Do you know how many of the civilianized ones they made? I can't find the website that had all the numbers on production over the years.16,647 mostly military. By contrast when they went back to civilian production in 1946 they only manufactured 3,621 but that number more than tripled by 1947.
I've never seen a breakdown but there were very few civilian bikes produced. Unfortunately when Indian shut down most of their records went with them. Some of the military bikes were bought and converted to civilian by their owners post war. They were just a motorcycle back then, not a piece of history, and they wanted to personalize them just like our modern Indian owners do. For example when the '47's came out the '46 guys wanted the Indian face fender light. For $5 you could get one from a dealer so they changed them and tossed the old one (try finding an original '46 fender light now - impossible). That's why so many '46's have the wrong fender light.Do you know how many of the civilianized ones they made? I can't find the website that had all the numbers on production over the years.