth.

Watch Ebay.de (Germany) they will pop up every year or so.

Jeff

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I have just started my love

I have just started my love affair with a 1954 R67/2 and I am very surprised at how torquey/smooth/and quick this bike feels. It really feels lower slung and vintage than my earls fork bikes,the R67 makes then feel "modern" in comparison. Definitely a classic!!!

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Can't wait when I finally get

Can't wait when I finally get the bike and start assessing the condition and steps on the restoration.

Bike Finally made it to me....excited like hell

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Started some work on the 1955 R67/3 - Restoration in progress

Started some work on the 1955 R67/3 - finally. Since friend of mine owns a 1953 R51/3 that also needed a restoration I convinced him that it will be much easier to do both bikes at once by both of us.

He has finally agreed and I got a perfect example for my frame shop to measure and repair my R67/3 frame. My frame needed a bottom cross member, center stand brackets, steering lock tab and battery tray welded back in place. Those all components were included w the project by the previous owner - good deal.


In the mean time the crank showed over from Chris Chambers and nicely refurbished.

Once the frames came back from the welder both were delivered to metal finishers for sand blasting and went to a Paint Shop to get fresh coats of primer and single stage black paint.




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blasting

Hi,

I'm curious, why didn't you blast the paint off of the frame numbers?

jeff

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He was probably worried the

He was probably worried the #'s would be "blasted away" or damaged somehow (?)

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Correct, we were not sure if

Correct, we were not sure if the blasting would affect the vin numbers. It would not we have learned later on because all tiny factory stampings showed up nice and crisp afterwards. Not a big deal, the body shop used paint striper on those sensitive areas.

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Both frames painted w single

Both frames painted w single stage paint, look brand new Wink

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Next Step

Next will be packing the barrels and send out to Boretech to cut and maybe harden w the chemical process they offer.

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Ooh,that looks nice. Pay

Ooh,that looks nice. Pay attention to the forks and rebuild them thoroughly. I bought new springs and seals from Huggett and replaced all bushings,etc and my R51/3 rides so much more solid and "new" feeling compared to my R67/2 ,which I have yet to rebuild.The forks make a huge difference. Those frames look great,have fun!!

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which welding filler rods were used????

emek69 wrote:

Started some work on the 1955 R67/3 - finally. Since friend of mine owns a 1953 R51/3 that also needed a restoration I convinced him that it will be much easier to do both bikes at once by both of us.

He has finally agreed and I got a perfect example for my frame shop to measure and repair my R67/3 frame. My frame needed a bottom cross member, center stand brackets, steering lock tab and battery tray welded back in place. Those all components were included w the project by the previous owner - good deal.


In the mean time the crank showed over from Chris Chambers and nicely refurbished.

Can you tell me what welding filler rods were used to undertake the frame repairs?

Thanks

mal

Once the frames came back from the welder both were delivered to metal finishers for sand blasting and went to a Paint Shop to get fresh coats of primer and single stage black paint.




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